Older Ford Edge models have received quite a bit of praise from Consumer Reports in recent months. The 2018 Edge made the cut as one of CR‘s most reliable mid-size crossovers, while the 2014-2015 Edge was named one of the best and most affordable used vehicles for teenagers. Now, the refreshed 2021 Ford Edge has also been recognized by Consumers Reports as one of the best SUVs available for less than $40,000.
These rankings come from not only Consumer Reports‘ own 2021 Ford Edge and the tests it put that vehicle through, but also data pulled from its members that also own that particular vehicle. From there, an overall score is calculated based on survey responses, data, and safety information. In that regard, the 2021 Ford Edge finished with the fifth-highest score among twelve total vehicles.
Consumer Reports praised the new Edge for its roomy interior and generous cargo space, along with solid and smooth performance from its 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 and eight-speed automatic transmission, quiet cabin, ride quality, and handling performance. CR also praised the Edge’s wide array of standard safety technology – including Enhanced Active Park Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Centering, 12-inch touchscreen, and SYNC 4 software. The only real negative mentioned is an uneven driving position caused by the left footrest, which is located close to the driver.
As Ford Authority reported last fall, the 2021 Edge received a host of updates for the new model year, including the aforementioned 12-inch screen and SYNC 4A, two additional USB ports, a whopping nine different wheel options, new interior trim options, two new exterior colors – Carbonized Gray and Lithium Gray, and slightly revised exterior styling.