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2021 Ford Edge Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: December 20, 2020

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The Ford Edge is back in the 2021 avatar to redeem itself as one of the most competent midsize SUV by taking forward its unmatched exterior styling along with comfort and space that is truly in a league of its own. With the arrival to the United States for a base MSRP of $32,495, the 2021 Ford Edge has got a few upgrades under its belt to be an even more enticing option in comparison to the outgoing 2020 model.

The 2021 Ford Edge comes with a more polished exterior getting multiple new wheel designs and two new colors - Carbonized Gray and Lithium Gray. The infotainment system sees an upgrade too with the arrival of the SYNC 4A connectivity along with the 12-inch touchscreen display, which is considered to be the largest for the segment. Apart from the interior and exterior tweaks, the 2021 Ford Edge gets Ford Co-Pilot 360 as standard across all the trims as well.

2021 Ford Edge
The 2021 Ford Edge has got a timeless design.

Though the 4-cylinder turbocharged motor on the 2021 Ford Edge hasn't received any upgrades from the outgoing model, it still is one of the most torquey and refined motors from the segment. Coupled that with decent driving dynamics and comfortable interior on offer, the 2021 Ford Edge is an impressive package with very little to fault for. With the MSRP quite in line with the outgoing model, Ford has managed to keep the price under check as well. Amidst the rising competition from the likes of Mazda CX-9, Nissan Murano, and Jeep Grand Cherokee, can the 2021 Ford Edge still enthrall the American midsize SUV market like it used to do? Find out more in this in-depth review of the 2021 Ford Edge.

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Pros

Punchy motor

Spacious cabin

Loaded with features

Supple ride quality

Cons

Uneven fit and finish

Not the best handler

What's New?

New Infotainment system

Subtle exterior and interior changes


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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.4

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

7.9

Exterior

7.5

Safety

8.1

Competition

7.6

7.9

OVERALL RATING

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Ford Edge SE

SE

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$31,250 - $33,245


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $31,250 MSRP (22/25/29) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,245 MSRP (22/25/29) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic w/SelectShift all wheel drive 5

2021 Ford Edge SEL

SEL

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$34,690 - $36,685


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $34,690 MSRP (22/25/29) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $36,685 MSRP (22/25/29) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic w/SelectShift all wheel drive 5

2021 Ford Edge Titanium

Titanium

power
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
25 combined

$38,440 - $40,435


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $38,440 MSRP (22/25/29) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic front wheel drive 5
Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $40,435 MSRP (22/25/29) 245 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, Premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed Automatic w/SelectShift all wheel drive 5

2021 Ford Edge ST-Line

ST-Line

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$38,440 - $40,435


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $38,440 MSRP TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD
ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) Starting at $40,435 MSRP TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


With crossovers and SUVs leading the sale figures Ford has been capitalizing on the demand with its perfectly positioned midsize SUV, the Ford Edge. The 2021 Ford Edge ticks all the boxes when it comes to style, comfort, and luxury at a reasonable price point of under $40,000. It is a perfect package made to suit everyday family needs giving all the versatility and space on offer from a high-rise SUV without compromising on the drivability and performance. The 2021 Ford Edge comes with the same motor as in the 2020 model, not only showcasing impeccable performance but also unmatched fuel economy. The cabin also sees very little change in terms of space and comfort, which has always been a USP of the Edge.

2021 Ford Edge showcasing one of the new alloy wheel designs

For the 2021 update, the Edge gets multiple new alloy wheel designs, making this midsize SUV look more striking than the outgoing model. There are two new color shades on offer as well. The 2021 Edge also gets SYNC 4A connectivity along with the 12-inch touchscreen display stacked to the center, making it the biggest infotainment display of the segment. All the trims get the much-needed Ford Co-Pilot 360 too, making the SUV one of the safest offerings in comparison to the competitors like the Mazda CX-9, Nissan Murano, and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2021 Ford Edge SUV 3 Quarter Front View
2021 Ford Edge SUV 3 Quarter Rear View

8.5/10
Pricing and Features

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

7.9/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

7.6/10
Competition


2021 Ford Edge Pricing and Features

8.5/10

The 2021 Ford Edge comes with 4 different trims, namely SE, SEL, ST-Line, and Titanium. All the trims do come with the same 2L turbocharged inline-4 motor mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission as standard. However, the 2021 Ford Edge is available in both FWD and AWD disguise. Along with that, all the 2021 Ford Edge trims also get features like a 12-inch infotainment system with SYNC 4A connectivity and all the other infotainment features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, voice recognition, and SiriusXM radio support. The Ford Co-Pilot 360 is standard as well too.

