If we can rely on the latest reports, the next year probably won’t be particularly interesting in the case of this mid-size crossover. The current generation has been around for about five years and as we have already seen a facelift, we are pretty sure that the current model will remain in the same form for a couple of more years until we see a complete redesign. Therefore, we expect to see the 2021 Ford Edge release date scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
This means you may count on a familiar design, which has been updated a couple of years ago and now features the brand’s latest design language. You may count on a crossover that offers two spacious rows of seats, as well as a couple of great engine options, which are both peppy and efficient. The best the next year could bring are new color options and similar minor updates, but there are also rumors about the possible hybrid version.
2021 Ford Edge Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current model is expected to remain the same for a couple more years. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Ford Edge will feature no bigger changes. This is a mid-size crossover, which rides on a familiar CD4 platform, just like the Lincoln Nautilus. The two models are quite similar in terms of mechanics. However, the Lincoln counterpart is notably more luxurious. So, the Edge actually competes with mainstream models, such as Chevy Blazer, for example.
In terms of styling, we saw a facelift two years ago. For that occasion, it received a completely new front face, based on Ford’s latest design language. It included a new grille, headlights and many more. Therefore, the best we can see in the next year are things like new color options and some other minor tweaks.
The same thing goes to interior design. The recent update has also brought changes on the inside. We saw some notable revisions to the dashboard, which now looks more upscale and more up to date. The 2021 Ford Edge interior will remain pretty much the same. This means you may count on decent, but definitely not exceptional interior quality. On the other side, both rows of seats are adult-friendly. You may count on plenty of leg and headroom, while the seats are massive and supportive. We also like the fact that sound insulation is pretty good, while the visibility is good in all directions.
When it comes to cargo capacity, you may count on pretty decent ratings. There are 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall cargo capacity, while the overall volume goes up to 79.4 cubic feet.
Every year model comes with a couple of additions in terms of standard features, so we don’t expect this model to be any different. Still, most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come with tech goodies 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. Currently, the list of available features includes 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, a household-style power outlet etc. Some of these may become standard in the upcoming model.
When it comes to safety features, the current model comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights etc. Additionally, you can get things like adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, evasive steering assist, adaptive headlights, a 180-degree parking camera system, front parking sensors, and automatic parking assist.
2021 Ford Edge Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, some rumors suggest arrival of the 2021 Ford Edge Hybrid. However, the company is still quiet on this matter and in our opinion, that probably won’t happen. Therefore, you may count on two familiar gasoline options. Base models will carry on with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four. It puts out around 250 horsepower, which is the amount of power that will satisfy most drivers.
Those who are looking for something peppier can pick the 2021 Ford Edge ST model, which comes with a 2.7-liter V6, which is good for pretty respectable 335 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
Considering that bigger changes probably won’t come for the next year, we are pretty sure that the upcoming model will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. Base models should go around 32.000 dollars.