Ford is trimming its lineup in the US. Fans of Edge SUV are concerned about the future of its favorite vehicle. But, don’t worry, this model is safe. The SUV class is expanding and the 2021 Ford Edge is going to be among leaders in the mid-size two-row segment. The vehicle is coming without the third-row option. If you need more seats, then you can choose Explorer.
The 2021 Ford Edge is pretty versatile. The new member of the lineup, performance-oriented ST model debuted after the latest redesign in 2019. The new update is going to bring a hybrid engine. We can witness that the electrification plan is going well and Ford brought Explorer hybrid (PHEV for Europe) and the Mach E all-electric SUV.
The new Edge is not going to bring too many other changes. The facelift from 2019 is still fresh and attractive. Still, you can upgrade your ride through trim levels and additional options. There are enough features that will make Edge attractive to younger buyers.
The 2021 Ford Edge is going to use a 2.0-liter twin-turbo engine as the base configuration. The powerplant is the source of energy for all trim levels but the ST. An eight-pace automatic gearbox is standard, although we expected the latest ten-speed case. Still, Edge manages to get 250 hp from a four-pot unit. Torque reaches 280 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm. The fuel economy is not great for the small block. But, the cost for extra power and weight is paid with 21/29 mpg.
2021 Ford Edge ST
Under the hood of the 2021 Ford Edge ST is a 2.7-liter engine. It is a six-cylinder unit that creates 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Again, engineers are boosting outputs with a twin-turbo system. Once more, the fuel economy suffers, but the larger drivetrain consumes more gasoline only in urban conditions (19 mpg). On the open road, it achieves 29 mpg. Towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. All-wheel drive is standard on the ST version. The same gearbox sends the power to all four corners of the vehicle.
2021 Ford Edge Hybrid
The new season is going to change only a few things on the mid-size SUV. The major update could happen in the engine room, where the new hybrid system is about to take place. This lineup is expanding, so we have Explorer and Escape with a fresh technology under the bonnet.
Edge was one of the first models that introduced hybrid concepts. Back in 2008, we saw the HySeries model that never entered production. Well, the company had big plans with hydrogen fuel, but these projects failed. One of the biggest concepts that we will never see in production is a tri-fuel Super Chief truck. The Edge hybrid was based on a similar idea. Still, now the technology is totally different. With smaller and bigger sibling offering hybrid engines, we believe the Edge will get it as well.
Is Ford Discontinuing Edge?
Fans are not stopping to ask the same question. Well, the concern is understandable – next season the company is launching Bronco, which will take away some buyers from Edge. However, the model is safe, since there is no replacement. Ford still needs a classic two-row mid-size SUV. Also, the discontinuations are happening in the sedan class. The Blue Oval company cut Fusion, Focus, and Fiesta to make more room for better-selling products – trucks and SUVs.
The carmaker is not going to change the current lineup for the 2021 Ford Edge. The base version is the SE and comes with Sync3 infotainment. It includes a touchscreen display, dual-zone climate control, Co-Pilot360 package, and a 10-way power driver seat.
The other two trims available with the base engine are SEL and Titanium. For around $3,500 you can upgrade your ride with a nine-speaker audio, ActiveX seating upholstery, and heating for front buckets. LED fog and DRL lamps, and silver roof rails will make the SEL model recognizable.
Titanium package removes the abovementioned upgrades. Instead of ActiveX seating material, there are leather-appointed seats. A B&O premium sound system replaces nine-speaker audio. Front sensors are added to provide a better forward collision warning and braking. Hands-fee liftgate can be activated by foot motion.
The 2021 Ford Edge ST uses most of these features and adds tow package. Miko inserts on leather seats will make the SUV looking more exclusive.
2021 Ford Edge Price
The new 2021 Ford Edge will cost just above $31,000 before the destination fee. The all-wheel drive costs $2,000. This upgrade costs the same for other trim levels, except ST, where it’s standard. The 301A group of features is a cool upgrade for the Titanium model. It increases the starting cost of $38,000 by $4,100. Top of the line model doesn’t need too many upgrades. The Edge ST comes with $43k starting price tag. Heavily-loaded, it will exceed $50k mark.