These days, we can read all kinds of reports about the 2022 Ford Edge. Ford’s popular mid-size crossover. While some sources suggest a complete redesign, others talk about discontinuation. However, we presume that non of these two things will happen so soon. Simply, the current model still marks some pretty impressive sales numbers and after the last-year facelift, we are pretty sure the current generation can remain competitive in the next few years. The blue oval company definitely won’t rush with its decision.
So, you may count on familiar design and features. This is still a highly competitive crossover, which offers peppy engines, good driving dynamics and decent fuel economy. Also, you may count on a spacious and comfortable cabin, lots of cargo space and a pretty long list of standard and available equipment. Therefore, the best we could see in the 2022 Ford Edge are some additions in terms of standard features. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. We expect this model will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2021.
2022 Ford Edge Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see changes. This generation is five years old and it’s based on a well-known CD4 platform. It has most things in common with Lincoln Nautilus, and even driving characteristics are pretty similar. The Edge is smooth and comfortable, while the biggest complaint goes to handling, which isn’t particularly responsible.
When it comes to the styling, this model received a major update for the 2019 model year. For that occasion, we saw a completely new front face, based on the brand’s latest design language. The grille, headlights and almost complete front end have been replaced, while we saw some modifications in other areas of the vehicle as well. Therefore, the 2022 Ford Edge won’t feature any particular change, though there is always room for novelties in terms of new color options and similar things.
Of course, we don’t expect any bigger change on the inside either. Most of the things remained the same as in the initial model of this generation and you may count on Ford’s typical layout. This means that materials aren’t the finest in the class, while the dashboard isn’t the prettiest among mid-size SUVs either. Still, the overall build quality is more than decent, despite that there is a lot of plastics.
On the other side, the thing we really like about this two-row mid-size crossover is the amount of passenger room. With more than 112 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that both rows are generous with legroom, while the headroom is also great. So, five adults can accommodate with ease, while the cargo area also offers some pretty solid numbers for the class. You may count on about 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes up to 73.4 cubic feet.
This is where we could see novelties for the 2022 Ford Edge, but those will certainly be minor. Most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model. The current model comes standard with things like an 8-inch touch-screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo. Additionally, you can get things like a rear-seat entertainment system, a nine-speaker premium stereo, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, wireless device charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, navigation, a panoramic roof and more.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, post-collision braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights etc.
2022 Ford Edge Engines
Things under the good definitely won’t changes, so count on two familiar EcoBoost engines in the offer. Base models come with a smaller 2.0-liter turbo-four unit. It is good for about 250 horsepower and seems more than okay for daily commuting. More demanding drivers can opt for a 2.7-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the turbo-four returns around 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. These are pretty impressive ratings for the class. The V6 is good for about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is also pretty good for the class.
2022 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Ford Edge will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2021. Base models should go around 32.000 dollars, while the main competitors will be models like Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport and Chevy Blazer.