Out of Ford’s 2017 line-up of Edge crossover SUV, 2017 Ford Edge Sport is undoubtedly the most enthralling trim as it boasts wondrous capabilities. This model comes with an appealing starting price of $40,000 which increases with optional packages. These packages are Cold Weather Package, Technology Package and Cargo Accessory Package.
This new Ford Edge Sport 2017 gets a mid-range powertrain choice as the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine comes standard. This engine is upping the ante with the base 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine as it produces a higher output of 350 lb-ft of torque and 315 HP. These impressive power outputs even cater fuel economy to stay around 22 mpg in city, 30 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined basis. On the other hand, towing capacity maxes out at 3,500 pounds.
Adding more performance thrills is the standard 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and an intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD). This model’s suspension system is sports tuned with monotube shocks.
2017 Ford Edge Sport Exterior
Keeping all these factors aside, 2017 Ford Edge Sport is a modern marvel too as far as its exterior design are concerned. Other than in the base model, front fascia of this trim level is completely blacked out. The grille is fascinating as it holds beefy slats and active shutters that open and close automatically.
Fog light housing has a shallow recess and shares the design of central air intake. The front bumper holds a minimal skid plate which lives up to the “Sport” moniker. Moving on, the side body edges wear plastic cladding which continues in the rear bumper. Speaking of which, it holds 2 quad exhausts tips that have chrome inlays.
20-inch polished wheels with magnetic low-gloss paint come as standard while 21-inch premium tarnished wheels with low-gloss paint come as optional. P245/50R20 all-season tires come standard. Other optional features of this 2017 Edge Sport includes – Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate, Rain-sensing Wipers, HID Headlamps (with Auto High Beams), Auto-Dimming Driver’s View Mirror and Front 180˚ Camera (with dedicated washer).
The new Ford Edge Sport 2017 also boasts a comfortable and sophisticated interior cabin. For this 2017 generation change, there’s a groovy theme going on in the cabin. There are chrome highlights in the dash, steering wheel, center console. Also, the door panels which match perfectly with the dull ebony perforated leather upholstery in the seats.
The seats even feature suede inserts, power reclining and heating. Controls on the steering wheel, including paddle shifters, have an ergonomic arrangement which caters driver’s convenience.
The heart of entertainment in this cabin is the SYNC3 infotainment system which comes as standard. This revised infotainment system includes Siri seamless integration, pinch-to-zoom functionality. Also, and a automatic updates over Wi-Fi connectivity.
As far as safety goes, features like blind spot detection(with rear cross traffic alert), stability control, dual-stage airbags, lane departure warning, inflatable safety belt and parking assist come standard.
Given the significant changes in 2017 Ford Edge Sport, it is all set to compete against the likes of 2017 KIA Sorento, 2017 Nissan Murano, 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.