The 2021 Ford Edge comes feature-packed

Even the base trims like SE and SEL also gets the impressive Ford Pass Connect and much need safety features like Blind Spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert. SOS post-crash alert system is an added feature too in even the lowest SE trim. However, as you go up the trim list, the highest Titanium and ST-Line trim get all the bells and whistles like a moonroof, 20-inch alloy wheels, wireless charging, and many more, to take the game to next level in the midsize SUV segment.

How much does the 2021 Ford Edge cost?

The 2021 Ford Edge comes for a base MSRP of $32,495 for the lowest SE trim and goes all the way till the Titanium trim coming in for an MSRP of $39,685. The SEL trims, which is the central trim on offer by Ford, comes for an MSRP of $35,935 and is the most bang for the buck trim level on offer with the 2021 Ford Edge.  With Ford's competitive pricing, the competitors like the Mazda CX-9, Nissan Murano, and Jeep Grand Cherokee are surely going to feel the heat.

Model

SE

SEL

ST-Line

Titanium

MSRP (FWD)

$ 32,495

$ 35,935

$ 39,685

$ 39,685

MSRP (AWD)

$ 34,490

$ 37,930

$ 41,680

$ 41,680

Key Features

SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

In addition /upgrade to features available in SE:

In addition /upgrade to features available in SEL:

No changes to the ST-Line trim other than the exterior appearance

 

12-inch touchscreen SYNC 4A infotainment system Heated Steering Wheel

ST-Line Badge – Fender

 

 

Ford Pass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

Evasive Steering

Forward and Side Sensing Systems

 

 

Dual-Headrest DVD Entertainment System

Premium Audio System with Nine Speakers

20" Premium Gloss Black-Painted Aluminum Wheels

 

 

BI-LED Low and High Beam Headlamps

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Keeping System

Wireless Charging Pad

 

 

SOS Post-Crash Alert System

 

Remote Start System

 

 

BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

 

Moonroof

 

 

 

  Ambient Lighting  
 

 

  Optional Bang & Olufsen audio system  
      Enhanced Active Park Assist System with Parallel Parking  

The SE trim of the 2021 Ford Edge comes in at an MSRP of $32,495 for the FWD variant and $34,490 for the AWD variant. This trim gets features like the BLIS system with rear-cross traffic alert, BI-LED headlights Ford Pass Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, and the 12-inch SYNC 4A infotainment system. The SEL trim of the 2021 Edge gets a slightly better features list in comparison to the SE trim and comes for $35,935 for the FWD variant and $37,930 for the AWD trim. This trim gets a premium 9-speaker audio system, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and evasive steering too.

However, both the ST-Line trim, which is the top of the line trim on offer with the 2021 Ford Edge, and gets features like a remote start/stop system, wireless charging, 20-inch gloss-back painted alloy wheels and a moonroof. The ST-Line trim also comes in at a base price of $39,685 and $41,680 for the FWD and AWD variants, respectively. The Titanium trim is available too, similar to the 2020 model, and gets no additional features in comparison to the ST-Line trim. However, the Titanium trim gets the traditional design of the Ford Edge instead of the blackened out exterior of the ST-Line trim.

2021 Ford Edge Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Many of the cars from Ford Motor Company have been quite decent when it comes to reliability and dependability. Though some of their older cars had a few issues which lead to the steep decline of reliability ratings reported by the coveted organizations like RepairPal and JD Power, Ford has managed to come back with impressive results in the past few years. The 2021 Ford Edge also follows the same tradition when it comes to reliability. With thousands of Edge's ferrying on the roads of the United States along with an excellent overall JD Power rating of 81 for the outgoing 2020 model, we are pretty sure that the 2021 moniker doesn't have much to worry about. 

Reliability and ownership cost of the 2021 Ford Edge

Though the 2021 Ford Edge hasn't been reported by the coveted JD Power yet in regards to the overall reliability on offer, we are pleased to inform you that the 2020 moniker received an excellent overall consumer rating of 81 out of 100, which is calculated based on hundreds and thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of the car owners. JD Power also gave a top-notch 82 in quality and reliability, 79 in the driving experience, 84 in resale, and 77 in the dealership experience for the 2020 model. Since the 2021 Ford Edge remains largely unchanged from the previous model year, we feel that the 2021 Ford Edge would come out with similar numbers too.  

