The all-new 2017 Ford Edge is a powerful option for a five-seat medium-sized crossover sport utility vehicle as it comes with the roomy and well-designed interior, carlike street manners, and a bounty of features. Other strengths of the new SUV include an overabundance of state-of-the-art and opulence features, a commanding Sport model, a competent base engine, and a refined ride quality. For the 2017 model year, the new Edge will be available in a range of striking colors, together with the Electric Spice, and its name that perfectly validates what it really is. The new vehicle will be introduced with four trim levels that include, SEL, SE, Sport, and Titanium.
Ford Edge 2017 Redesign
The medium size footprint of the next generation Ford Edge still handles to feel maneuverable and uncluttered on the street. This may fairly due to the latest redesign that the automaker did on the vehicle that included several developments on its body structure and suspension. The outcome was a small crossover sport utility vehicle that has the road manners, similar to that of a sedan, even with a body weight that goes beyond two tons.
The SE model comes equipped with standard external features, such as automatic headlights, double exhaust pipe, grille shutters and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. Whereas the standard outside features available in the SEL model include a heated exterior mirror and a back view automatic-dimming mirror.
When comes to the 2017 Ford Edge Titanium model, the features consist of LED taillight bar, a hands-free tailgate, noise-dipping front windows and a set of 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Sport model stands out from the rest of the models, as it comes equipped with a lower fascia and hostile rhombus-shaped exhaust openings. It will be offered with a set of 21-inch alloy wheels, roof rails and a panoramic sunroof as standard.
The 2017 Edge comes with five pleasing exterior colors that include:
Kona Blue Metallic.
Ingot Silver Metallic.
Shadow Black Blue Metallic.
The new model Edge from Ford comes with the body dimensions of 188.1″ (L) x 75.9″ (W) x 68.6″ (H), with the wheelbase length and curb weight of 112.2 inches and 4309 pounds (approx 1959 kg).
The 2017 Ford Edge interior comes covered with first-rate materials, as a minimum, for the majority of the vital surfaces. Actually, the center console, dashboard, and all the doors are provided with soft touch materials. The only exemption here is the hard-plastic decorated middle stack. Otherwise, just about all surfaces, the driver is normally interacting with, features a quality feel and finish.
All models come equipped with an upgraded infotainment system to offer quicker response times and an easy-to-use customer interface than that of the outgoing model, which was somewhat polarizing and more sluggish to react. However, Idiosyncrasies keep the automaker from being the crucial winner in this hotly competitive segment. They incorporate an underwhelming performance, particularly from the base trim, and lethargic downshift for the mechanical transmission system.
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Some of the standard interior features available with all-new Ford Edge 2017 SE model include:
Back folding and lounging 60: 40-split seatbacks.
4.2-inch infotainment display.
Height-modifiable driver seat.
Bluetooth acoustic and phone connectivity.
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
Six-speaker sound system.
Auxiliary acoustic input.
Keyless entry and start.
Smartphone app incorporation.
Sync system of Ford.
New Ford Edge 2017 Interior
On the other hand, the SEL model comes outfitted with features, such as:
Leather-enclosed steering wheel.
Automatic twin-zone climate control.
Rear parking sensors.
Adaptable passenger seat.
Upgraded cloth upholstery.
Eight-way driver modifiable seat.
The Titanium model comes with standard interior features that include an HD radio, Ambiental interior lighting, and Sony audio system with 12 speakers, driver memory settings, and an eight-way adaptable front passenger seat.
Some of the standard interior features available with the 2017 Ford Edge Sport model include inflatable back seatbelts, variable-ratio steering, forward crash alert system and the automatic parallel and perpendicular parking systems.
The new Edge 2017 comes with the passenger volume of 114 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 39.2 cubic feet.
2017 Ford Edge Specs, mpg
Different power units are expected to power each model of the new 2017 Edge, so buyers can have more than one option to choose the model according to their power requirements. As a result,
A four-cylinder unit from the EcoBoost family with the displacement of 2.0 liters will power the Sport model. This powertrain will deliver the model the required power of 245 horsepower and the essential twist of 275 pounds per foot. With this power plant, the model accelerates to a speed of 60 mph in 8.3 seconds. The model will be offered with the all-wheel-drive system as standard.
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On the other hand, the Titanium and SEL models would get their required power and torque from a V6 Duramax power plant with the displacement of 3.5 liters. As anticipated, this powertrain would offer the new vehicle the essential power of 280 horsepower and the essential twist output of 250 lbs per foot. This engine will be combined with both the front-wheel drive system and with the all-wheel drive system. Models that come equipped with the front-wheel drive system would offer the city, highway and combined mileage of 18, 26 and 21 mpg respectively, whereas those equipped with the all-wheel drive system would offer the city, highway and combined mileage of 17, 25 and 20 mpg respectively.
Power and torque to the Sport model of the new model Edge will be delivered through a turbocharged power unit with the displacement of 2.7 liters. This powertrain generates the peak power of 315 horsepower and the peak torque of 350 lbs per foot.
All three 2017 Ford Edge engines will be mated to a six-tempo auto-manual transmission system. It will be provided with the front-wheel drive configuration as standard, and the all-wheel drive configuration as an optional feature.
The maximum towing capacity of 3500 pounds (approx 1591 kg)
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New Ford Edge 2017 Price and release date
The release date of 2017 Ford Edge is expected to hit the dealerships of Ford for sale during the closing part of 2016. Regarding the initial cost, each model comes with different price range. As result,
The starting price of the SE model is estimated to be $ 28,700.
The base price of the SEL model is estimated to be $ 32,300.
The preliminary cost of the Titanium model is estimated to be $ 36,200.
The minimum price of the Sport model is estimated to be $ 38,800.
Ford Edge 2017 Pictures