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2021 Ford Edge Is Better Than The 2021 Honda Passport, Says Consumer Reports

Over the last few months, Consumer Reports has expressed its love for the Ford Edge on numerous occasions, naming it one of the most reliable mid-size crossovers on the market and one of the best and most affordable used vehicles for teenagers, a top SUV available for less than $40,000one of the best mid-size crossovers with standard safety features for under $35k, and a top 10 best SUV on sale today. Now, that public display of affection continues, as CR is recommending that shoppers choose the 2021 Ford Edge over the popular but flawed 2021 Honda Passport.

Consumer Reports has a few bones to pick with the Passport, most notably its below-average predicted reliability. Other negatives include a stiff ride, average handling performance, an unresponsive infotainment system, a difficult-to-use push-button gear selector, and lack of a standard blind-spot warning system on base models. CR does praise the Passport’s smooth and refined 3.5L V6 and roomy interior, however.

Instead, the consumer organization recommends that those in the market for a mid-size crossover take a look at the 2021 Ford Edge, which has a much better predicted reliability score, standard blind-sport warning, forward-collision warning system, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Other positive attributes include a quiet and roomy interior, easy-to-use controls, and solid handling and braking performance. The only quibble Consumer Reports has with the Edge is its slightly awkward driving position, in fact.

While this is just another feather in the Edge’s proverbial cap, Consumer Reports hasn’t heaped quite as much praise on some other Blue Oval products lately, including the Ford Escape, which it recently failed to recommend, as well as the Ford Explorer, which made its list of two- and three-row SUVs to avoid.

We’ll have more on the Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Thurston Munn

    My wife’s 2019 Titanium has been outstanding. I wouldn’t trade my Expedition for one but it’s perfect for the wife and a few short trips.

    1. Davido49

      It’s indeed a top notch sporty 2-row AWD SUV. Have a new Edge ST AWD now & love it. Ford says will continue to produce till spring ’24. Plant that builds it bein converted to next Gen hybrids & EVs.. is why it’s goin away. Not sales. Get one while they avail. ’21+ models got very nice upgrades in tech. AWD standard.

  2. Arcee

    Typical. Ford (and GM) finally gets a vehicle right and then sunsets it. Only to replace it with an inferior, less reliable product. Anyone who wants an Edge better get one now considering it is end of life in the 2023 model year. If it weren’t for the fact it is essentially discontinued with no known replacement, it would probably be my next vehicle. Maybe Ford can find it in their heart to replace it with a 2-row variant of the Explorer or something.

    1. Davido49

      Don’t worry.. many new advanced hybrids & other models on the way. I have new Edge ST AWD & love it . Our 3rd one since ’11. Edge will be produced till spring ’24. Ppl should definitely grab a ’23 / ’24 before they gone. Best looking & performing 2-row AWD SUV on market!

  3. Philip

    I have a 16 Edge SEL that has been flawless for 49k. Have gotten almost 30 mpg on trips with the 2.0

    1. Davido49

      The 2.0L GTDI Ecoboost is excellent indeed . Use TOP TIER fuel & only “full synthetic oil” every 5k – 7k mis. Will be flawless. Love this engine! Perfect combo of power, smoothness, mpgs.


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