One of the first mid-size two-row crossovers on the market, the Ford Edge arrived offering an alternative for those who wanted something in that size class without the ride-spoiling ruggedness of the then-current in-class competition. Since then, the Edge has grown and has gotten a new look, but it still stays true to the original brief of offering more space and more comfort with an on-road oriented ride (including a sport model) for those who only want seating for five.
The Edge received a thorough refresh for 2021, giving it a new front grille, new taillight treatment and new wheels. On the inside, a new and massive infotainment screen joined the model and that change came with a new dash layout. More USB ports were added as well for additional device charging.
Ford offers the Edge in SE, SEL, and Titanium trims, as well as the sporty-looking ST-Line and the high-performance ST model. All but ST offer a 2.0L Ecoboost four-cylinder turbocharged engine and eight-speed automatic with all-wheel drive, while ST adds a 335 hp 2.7L V6 Ecoboost engine along with sports seats and suspension modifications.
All Edge models offer Ford Co-Pilot 360 including pre-collision assist with emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping, and auto high beams. They also have a 12.0-inch portrait-layout touchscreen that uses Sync4 and has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Tilt and telescoping steering is included as are power locks and push-button start. The front seats are manual-adjust, but 18-inch alloys are included as are LED headlights and back-up sensors.
SEL adds a six-speaker audio system and satellite radio. The front seats are power adjust (10-way driver, 4-way passenger) and are heated. Titanium adds a heated wheel and leather sports seats as well as wireless charging and B&O premium audio, and adaptive cruise, evasive steering assist, and lane centering. Hands-free tailgate and proximity key entry are included and the vehicle has 19-inch wheels.
ST-Line is equipped as SEL, but adds wireless charging, 20-inch gloss black wheels, a unique interior with red accent stitching, and black trim including the mesh grille and window surrounds.
ST adds leather-trimmed seats with Miko suede inserts as well as a trailer tow package. The model has an ST-specific body kit including rear bumper and trapezoidal exhaust tips, gets a performance suspension, ambient lighting, and power-folding mirrors.
SEL offers a Convenience package with 110V power plug, alarm, hands-free tailgate, and wireless charging. Co-Pilot360 Assist+ adds adaptive cruise, evasive steer assist, and lane centering as well as built-in navigation. Titanium offers navigation, heated and cooled perforated front seats, and a panoramic roof as part of the 301A package. Titanium elite comes with Brunello seats and door inserts, body coloured bumpers, and bright chrome trim.
ST offers adaptive cruise, evasive steering, lane centering, adaptive headlights, active park assist, front camera, heated rear seats and panoramic roof as part of package 401A.
Ford Edge offers an estimated 11.5 L/100 km city, 8.3 highway, while Edge ST offers 12.6/9.3.
The Edge competes with similar-sized crossovers including the Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the Honda Passport. The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport and Nissan Murano also play in this segment.
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