Ford’s midsize SUV is soon to be retired and replaced by an electric model. It doesn’t seem like this will happen anytime soon. The current generation is still selling well, despite being old. The latest rumors claim that production will continue until 2024 and the Ford Edge 2024 will not be changed significantly. The design will be familiar, as well as the specs and features.
In China, however, the company’s plans are different. The company will launch the next-generation Edge in this region, which is larger, has a longer wheelbase, and an aggressive appearance. This one will also be available with a hybrid drivetrain. We’re expecting to see this car in production by the end of this year.
2024 Ford Edge Hybrid Redesign
We’ve already mentioned that the North American version will continue to be produced for at least another year before being discontinued. We expect no significant changes, as this is likely to be the last production year. Although the design hasn’t changed since 2019, the overall look will be the same. The current model is still quite attractive, even though it’s among the oldest models in its class.
Interior design is no different. The dashboard was updated in 2021 with a 12-inch infotainment display. The Edge’s interior is of good quality and comes with many standard features. The Edge is a midsize SUV that can accommodate five passengers. The space is generous in both rows, and the cargo area has a good volume. Behind the second row, you can expect 39.2 cubic feet of space and 73.4 cubic feet in total.
The Edge is a well-equipped SUV, and we don’t expect any major changes to the model for next year. Base models will come with a 12-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. They should also include a six-speaker stereo system, dual-zone automatic climate control, four USB ports, and a satellite radio.
Upgrades include navigation, wireless device chargers, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen Audio System, remote start, and ambient LED interior lighting. Other features include an auto-dimming back view mirror, a household 110-volt power outlet, a universal opener for garage doors, and a panoramic roof.
All models come with standard safety features such as a rearview cam, forward collision warnings, automatic emergency brakes, pedestrian detections, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warnings, lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, etc. There should also be some optional features such as adaptive headlights and adaptive cruise control. Parking sensors, park assistance, front-view cameras, rain-sensing wipers, etc.
The 2024 Ford Edge is expected to continue the same design. The base models will still be powered by a 2.0-liter Turbo-four that produces around 250 horsepower. This is enough to satisfy the majority of drivers. For those who want something more powerful, the twin-turbov6 offers 335 horsepower with better driving dynamics. The base engine is equipped with an automatic transmission and achieves around 21 mpg city and 28 on the highway. This is excellent for this segment. The V6 engine returns about 19 mpg city and 25 highway, which is average for a midsize SUV.
Most automakers have already begun electrifying cars, or plan to do so in the coming years. Ford, like the rest of the automakers, knows that the switch from gas-powered cars won’t be instantaneous. The transition will take longer and be more systematic. Ford will prepare the Oakville Assembly Complex for Canada in 2024. Ford has not yet revealed the specifics of its upcoming EVs. We believe that two to three Ford EVs will be compact crossovers. This is especially true since the segment is hot right now and for years to come. The Ford Edge will probably be replaced by one of the new electrified SUVs. It could also be in its form, with luxury and more.
We had suspected that the Ford Edge replacement would be a smaller version of the new Explorer EV based on VW’s MEB Platform. Ford will not sell it in America and is also working on a brand-new platform. Ford will create a new revolutionary pickup truck, and likely an all-electric Edge 2025.
We’re assuming that the other Ford SUV will be a Bronco-based EV. Ford’s most popular off-road SUV will be honored with this model. It’s hard to say if a larger EV version of Navigator would be sufficient, but at this stage, it is difficult to tell. Ford’s latest EVs will have been on the market for a few years by the time Ford Edge’s replacement rolls off the production line. These include the F-150 Lightning and Mach-E. The success of upcoming EVs depends on the momentum created by current Ford EVs. Ford will spend a great deal of time on EV issues.
2024 Ford Edge Hybrid Price & Release Date
The 2024 Ford Edge is expected to arrive in the final quarter of 2023 with a price starting at around 38.000 US dollars. Chevy Blazer and Honda Passport are key competitors.