If you are impressed by the reliability of the 2021 Ford Edge and want to go forward with the decision of purchasing a brand new Edge off the showroom floor, do check out the 5-year cost of ownership for the moniker too, which includes all the expenses that will incur to the owner in the first five years of ownership. The factors like depreciation, insurance cost, maintenance and repair cost, taxes and fees, financing cost, and fuel costs are included in this 5-year cost of ownership, for driving 75,000 miles.

Category

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$1,419

$1,469

$1,520

$1,573

$1,628

$7,609

Maintenance

$351

$883

$626

$2,342

$1,031

$5,233

Repairs

$0

$0

$138

$329

$482

$949

Taxes and Fees

$3,381

$267

$250

$234

$216

$4,348

Financing

$1,938

$1,559

$1,154

$722

$261

$5,634

Depreciation

$6,627

$2,617

$2,475

$2,905

$2,751

$17,375

Fuel

$2,634

$2,713

$2,794

$2,878

$2,965

$13,984

True Cost to Own

$16,350

$9,508

$8,957

$10,983

$9,334

$55,132

Though the 5-year cost of ownership seems to be quite high for a midsize SUV, do factor in that the price includes depreciation cost, financing cost, and taxes and fees, which are all at their peak in the initial years of ownership. As the years go by, these prices will come down significantly. If you are still interested in going for a brand new 2021 ford Edge, before putting down your money on the table of your nearest Ford dealer, do check out the prices of the 2021 Ford Edge in different states in the United States, which has been mentioned below:

State

Price

Washington

$ 32,195

Florida

$ 32,355

California

$ 32,510

New Jersey

$ 34,340

Arizona

$ 32,360

On average, the 2021 Ford Edge is priced around $32,300 across the states. However, if you want to get the best deal, make sure to check out the dealerships in Washington, as the Edge seems to be the cheapest there, followed by New Jersey. You could also crack a much better deal if you are a shrewd negotiator. Furthermore, if you don't get any good deal from the above states, check out the dealerships in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Alaska, where the automotive sales tax is nill. This would equate to an impressive discount from the base MSRP.

What's the warranty coverage on offer with the 2021 Ford Edge?

Ford offers a limited warranty cover for 3 years or 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty cover for 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever is earlier. Along with that, Ford has also managed to shove in 5 years or unlimited miles of corrosion warranty along with 5 years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance, all of which will safeguard the owners from any unexpected repair and maintenance bills.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

3 years or 36,000 miles

Powertrain warranty

5 years or 60,000 miles

24-hour roadside assistance

5 years or 60,000 miles

Though the warranty is not the best we have seen from the segment, it is on par with what most of the competitors offer. However, the removal of complimentary maintenance coverage from the standard is a gross omission and should have been standard.

Miles Per Dollar

The 2021 Ford Edge gave out miles per dollar ratio of 1.54 which is quite apt for the midsize SUV segment. This ratio is calculated by dividing the average number of miles driven by an American, which is 15,000 miles to the total cost incurred in that year, which includes factors like fuel cost, maintenance & repair cost, financing cost, and insurance cost, all of which equated to $9,723. 

2021 Ford Edge Buying Advice

Of all the trims available with the 2021 Ford  Edge, we found out that the SEL is the aptest trim to go for since it showcases a perfect balance between all the required interior and safety features. The SEL trim is also quite economical since it comes for an MSRP of just $35,935, which is much lower than the Titanium trim coming in for $39,685.

Is buying a used Ford Edge a good idea?

Buying a used car makes a lot of sense. With a decently high depreciation cost along with impressive reliability on offer from the Ford Edge as reported by the JD Power, nothing could go wrong if you go for a well-maintained example of the Edge. Looking for a 2018 and 2019 model makes the most sense since the depreciation would be the highest for a two-three-year-old car, and that would get you the best deal. What makes it an even more enticing option is the fact that the current generation of the Ford Edge has been in production for more than six years, and hence the marque would have ironed out all the issues plagued with earlier model years. Hence it is best to go with a two-three-year-old car as you don't lose out on many features as well as don't need to compromise on the dependability in the long run too. If you are interested in a used Ford Edge, do check out our wide list of used Ford Edge from all over the United States. We do have a certified section too, for added peace of mind.

