Built to combine comfort and utility, SUVs provide the space we want with the performance we need.
The Toyota Venza and Ford Edge live up to these qualities, but the perfect combination didn't arrive overnight. Going above and beyond, the newest 2021 Venza was revamped to add a unique hybrid-only option to Toyota SUV offerings. As a hybrid-only SUV, the 2021 Venza has higher EPA-estimated ratings than the 2021 Ford Edge which doesn't offer a hybrid engine. It was introduced just in 2019 so not many changes were made for 2021 aside from minor adjustments to interior aesthetic and inclusion of Ford SYNC® 4A. While Ford has not fully released all specifications for the 2021 Edge, they have released enough official information to do a thorough comparison against the 2021 Venza.
Looking at the 2021 Edge next to the specifications for the 2021 Venza, you'll notice some key differences. The 2021 Venza comes standard with more connectivity options including Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. The 2021 Edge currently only offers Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility but Amazon Alexa compatibility is not available on any grade.
The 2021 Edge includes Ford Co-Pilot360™ standard as it did in 2020 with some available options to upgrade to Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist+™. Although Toyota and Ford have similar active safety offerings, the 2021 Venza takes it up a notch with Safety Connect® that adds peace of mind features like a Stolen Vehicle Locator. The 2021 Ford Edge does not have a comparable feature aside from the current offering of the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™, SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System, and MyKey®.
Let's look at how the 2021 Venza and Edge compare in terms of standard performance, interior options, and safety features.
Published Date: 03/10/2021
The 2021 Toyota Venza and the Ford Edge are popular SUVs that deliver the kind of comfort and utility you expect and the performance you need, but overall, the Venza offers you more for less money. Its hybrid performance, tech touches in the interior, and standard safety features easily put it in the lead.