2021 Ford Edge

MSRP range: $31,250 - $43,100
MSRP$32,660
Edmunds suggests you pay$31,379

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2021 Ford Edge Review

  • Plush, well-padded seats
  • Plenty of space for passengers and luggage
  • Fuel-efficient and performance-oriented engines
  • Quiet cabin at highway speeds
  • Interior design and control layout are dated and bland
  • Visibility hampered by thick roof pillars and blind spots
  • Transmission responses are a little slow
  • Rides uncomfortably over small bumps and dips
  • New 12-inch touchscreen replaces previous 8-inch screen
  • Ford's upgraded Sync 4 infotainment system now standard
  • Reverse parking sensors added to all trims
  • New seven-speed transmission for Edge ST
  • Part of the second Edge generation introduced for 2015

The 2021 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV that sits right in the middle of Ford's SUV lineup. Is the Escape too small and the three-row Explorer too big? The Edge might be right for you. For 2021, the Edge gets a larger infotainment screen with Ford's Sync 4 infotainment system, the latest the automaker has to offer. That adds to the Edge's other positive attributes, such as a roomy and upscale interior and pleasing performance.

A key rival to the Edge is the Honda Passport. It's spacious and comfortable and scores high in utility thanks to a generous cargo area and plenty of clever storage up front. We also like the versatile Kia Sorento and the stylish Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Among this group, the Edge is a decent pick but has some drawbacks that keep it from truly excelling. Check out the categories of our Expert Rating to learn more and get our in-depth take on the 2021 Edge.

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With a spacious cabin, expansive cargo capacity and strong Sync 3 infotainment system, the Edge has a lot to offer midsize-SUV shoppers. Some might find the ride a bit jittery, and the cabin fit-and-finish on higher trim levels doesn't quite match the near-luxury price. But overall the Edge is a well-executed car that earns its place among the top mainstream SUVs.
Overall, the turbo four-cylinder engine is up to the task of moving the Edge. At freeway speeds, the acceleration could be better. Its responses are heavily damped, but the thrust it ultimately delivers is generally satisfactory. Our test vehicle did 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Consistently agreeable steering, handling and braking give the Edge good manners even if it won't quicken your pulse.

The transmission shifts smoothly though somewhat excessively at times. This tendency, coupled with a slow-to-respond gas pedal, means the Edge can occasionally take a beat to sort itself out. Engaging the Sport mode can help shorten the delay.
The Edge's comfortable front seats offer supportive bolsters and soft leather, but the rear seats are fairly flat and shapeless. The reclining rear seatback is a nice touch, though. The suspension and body dampen out moderate-size bumps in the road pretty well, but smaller bumps and imperfect pavement actually make the Edge feel a little bouncy.

We're more fond of the Edge's quiet cabin, which provides excellent isolation from wind, road and engine noise. The climate control system is capable and quiet with the exception of some odd clicks that you can hear with the radio off.
The Edge has a sizable cabin that provides plenty of room for the driver and passengers. The primary controls are pretty intuitive to use, although secondary functions, such as those for the climate system, could be better.

The front doors open wide, making it easy to hop in and out of the front seats, but rear-seat access is a little tighter. Ample seat and steering wheel adjustments mean nearly all drivers can find a proper seating position, although forward visibility is hampered somewhat by the broad front roof pillars.
The Edge's Sync 3 is among the better infotainment systems around. Most of its features work well, particularly the voice controls. But the 8-inch touchscreen could use a few more hard key shortcuts for commonly used functions. Graphics are sharp, and the pinch-and-zoom function comes in handy when using the navigation system.

Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot come standard. And there are two front USB ports, multiple 12-volt outlets and even an optional 110-volt household-style outlet for keeping devices topped up. Several driver aids — automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning and auto high beams, among them — come standard.
Without the need to package a third row of seats, the Edge offers a cavernous cargo area. There's 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row, among the most generous in the class. You can fold the 60/40-split rear seatbacks quickly, but they don't lie down completely flat.

There are four reasonably accessible car seat points in the back seat that are exposed (no covers to pull back) and three obvious top tethers on the backs of the rear seats. Larger rear-facing and convertible infant seats might be a bit of a squeeze if the front occupants are of above-average height.
The all-wheel-drive Ford Edge with the 2.0-liter engine gets an EPA rating of 23 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway). We matched the EPA's 23 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route.
Buyers perceive value in different ways, but the Edge should rank high with people who prioritize comfort, technology and active safety. The base Edge with its 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder stacks up well against most competitors and offers a generous set of standard features.