2021 Ford Edge Engine and Performance

8.4/10

The 2021 Ford Edge borrows its powertrain from the 2020 model and offers two engine options. For people that crave power, Ford offers a power-packed twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 335 horsepower, which is only available in the sporty ST trim. However, the 2L turbocharged inline-4 motor, which showcases an impressive 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, is available as standard with all the other trims of the 2021 Ford Edge. 

The 2021 Ford Edge comes with a torquey little 4-pot motor!

The 8-speed automatic transmission with multiple driving modes also does a decent job to keep the 2021 Edge on its toes by providing smooth gear shifting. However, it is not as fast as the one in the Mazda CX-9, which felt a bit more enthusiastic in providing the right gear at the right time. Along with a decent automatic transmission, the 2021 Ford Edge also comes in both FWD and AWD disguise. The AWD system helps in maintaining the grip and stability, making the SUV more confidence-inspiring to drive around the corners.

Models

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP

$32,495

$33,960

$31,530

$31,990

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

 (SKYACTIV-G)

3.5L V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

Power

250hp @ 5500 RPM

227hp @ 5000 RPM

260hp @ 6000 RPM

295hp @ 6400 RPM

Torque

275lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

310lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

240lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

260lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

The sheer power of the Jeep Grand Cherokee helps it bag the trophy for the most powerful SUV of the segment, whereas Mazda churned out maximum torque in comparison to the competition. The Nissan Murano’s power figures are also in line with the rest of the competitors. In comparison, the 2021 Ford Edge turned out to be bang in the middle in terms of both horsepower and torque output. If you want more power, the 2021 Ford Edge ST seems to be a better bet, since it has a bigger motor producing class-leading horsepower and torque. When considering the price to performance ratio, we think that the 2021 Ford Edge did reasonably well when compared to many of the rivals. Even then, both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano, with a base price of $31,990 and $31,530, gave out better horsepower for a slightly lower price tag.

2021 Ford Edge acceleration and braking performance

The 2021 Ford Edge with its base 2L turbocharged inline-4 motor gave out excellent acceleration. The 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque punched out from this motor gave way for a 0-60 MPH time of just 7.6 seconds, which is pretty impressive for the segment. The mid-range is where the 2021 Ford Edge shines the most, and accelerates effortlessly too. The powerful twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine present in ST trim gets from 0 to 60 MPH in under 6 seconds which is a perfect fit for adrenaline lovers. 

2021 Ford Edge SUV Accelerate 0-60 MPH in 7.6 sec

This forced induction motor makes way for a decent 15.9 seconds to reach the quarter-mile. The 2021 Ford Edge also gave a decent top-speed of 130 MPH, which is quite similar to what the segment rivals showcased. The braking performance was quite similar to the 2020 Ford Edge, coming with the identical front and rear ventilated rotors, brake assist, hill hold control, and an electronic parking brake. Coming with decently sized rotors does help the 2021 Ford Edge shed the speed effortlessly. The Edge came from 60 MPH to a complete halt at a distance of 129 feet.

Models

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

0-60 MPH

7.6 secs

7.1 secs

8.2 secs

6.7 secs

Quarter-mile

15.9 secs

15.5 secs

16.4 secs

15.2 secs

Top-speed

130 MPH

130 MPH

N/A

130 MPH

60-0 MPH 

129 ft

123 ft

120 ft

125 ft

The Jeep Grand Cherokee swiftly accelerates from a standstill leaving all its rivals in the rearview mirror, making it the fastest on our list. The Grand Cherokee is followed closely by the Mazda CX-9 in terms of acceleration, to grab second place on the podium.  The 2021 Ford Edge came in the third position due to a slightly higher 0-60 MPH time of 7.6 seconds, which is followed by the Nissan Murano with 8.2 seconds. However, in the braking performance, the Nissan Murano came out as the best of the lot due to its lowest braking distance of 120 feet, which is followed by Mazda CX-9 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Ford Edge came to the last position with a braking distance of 129 feet.

