The second-generation Ford Edge arrived in the 2015 model year, but this crossover went through a refresh in 2019 and has had a few lineup updates in recent years. In 2019, the performance-oriented ST trim arrived, and the 2020 model year brought in the ST Line trim that included the looks of the ST without the potent powertrain. Though it’s getting on in years, we expect the 2021 Edge to be a carryover model.
Visually, the Ford Edge has remained the same since the 2019 refresh, which included new headlights, grille, front and rear bumper, taillights, and more. With this refresh still relatively up to date, we expect the design to remain the same in the 2021 Edge. Inside, the Edge will be updated from Ford's SYNC3 to SYNC4 which brings a new 12-inch infotainment screen.
Under its hood, the 2021 Ford Edge will likely to carry the same powertrain options as the current model. This will include a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower. In the ST trim, it’ll boast a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 335 hp. All current Edge models come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, an we expect no changes here. All-wheel drive will also remain as an option.
The 2020 Ford Edge is an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to “Good” crash tests across the board, “Acceptable” optional LED projector headlights, and standard automatic emergency braking that earned a “Superior” rating in vehicle-to-vehicle collision avoidance and “Advanced” vehicle-to-pedestrian collision avoidance. Other standard safety gear on the current Edge includes blind-spot monitors and active lane control. We expect these ratings and features to remain the same in the 2021 Edge.