The current generation of Ford’s mid-size crossover may be five years old, but still makes pretty solid sales numbers, which have been stable for a whole decade. That’s why we have no doubt that the Blue Oval company won’t rush with changes. So, even though there are various reports that suggest completely opposite things, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Ford Edge will come with minor updates. Of course, it is always possible to see smaller yearly updates, while the latest rumors suggest a complete redesign in 2023. Therefore, you may count on a familiar layout, which still makes Edge strong in various points.
This is a quite spacious crossover, with a generous cargo area. Also, it offers a pretty strong optional engine, while the base one seems decent as well. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment is pretty long, while the fuel economy is also decent. On the other side, the main drawback is unresponsive steering, along with not the latest infotainment system. We expect to see the 2022 Ford Edge in a typical time, somewhere in the last quarter of 2021.
2022 Ford Edge Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, this model hasn’t changed too much since the initial launch five years ago. It is still a model that rides on a familiar CD4 platform and shares a lot with the premium counterpart, Lincoln Nautilus. With 112.2 inches in wheelbase, it features quite typical size for the segment. FWD layout is standard, while AWD is also available.
Styling-wise, we saw a significant update last year. That facelift has brought a completely new front, based on the brand’s latest design language. Therefore, it is hard to expect bigger changes before the complete overhaul. Still, don’t exclude typical yearly updates, such as new color options, new appearance package and similar things.
The cabin of this crossover is a bit of a mixed bag. On one side, it doesn’t feature particularly high overall quality. Materials aren’t impressive, while the dashboard looks a little bit dull. Also, the seats could be better.
On the other side, it is hard to argue with Edge’s generous amount of passenger space. With such a long wheelbase and just two rows of seats, it’s no wonder it offers plenty of legroom in both rows, so five adults can comfortably accommodate. The cargo area is also pretty big compared to rivals. In numbers, it is good for about 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space. With the second row folded down, that expands to a maximum of 73.4 cubic feet.
Yearly updates are mostly about new standard features but we don’t expect too much from the 2022 Ford Edge in that aspect. Instead, most of the things will remain pretty much the same. To give you a picture, the current model comes standard with things like dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, an 8-inch touch-screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, and a six-speaker stereo. Additionally, you can get goodies like a nine-speaker premium stereo, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, wireless device charging, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, navigation, a panoramic roof, a household-style power outlet, and remote start.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, post-collision braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, automatic high-beams etc. Additionally, you can get things like front parking sensors, a 180-degree parking camera system, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, evasive steering assist, adaptive headlights, automatic parking assist etc.
2022 Ford Edge Engines
We expect to see 2022 Ford Edge with two familiar engine options in the offer. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which seems more than decent on most occasions. If you’re looking for something peppier, there is an optional 2.7-liter V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, which are pretty serious numbers, so it’s no wonder driving dynamics are pretty impressive in this case. Both models come with 8-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, while the V6 is good for about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Both are pretty good ratings for the segment.
2022 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2022 Ford Edge in the last quarter of 2021, with the starting price around 32.000 dollars. Some of the key rivals are models like Honda Passport, Chevy Blazer, Hyundai Santa Fe etc.