The new 2021 Ford Edge should arrive later this year according to official news. Besides not so significant changes outside, the new model will get plenty of refreshments inside. As you probably know, the Blue Ovals model is generally an attractive family SUV that offers a spacious cabin and excellent cargo room.
Also, it comes with advanced Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment interface, which now features better graphics and vast amenities. Under the hood, Ford Edge is powered by two engine options and one of them is under the Ford ST performance-oriented model.
2021 Ford Edge Outside Design
The new 2021 Ford Edge is one of the most well-rounded crossovers in the segment. This model is compact and attractive. Compared to other SUVs in the same class, this model is more recognized thanks primarily to its unique grille, LED headlights, and taillights. Also, it comes with stylish 18-inch alloy wheels that are standard on the entry-level SE trim.
As we mentioned, the ST version is definitively the best option on the market. This model comes with a gloss-black grille that matching fog-light surrounds. On top of that, the manufacturer also added black bezels in the headlights and chrome dual exhaust outlets.
Cabin Host Much More Better Techs
More changes can be found inside the 2021 Ford Edge. The cabin is more spacious and Edge can fit five passengers comfortably. However, we heard a lot of rumors recently regarding third-row, but this will not happen, according to Ford.
The center console is redesigned and now features an 8-inch touch screen that’s standard on all trims. If you remember, the previous models display measures 4.2 inches along with a rotary gear selector. Luggage space is acceptable and Edge has 39.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats. Moreover, this area can be increased to 73.4 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.
2021 Ford Edge Powertrain
Under the hood, the new 2021 Ford Edge will use two powertrain options. The entry-level powertrain that powers models SE, SEL, Titanium is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine developing 250 horsepower. This model comes with a fuel-saving stop/start system. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, while all-wheel drive (AWD) is optional. The next engine is available under the ST model.
A turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 endows this version with 335 horsepower and all-wheel-drive system on this one is standard. Like before, both engines are using 8-speed automatic transmission. As you can see, the ST variant is more powerful and it also has gearshift paddles mounted beneath the steering wheel. Like before, Ford Edge has a 3,500-pound tow rating.
Release Date and Price
The release date of 2021 Ford Edge will happen later this year. From the information that we got, the base model should cost $31,100, while SEL is priced from $35,450. Interestingly, the Titanium trim begins at $39,195. Adding all-wheel drive to these trim levels, one must pay an additional $1,995, which is relatively pricey.
The ST model that comes standard with all-wheel drive costs $44,360. Moreover, full loaded ST trim can pass the $50,000 mark. If the budget doesn’t quite stretch this far, you can go for models such as Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Outback, or Kia Sorento.