It's competitive with most midsize SUVs in warranty coverage, and it offers longer roadside assistance than some other vehicles. Perceived build quality, though, could be better. Our Titanium AWD test vehicle was priced like a luxury brand but didn't look like it inside.
The Edge isn't the sharpest midsize SUV, but the steering is crisp. There's also a confidence in its basic driving dynamics that makes it a whisker more interesting than the average SUV. Given its size, quiet cabin, and sophisticated safety and infotainment tech, the Edge both meets and exceeds expectations for this class. Ultimately, its basic functionality will win people over.

Which Edge does Edmunds recommend?

The base SE model comes fairly well equipped, but we suggest stepping up to the SEL trim. It includes more creature comforts such as power-adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Ford Edge models

The 2021 Ford Edge is available in five trim levels: SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium and the performance-focused ST. All but the ST are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (250 horsepower, 275 lb-ft of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an option. Meanwhile, the Edge ST is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 (335 hp, 380 lb-ft) paired with a new seven-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive. Feature highlights include:

SE
This base Ford Edge comes reasonably well equipped with:

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine (250 horsepower)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive (all-wheel drive is an option)
  • 18-inch wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 12-inch infotainment screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Ford Co-Pilot360
    • Automatic high beams
    • Blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
    • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
    • Forward collision mitigation (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if you don't respond in time)

SEL
The SEL trim is similar to the SE but adds:

  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Ford's SecuriCode entry keypad

You can also get more options for the SEL. These include:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Evasive steering assist (enhances the forward collision mitigation system with steering-based collision avoidance)
    • Navigation system
  • Convenience package
    • Household-style power outlet
    • Security alarm
    • Power liftgate
    • Remote start
    • Wireless charging pad

ST-Line
The ST-Line is basically an Edge SEL with some sporty design touches plus some extra standard features, including:

  • Black exterior trim and lower front and rear fascias
  • Body-colored bumpers and lower cladding
  • 20-inch gloss black wheels
  • Red accent interior stitching
  • Standard Convenience package

Titanium
The Titanium trim gives the Edge a more premium feel with:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • More power adjustments for the front passenger seat
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Front parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of the vehicle when parking)
  • Standard Convenience package

Options for these trims include:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Evasive steering assist (enhances the forward collision mitigation system with steering-based collision avoidance)
    • Navigation system
  • Lux package (Titanium trim)
    • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Heated rear seats
    • Front-facing camera
    • Automatic parking system
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Towing package (with Class II hitch)

ST
The Edge ST is the sportiest model in the lineup. It builds on the SEL trim with:

  • Turbocharged V6 (335 hp)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive
  • 20-inch black painted wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Black and body-colored exterior trim that's similar to the ST-Line's
  • Front sport seats with silver stitching
  • Leather and suede-like upholstery
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system

Options include:

  • ST Performance Brake package
    • 21-inch gloss-black wheels
    • Larger brakes with red-painted calipers and performance pads
    • Improved cooling
    • Summer tires for better grip
  • High package (similar to the Titanium's Lux package)
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2021 Ford Edge video

