2021 Ford Edge  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#27 of 2021 SUVs

#39 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Ford Edge
The Edge, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Edge has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Ford Edge is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Ford Edge has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Ford Edge has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0333% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.807%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0333% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.807% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Ford Edge is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Ford Edge is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. Active safety systems that are standard on the Ford Edge include: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9777Nissan MuranoKia SorentoChevrolet BlazerGMC AcadiaVolkswagen TiguanFord EdgeMazda CX-9Toyota HighlanderJeep Grand CherokeeHonda PassportSubaru AscentKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Ford Edge with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 97. The 2021 Ford Edge is safer than the 2021 Nissan Murano, the 2021 Kia Sorento, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2021 GMC Acadia, and the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan and less safe than the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2021 Toyota Highlander, and the 2021 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2021 Kia Telluride and the 2021 Subaru Ascent.

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