Ford Edge vs Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Ford Edge
2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen ID.4
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
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2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
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2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$32,750

MSRP

$39,735

Average price

$20,358

Average price

$26,594

Listings

9150

Listings

4917
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Comfortable
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor handling
  • Outdated technology
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range (base model)
  • Seat-sensor vehicle on/off activation
  • Touch-sensing controls

Reviews Summary

The Ford Edge proves that trends run in cycles. Launched in the early 2000s, the original Edge was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs, sporting car-like styling that sharply contrasted the more traditional-looking Ford Explorer of the time. However, new-car buyers realized they liked the roominess of three-row SUVs like the Explorer more, and interest in the two-row Edge waned.

Now, however, car shoppers are once again eyeing two-row midsize SUVs, this time as an alternative to sedans. The Edge is now part of a growing market segment that includes the Chevrolet Blazer, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Murano, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Yet while market dynamics have changed, the Edge hasn’t. The current second-generation Edge dates back to the 2015 model year, and even a substantial update undertaken for the 2019 model year is quickly receding in the rearview mirror. The Edge now sits between the much newer Explorer and Ford Escape in the automaker's SUV-heavy lineup.

Aside from some new tech features, the 2021 Ford Edge doesn’t get many significant changes, so we can evaluate it based on our experience with previous model years. As with the 2020 model year, trim levels include SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST.

Reviews Summary

Thanks to a new, more powerful rear-drive motor, increased driving range to nearly 300 miles, a next-generation infotainment system with substantial user-experience improvements, and a handful of comfort and convenience upgrades, the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is a better electric SUV than before. However, it no longer includes complimentary DC fast charging for three years. Instead, you get up to 500 kWh of free charging, after which you’ll pay to play.

Verdict: While the downgrade in free charging is a bummer, the updated 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is not. With the technology better sorted, improved comfort, an impressive sound system, and more power, performance, and range, VeeDub’s electric SUV need not make apologies.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 250 hp I4

Engine

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

EV Battery Capacity

EV Battery Capacity

62 kWh

MPG City

21

MPG City

MPG Highway

29

MPG Highway

Battery Charge Time (120V)

Battery Charge Time (120V)

65 hours

Battery Charge Time (240V)

Battery Charge Time (240V)

6.25 hours
2021 Ford Edge
2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Volkswagen ID.4
$39,735MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$32,750
$39,735
Average price
$20,358
$26,594
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.6
Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Comfortable
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor handling
  • Outdated technology
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • Unimpressive electric range (base model)
  • Seat-sensor vehicle on/off activation
  • Touch-sensing controls
Summary

The Ford Edge proves that trends run in cycles. Launched in the early 2000s, the original Edge was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs, sporting car-like styling that sharply contrasted the more traditional-looking Ford Explorer of the time. However, new-car buyers realized they liked the roominess of three-row SUVs like the Explorer more, and interest in the two-row Edge waned.

Now, however, car shoppers are once again eyeing two-row midsize SUVs, this time as an alternative to sedans. The Edge is now part of a growing market segment that includes the Chevrolet Blazer, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Murano, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Yet while market dynamics have changed, the Edge hasn’t. The current second-generation Edge dates back to the 2015 model year, and even a substantial update undertaken for the 2019 model year is quickly receding in the rearview mirror. The Edge now sits between the much newer Explorer and Ford Escape in the automaker's SUV-heavy lineup.

Aside from some new tech features, the 2021 Ford Edge doesn’t get many significant changes, so we can evaluate it based on our experience with previous model years. As with the 2020 model year, trim levels include SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST.

Thanks to a new, more powerful rear-drive motor, increased driving range to nearly 300 miles, a next-generation infotainment system with substantial user-experience improvements, and a handful of comfort and convenience upgrades, the 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is a better electric SUV than before. However, it no longer includes complimentary DC fast charging for three years. Instead, you get up to 500 kWh of free charging, after which you’ll pay to play.

Verdict: While the downgrade in free charging is a bummer, the updated 2024 Volkswagen ID.4 is not. With the technology better sorted, improved comfort, an impressive sound system, and more power, performance, and range, VeeDub’s electric SUV need not make apologies.

Shop for a new Volkswagen ID.4

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 250 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
EV Battery Capacity
62 kWh
MPG City
21
MPG Highway
29
Battery Charge Time (120V)
65 hours
Battery Charge Time (240V)
6.25 hours
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