The 2021 Ford Edge and 2021 Hyundai are two SUVs to compare. They are stylish in design and offer similar features. Let’s look at their comparisons.
The 2021 Ford Edge seats five and has plenty of passenger space in the front and rear, with well-cushioned and supportive front seats; as well as an impressive amount of cargo room. It has a solid build; and keeps quiet even at increased speeds, but its interior features a lot of hard plastics. Cloth upholstery and manually adjustable fronts are standard; and synthetic or genuine leather upholstery is available with a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Options include a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, driver’s seat memory settings, and leather-wrapped, heated, and power-tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The Edge has one of the largest cargo capacities among its competitors, with 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space that expands to a maximum73.4 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.
The Hyundai Santa Fe receives a refresh for 2021, and includes bolder front-end styling with a new rectangular grille that’s pinched on the outside and accented with vertically oriented LEDs. It also includes improvements to its interior, with plenty of high-quality interior materials; as well as reclining rear seats, heated rear seats, and ventilated front seats. It seats five people comfortably, with a generous amount of space in two rows; as well as providing a good amount of cargo space, with 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 71.3 cubic feet with the back seat folded down.
Power, Handling and Gas
The 2021 Ford Edge has two powertrain choices. It comes standard with a powerful turbocharged 2.0 four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Edge is stable and composed and delivers quick acceleration with smooth and timely shifts. You can turn your corners with ease with its light and easy steering, and take the bumps in the road without notice. The sporty Edge ST is even more powerful and features a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 335 horsepower, a seven-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive. The standard front-wheel drive gets an impressive EPA-estimated 21/29 mpg city and highway and offers 19/26 mpg city and highway for the EcoBoost engine.
The Santa Fe is powered by a choice of three available powertrains that now include a hybrid option. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 191-horsepower; and an optional engine delivers a more powerful turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that makes 277-horsepower. Both pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard front- or optional all-wheel drive. The Hybrid model uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and a pair of electric motors to make 226-horsepower, with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. It estimates 25/28 mpg in the city and on the highway with the non-turbo four-cylinder and 22/28 mpg for the optional turbocharged engine.
Safety, Tech and Price
The Ford Edge features the latest Sync 4 infotainment system which is displayed on a 12-inch vertically oriented touch screen. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo are standard. Available infotainment features include a navigation system, wireless device charging, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Ford has a long list of safety features that come standard with Ford’s Co-Pilot 360. These features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, and automatic high-beam headlights. Available advanced safety features include front parking sensors, front-facing camera, hands-free park assist, adaptive headlights, and adaptive cruise control. The Edge comes in five different trim levels: SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST. Its starting price for the SE is $31,250 and ranges to $43,100 for the Edge ST.
The Santa Fe features an 8.0- or an available 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes user-friendly controls and features. It comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and four USB ports; as well as optional wireless charging and a 630-watt, 23-speaker audio system. Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane keep assist. Available safety features include rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a surround-view parking camera. The Santa Fe comes in seven trims with its hybrid options: SE, SEL, Blue hybrid, SEL hybrid, Limited, Limited hybrid, and Calligraphy. The Santa Fe base SE trim starts out at $28,035 and ranges to a starting price of $43,285 for the Calligraphy trim.
The 2021 Ford Edge and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe are two great SUVs. The Ford Edge offers competitive tech and safety features and a spacious cabin and cargo, with smooth handling. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a lower starting price and higher-end cabin materials.