2021 Ford Edge comes to the dealerships with significant changes. Well, most of the changes are cosmetic, since the new Edge will use the same four-cylinder engine. Nevertheless, Blue Oval preparing plenty of new features, updated safety, and new color options. The exterior we’ll get treatment as well, while the cabin includes more premium materials and gadgets. Also, there are some rumors regarding the hybrid powertrain.
Well, the automaker confirmed nothing yet. But, some sources claim that the hybrid version will be available in the first few months of 2021. Besides the regular model, Ford will offer the Edge ST as well. This version delivers more power, and it will be the fastest non-premium SUV available. As for the price, because of upgrades, the upcoming model will be slightly expensive than the current one. The trim level will remain intact, and the release date is scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2021 Ford Edge Exterior Design
The overall shape of the 2021 Ford Edge won’t be very different from the ongoing model. Still, the forthcoming SUV will include a lot of innovations. But, the recognizable design and styling will remain. The front grille remains the same as well, but it will get minor treatment, too keep it fresh and appealing. The headlights get a new look, and the updated LED technology is available as well. As for the back, the taillights are redesigned a bit, while the bumpers carry more aggressive design than before.
However, the Blue Oval did not reveal much about the upcoming model. We will gather more info regarding the exterior in the following months. But, we know that the 2021MY will bring new color to the palette. For the exterior, the customers may choose eight different colors. The palette starts with Ruby Red and Agate Black, Next, we got Baltic Sea Green, Burgundy Velvet, Stone Gray, Blue Metallic, and Ingot Silver. Additionally, there’s White Platinum.
2021 Ford Edge will bring several updates for the interior. The Michigan company will try to improve the overall quality of the cabin, as well as the comfort, and safety of the passengers. Therefore, we can expect premium material, refined seat covers, and more soft-touch surfaces.
Moreover, the cabin comes with better sound isolation and noise-canceling, to improve the driving experience even further. The 2021 Edge provides a roomy cabin and more than enough space for the passengers. In a way, this vehicle slowly becomes a perfect family-oriented SUV, ideal for long trips.
2021 Ford Edge will use the same engine as the current version. It is the familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine EcoBoost mill, good for 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The Michigan automaker did a really good job with this unit, It provides a good output, and act as a perfect substitute for the larger 3.5-liter V6.
The EcoBoost drivetrain is linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, there’s a certain rumor that the Blue Oval will introduce a hybrid configuration. Well, if this is true, we might see the Edge hybrid in the first few months of 2021. But, at the moment the main focus is on the traditional engines.
2021 Ford Edge ST
Recently, Blue Oval decided to discontinue the production of the Sport trim. Instead, the 2021 Ford Edge gets an ST variant. The ST is a premium trim, and it adds numerous exclusive features. Of course, expect to see a truly sporty vehicle, with a lower stance, and improved aerodynamics.
Also, the ST will be a bit wider than the regular model, and it will include larger wheels. Moreover, the suspension is refined as well. Under the hood of the ST will be a powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine, that produces 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
Release Date and Price
As for the price, the forthcoming 2021 Ford Edge will be more expensive than the ongoing model. But, not much really. The base 2021MY starts at $32,000. The sporty ST version comes with a price tag of $43,000. The Blue Oval’s redesigned crossover SUV will be available in the dealerships in the last couple of months of 2020.
You didn’t mention anything about the new 12 inch display on the infotainment. You also didn’t mention the ST now is a reprogrammed 7 speed (the 8speed with logic to disregard the 2nd gear).