2021 Ford Edge ride and handling

The 2021 Ford Edge handles reasonably well for a midsize SUV. The car gets a strut front suspension setup and a multi-link setup for the rear, with coil springs on all four corners. The suspension setup does help the car to remain calm and composed while tackling a corner. Sure it is not as dynamically superior in comparison to the 2021 Mazda CX-9, however, the SUV could still come out with minimal body roll and sure-footed handling. Even though the suspension is tuned to the softer side, Ford has managed to control the understeer well, making it decently fun around corners. 

The 2021 Ford Edge has got a supple ride quality!

The soft suspension setup equates to a great ride quality for the 2021 Ford Edge. The car glides over all the undulations and potholes that are thrown at you at low city speeds with ease. Even as the speeds climb, the SUV remains composed with very little vertical movement. The ride can be termed as almost flat at higher speeds, which is what we like. However, the steering setup is not very confidence-inspiring, with a lackluster feel and feedback on offer. However, the rack is quite sharp and fast in operation. It weighs up well too, as the speeds rise.

2021 Ford Edge Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost motor in the 2021 Edge gave out a fuel economy of about 22 MPG and 29 MPG in the city and highway respectively, with a 25 MPG of combined fuel efficiency, which is the same as the 2020 model year. With a fuel tank capacity of 18.5-gallons, the 2021 Ford Edge managed to give out an excellent combined range of 462 miles. Even the city and highway range was also quite impressive with 407 miles and 537 miles before needing a fill-up.

Models

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MPG (City)

22

22

20

19

MPG (Highway)

29

28

28

26

MPG (Combined)

25

24

23

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.5 gallons

19 gallons

19 gallons

24.6 gallons

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) 

407/537/462 miles

418/532/456 miles

380/532/437 miles

467/640/516 miles

The 2021 Ford Edge showcases best in class gas mileage in comparison to the arch-rivals like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which managed to churn out the lowest combined gas mileage of 21 MPG. Even the Nissan Murano and Mazda CX-9 gave out a slightly combined gas mileage of 23 MPG and 24 MPG, respectively. However, when it comes to the range on offer, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee gave out the class-leading combined range of 516 miles, which is closely followed by the Ford Edge with 462 miles.

2021 Ford Edge Interior

7.9/10

2021 Ford Edge comes with an almost similar interior as that of the 2020 model. However, there has been an increase in the number of cabin features. The interior of the 2021 Ford Edge comes with the same dashboard and door card design, with subtle black and beige color combination along with chrome, silver, and gloss black treatment, making it quite beautiful to look at. Even the plastic quality is decent too, with soft touching plastics used for the majority of the construction. However, there were quite a few fitment issues, which does bog down the cabin experience.

The seats are also taken straight out of the 2020 moniker, and get the features like heated and ventilated functions along with memory settings. The seats are wide and offer excellent under-thigh and lower back support. The cushioning is spot-on too. To make it look and feel even more premium, the steering wheel comes leather-wrapped as well. All the other important cabin features like dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning, 60/40 split rear seats, and moonroof make the cabin not only comfortable for passengers but also give them a blissful traveling experience too. Ambient lighting is a noteworthy addition as well.

The 2021 Ford Edge gets an uncluttered interior

Ford Edge is a very comfortable and luxurious 5-seater midsize SUV with both rows offering plenty of space for all occupants. None of the occupants would complain about the lack of headroom, legroom, and shoulder room on offer in the 2021 Ford Edge, and hence the cabin could easily accommodate even the plus-sized Americans with ease. This is a proper 5-seater as well, with excellent cabin width.

Models

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Seating Capacity

5

7

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.2/60.3/42.6 

39.3/57.9/41.0

39.9/59.5/40.5

39.9/58.7/40.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.3/60.5/40.6

38.5/ 58.1/39.4

39.8/58.9/38.7

39.2/58.0/38.6

In midsize SUVs, Ford Edge is quite synonymous with the class-leading cabin space on offer and the same continues with the 2021 iteration as well. This SUV comes with an unmatched headroom, legroom, and shoulder room, in comparison to all the other rivals like the Nissan Murano, Mazda CX-9, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. However, the Mazda CX-9 is the only 7-seater SUV in the segment. 

How much cargo space does the 2021 Ford Edge have?

Open the trunk of the 2021 Ford Edge and you would be surprised with the amount of space on offer. This midsize SUV gave an impressive 39.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is quite excellent for the segment. Along with the humongous space on offer, the Edge has got quite a few compartments connected to the side bulkhead in the trunk. The underfloor space is present as well. The loading lip is not very high, and that makes for easy loading and unloading of cargo.

