The Ford Edge offers a wonderful driving experience. With a quiet cabin, powerful or eco-friendly engine options, comfortable seats, and spacious cabin, the Edge could almost serve as your home away from home. And it’ll certainly turn long road trips into pleasure cruises. In this preview guide, we’ll introduce you to the 2020 model as well as show off the benefits of this five-seater midsize SUV.
What’s New for 2021?
There’s not much new for 2021, but we appreciate the extra creature comforts. For one thing, the previously-optional dual-zone automatic climate control is now standard on all Ford Edge models. Speaking of standard equipment, an 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen system is included with every trim level, along with a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and reverse-sensing system. Ford introduced a new Elite Package that adds Brunello door inserts and red stitching to the Edge Titanium interior. The CD player has been discontinued, but you have more paint options, with Atlas Blue, Dark Persian Green, Desert Gold, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, and Star White being added to the list.
Comfortable and Spacious
There’s a reason you’re shopping for an SUV, and it isn’t so you can be cramped and uncomfortable. The front seats are both supportive and plush with plenty of room to stretch your legs. Don’t forget that that 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat is standard in every Edge. The rear seat recline so the kids can power nap through longer trips. If you have little ones in tow, the back row also has three spaces for easy car seat installation. Finally, the cabin materials are quality and everything is built to look great and last a long time.
Two Engine Options
The base turbocharged four-cylinder puts out 250 horsepower, which is good enough for most drivers. The real draw here is the fuel economy of 21 city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon. For those keeping track at home, those are excellent numbers for a midsize SUV.
If you’re looking for something more adventurous, there’s the performance-oriented Edge ST, which features a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine delivering 335 horsepower. Its fuel economy numbers are still above average, but it’s the sporty handling and extra oomph that are the real draw here. So, whether you prefer excellent fuel economy or extra power, the 2020 Ford Edge has exactly the engine option for you.
On a final note, one thing that stands out about the 2021 Ford Edge is how whisper-quiet this SUV inside the cabin. Merge onto the highway and get the Edge up to speed and you can still carry on a quiet conversation or listen to light jazz on the intuitive and responsive SYNC 3 infotainment and you won’t miss a beat.