Ford’s lineup is very strong no matter what segment is in question. To further increase its presence in growing SUV demand, Ford updated theirs mid-size crossover Edge. The second generation is present from 2014 as the 2015 year. And in the last six years sales are well over 100.000 units a year. This car is perfect if you need an SUV with plenty of space, but don’t need a third row of seats. But to be honest for mentioned update, 2017 Ford Edge doesn’t bring anything spectacularly new.
2017 Ford Edge – Changes
Since it was completely redesigned just two years ago, Ford only added new exterior colors. There is a total of 10 exterior colors available and those are, Shadow Black, White Gold, Magnetic, Blue Jeans, Ruby Red, White Platinum, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, and Burgundy Velvet. On the inside, there is updated Ford’s Sync 3 software which now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Cold Weather Package comes with windshield wiper with de-icer. 2017 Ford Edge comes in four trim levels, SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport. And as for design, Edge looks mostly the same no matter what trim level you chose.
2017 Ford Edge – Design
As for design, 2017 Ford Edge has a large grille with headlights on both sides from which a line crosses all the way to the rear end and over the door handles. In the same manner that headlights are installed, triangular fog lights found its place below them. Around the back, rear lights are connected with thin LED line on which Ford mounted its emblem in the middle. Main differences in trim levels that can be seen from the outside come with wheel size. There are 18-inch, 19-inch, and 20-inch wheels that some comes as standard while other are optional depending on the trim level. That’s not all since on Sport trim level you have 21-inch premium tarnished dark low gloss-painted aluminum wheels as an option.
2017 Ford Edge – Interior
The interior is, the best way to say it, vast. When you don’t have a third-row seat in mid-size crossover that can be, of course, expected. There is plenty of headroom and legroom in the front and in the rear seats also. Cargo space is also more than enough to put every piece of luggage you can think of. Design, materials, and finishing are very good. List of standard features is pretty long with rear-view camera and Bluetooth. There is also Ford’s adaptive steering. It adjusts the steering response of the front wheels based on how fast you’re moving. And it standard only on Sport, while on Platinum comes as an option. Of course, some of the most favorite features only come on Platinum and Sport trims. And those are a panoramic sunroof, upgraded audio, and Ford’s inflatable rear seatbelts.
2017 Ford Edge – Engine Options
There is a range of engines available for 2017 Ford Edge. And they consist mainly of inline 4-cylinders and V6. As standard, there is twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost that develops 245 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. On base trim, it comes with FWD, but the same engine can also be equipped with Stop/Start technology and Intelligent All-wheel drive. Even if you don’t want to choose anything more than base SE trim but want more power, 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine is available for a little extra. And this one produces 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.
There is also 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, zero to 60 time takes just 5.8 seconds. But it’s only available on Sport trim and comes as standard with Intelligent All-wheel drive also. Nevertheless which engine or trim you chose, all come with six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters behind the wheel.
2017 Ford Edge – Safety Rating
As for the safety, 2017 Ford Edge is packed with all sorts of safety systems. Only “problem” that Edge has when it comes to crash test rating is small overlap test. In 2016, Edge scored all “G” (good) ratings, except above mentioned one where it received “A” (acceptable). But since there are only a handful of car makers that don’t have much problem scoring the best ratings such as Volvo, Honda, and others, we can say that overall safety rating is good.
2017 Ford Edge – Price And Rivals
So 2017 Ford Edge might be the perfect SUV for you if you’re fond of a spacious interior and cargo space, good materials, good handling. Even if Edge doesn’t spark your interest you could always take a look at its main rivals such as Dodge Durango, Kia Sorento, Nissan Murano, Toyota 4Runner and others. And if you want to look at larger three-row SUV take a look at Ford Expedition or Toyota Highlander. But one issue is always the starting point in search of any vehicle, and that is the price.