The new 2017 Ford Edge Sport come with adequate room to spare and fits in your garage without necessarily being the biggest thing on the road. Furthermore, it comes laden with some of the latest technologies, a smooth ride quality, and boasts of a substantial performance upgrade. The Ford Edge Sport 2017 release date is still a contentious issue within industry circles, but my crystal ball tells me it’ll probably take place before this fall.
There’re probably tens if not hundreds of automotive names that don’t really auger well with the vehicle’s personality. Take for instance Dodge Sprinter, Chevrolet Celebrity or Ford Aspire, and you quickly realize that the 2017 Ford Edge Sport is among the few automotive names that actually fit in the hype.
Well, it balances neatly between the two-row and third-row crossover segment providing more passenger space without necessarily becoming a behemoth on the road like the Flex or the Explorer. Therefore, that gives the Edge an “edge” in the marketplace. Again, it feels maneuverable and tidy on the road despite its midsize footprint and ample cargo and passenger space.
The 2017 Ford Edge Sport interior is also worth some praise. Here the features and technologies have been updated. The infotainment system, for one, is updated and now provides a better response time and better graphics than before. However, a keen eye will notice that the interiors of some of its rivals are actually more refined. The exterior facet, on the other hand, appears timeless.
There’re some few foes that keep the 2017 Ford Edge Sport from being the de facto leader in its class. Some of these include the 2017 Nissan Murano, Kia Sorento, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee for 2017. The 2017 Nissan Murano price starts from $29,660. Some of the highlights it offers include a spacious and upscale interior, impressive fuel economy, and a comfortable seats. The Nissan Murano 2017 release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of this year as a 2017 year model.
The 2017 Kia Sorento MSRP starts from around $25,000. Its competitiveness is underpinned by features such as a well-equipped and attractive cabin, user-friendly controls, excellent crash test scores, ample features for the money, and a versatile second-row seat. Although unconfirmed at the writing of this review, the Kia Sorento 2017 release date should be expected sometime this fall.
2017 Ford Edge Review of Trims
The vehicle under review comes from a larger Ford Edge 2017 lineup that consists of three other models, namely SE, SEL, and Platinum. However, the three are covered elsewhere on this blog.
2017 Ford Edge Sport Changes to Interior & Exterior
Some of the standard features available for the Ford Edge Sport include automatic headlights, LED taillights and headlights, a rear privacy glass, dual exhaust tips, a 4.2” infotainment display, a CD player, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, dual USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, an acoustic windshield, 911 Assist, cruise control, a folding and reclining rear seatbacks, Ford’s Sync system, and active grille shutters.
Additionally, it comes with a roof rails, a tow package, inflatable rear seatbelts, a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic wipers, xenon headlights, a lane-departure warning system, an automated parking system, automatic high-beam control, and a 180-degree front camera.
Ford Edge Sport colors: Kona Blue Metallic, Electric Spice Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Shadow Black, Too Good To Be True Blue Metallic, and White Platinum Metallic. Changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Ford Edge Sport Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Ford Edge Sport is a 2.7L turbocharged V6 engine good for 315 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque. It is exclusively offered with an AWD system and provides EPA ratings of around 17/24/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
When fully loaded, expect the maximum Ford Edge Sport towing capacity at around 2,000 pounds.
Some of the safety features available include a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, front knee airbags, Ford’s Curve Control, stability and traction control, emergency notification system, forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic control, a blind-spot monitor, and a lane-departure warning system.
2017 Ford Edge Sport Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model is most likely to make an appearance sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model. Pricing is yet to be announced, but we expect the latest Ford Edge Sport MSRP to start from $40,900.