If you’re looking for an affordable trim level with some extra bells and whistles, the 2023 Ford Edge SEL is a great option. Read below to learn about some of its best features: LED fog lamps, Adaptive Cruise Control, and much more. We’d love to show you the ropes with a test drive at Sherwood Ford in Sherwood Park, AB.
LED fog lamps are designed to provide better visibility in adverse weather conditions, particularly in fog, mist, rain, or snow. Unlike regular headlights, fog lamps are positioned lower on the front of the vehicle, closer to the road surface. This helps to reduce glare and minimize the reflection of light off the water droplets in the air, which can often hinder visibility.
Adaptive Cruise Control is an advanced driver assistance feature that goes beyond traditional cruise control. While standard cruise control allows a vehicle to maintain a constant speed set by the driver, ACC adds an additional layer of automation. It uses sensors (usually radar or cameras) to detect the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead. ACC then adjusts the vehicle's speed to maintain a safe following distance, even in traffic. If the car in front slows down, ACC will automatically reduce your vehicle's speed, and if the road ahead clears up, ACC will accelerate back to the set cruising speed. This feature reduces the need for constant speed adjustments, making long drives more comfortable and less tiring.
The SEL features a twin-scroll 2 L EcoBoost engine. This engine is standard across most trim levels, ensuring you get the best performance no matter what model you go with.
Intelligent AWD is a system that enhances a vehicle's traction and stability by distributing power to all four wheels as needed rather than just the front or rear wheels. This is particularly beneficial in adverse weather conditions like rain, snow, or ice, as well as off-road situations. The system uses sensors to monitor wheel slip, vehicle speed, and other factors and then adjusts power distribution to individual wheels to optimize traction.
Silver roof-rack side rails are available for the SEL model. The benefits of roof-rack side rails include increased cargo capacity without occupying space inside the vehicle, versatility for transporting various items, and the ability to free up space for passengers inside the car.
Two package options for the 2023 Ford Edge SEL include a Cargo Accessory Package and a Cold Weather Package. They’re both intuitively named, so you can guess the type of features that come with each package: cargo accessories for the former and comfort features for the latter.
The 2023 Ford Edge SEL starts out at $43,699. It is one of the least-expensive trim levels, offering great affordability.
City fuel economy rating
11.6 L per 100 km
Highway fuel economy rating
8.5 L per 100 km