Have you heard of the Blue Advantage? It’s Ford’s Certified Pre-Owned program that helps you get behind the wheel of a top-quality Ford with confidence and at an affordable price. As your Sacramento Certified Pre-Owned Ford dealer, we’re proud to roll out the blue carpet and show you everything that Ford’s Blue Advantage has to offer on models like the best-selling Edge.
First introduced in 2007, the Edge marked Ford’s entry into the crossover segment and immediately distinguished itself as a leader with its versatility, capability, and affordability. This trifecta characterizes every Edge from the debut model to the 2022 Edge and is what makes the SUV one of Ford’s top sellers. Even when purchased new, the Edge’s affordable price tag is astonishing when you look at everything the two-row SUV has to offer, from its innovative technology to its spaciousness and the power that comes from under the hood.
If you’re looking for a remarkable SUV that fits all your driving and budget needs, it’s time to put the Edge at the top of your list. Ford’s Blue Advantage gives you the confidence you need to shop for a Certified Pre-Owned model, while the Future Ford of Sacramento team makes the entire process enjoyable and fun. Here’s everything you should know about shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned Edge before you head to the dealership.
Your Gold Certified Edge
Ford’s Blue Advantage program is divided into two categories that give you more options when it comes to finding an Edge that fits your budget. If you’re looking for a newer Edge with all the latest technology, you’ll want to look for the Gold Certified sticker. Ford’s Gold Certified models are less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles.
The Gold Certified standard prequalifies any Edge built since 2016, which is a huge selling point since Ford completely redesigned the Edge in 2015. The redesign outfitted the Edge with the latest connectivity, safety, and driver-assist features like adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support. Ford also made vast improvements to the Edge’s power and handling with its three-engine lineup, including the standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, and the beefy 3.5-liter V6. While much of this remained the same for 2016, Ford made a significant update with the addition of the SYNC 3 infotainment system to give drivers seamless smartphone integration and connectivity.
With little changes to the Edge in 2017, Ford made a few minor tweaks to the SUV in 2018 with the introduction of the SEL Sport Appearance package and the Safe and Smart package. The SEL Sport Appearance package further distinguishes the Edge with black exterior trim, skid plates, gray 19-inch wheels, an exclusive grille surround, rear spoiler, and exterior mirror caps. The Safe and Smart package adds value to the SUV and includes cutting-edge safety features like blind spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert and lane-keeping assist.
For those looking for a newer Edge with a more modern design and features, start your search for the 2019 model. Ford redesigned the Edge’s front and rear fascia, upgraded the lights and wheels, and added a new grille. Along with these aesthetic updates, Ford replaced the Edge Sport with the Edge ST, which is an outstanding find for those looking for a more powerful SUV with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine under the hood. The 2019 Edge was also the first year that every trim in the lineup came standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features that actively extend your visibility and minimize the potential for collision on the road.
Your Blue Certified Edge
While many automakers limit their Certified Pre-Owned selection to newer models, Ford shows its confidence in its lineup and extends the Blue Advantage to include older models. This reflects the quality that every Ford vehicle offers and is ideal for those shopping on a tighter budget. So, what can you expect to find in a Blue Certified Edge?
Ford’s Blue Certified vehicles are less than 10 years old and have fewer than 120,000 miles. This gives you more options to choose from in terms of age and mileage. On the Edge, it prequalifies models built since 2012. With Ford updating the Edge in 2011, that gets you behind the wheel of a sophisticated SUV without a high sticker price.
Ford’s update to the Edge in 2011 added more power to the SUV with the introduction of the 3.5-liter V6 and the 3.7-liter V6. Along with a boost in power and capability, the redesign improved the Edge’s handling and ride quality while the Sport trim further distinguished itself as a performance-inspired SUV. As far as tech, the Edge introduced drivers to the MyFord Touch driver connect feature, which replaced the traditional knobs and gauges with digital screens and intuitive controls that ushered the Edge into a newer realm of innovative technology.
The Edge’s 2011 facelift was significant enough that it carried over for several years with only minor updates until the 2015 redesign. This makes shopping for a Blue Certified Edge an easy feat by giving you the freedom to focus more on the various trims, packages, and overall design. There’s no question that every Blue Certified Edge in this timeframe is plenty capable and versatile.
Reaping the Benefits of Your Certified Pre-Owned Edge
Ford holds its Certified Pre-Owned vehicles to a higher standard, and that eliminates any mystery behind what you’re getting in either a Gold or Blue Certified Edge. These standards extend beyond the Edge’s age and mileage to its overall condition and operability. Every Gold Certified Edge must pass a comprehensive 172-point inspection and reconditioning process, while every Blue Certified Edge must pass a 139-point inspection and reconditioning process. The goal of the inspection and reconditioning process is to get the Edge as close to its like-new condition as possible.
Ford’s Blue Advantage extends even further to an exceptional warranty program that proves that Ford and our dealership always have you covered. Your Gold Certified Edge comes with a 12-month or 12,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty and a 7-year or 100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. Every Blue Certified Edge comes with a 90-day or 4,000-mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty. You’ll also have access to Ford’s 24-hour roadside assistance, which is there for you whether you need a tow, battery jump start, lockout service, or fuel delivery.
With your purchase of a Certified Pre-Owned Ford, you’ll also reap the benefits of the FordPass Rewards program that’s designed to reward loyal customers. You’ll receive 22,000 FordPass Rewards Points with your purchase of a Gold Certified Edge or 11,000 points with your Blue Certified purchase. These points can be used toward your first maintenance visits with our dealership and are just another one of the many perks of investing in the Ford brand.
Experience the Blue Advantage in the Edge
Are you excited to see just how far your money will go on our Certified Pre-Owned lot? Ford’s Blue Advantage keeps more of your hard-earned money in your wallet while also giving you the confidence you deserve to have when you shop for a used vehicle. By rolling out the blue carpet, Ford also puts its seal of approval on every Certified Pre-Owned Edge with its factory-backed warranties that give you greater peace of mind long after you drive off our lot. This is what it means to put your trust in the Blue Oval and in an SUV like the Edge.