The new 2017 Ford Edge is a strong choice for a five-passenger midsize crossover SUV mostly because it offers upscale feature such as a sophisticated ride quality, lots of luxury and technology features, a powerful Sport model, quality cabin materials, and a spacious room for up to five people. Its release date should be expected early 2017.
The two-row Edge fits neatly between segments, providing more space than any of its peers without having the need to offer three-rows of seating configuration like its Flex and Explorer juggernaut siblings. True to its name, the 2017 Edge, undoubtedly has an edge in the marketplace.
It is available in an array of eye-catching exterior colors such as Kona Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Too Good To Be True Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Electric Spice, Magnetic Metallic, and Shadow Black.
It still feels tidy and maneuverable on the road despite its midsize footprint and generous cargo and passenger space. This has been made possible through redesigns and changes Ford has made on the Edge’s body structure and suspension.
The result is an all-rounded vehicle that, despite weighing over two tones, still manages to provide an appealing handling and steering. Throw in a potent V6 powerplant and you’ve got yourself a seriously speed SUV capable of giving luxury-branded models a run for their money.
In a nutshell, there are lots of bells and whistles on the 2017 Edge which hit the sweet spots in most respects. However, the segment has lots of alternatives that can match it or even surpass it on other certain areas. They include the bold exterior-styled 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2017 Kia Sorento, and the recently redesigned 2017 Nissan Murano.
Offered Trims – Ford Edge
The five-passenger 2017 Ford Edge is offered in four trims: Sport, Titanium, SEL, and the base SE. the Hybrid review is separately covered elsewhere on the blog.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Ford Edge Interior Review
The base Edge SE’s list of standard accessories and features include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 4.2” infotainment display, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a six-cylinder sound system, a rear 60/40-split folding and reclining seatbacks, an acoustic windshield, automatic headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, auxiliary audio inputs, smartphone integrated apps, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, and dual exhaust tips.
Stepping up to the SEL gets you an upgraded cloth upholstery, satellite radio, a six-way power adjustable driver seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated exterior mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power adjustable eight-way driver seat, LED headlight accents, and an exterior keyless entry pad.
The Equipment Group 201A available for the SEL adds two configurable screens, a leather upholstery, a nine-speaker sound system, an 8-inch touchscreen display, and the Sync 3 infotainment display.
Upgrading to the Titanium gets you an eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat, HD and satellite radio, driver memory settings, noise-reducing front windows, 19-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, a 12-speaker Sony sound system, front sport seats, and an LED taillight bar.
At the pinnacle is the Sport trim model that offers inflatable rear seatbelts, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning system, an automated parking system, an 18-degree front camera, and automatic high-beam control. More accessories should be expected to be offered on its release date.
2017 Ford Edge Engine Specs
Several engines are offered for the 2017 Ford Edge. All except the Sport are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system. The engine – 2.0L four-cylinder generates 245 hp and 275 lbs. ft. of torque which is consequently taken up by the six-speed auto to the standard FWD or the optional AWD. It returns 20/30-24 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD, and 20/28/23 mpg with the AWD.
Both the Titanium and SEL buyers can opt for the 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 250 pounds-feet of torque whereas those who opt for the Sport get a 2.7L turbocharged V6 engine. The Turbo generates a healthy 315 horsepower and 350 pounds-feet of torque and is rumored to return 17/24/20 mpg.
Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 188.1 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: 114 cu ft
Cargo volume: 39,2 cu ft
Curb weight: 4309 lb
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 8.3 sec
MPG: 21/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ingot Silver Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Shadow Black ans Too Good To Be Blue Metallic
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
Price & 2017 Ford Edge Release Date
You can be sure to have the 2017 Ford Edge if you can afford a window sticker featuring a base MSRP of $28,700. As for its release date, the 2017 Edge should be expected to debut sometime in February 2017. Preliminary reports indicate the crossover will also be available on lease terms.
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