2017 Ford Edge
The 2017 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV that sells more than enough to keep the automaker's bean counters extremely happy. What makes it so popular in a sea of crossover SUVs? Let's take a look at what sets the Edge apart and makes buyers so happy to drive it year after year.
The 2017 Ford Edge was totally redesigned a few years ago, and this second-generation crossover SUV now looks more athletic and sporty. That theme is more than just skin deep though, as it applies just as much to its exterior styling as it does to its performance. The Edge retains the desirable and instantly recognizable SUV silhouette, but this is also a model that's going increasingly upscale without resorting to being too rugged or too macho. You could refer to the exterior quite rightly as tastefully sporty, which places the Edge on a par with the best even luxury German automakers are producing.
The cabin of the 2017 Ford Edge matches the exterior superbly, with interior trims and materials that are as good as you'll find anywhere in the midsize crossover segment. The Edge steals heavily from the Focus and the Escape in terms of a cockpit-style cabin, reinforcing the sporty theme even further. A quick look inside the Edge reveals an interior that's extremely stylish and high quality, which is warmer, more serene and more inviting than the strikingly athletic exterior might lead you to believe.
You can opt for four trim levels and three engines in the 2017 Edge, with the trims starting off with the SE and then going to the SEL, Titanium, and finally the Edge Sport. SE, SEL and Titanium models offer a 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo as their standard engine, which develops a very healthy 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission then sends that power to your choice of either the front or all four wheels. In the SEL and Titanium models, you can also choose a 3.5L V6 with 280 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal. Looking for the most power possible? Opt for the Sport, with its 2.7-liter EcoBoost.
The fuel efficiency that the 2017 Ford Edge normally comes from midsized sedans and other smaller vehicles. With its 2.0-litre EcoBoost and front-wheel drive, the 2017 Ford Edge can boast EPA-estimated ratings of 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined. Even the all-wheel drive Edge Sport with its powerful V-6 delivers impressive fuel-economy numbers, which are 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined.
This AWD Ford Edge option offers the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine with six-speed automatic transmission with Select Shift, along with sport-tuned suspension. The interior is decked out as well, with leather and suede-trimmed perforated heated sport seats in the front seat and a second-row easy fold seat. You'll benefit from a 12-speaker Sony sound system and SYNC3, with available voice activated touchscreen navigation with pinch-to-zoom capability that behaves like any of your smart devices. The entire interior features options that make your life better and easier, including an available set of options that improve your safety.
Few crossovers can do as much as the 2017 Ford Edge. This impressive crossover SUV can win you over with its looks alone but things get even better when you climb inside, especially if you're the lucky one behind the wheel. Add to all of this an impressively affordable price tag, and Ford delivers incredible quality and style that rivals any of its competitors.