Ford refreshed the mid-size Edge crossover for the 2019 model year while the 2020 version added new standard equipment. The 2021 Ford Edge should also follow a similar path as the current version and return with no significant upgrades. Ford hasn’t yet been spotted testing the new-generation Edge which is expected for the 2022 model year and should appear sometime in 2021. The first testing mules should hit the road in 2020 when we will have a chance to detect what Ford has in mind for the new-generation version.
With the mid-size Edge in the lineup, Ford offers an alternative to the similarly sized and equipped models such as the Nissan Murano, Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. The Edge is well suited for big families and provides plenty of space for passengers and their cargo. The model is also quite while on the move and offers also both fuel-efficient and performance-focused engines. Ford is also generous with standard equipment and the Edge comes with many active safety systems and Sync 3 technologies from the base version. Available upgrades in the upper grades will make the Edge a near-luxury model.
2021 Ford Edge: Design
The next 2021 Ford Edge should be the last version of the second-generation Edge introduced for 2015. The model is expected to return with the same styling and interior with some changes in the equipment organization.
The Ford Edge has macular sheet metal combined with the brand’s signature styling elements. The Ford’s multi-sided grille flanked by the angular headlights and sculpted front bumper defines the model’s front-end design. The profile gets attention with a sharply chiseled character line while the rear is also attractive thanks to the nicely accentuated taillights and shapely tailgate. The performance-oriented ST version adds more sports flair to the game with lowered suspension, blacked-out grille and wheels and other accents.
The next Edge won’t bring any substantial upgrade to the cabin regarding the design and material quality but should update the infotainment system features.
The Edge has a simple and well-organized interior and comes with the well-padded seats. Every version gets Sync 3 interface as well as Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports, Apple Car Play and Android Auto support, at least six speakers, etc. The base Edge equips also many active safety systems including forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Every Edge comes also with alloy wheels starting from the 18-inch units and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The next trim will add simulated leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and offer options like the heated seats, navigation, adaptive cruise control, improved sound system and more. The leather upholstery, ambient lighting, upgraded seats and more will appear in the near-the-top trim. The ST version will come with sportier appearance and suspension, sport-themed cabin, power-adjustable steering wheel, and with a combination of suede and perforated leather upholstery.
2021 Ford Edge: Performance, Efficiency
The 2021 Ford Edge will continue to the new model year with the same engine options and transmission system. Buyers will again choose between the front- and all-wheel drive and there will also be the performance ST trim with sport-turned suspension and powerful, turbo-6 engine.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will again be standard on most trims. This unit powers the Edge with 250 hp and torque of 280 pound-feet. Every Edge will use an 8-speed automatic transmission.
A more potent option will be a 2.7-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder EcoBoost producing 335 hp and torque of 380 pound-feet. This engine will be standard on the ST trim alongside the all-wheel drive. This combination will launch the Edge to 60 mph in less than six seconds.
At the efficiency level, the Edge with the 2.0-liter turbo engine under the hood and front-wheel drive will score 22 mpg city and 29 highways. When combined with the all-wheel drive this engine will return 21/28 mpg city/highway. The twin-turbo V-6 and all-wheel drive will manage 19 mpg city and 26 highways.
2021 Ford Edge: Release, Price
The 2021 Ford Edge will land in dealer lots in late 2020. The price should again start slightly above $30, 000. Opting for the sport-themed and performance-oriented ST version will demand about $42, 000.