Models

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Cargo capacity

39.2 ft³

14.4 ft³

32.1 ft³

36.3 ft³

Cargo capacity with the rear seat folded

73.4 ft³

N/A

N/A

68.3 ft³

The cargo capacity of 39.2 cubic feet offered by the 2021 Ford Edge is class-leading in comparison to the rivals. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano closely follows Ford with a lower 36.3 cubic feet and 32.1 cubic feet of storage. However, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 gave a lower 14.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity due to it being the only 7-seater SUV of the lot.

How’s the 2021 Ford Edge’s infotainment system?

Ford Edge’s infotainment duties are handled by a 12-inch touchscreen SYNC 4A infotainment system as a standard system across all the trims. This SYNC 4A infotainment system is in a league of its own not only in terms of how intuitive it is to use with large icons and excellent touch sensitivity but also due to the number of features that are available onboard. It gets all the standard features like wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM radio support, navigation support, and many more, making it the best infotainment system which comes with any midsize SUV. 

12-inch SYNC 4A infotainment system

The audio duties are handled by the standard 9-speaker audio system, which is quite good with decent bass output on offer without muffling the high-frequencies notes. However, we were quite awestruck by the 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system, putting out the best audio experience we have heard, even from a segment above.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment and audio system features of the 2021 Ford Edge are mentioned below:

  • 12-inch touchscreen SYNC 4A infotainment system
  • Standard Premium 9 speaker audio system
  • Optional Bang and Olufsen audio system
  • FordPass Connect with 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • Android Auto 
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Two USB ports
2021 Ford Edge basic SUV cockpit area
2021 Ford Edge basic SUV infotainment screen
2021 Ford Edge basic SUV steering wheel
2021 Ford Edge basic SUV infotainment screen
2021 Ford Edge basic SUV front seats
2021 Ford Edge basic SUV cockpit area

2021 Ford Edge Exterior

7.5/10

The 2021 Ford Edge has retained the exterior styling from the 2020 model and doesn't get any major changes, apart from two new colors, namely Carbonized Gray and Lithium Gray, and an updated alloy wheel design, all of which makes the Edge look quite elegant. The front fascia of the 2021 Ford Edge gets the standard hexagonal grille embossed with the blue oval and striking LED headlights with LED DRL's making the car look striking even after more than 6 years of being in production. The large air dam incorporated to the bottom of the bumper along with a chrome draped strip adds to the character too. 

2021 Ford Edge ST-Line looks quite macho from the sides 

The side and rear fascia get only subtle differences, apart from the multiple new alloy wheel designs, which look quite ravishing and gives a sporty appeal to this midsize SUV. The chrome strip that runs across the side profile coupled with fender flares helps the SUV stand out from the competition. The LED taillights are also a great addition and look beautiful at night.

Models

2021 Ford Edge

2021 Mazda CX-9

2021 Nissan Murano

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Curb weight

4,154 lbs

4,317 lbs

3,923 lbs

4,513 lbs

Length

188.8”

199.4”

192.8”

189.8”

Width

75.9”

77.5”

75.4”

76.5”

Height 

68.3”

69.0”

67.8”

69.3”

Ground clearance 

8.0”

8.8”

6.9”

8.6”

Wheelbase 

112.2”

115.3”

111.2”

114.7”

Even with one of the lowest width and height in the segment, the 2021 Ford Edge does manage to stand out due to its classy and traditional design language, which even after many years of being in production, still looks fresh to our eyes. The minor touches like LED DRL's, massive alloy wheels, and chrome draped exterior trim pieces, makes it even more appealing. However, we still think that the Mazda CX-9 is the best looker of the segment due to its youthful design language. 

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2021 Ford Edge Safety

8.1/10

The 2021 Ford Edge managed to impress us with its tough as nail built quality and panel strength, which were found to be missing from some of the rivals in the segment. With the body panels being constructed predominantly in galvanized high tensile steel, the 2021 Edge feels like it could easily withstand the crash which is bound to happen on the roads. Though the 2021 Ford Edge hasn't been crash-tested by the NHTSA yet, this SUV managed to get a good rating in all the subsections of the IIHS crash test. The 2020 moniker received an impressive 5-star rating in the NHTSA crash test too. All these help in solidifying the fact that the Ford Edge is quite excellent when it comes to safety.