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER: Ford says nobody buys cars anymore, except the Mustang. So it isn't going to make cars anymore, except the Mustang. The new focus, no pun intended, is SUVs. Since its introduction 10 years ago, the Ford Edge has been steadily improving. 2019 brings us the most technologically advanced, sophisticated Ford Edge yet, with plenty of options for making it perfectly suited to you. The Edge is Ford's midsized family hauler that it says handles like a car, but is better, because it's an SUV. We're here in Park City, Utah to drive the Ford Edge ST and find out if the performance version is the one you want. Across all the models, I think the Edge is sort of a traditional SUV shape. It doesn't have that puffed-up hatchback look that some crossovers have. It also isn't just a huge, big box like a full-size SUV, sort of right in the middle. It looks nice. It's not exceptional. It isn't gorgeous like, say, the Alfa crossover. The Edge ST has some details that I do think make it look more performance oriented, even from the outside. First of all, it has that ST badge, which is going to be a reoccurring topic of conversation during this review. But it also has some differences in the back. It has a blacked-out, lower rear valence and a different set of tailpipes. It really does look different than the Titanium or the lower trim levels. The Edge offers some customization options in terms of looks, most notably in wheel sizes, which you can get, I think, anywhere from 18 to 21, depending on which model you're buying. Edmunds as a whole wasn't super fond of the Edge when it first came out. We thought it was underpowered and just not super impressive. The big change for 2019 is that there are a lot more engine options. Most particularly, you can get the 2.7-liter turbocharged V6, which has 335 horsepower. And I think it's like 380 pound-feet of torque, which is kind of a lot. I mean, it's like 25 more horsepower than an EcoBoost Mustang. So we're really not suffering from a lack of performance here. And I've just been driving this car in the regular, standard driving mode. And I haven't had any problem passing people here on the freeway. Yesterday, when we were driving in the mountains, I did notice that it was sort of huffing and puffing a little bit, much like myself while climbing up a hill. And I wish that I had a sport button, because if you do turn it into Sport, you get more sound, and you get a different shift programming. It's very noticeable. It's a much faster car if you have it in Sport Mode. And I like the way that it runs in Sport Mode. I don't love the way that it sounds. I think it's all that piped-in sound. The thing I don't understand about it, though, is, why not just have that be the base mode for the ST? You're paying extra money to have the sporty version of the Edge. So why would you ever want it not in Sport Mode, especially because it doesn't change anything about the suspension, which is the main reason, for me, that I would want something not to be in a sport mode, right? Like, some sport modes in cars, they make the suspension stiffer. So it really is more for performance driving, because it's uncomfortable in normal driving. This vehicle takes you out of Sport Mode if you stop and go into park or reverse, and then go back into drive without turning the car off. I don't understand why it does that, because if you already had it in Sport Mode, I'm assuming that you wanted to be driving in Sport Mode. If you're interested in the Ford Edge ST, I'm assuming that you know the ST badge. It's been on the Fiesta. It's been on the Focus. It was big in Europe. And it's always sort of stood for a smaller car with really great handling. And I would say it's good handling for an SUV of this size. I don't know if it's ST handling. I mean, I don't feel like I want to just go flat out around corners in this thing. It definitely still feels like a big vehicle. And I think, if I pushed it hard, it might push back. The suspension is pretty traditional. It hasn't changed a lot in the last few years. And it's fine, you know? It's holding the car up and taking me around turns in a fairly flat manner. It isn't adjustable in any way, though. So there's no modes for different kinds of rides, if you want that. I think it's an interesting choice that Ford put the eight-speed automatic in the Edge ST, because they also have this 10-speed automatic that's what's in the Raptor. And it's really good. And the eight-speed isn't bad, but this engine and car, I think, could have really benefited from having a more performance-oriented transmission. This one, I think, searches a bit. Especially if you have it in Sport Mode, and you're going downhill, it drops gears till you're revving to the moon. And you're like, what are you even doing? Ford wants the ST to be in competition with other performance mid-sized SUVs. In fact, in the press materials, Ford even mentioned some by name, including the Audi Q5 and the Porsche Macan, even the Maserati. I like the ambition. But having been in several of those vehicles, I have to say that Ford is reaching a little bit. The performance isn't quite there in the feel of the car. And the interior is definitely not a match-up with those cars. I mean, there's nothing horrible about sitting in here. But there's nothing spectacular, either. It's very monotone. There's this huge dash that's just completely plain plastic, and it actually reflects quite a lot into the window when you're driving. Console is also very plain and sort of weirdly laid out. Like, why is the screen so small, and then this surround is so big? And why is there all this blank space around these buttons? And why are some of the buttons for temperature control on this side, and some on this side, and some down here? I mean, this is kind of all temperature control. But then the volume is here in the middle. It's not super thoughtful. On the other hand, the console does have a fair amount of storage space. It has a little secret pouch in here that is big enough for a wallet or a cell phone. You couldn't put a bag in there. There's this charging pad here in this console. Only problem with that is, you really don't want to leave your phone there, because it gets hot. In fact, you don't really want to leave anything in there, because it gets hot. Then there's this slot here, so you can actually see the phone, two cup holders. There's another cell phone slot here, which is sort of a clever placement, although the lip of the console hangs over it, makes it a little bit hard to get it in and out. The console itself it's not very long, but you could fit a lot of tall things in it. The 2019 Edge is nicer than the previous model in terms of material. The previous model had a really terrible-feeling steering wheel. I'm not going to say that this is something that I want to take to bed and cuddle. It's not that nice. But it's not bad. The stitching looks good, and it isn't uncomfortable on your hands. Ford is doing a good job with the technology that it's putting into the car. You can get Sync 3. You can use Waze. You can use Apple Maps. You can use Google Maps, Android Auto, all of that stuff. Hooks right in, it's easy to use, it's pretty easy to figure out. I wish that they made it look more technologically advanced, and also more performance-y, especially here in the ST. The Edge could use some of the style that the Mustang has in its recent iterations. The base-level