Since making its debut in 2007, the Ford Edge has established itself as one of the sportiest and most capable entrants in the increasingly crowded class of crossovers SUV. However, the folks at Ford realized it was time to make a good thing even better, which is why they came out with the 2021 Ford Edge, which features advanced Smart technology as well as more stylish looks.
The big news is that the 2021 Ford Edge features the largest standard touchscreen in its class, measuring a full 12-inches. It also comes standard with the brand-new Ford SYNC 4A infotainment system. This is the most advanced version of the Ford SYNC system, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, over-the-air software updates, and more. In addition, this updated SUV will continue to edge out the competition with the advanced active safety features that are part of the Ford Co-Pilot360 system, standard on all models of the 2021 Ford Edge.
Ford’s goal in this second-generation Edge is to make it the most technologically advanced crossover in its class. This is technology that will make the Edge safer and more fun to drive. The 2021 Ford Edge also has a luxurious interior with plenty of space for up to five passengers, setting it apart from other crossovers that have a cramped back seat. With five different trims to choose from, including the thrilling ST trim, it is easy to find a Ford Edge that is just right for you.
The 2021 Ford Edge has five different trim levels to choose from, each with a choice of either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The base model is the Edge SE with an MSRP of $32,250.* This model rides on 18-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels and features Ford Co-Pilot360 safety technology, a standard SYNC 4A infotainment system with a 12-inch color touchscreen, and FordPass Connect with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Edge SEL steps things up with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat, an EasyFold rear seat to make storage a breeze, and LED fog lamps for better visibility during night driving. This model rides on 18-inch split-spoke sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels and has an MSRP of $34,690.*
The 2021 Edge Titanium has an MSRP of $38,440* and adds a hands-free liftgate for the trunk, a heated steering wheel, a wireless charging pad for your smart devices, and a 12-speaker B&O sound system for the ultimate in entertainment. The Titanium rides on 19-inch luster nickel-painted aluminum wheels. Ford also offers a Titanium Elite Package that includes a Ceramic interior with Brunello leather, bright chrome exterior highlights, and beautiful 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The ST-Line trim of the 2021 Ford Edge emphasizes eye-catching looks with exceptional performance. The exterior has special ST-Line badging, while the interior features ActiveX material with Miko sueded cloth inserts and red stitching. The Edge ST-Line has an MSRP of $38,440* and rides on 20-inch premium gloss black-painted aluminum wheels.
The top ST trim of the 2021 Ford Edge is built for top performance. The Edge ST features a larger EcoBoost V6 engine as well as standard all-wheel drive. It rides on standard 20-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels with high-gloss black-painted pockets, but the Performance Brake Package adds 21-inch wheels with upgraded brakes and summer tires. The Edge ST has an MSRP of $43,100.*
Each model of the 2021 Ford Edge comes equipped with the same EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder except for the Edge ST, which has a V6 engine. Both engines have Auto Start-Stop Technology to improve fuel economy. This will turn the engine off when you are stopped at a light or in traffic and then automatically restart it as soon as you take your foot off the gas pedal, reducing fuel consumption as well as emissions.
The standard engine on the 2021 Edge is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 with a twin-scroll turbocharger to boost performance. This 4-cylinder engine uses direct fuel injection to produce 250 horsepower and generate 280 pound-feet of torque. The Edge ST features a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 gas engine. This engine utilizes twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection to produce an exciting 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
The 2021 Ford Edge models with the standard 2.0-liter I-4 engine come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which improves engine efficiency. The Edge ST features a 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters to optimize performance and responsiveness. Having paddle shifters allows you to have more control over changing gears, just like with a manual transmission.
Ford has not only given the 2021 Edge a great powertrain for performance, but it has also made sure that all models have solid fuel economy. The most fuel-efficient Edge is one with a 2.0-liter I-4 engine and front-wheel drive. You can expect to get 21 MPG in city driving and 29 MPG in highway driving for a combined 24 MPG. If you opt for all-wheel drive on the same model of the 2021 Edge, you will get an estimated 21 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on the highway, and 23 MPG combined. The Edge ST with the powerful 2.7-liter V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive still delivers great fuel economy of 19 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on the highway, and 21 MPG combined.
The 2021 Ford Edge boasts solid acceleration, with the Edge ST having jackrabbit speed off the light with its 2.7-liter V6 engine. You will also find that this crossover corners extremely well as a result of its electric power-assisted steering. Unlike other vehicles in its class, the Edge won’t give you issues staying tight when you are turning. It also features a 4-wheel independent suspension to give you and your passengers a very smooth and comfortable ride. Both drivetrains provide solid traction, but the optional all-wheel drive is ideal if you live in an area with severe weather conditions.
Ford has equipped each model of the 2021 Ford Edge with its Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of five active safety features. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking will help avoid or mitigate the damage from a frontend collision by automatically engaging the brakes. The system can detect a potential crash with a pedestrian or other vehicle long before you can.
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert will assist you in changing lanes. Often, you may find it difficult on a busy highway to make a lane change since there is a chance another driver may be riding in your Edge’s blind spot. BLIS will detect if this is occurring and alert you before you get into an accident. Cross-Traffic Alert will also let you know if another vehicle is about to cross your path when you are in reverse, helping you avoid parking lot collisions.
Lane-Keeping System will help you keep your Edge in your lane on the highway. If the system detects that you are drifting, it will sound an alarm and provide slight adjustments to get you back in your lane. Auto High-Beam Headlights automatically come on in low-light conditions and then turn off once there is improved lighting on the road or if the system detects another vehicle. This will help you avoid unintentionally distracting other drivers.
The Edge’s Rear View Camera works with the Reverse Sensing System to allow you to see pedestrians, objects, and other vehicles when you put your Edge in reverse. While all modern vehicles have a rearview camera, few of them display it on a 12-inch touchscreen, which allows you to see things better than on other crossovers with smaller screens.
Ford also provides two additional safety features as part of Ford Co-Pilot360+, which is standard on all trims except the base SE. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering make driving easier than ever. When engaged, this system will slow your Edge down if it detects a slower vehicle in front of you and then return you to your set cruising speed once the other vehicle speeds up or exits your lane. It will also provide steering assistance to keep your vehicle centered in its lane since some drivers start to drift when using cruise control.
The second feature is Evasive Steering Assist. This system works with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to help you steer around the other vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision. This is especially helpful to avoid a collision if there is not enough stopping distance between you and the other vehicle in front of you. The Evasive Steering Assist will give you the ability to steer smoothly and safely around the other vehicle.