One of the other reasons why the 2021 Ford Edge succeeded to come out with top-notch crash safety ratings is due to the presence of many advanced active and passive safety features. Some of these features are mentioned below:

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Post-collision braking
  • Evasive steering assist
  • A 360-degree camera 
  • Front and rear parking sensors with automatic park assist
  • Personal Safety System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

2021 Ford Edge Competition

7.6/10

2021 Ford Edge Vs Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 is known for its excellent all-around performance among midsize SUVs. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 came out as a more driver's car with excellent driving dynamics and performance on tap, all of which equated to more smiles to the driver. However, the infotainment system on offer with the CX-9 is nowhere close to what Ford has provided with the 2021 Edge. The CX-9 is also quite low on features too. Along with that, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 isn't the best when it comes to gas mileage as well. Nevertheless, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is the only 7-seater midsize SUV in the segment. 

2021 Mazda CX-9

For a base MSRP of $33,960 for the brand new 2021 Mazda CX-9, this is one of the most compelling options in the segment. However, the 2021 Ford Edge undercuts the CX-9 with an even lower price tag of just $32,495.

2021 Ford Edge Vs Nissan Murano

Ford Edge is going to be better in almost every factor such as fuel economy, performance, and cabin space in comparison to the Murano. However, one area where Nissan strikes a point is in the styling, due to its cheeky and futuristic design appealing to the masses quite easily. However, the all-new Nissan Murano is expected to launch in 2021, and hence it is better not to take the plunge with this third-generation Nissan Murano. 

2021 Nissan Murano

With the 2021 Nissan Murano coming in for a base price of $31,530, it does manage to undercut the 2021 Ford Edge in terms of price, however, we still think that the 2021 Ford Edge is worth the extra dollars you pay.

2021 Ford Edge Vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Though the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee came out as the most powerful SUV of the lot, it couldn't match the space and versatility offered by the 2021 Ford Edge. Along with that, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee also feels a bit long in the tooth, due to it being in production for close to 10 years. The all-new fifth generation of the Grand Cherokee is expected to hit the market sometime in late 2021 as well.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Even when considering all the performance and kit you get as standard with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee for an even lower MSRP of $31,990 in comparison to the Edge, we still wouldn't recommend you to buy a car that is at the end of its life cycle.

2021 Ford Edge Final Verdict

The 2021 Ford Edge turned out to be an excellent proposition in the midsize SUV segment due to its spacious and feature-rich cabin, excellent ride quality, top-notch safety potential, and an infotainment system that could easily shame cars from a segment above. Along with that, the 2021 Edge also managed to redeem itself as a decent performer without compromising one bit on the fuel efficiency front. Hence, if you are looking for a midsize family SUV, the 2021 Ford Edge should be high up on your watchlist.

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2021 Ford Edge Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will there be a next-generation Ford Edge?

Ford has announced earlier this year that they have axed the plan for the all-new generation of the Ford Edge. Since there are many SUVs from the blue oval that need to be launched in the coming years, Ford has said that they would be focussing more on other upcoming SUVs like the Bronco, Bronco Sport, a new Escape, and Fusion.

How reliable is the Ford Edge?

With an excellent overall consumer rating of 81 out of 100 for the 2020 Edge in the JD Power report coupled with a reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 in the RepairPal reliability report, the Ford Edge should be quite reliable in the long run. The RepairPal reliability report also made the Ford Edge the 11th most reliable mid-size SUV sold in the United States. 

How spacious is the 2021 Ford Edge?

The 2021 Ford Edge gets impressive headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in comparison to all the competitors like the Nissan Murano, Mazda CX-9, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The cabin could easily accommodate even the plus-sized American without any issues. The cabin is also wide enough to accommodate five passengers with excellent comfort.

Should you go for a pre-owned Edge?

Pre-owned cars do make a lot of sense. Going in for a pre-owned Ford Edge could potentially save you a lot of money as the previous owner would have taken the hit in terms of depreciation. You could also get the Edge for less than 70% of the MSRP if you go for a three-year-old car. However, do look out for cars with a clean title and proper service records for extra peace of mind.

Does Ford Edge hold their value?

Though the Ford Edge holds their value pretty well in comparison to the competitors, it still does depreciate close to 50% of its MSRP in five years. Hence, if you are someone who changes the car in a shorter time interval, the Ford Edge may not be the most excellent option in the segment.