Edge starts out in the high $20,000 range, which is really a pretty good deal. I mean, this is a big vehicle. It's comfortable. It's easy to drive. It has a reliable engine and a ton of cargo space. By the time you hit the ST, you're looking at high 40s, even the 50s. And there's a lot of other stuff in that range that gives you a better interior and more power. When you're shopping for a midsize SUV, you have a very important choice to make, because you could get a seven- or eight-passenger three-row midsize SUV. Or, in about the same price range and about the same size exterior, you could get a five-passenger midsize SUV that has more cargo space. So that's a decision that you have to make, whether you're planning on carrying more people or more stuff. Manufacturers seem to assume that if you want a three-row, you don't want a whole lot of sportiness, or you're not that interested in a gorgeous exterior, because you're going to be carrying around a soccer team all day long. A lot of times, if what you want is just a bigger car, you're going to be looking at the five-passenger midsize SUV. And that is what the Edge is. Because of how many cars are in the midsize segment, you could find a ton of models and say that they compete with the Edge. You might be looking at the Audi Q5, which is a similar passenger space, slightly smaller, and a little bit-- I don't know. What's the word? Posher. Another vehicle that's in the same segment but does a radically different thing would be the Jeep Grand Cherokee-- again, a comfortable vehicle, carries about the same amount of people, less cargo space, but more activity based. This car, even though it is all-wheel drive, is not really an off-roader. One place that the Ford Edge really shines is in cargo space. There is a ton of room back there, more than anything else in the segment. There's 73 cubic feet of cargo space if you put all the seats down. And they go down really easy with the touch of a button. And it's almost 40 cubic feet with them up. So you could take people on a trip and still have room for all the gear. Overall, the Edge is a pleasant driving experience. It's comfortable. It handles in a very predictable manner. And you feel pretty safe. I do have a pretty serious complaint, though, and that is the visibility. These long, stretched-out, and very wide front pillars-- I mean, a huge blind spot, not just on the driver side, but even on the passenger side. These kind of blind spots bother you not just on a twisty road where you can't see what's coming next, but just driving around a parking lot. Like, you're in the Trader Joe's trying to make a turn, and there could be somebody with a shopping cart right there. You won't even see them. While I don't love the Edge's interior overall, it does have some nice options. And this big, giant panoramic glass roof is one of them. It's very pretty. My only complaint about it would be that the shade for it is really slow and really loud. [WHIRRING] [SIGHS] You can't even sleep while it's going up because it's so loud. A benefit to not having a third row in a big SUV is, you have so much room back here. This is great. This is a really nice back seat. Plenty of space under the seat in front of you, so you can put your little feet under there without hitting a bunch of weird stuff. And also, it's really nice, and light, and airy in here. So if you imagine your kids sitting back here, they've got a view. They've got sunshine. They can see what's happening in the world around them. I mean, it's great. A lot of times, the backseat is kind of a punishment. And this is a nice place to be. This is a road trip for sure. The actual seats in the back are very comfortable on the sides. The center could use a little bit of work. It's plenty soft enough. But the way that the little fold-down armrest sticks into the lower back is not very comfortable. So I wouldn't want to sit here. I would say it's really more of a four-passenger with an emergency five option. Ooh, cup holders. The 2019 Edge does have some bragging rights. Ford has really done a good job of looking at contemporary safety technology, figuring out which things people are going to want, and making those standard in the car at all of the various trim levels. For example, things like backup cameras, lane monitoring, lane keep assist-- it's all just part of Ford's 360 Safety Suite. You get it no matter which trim level you buy, which is awesome. Before, it was like, well, you'll have to spend a lot of money to keep your family safe. And now, it's just part of every trim. If you want even more safety, you could add some stuff on. And while I've been on camera numerous times saying, I don't think you really need all this stuff, I'm going to admit that lane centering is really cool. So lane centering is different from lane keep assist. What lane keep assist does is, if you start to cross over a line, it brings you back. What lane centering does is, it looks far ahead, and it sees the lines, and it makes very slight adjustments to keep you between those lines. It's really cool. It's not quite autonomous driving. But it's one step below it. And when you use it with adaptive cruise control, which is also an option, then it can kind of monitor the traffic in front of you, slow the car down if the traffic in front of you is slowing down, and keep you in the lanes. And it'll really do it around turns. I mean, we tested it yesterday on some fairly curvy highways. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that it doesn't slow the car down based on the severity of the turn. So if you're trying to use it at 80 miles an hour on a very curvy road, it doesn't know that you shouldn't go into that turn at 80 miles an hour. You really do need to still be paying attention. You need to use the brakes. You need to be there to save it. Mileage for all these midsize SUVs is in the 20 to 25 range. And stepping up to the ST drops you to about 21 combined, compared to 25 if you just have the front-wheel drive base model 2 liter. After two days in the Ford Edge, I have two answers to two different questions. One is, is the Ford Edge a good option as a family vehicle? Yeah, for sure. It's comfortable. It's easy to drive. And it has a ton of cargo space-- I mean, a lot. The other question was, does the Ford Edge ST deserve that ST badge? And that one, mm, maybe not this year. Everything I like about the Ford Edge is available in the lower models or in the Titanium. And the ST just doesn't quite commit to that true performance lifestyle. It should be just a little bit faster, sound a little bit better, have a little more that stands out from just the regular Ford Edge, and it doesn't. So if you really want a Sports UV, there are better options. But you should look at the Edge as a family hauler. If you like videos like this, please subscribe. 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2019 Ford Edge First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Ford Edge, but since the 2021 Ford Edge is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$31,250
MPG & Fuel
21 City / 29 Hwy / 24 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 250 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 275 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 188.8 in. / Height: 68.3 in. / Width: 75.9 in.
Curb Weight: 3958 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 39.2 cu.ft.
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Edge safety features:

