It has been announced that the 2017 Ford Edge will be debuting next year. The release date places it somewhere around the first part of the next year and as we have seen promises us a new and completely updated model with very impressive carlike driving manners. The car is also going to be updated with some amenities that are going to be available even on the base model, making it much more available than before.
The first model of the Edge was produced in 2007. It was just what the industry needed as it presented a midsize crossover SUV which immediately became popular and it was mainly due to its versatility and ability to adapt both the wagon and sedan-like features into an SUV car.
The competition of today’s market is much greater today, so the 2017 Edge is going to have a fierce battle in dealing with the competitors that are already established in this segment. What we are going to get here is a car that is going to be updated with contemporary technology and some styling cues which will be perfect for the new model.
The main competitions comes with the Nissan Murano, Kia Sorente, the new Volkswagen Touareg and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. But we expect that the 2017 Ford Edge does well in this segment and makes the best out of the things it has to offer. Read the review and find out what the car is going to offer whit its massive update.
2017 Ford Edge Interior and Exterior updates and changes
The 2017 Ford Edge is going to be offered as a five passenger model and will also include different trim levels with the SE being the base one and the Sport trim also confirmed as well. There are many updates that are going to make the car much more competitive and comparable with the current rivals thus the updates are immense and can differ depending on the trim. Thus the SE level does come with a equipment like telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 911 Assist, automatic headlights, voice recognition, foldable rear seats, a premium audio system and a wheel options that includes 19-inch wheels.
The SEL version is going to be a bit more updated and upgraded as it is going to focus on some more advanced features. With the Ford Edge SEL you can get the eight-way power adjustable driver seat, dimming rearview camera, exterior heated mirrors, automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel and some advanced features like keyless ignition with a an exterior keyless entry pad. For this trim you can also add the Equipment Group 201A package, which extends your offer and adds even more advanced amenities and additions inside the car.
The highest rated trim vehicle is going to be the Ford Edge Platinum trim of course. This one has got it all and includes a near full package of all the things you may need inside your vehicle. The 19-inch wheels come as standard here as well but adds some other amenities like heated front seats, a hands-free tailgate, reclining front passenger seat, driving memory setting and some newly designed LED taillights.
The base trim also has the option of choosing one with a sunroof, but this is a feature that is available optionally when you purchase your car. It also adds an optional Technology package which adds some advanced technological equipment to your Ford Edge with additional power outlets, bumper protection, auto-dimming driver mirror, side exterior mirror, a perimeter alarm, a navigation system and more.
Finally, we have the top of the range Titan trim which is the highest you get with the 2017 Ford Edge. Inside we have expect the rear heated seats some other futures which add parallel and perpendicular parking options, steering heated wheels, an automatic parking system, lane keeping assist and more.
Engines and specs
The 2017 Ford Edge is going to give us a few options to chose from when it comes to the powertrain. The base version is turbocharged 2L 4-cyl engine that provides us with just enough power for the segment and is in fact a suitable option all in all. The output is measured at 245 horsepower and 275 pounds of torque and uses the 6-speed automatic transmission system also. The EPA ratings for this engine are measured at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, for the FWD option which can be pretty admirable, while the AWD options goes to 20/28/23 mpg.
The secondary engine option is rumored to be the 3.5L V6 engine. This one is able to churn out 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque and is going to be certainly available for the SE, SEL, Sport and Titanium trims. With the output of 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque and an EPA rating of 18/26/21 mpg with the FWD and 17/25/20 mpg with the AWD, it is an appropriate engine option for these levels of the car.
2017 Ford Edge price and release date
The release date of the car has yet to be confirmed but many indications are already placing it in the beginning of 2017. We are fairly certain that the new 2017 Ford Edge is going to appear by then. The base price would be somewhere around $29,100 as base MSRP for the SE trim, while the higher ones will add more value to it.