What is the towing capacity of the 2021 Ford Edge?

The 2021 Ford Edge gets the same towing capacity of 3,500 lbs, which is similar to the outgoing 2020 model. Along with that, there is also an optional tow hook on offer in the official accessory list, which is a nice addition if you intend to tow more.

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2021 Ford Edge Overall Reviews


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Jordan B. Camarillo

2020 Ford Edge

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

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Love this car except for one thing

Pros - Comfortable, fuel efficiency, spacious

Cons - Looks, road noise

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

I call this a car because it rides and drives like one. It doesn? feel like you are driving a big SUV which means great handling. It is very easy to maneuver in cities. The ride is luxurious and smooth. Although there is little road noise it is unnoticeable when using radio.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
10/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

MS

Mark J. Stewart

2020 Ford Edge

SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Everything I wanted but at a cost

Pros - Style, driving dynamics, reliability

Cons - High maintenance

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

Looking for a fun SUV that is also a family hauler to the core. Well, look no further. Ford Edge is the perfect vehicle for you! Sounds like a Ford commercial but it is not. It is what I think Edge is. Fun to drive SUV which is equally good as a family vehicle.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

TM

Thomas G. Miller

2020 Ford Edge

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

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Almost perfect family hauler

Pros - Quiet, luxurious, easy to maintain

Cons - Mpg, no memory seats

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

It has been nothing but impressive. I had my doubt but to my surprise, I could have not been more wrong. It could have been perfect or closest to it, only if the gas mileage was better. Daily driving with Edge is the easiest.

10/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
1/10
Dealer Review

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Used Ford Edge for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 Ford Edge 64 $14,000 1860 Listings
2020 Ford Edge 5 $22,500 132 Listings
2020 Ford Edge 36 $21,376 18315 Listings
2019 Ford Edge 20 $26,995 89 Listings
2019 Ford Edge 136 $16,000 2392 Listings
2019 Ford Edge 19 $19,287 373 Listings
2018 Ford Edge 24 $15,798 406 Listings
2018 Ford Edge 218 $12,250 2490 Listings
2017 Ford Edge 35 $13,999 494 Listings
2017 Ford Edge 346 $10,695 4057 Listings
2016 Ford Edge 138 $9,987 1628 Listings
2016 Ford Edge 7 $12,997 74 Listings
2015 Ford Edge 90 $5,000 1133 Listings
2015 Ford Edge 0 $15,999 12 Listings
2014 Ford Edge 90 $5,988 970 Listings
2014 Ford Edge 0 $13,900 1 Listings
2013 Ford Edge 0 $11,765 2 Listings
2013 Ford Edge 244 $3,999 1845 Listings
2012 Ford Edge 64 $4,400 439 Listings
2011 Ford Edge 126 $4,295 798 Listings

Top User Reviews

8

User Overall Rating

Love this car except for one thing

I call this a car because it rides and drives like one. It doesn? feel like you are driving a big SUV which means great handling. It is very easy to maneuver in cities. The ride is luxurious and smooth. Although there is little road noise it is unnoticeable when using radio.

by Jordan B. Camarillo

8

User Overall Rating

Everything I wanted but at a cost

Looking for a fun SUV that is also a family hauler to the core. Well, look no further. Ford Edge is the perfect vehicle for you! Sounds like a Ford commercial but it is not. It is what I think Edge is. Fun to drive SUV which is equally good as a family vehicle.

by Mark J. Stewart

9

User Overall Rating

Almost perfect family hauler

It has been nothing but impressive. I had my doubt but to my surprise, I could have not been more wrong. It could have been perfect or closest to it, only if the gas mileage was better. Daily driving with Edge is the easiest.

by Thomas G. Miller

9

User Overall Rating

Fit and finish

Ford has finally made a worthy SUV. It is everything I wanted. Good driver, comfortable ride, and safe. Be it the latest driver assist features or safety features it has them all. And most of them are standard.

by Jeremy J. Brewton

8

User Overall Rating

Interior needs a little work

If we were to talk strictly about the driving experience then Edge has no competition at this price and maybe even above this price. It is so fun to drive and is the best handling SUV I have ever driven. Give it a try and you will know what I? talking about. There is little to no roll in corners even at a considerable speed. It is so well behaved in cities and traffic that you will forget if this ...

by William K. Sterling

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