Adaptive Cruise Control
Keeps your car a set distance from the car in front by adjusting the speed. Includes stop-and-go functionality when in heavy traffic.
Evasive Steering Assist
Helps the driver avoid an imminent front collision by adding necessary steering input to an emergency maneuver.
Enhanced Active Park Assist
Actively steers the car into and out of parallel and perpendicular parking spots.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover15.5%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


Ford Edge vs. the competition

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Ford Edge vs. Honda Passport

The Honda Passport is one of the best SUVs on sale today. Basically a two-row version of the Honda Pilot, it does everything that model does well — comfortable ride, spacious cabin, and lots of storage and cargo space — while dressed in a slightly more rugged-looking package. Though we don't love some of the Passport's driver aids, it's a pretty compelling SUV overall. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Passport.

Compare Ford Edge & Honda Passport features 

Ford Edge vs. Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a stylish two-row version of the Volkswagen Atlas SUV. We like the Cross Sport's spacious and comfortable interior, simple-to-use tech, and balance of comfort and athletic handling. Fuel economy and acceleration both disappoint, but we think it's still one of the best midsize SUVs around.

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Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape

The Ford Escape is the Edge's smaller but newer sibling. Its full redesign in 2021 brings the latest and greatest Ford has to offer. Highlights include a comfortable and spacious interior (it's not that much smaller inside than the Edge), a smooth ride and a lot of in-car tech. There's even a hybrid powertrain available, something you won't find on the Edge. We found the Escape to be a bit bland to drive, but it scores well in other areas.

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FAQ

Is the Ford Edge a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Edge both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. You probably care about Ford Edge fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Edge gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg to 24 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ford Edge. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Ford Edge?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Ford Edge:

  • New 12-inch touchscreen replaces previous 8-inch screen
  • Ford's upgraded Sync 4 infotainment system now standard
  • Reverse parking sensors added to all trims
  • New seven-speed transmission for Edge ST
  • Part of the second Edge generation introduced for 2015
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Is the Ford Edge reliable?

To determine whether the Ford Edge is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Edge. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Edge's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Ford Edge a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Ford Edge is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Edge and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Edge is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Ford Edge?

The least-expensive 2021 Ford Edge is the 2021 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $31,250.

Other versions include:

  • SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $31,250
  • ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A) which starts at $43,100
  • Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $40,435
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $38,440
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $40,435
  • Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $38,440
  • SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $33,245
  • SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $36,685
  • SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $34,690
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What are the different models of Ford Edge?

If you're interested in the Ford Edge, the next question is, which Edge model is right for you? Edge variants include SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A), Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Edge models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Ford Edge

2021 Ford Edge Overview

The 2021 Ford Edge is offered in the following submodels: Edge SUV. Available styles include SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A), Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2021 Ford Edge?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Ford Edge and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Edge.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Ford Edge and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Edge featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Ford Edge?

2021 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,660. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,281 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,281 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,379.

The average savings for the 2021 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 3.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 18 2021 Ford Edge SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,440. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,867 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,867 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,573.

The average savings for the 2021 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 24 2021 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ford Edge ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Ford Edge ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,945. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ford Edge ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,986 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,986 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,959.

The average savings for the 2021 Ford Edge ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 7 2021 Ford Edge ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,730. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,140 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,140 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,590.

The average savings for the 2021 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 7.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 13 2021 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Ford Edge ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A)

The 2021 Ford Edge ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,395. The average price paid for a new 2021 Ford Edge ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is trending $3,891 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,891 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,504.

The average savings for the 2021 Ford Edge ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A) is 7.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 7 2021 Ford Edge ST 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 7A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

Which 2021 Ford Edges are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2021 Ford Edge?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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