Ever since the Ford Edge was introduced in 2007 as Ford’s first midsize crossover vehicle, it has gained in popularity due to its comfortable ride and enviable space. Rather than a truck-based SUV, the Edge is an attractive and relaxing vehicle for short-run errands or long-distance vacations. It ranks close to the top of many popular midsize SUV lists due to its ample cabin room, its high safety scores, powertrain choices, front- or optional all-wheel drive, and trim levels that can prioritize either luxury or sportiness. The question is – which model of 2017 Ford Edge is best for you and your family?
Edge drivers praise it for its maneuverability and sharp handling as well as its quiet and confident ride. This five-passenger vehicle offers a strong engine line-up with a fuel-efficient base engine. It is available with three engines, powered via the same six-speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Edge comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that provides 245 horsepower and 275 pounds-feet of torque from Ford’s two-liter EcoBoost. If you want a little more power, you can swap out the Edge’s base four-cylinder engine for a 3.5-liter V6 generating 280 horsepower and 255 pounds-feet of torque. For the fastest and sportiest model, test-drive the 2017 Edge Sport. It is equipped with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, providing 315 horsepower and a 350 pounds-feet torque rating. The 4,291-pound Edge gets to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. The Edge’s base fuel economy has been rated at 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Ford engineers have designed it with an electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering that gives it a light and responsive drive. Plus its refined suspension allows the Edge to take bumps and potholes with ease.
Another popular feature of the 2017 Ford Edge is its technology. Take, for example, its infotainment system. The base SYNC system connects with apps like Pandora and iHeartRadio. The Sync 3 infotainment system (optional in the midlevel SEL trim and standard in the Titanium trim) is great in its simplicity, its touchscreen response, and its intuitive nature. This upgraded version includes apps like Podcasts and Audible. The 2017 Ford Edge is one of only a few vehicles that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Drivers will appreciate the ability to use voice commands for the Edge’s Sync systems. They’ll have hands-free access for a variety of important tasks, such as sending text messages, starting a music playlist, searching for directions, making a dinner reservation, and even adjusting the cabin temperature.
Tech features on the base 2017 Edge include standard features such as Bluetooth, two USB ports hidden in a compartment, four 12-volt charging ports, a proximity key, and a rearview camera. The Edge also offers many advanced safety features, such as lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. For parents with teen drivers, the MyKey system is especially popular. The system is paired with a specific key fob that allows parents to limit the Edge’s top speed, keep the radio volume low, and add extra safety reminders every time the key is used.
For those who want even more lavish electronics, the 2017 Ford Edge can be equipped with a rear entertainment system featuring a DVD player and screens mounted in the rear headrests, a system that will pilot the SUV into a parallel or perpendicular parking spot, and a 110-volt household-style outlet.
If safety is one of your primary priorities, the 2017 Ford Edge earned the top, five-star government overall safety rating, and earned a “Good” score (the top grade) on all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
It’s no wonder that couples and families have embraced the 2017 Ford Edge. It offers a voluminous interior space due to its long, wide, bubble-like shape. It measures 188.1 inches long, allowing more people to sit in ease within its interior cabin. Plus it’s been designed with an acoustically insulated side window that provides the interior with a calm environment. No matter if you have tall passengers sitting in the backseat, they’ll all find plenty of room to stretch their legs. The Edge offers a generous amount of head space and reclining seats for additional comfort and short naps. For your family members or other passengers who bring lots of extras, such as food or cell phones, the 2017 Ford Edge is designed with large pockets and compartments scattered throughout its interior offering plenty of stowage options.
Ford designers have built the Edge with a generally classy appeal and pleasing interior fitted with soft-touch materials and a rich, soft, minimalistic, understated styling. Leather-trimmed seats are comfortable and supportive. It’s been handsomely designed with chrome trim accents and a carbon fiber-looking dashboard. For luggage, sports equipment, and groceries, the Edge’s cargo space is as spacious as its interior, providing 39 cubic feet with the backseat up or 73 cubic feet with the backseat down. Ford engineers have designed a flexible cargo space using two buttons in that area to fold the powered rear seats. Or you can access additional space under the cargo floor.
If you opt for the top-of-the-line Titanium Edge, you’ll be rewarded with 19-inch nickel-painted aluminum wheels, body-color door handles with chrome inserts, LED tail lamps with a connecting rear light bar, memory side mirrors, and a hands-free foot-activated liftgate. The Titanium’s interior offers its passengers 10-way power-adjustable leather front bucket seats with memory and heating. Seat cooling is optional.