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.