The current generation of Ford’s mid-size crossover has been around for nearly six years. However, it still makes solid sales numbers and feels competitive in most aspects. That’s why we are pretty sure that the current iteration will carry on for a few more years without more significant changes. The 2022 Ford Edge should hit the market without more important changes, though smaller updates in terms of new features and similar things.
Despite the strong sales numbers, we can hear a lot of rumors that say this nameplate could be discontinued soon. The main reason is that Ford plans to close the plant in Canada, from where the Edge is coming out. Still, we are pretty sure that this won’t happen that fast and that the current generation will remain in production for some more time. This means you may count on a crossover with familiar design characteristics, a crossover that is spacious, cheaper than rivals, well-equipped and quite sufficient in terms of power.
We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Ford Edge Redesign
This aspect of the 2022 Ford Edge definitely won’t change. Mechanically, the model hasn’t changed too much since the initial launch in 2015. It still rides on a good old D platform, featuring an FWD layout and a wheelbase that measures around 112 inches in wheelbase. Those are quite typical specs for the segment, where some of the key competitors are models like Honda Passport, Chevy Blazer, Hyundai Santa Fe etc.
Visually, the model received a facelift two years ago. For that occasion, we saw a significant revision of the front end, which is now aligned with the rest of the lineup and looks way better than the initial version of the current generation. For the next year, we certainly won’t see changes in this aspect, though there is always a chance to see things like new color options etc.
Of course, we don’t expect bigger changes on the inside either. The 2022 Ford Edge will continue with the same cabin, which has often been criticized for subpar overall quality. The fact is that materials could be better, as well as the aesthetics, but things are far from bad. After all, Ford is traditionally known for not-particularly-stylish interiors, so a typical Blue Oval fan won’t care much about this.
More importantly, ergonomics are pretty good, especially in terms of the driving position. You may also count on good visibility in all directions, as well as on plenty of passenger room in both rows of seats. The cargo area is also pretty decent for the class. This SUV offers around 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 73.4 cubic feet of the total volume, which is pretty much on par with other two-row mid-size crossovers.
There is a chance to see a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment but we have no doubt that most of the things in the 2022 Ford Edge are about to remain the same. The current model already features a decent list of standard equipment, which includes goodies like dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, a 12-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Higher trim levels also offer goodies like remote start, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, wireless charging, premium sound system etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models will come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high-beam headlights.
2022 Ford Edge Engines
Two familiar engine options will remain in the offer for the 2022 Ford Edge. The base version will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower and offers pretty solid dynamics and overall performance. Still, an optional V6 is definitely a better choice for more enthusiastic drivers. We are talking about a 2.7-liter V6, which is good for about 335 horsepower.
The front-wheel drive is standard in both variants, while the AWD is optional. On the other hand, the base engine uses an 8-speed gearbox, while the V6 comes in pair with a 7-speed transmission. The base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is good for the segment. The V6 returns 19 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.
2022 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2022 Ford Edge sometime in the last quarter of the year. Since there are no bigger changes to come, the price should also remain pretty much the same. Base models should go around 31.500 dollars.