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Why the New Ford Edge is The Best Mid-Size SUV

For years the Ford Edge has been known as one of the best city driving SUVs on the market. The perfect mix of rugged all-terrain capability, smooth dynamic handling, and many of the features you’d expect to find in a high-end sedan, the all-new 2021 Ford Edge is a real contender for this year’s best mid-size SUV.

In this post, we’ll look at some of the exciting features in the new 2021 Ford Edge, including the specs, tech, and safety features so that you can customize and build the perfect mid-size SUV for you.

Ford Edge Specs

The technical specifications of the new Ford Edge are impressive. With an available 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine cranking out 335 horsepower with 380 pounds per square foot of torque, along with an available eight-speed automatic transmission with active warm-up and all the cargo space you could need, the 2021 Ford Edge is perfect for the city driver who loves getting away from it all and having adventures on the weekend.

With Auto Start-Stop technology, a thrilling sport mode, and intelligent all-wheel drive, the Ford Edge is as adaptable, flexible, and versatile as you are. The newer generation Ford Edge is also equipped with all of the latest and greatest tech and safety features, including a few new ones that are changing the game. Let’s take a look.

Tech Features

Largest-In-Class 12″ Touchscreen Display

The first time you open the door and look inside the new Ford Edge, you’ll be wowed by the incredible 12-inch touchscreen display, which is the largest in its class this year. The days of squinting and stumbling through features and functions on a tiny hard-to-use infotainment console are thankfully behind us; in the new 2021 Ford Edge, you’ll be able to stream your favorite music, set and follow directions from the navigation system, access important diagnostic information, and much more with ease.

The New FordPass Connect App

You’ll be able to do a lot from the touch screen console, but Ford has gone one step further this year. The all-new Ford pass connect app allows you to perform a whole host of other tasks such as starting and stopping the Edge, locking and unlocking the doors, checking fuel levels, and scheduling regular maintenance. Plus, when you use your FordPass connect app you can also gain points that can be redeemed for free maintenance at participating service locations.

Available Integrated Wi-Fi Hotspot

Technology plays a major role in our lives these days, from the way we work to the way we relax after work; the internet is a vital part of what it means to be alive in the 21st century. With an available integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, the new Ford Edge is ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow today. Having access to a reliable signal while you’re on the road means you’ll be able to stream your favorite music and media, get directions to the nearest gas station, or contact the right assistance provider whenever you need to.

The Next-Gen SYNC4-A Infotainment System

These days, more and more auto manufacturers or including intuitive integrated info and entertainment systems in their vehicles, which is in no small part due to the role that the SYNC infotainment system played over the past decade. The newest iteration, SYNC4-A, offers drivers a seamless experience and a suite of modern entertainment options; best of all, the system can recognize natural voice commands so that you won’t have to take your hands off the steering wheel to change tunes or send a quick message.

Safety Systems

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

Sitting in traffic is a bummer; let’s face it, being stuck in gridlock is one of the worst aspects of driving. Thankfully Ford has come up with the best solution today in the all-new adaptive cruise control system installed in the 2021 Ford Edge mid-size SUV.

The system can detect the speed of the vehicle ahead and autonomously adapt to follow them from a safe distance; should they slow down or stop the Ford Edge will do the same, and when they start up again you’ll be back on your way automatically making traffic jams a time to relax and enjoy the ride.

The BLIS Blind Spot Information System

The all-new blind spot information system installed in the 2021 Ford Edge is on another level. The system uses state-of-the-art onboard technology to scan the road around you and can identify when other vehicles have entered your blind spot. This means that you’ll always know when the coast is clear, and you’ll be able to change lanes confidently without having to wonder about if it’s safe to do so.

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Ford is serious about your safety, which is why they’ve equipped the new Ford Edge with the innovative new Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking system. The system uses integrated modern technology, including safety sensors and an advanced camera suite, to identify potential oncoming collisions so that you can take action to avoid a crash before it’s too late.

If you are unable to react in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes in an attempt to avoid the accident, or at the very least, minimize the damage if the collision is unavoidable. No one can ever say that driving is 100% safe, but the new Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking System equipped in select models of the 2021 Ford Edge is definitely a step in the right direction.

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