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    2024 Ford Edge is Ending Production in April

      Ford is simplifying their lineup and shifting to electrification.

    Ford has discontinued the Edge SUV, and the last one will be out the factory doors on April 26, 2024. The union representing workers reported this information while Canada's Unifor 707 broke the news to members, stating, “As communicated by the Plant Manager, the last Edge is scheduled to be built on April 26th.”

    This isn't a surprise since reports came out last year that the Edge, Escape, and Transit Connect compact could be discontinued. Ford's Transit Connect is no longer available in the U.S. market. What doesn't help the Edge is the overlap in Ford's lineup, sitting alongside the three-row Ford Explorer and off-road-focused Ford Bronco. The Edge's platform mate, the Lincoln Nautilus, was dropped for a year while an all-new Lincoln Nautilus waits in the wings to arrive in dealerships later this year.

    All Edge trims except the top Ford Edge ST come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine producing 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic accelerate the Edge to 60 MPH in 6.6 seconds. The top-of-the-line Edge ST has a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, producing 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive propels the ST to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds. Pricing of the 2024 Ford Edge starts at $39,960 for the SE and up to $48,700 for the ST. 

    Debuting in 2017, the current Edge went through the years with minimal changes. Other than evolving the Edge Sport to the Edge ST in 2019 and a bigger infotainment system in 2021, the majority of the interior remains the same. The recent trend in rugged-looking square-body SUVs makes the rounded and smooth Edge look dated.  With the Edge now gone, reports suggest the Ontario plant that builds the Edge might be updated to produce electric vehicles (EVs). A long wheelbase version on a new platform called Edge L will live on in China.


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    I always liked the way the Ford Edge drove, though the 2.0T could have used more oomph for its size. The interior was the let down for me. It hung onto design elements that way back to the first generation from 2007 and it felt dated.

     

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    This thing is way dated by now.  The Ford strategy to cancel minivans and sedans because they can't compete with the Asians now seems to be transferring to crossovers, as Ecosport and Edge are gone and the Escape is next.  Seems like they just want to make Broncos and pickup trucks.

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    Dated yes, but you have to ride in one to understand why folks buy them. Much like the Ford Flex. They are a comfy ride to get you where you want to go. Used to enjoy the rides in my Aunt’s and a good buddy going places in them. It’s too bad they couldn’t do more with these. At least to me, they will be missed…..

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    4 hours ago, daves87rs said:

    Dated yes, but you have to ride in one to understand why folks buy them. Much like the Ford Flex. They are a comfy ride to get you where you want to go. Used to enjoy the rides in my Aunt’s and a good buddy going places in them. It’s too bad they couldn’t do more with these. At least to me, they will be missed…..

    I will have to partially disagree here. The Edge rides okay but I driven several and they are not as comfy a ride as my Flex and it rides on 20” wheels, nevermind the size and cargo capacity difference. 

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    1 hour ago, surreal1272 said:

    I will have to partially disagree here. The Edge rides okay but I driven several and they are not as comfy a ride as my Flex and it rides on 20” wheels, nevermind the size and cargo capacity difference. 

    That's the advantage of a longer wheelbase, better ride.  The Flex was another good one, probably the best of the crossovers on this platform.

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    4 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    That's the advantage of a longer wheelbase, better ride.  The Flex was another good one, probably the best of the crossovers on this platform.

    I would like to add that it is far roomier from shoulder to shoulder when compared to the Edge. 

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    51 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

    I would like to add that it is far roomier from shoulder to shoulder when compared to the Edge. 

     Was never in them back to back to notice. 

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    36 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

     Was never in them back to back to notice. 

    I can say with confidence that @surreal1272 is correct. I had a brand new only 14 miles on it as a rental in Kauai for 2 weeks. I could sit comfortably in the front, middle or even get into the 3rd row. I honestly was shocked at how roomy the Flex was. Shame it is gone as that was an outstanding comfy auto.

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    15 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

     Was never in them back to back to notice. 

    I test drove a 2018 Edge back in 2021. Literally pulled up in the Flex (was checking it out for a friend). No bias here but the Flex is larger in every way, inside and out, and the longer wheelbase does make for a smoother ride. And yes @David, tons of rear seat legroom too. I like my box on wheels lol. 

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    15 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

    I test drove a 2018 Edge back in 2021. Literally pulled up in the Flex (was checking it out for a friend). No bias here but the Flex is larger in every way, inside and out, and the longer wheelbase does make for a smoother ride. And yes @David, tons of rear seat legroom too. I like my box on wheels lol. 

    Different strokes. My sister liked her Edge until she killed it.  She wouldn't have wanted to go larger and ended up downsizing to a current-generation Terrain. Now she thinks the Terrain is the perfect size.

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    7 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    Different strokes. My sister liked her Edge until she killed it.  She wouldn't have wanted to go larger and ended up downsizing to a current-generation Terrain. Now she thinks the Terrain is the perfect size.

    I get it. The Edge wasn't bad, by any means. It's a little quicker and "nimbler" since it's smaller while using the same powertrain and tranny as the Flex but it falls short on the versatility/cargo front compared to the Flex. It is all about needs though so I get the size factor for some folks..

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