Ford Increasing Destination Charge On 2022 EcoSport, Edge SUVs

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, Managing Editor - December 6, 2021

Ford is planning to increase its destination charge on the EcoSport and Edge crossovers as part of a slew of price hikes taking effect this week. Based on a bulletin sent to dealers, the two slow-selling SUVs will both see an increase in MSRP plus a $50 higher destination charge for the 2022 model year.

Currently, the 2022 EcoSport and Edge have the same destination charge of $1,245. On December 8th, that will increase by $50, bringing the amount to $1,295. While that pales in comparison to higher destination charges we're seeing from other domestic brands, it may be a sign of a broader trend.

A recent report points to rapidly increasing destination charges, some as high as $2,000. While Ford's destination fees aren't the highest in the industry, a closer look finds that the American automaker is simultaneously increasing MSRPs with a round of mid-year price increases on Wednesday.

All EcoSports will see a $50 increase in MSRP, while the Edge will see increases ranging from $350 for the SEL to $490 on the SE. With the Edge, that brings the combined price hike as high as $540. The Edge appears to have already suffered from a significant number of price increases this year.

Our records show that Ford actually raised Edge prices back in June by up to $500 shortly after hiking prices by up to $1,000. After front-wheel drive was eliminated in the Edge for the 2022 model year, the SUV suddenly became more expensive than the larger and more popular Explorer.

As we reported last Friday, a number of other Fords are getting higher prices this week as well. For example, the Mach-E will see up to a $3,000 price increase, while the Bronco Sport will get a $150 price hike. Fortunately, Ford appears to be keeping handling charges unchanged for both.

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