2021 Ford Edge

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2021 Ford Edge Review: Well-Rounded Family Fun

While it may not possess the most attractive or novel aesthetic or perform in any manner that differentiates from the countless other midsize SUVs out there in the USA, the 2021 Ford Edge is still a very attractive offering in the market as one of the most well-rounded options available. Powering either the front- or all-wheel drivetrain of all four 2021 Edge models is a zestful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that releases up to 250 horsepower. With this powertrain, the Edge SUV delivers sound and reliable performance while also remaining impressively thrifty on fuel consumption. When properly equipped, the modern cruiser will also be able to lug around up to 3,500-pounds with ease. This year, the Edge also comes outfitted with a good selection of all-new upgrades, including Ford's new Sync 4A infotainment system, which is host by a new, massive 12-inch touchscreen display. The 2021 Edge is a pretty straightforward and conventional car, but there's not much more one can expect from a car in the classification and at the price, plus, the only other alternatives are the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Honda Passport as the few remaining midsize two-row SUVs.

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2021 Ford Edge Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2020 Edge?

The second-gen Ford Edge SUV sees several decent upgrades this year, including new paint colors and an enhanced infotainment system. All trim levels get new wheel designs, and two new shades of gray join the exterior color palette. For added safety, rear parking sensors are now standard issue. The most important new feature for 2021 is the upgraded Sync 4 infotainment system, with its sizable 12-inch display.

Pros and Cons

  • Gallant and contemporary design
  • Comfortable and compliant ride quality
  • Modern, featureful, and commodious
  • Outstanding official safety rating
  • To no extent fun or engaging to drive
  • Disappointing interior build quality

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2021 Ford Edge Trims and Prices

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
SE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$32,750
SEL
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$35,190
ST Line
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$38,940
Titanium
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$38,940

Edge Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 188.8 in
  • Wheelbase 112.2 in
  • Height 68.3 in
  • Max Width 75.9 in
  • Front Width 64.8 in
  • Rear Width 64.7 in
  • Curb Weight 3,959.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Lithium Gray
  • Agate Black
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Oxford White

Edge Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Every 2021 Edge SUV is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine, which has been tuned to develop 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and power can be ceded through to either the Edge's front-wheel drivetrain or AWD, depending on the configuration chosen. While the Edge's competitors do boast more horses, it does benefit plenty from its stronger torque figure. Acceleration from off the line is robust and responses remain strong and smooth at most speeds. The transmission is fairly smooth and efficient, but it can sometimes take a while to find the correct gear. All versions of the Edge are rated for a 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity.

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

Edge Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    18.4 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 21/29 mpg
* 2021 Ford Edge SE FWD

Edge Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 42.6 in
  • Front Head Room 40.2 in
  • Rear Leg Room 40.6 in
  • Rear Head Room 40.3 in

Edge Trunk and Cargo Space

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Edge Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2021 Ford Edge a good SUV?

Though not very flashy or even a little unique, the 2021 Ford Edge is still quite a handsome-looking vehicle, and not just on the outside. Its cabin is modern, nicely put together, and ergonomic, and you get all the necessities a modern-day car should come with and more. There's plenty room up-front for the driver and passenger, but only two will really find comfort in the rear. There's plenty of in-cabin storage space, though, and you'll be able to fit a good amount of goodies in the trunk. In terms of performance, the 2.0-liter unit provides plenty of oomph and returns decent fuel economy figures, too, and the available AWD is a nifty benefit. It's not nearly as enjoyable to drive as, say, some of its Japanese contemporaries, but it's a comfortable vacation cruiser and pragmatic everyday runabout. Ford's new Sync 4 infotainment system is a standout, and Ford ensures that the Edge is comprehensively outfitted with advanced driver assists and safety features even at the base level. The 2021 Ford Edge has also undergone review by the NHTSA and IIHS for its crashworthiness and earned itself a good safety rating that is matched with promising reliability expectations. All in all, the Edge is a very nicely rounded 5-do vehicle and a good pick for any discerning household head.

๐Ÿš—What Ford Edge Model Should I Buy?

Some of the Edge's competitors hit the premium mark at the entry- and mid-spec levels to a degree the Edge doesn't even attain at its top-spec level, so when it comes to choosing which model to go for, we'd recommend choosing one based on what gives you the best value for money. At $34,690 for the SEL trim, the price of the 2021 Ford Edge SUV is quite reasonable. It gets a lot of desirable features over the base model, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable and heated front seats, two driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD displays, a SecuriCode invisible keypad, and an EasyFold rear seatback release. The seating is also upgraded with ActiveX upholstery.

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