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The Ford Edge is a good midsize SUV overall, but many car shoppers can’t afford to buy a new one, and that’s where used cars come in. By buying used, car shoppers can save a lot of money on their Edge, and by choosing the right model years, they can get a cheap and reliable one too. Here’s a look at three used and reliable Ford Edge model years that can cost car shoppers less than $15,000.

Note: regardless of a used car’s reliability score, always obtain a vehicle history report and have a trusted mechanic perform an inspection to uncover potential problems before purchasing. Also, prices may vary depending on trim level, mileage, overall condition, and location.

The reliable 2016 Ford Edge

J.D. Power wrote about how the 2016 Ford Edge was a good option for its day. Currently, used car shoppers can expect to pay somewhere between $11,382 to $19,214 for their Edge. Overall, this model year of the midsize SUV has few flaws, as it got an overall score of 81 out of 100. It got similar scores elsewhere too. The site gave it an 82 for its quality and reliability, an 83 for its driving experience, and a 78 for its resale value.

In terms of its pros and cons, it’s a solid SUV that has a lot of trim options available. It also comes with a 4.2-inch screen, and this was the first model year of the Edge that Ford offered the SYNC 3 infotainment system. With that system equipped, the Edge has an 8-inch touchscreen. The interior is also nice and quiet, and the SUV has a lot of cargo capacity. That said, the interior doesn’t look good, and the car doesn’t handle well in poor conditions.

The 2017 Ford Edge is a used bargain

Unsurprisingly, the 2017 model year was a carryover model. There is a difference in terms of its pricing, though. Since the 2017 Edge is a bit newer than the 2016 version, used car shoppers should expect to pay between $12,959 to $22,230 for one. Its scores are different too. It got an 82 for its overall score, an 83 for its quality and reliability, an 85 for its driving experience, and a 75 for its resale value.

Although this model year was fundamentally the same as the prior model year, there were a few changes. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto were added to the SUV’s optional infotainment system. One of the top trims got a new wheel design, and it got a few new colors. In terms of pros and cons, J.D. Power praised its acceleration. This is especially true with its optional 315-hp engine. However, J.D. Power noted that the SUV’s forward visibility was a weak spot. 

Pay attention to the 2018 Ford Edge


Despite Its Flaws, the Ford Edge Is Still One of the Best SUVs to Buy

Once again, the 2018 version of the Edge is about the same as the 2017 and 2016 versions. It’s more expensive due to its newness, as a used one goes for somewhere between $14,418 to $25,951. But despite not changing much, the 2018 Edge’s scores fell. It has an overall score of 79. It got an 82 for its quality and reliability, an 80 for its driving experience, and a 72 for its resale value.

Ford made some changes to this model year of the midsize SUV, and they were all cosmetic. Namely, the SEL trim received a new optional package that changes areas like the headlights, grille, and rear spoiler. Owners continued to like the car’s spaciousness, and its exhaust sound is also nice. However, the second-row seats aren’t very comfortable. Owners also thought that the SUV’s instrument styling was bad. 

Any of these three models would be a good choice if you’re looking for a reliable Ford Edge SUV.