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What to Ask Your Ford Dealer About the 2021 Ford Edge

In the midsize SUV segment, the Ford Edge has been a top contender for many years. Its spacious interior, comfortable rear seats, expansive cargo volume make it a popular choice at Ford dealers for those looking for a practical SUV. The 2021 Ford Edge brings an extra pizazz to the midsize SUV class. With many class-leading features and even more standard features in this model year, the 2021 Ford Edge aims to bring some extra premium to your life. However, there may be some things you want to know before these models roll out. Here are four important things to ask about the 2021 Ford Edge when you’re ready to visit your Ford dealer. Spoiler alert, you might just be amazed!

What Features Are Standard?

We’ll go ahead and sum it up for you because the answer will have you doing cartwheels. It’s the three words every vehicle owner on the hunt for a new car likes to hear, more standard features. This means more car for your money! So what exactly can you expect from every 2021 Ford Edge? A certified Ford dealer can walk you through exactly what’s standard and what’s optional so you don’t get caught with more than your budget can provide. Here are some high points of what is now standard in the 2021 Ford Edge.

The Ford Co-Pilot360 has been standard in the Ford Edge prior to the 2021 model year. In fact, it was the first Ford SUV to include Ford Co-Pilot360 as standard. This includes a suite of safety and driver’s assist features that will alert you and automatically brake when obstructions are detected in the front and rear. It will also send alerts when there is a vehicle in your blind spots, automatically turn off your high beams, and even help stay on track if you’re veering from your lane.

One of the more exciting new standard features in the 2021 Ford Edge is the SYNC 4 infotainment system. This offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Plus, there are over-the-air updates to keep you fully connected on your drive. In order to get the full effect of SYNC 4, the Edge now displays its infotainment system on the standard 12-inch center stack screen. You truly have to see it to believe its beauty. As an added bonus, this 12-inch screen is the largest in its class. And these features only scratch the surface of the 2021 Ford Edge technology.

The steering wheel and large infotainment screen are shown in a 2021 Ford Edge at a Ford dealer.

How Advanced is the Technology?

The 2021 Ford Edge sports a stylish, and dare we say ‘edgy’ exterior that draws you in, but it’s the innovative technology that will make you a lifetime believer. The best part of the 2021 Ford Edge’s technology is the SYNC 4. Through SYNC 4, you have an available navigation feature that’s built-in and can give you traffic and hazard information, plus other important necessities like parking and gas prices. How does it do all this? It’s all in the cloud! The all-new cloud brings connectivity like no other. There is conversational voice recognition and internet-based results for your searches.

The 2021 Ford Edge aims to keep you charged up at all times. With more standard USB ports now available, there’s also an optional wireless charging pad. Using a compatible device, now you can go cordless to stay connected at all times! Combined this technology with the standard advanced safety technology, and you have a vehicle that is keeping up with the modern driver. The 2021 Ford Edge is filled with all of the connectivity and convenience technology we could want. Now that we got the inside covered let’s see what this baby can do!

What’s The Difference Between the Edge ST and Edge ST-Line?

For the driver who enjoys the extra boost, the 2021 Ford Edge ST is your new ultimate companion. If you’re dying inside at all the sleek and bold design of the Edge ST but can’t quite handle the increased engine performance, Ford has thought of you. The Ford Edge ST-Line is your happy medium. The ST-Line comes with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that provides a reasonable 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. However, if you want more power, the 2021 Edge ST has a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that gives a remarkable 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. No other rival SUV in its class offers a similar engine to this!

The 2021 Edge ST-Line features an “ST-Line” badge throughout, body-colored bumpers, black accents, a unique grille, and black aluminum wheels. Of these two, the ST is going to be the most expensive to support the power increase, but the extra cost is worth it. While we don’t think you can go wrong with either, each model serves a different purpose, which only can be found through visiting a Ford dealer and seeing these Edge SUVs for yourself. Now, if you’re asking yourself if these are the only two 2021 Ford Edge models available? Well, read on, my friend!

A red 2021 Ford Edge is parked in front of grass and trees.

What Trim Levels Are Available?

We all know that when a new SUV hits the market, there isn’t just one to choose from. The great part about car buying, in our opinion, is that one model is not one size fits all. The 2021 Ford Edge has five different trims to choose from, including the SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST. This much variety provides you with plenty of opportunities to customize your car to your lifestyle, preferences, and budget. For example, if a 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seat seems really cool to you on paper, but after test driving, you realize that you rarely have a front passenger tag along, then maybe that trim level isn’t right for your daily needs.

Each of these models also has some distinguishing features that make them unique among the others. We already discussed what the ST and ST-Line offer that makes them stand out from the rest of the line; however, the other trims have some great offerings as well. The 2021 Ford Edge Titanium comes with leather seating, a premium audio system, and a hands-free tailgate. This is one of the most luxurious Ford Edge models, just behind the top tier ST. If you go a step up from the basic SE level to the SEL, you get LED fog lamps, a power adjustable driver’s seat, and a nine-speaker audio system. There are pros and cons to each model, so make sure you do your research and choose the model that has everything you want and need.

The Remarkable Choice: The 2021 Ford Edge

There’s no doubt the 2021 Ford Edge is quite remarkable on paper. Just wait until these models start to make their way to your local Ford dealer, and you’ll be amazed at all they have to offer. The new Ford Edge is a cut above the competition with powerful engines, sleek styling, and technology features that are designed with your everyday use in mind. While we still have a little longer to wait until these vehicles are officially out and ready for purchase, there is no reason you can’t get excited now. Get ready to drive into the future in an SUV that is pushing forward in innovation and technology: the 2021 Ford Edge.