Ford’s Edge is a big time best-seller in the US as this mid-sized crossover SUV boasts of unparalleled comfort and groundbreaking capabilities. Now entering a new generation as 2017 Ford Edge, this model is all set to create strife between vehicles like 2017 Nissan Murano, 2017 KIA Sorento and 2017 Toyota Highlander.
There are 3 different engines available for this new 2017 Ford Edge which give it enough attitude.
The base engine is a Twin-Scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which uses an active oil control system to churn out 245 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque. This engine also integrates a high-pressure direct injection system which helps in managing boost and torque levels accurately.
The 2nd engine option is a 3.5-liter V6 mill which incorporates Ti-VCT to produce 280 HP and 250 lb-ft of torque. Besides the brawny output, this engine is even helpful in altering power band in lows and mids.
Lastly, there’s a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo engine – the most powerful gasoline burner in its class. This powertrain doesn’t hesitate to crank out an impressive 315 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque.
There’s a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission (with paddle shifters) which is standard on all of the 3 engines. Fuel economy stats for the base engine are 21 mpg in city, 29 mpg on highways and 24 mpg on a combined scale.
Trims that cater versatility
When it comes to versatility, Ford is most concerned as the 4 different trim of 2017 Edge brings out various performance flavors. These trims along with their pricing are: SE – $28,000, SEL – $31,000, 2017 Ford Edge Titanium – $35,000, and 2017 Ford Edge Sport – $40,000.
2017 Ford Edge Technology
Apart from excelling in performance, the new Ford Edge doubles up like a nest of modern technology as well. Some of the standard technological features include:
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive – This 4-wheel drive configuration is unlike the ordinary as it maximizes traction and enhances handling by using sensors to monitor torque alterations between front and rear driveshaft (axle).
SYNC3 – The new Ford Edge 2017 revives entertainment and driver information with SYNC infotainment system. This updated system features intuitive UI, voice activation and pin-point navigation that best comes to use while on the road.
Adaptive Steering – Cornering at low speeds and overall handling is much better as Adaptive Steering automatically adjusts steering response. In simpler words, steering is much responsive and flexible at low speeds while being stiff and precise at high-speed cruising.
Exterior and Interior
Ford Edge has always fascinated its audience with its marvelous design and the new model continues to do so. Up front, the grille has met revisions as the horizontal slats are beefed up. The front bumper incorporates a mono air intake that has a skid plate-like design. Options for exterior colors include Oxford White, White Gold, Shadow Black, Blue Jeans and Ingot Silver.
This new 2017 Ford Edge boasts of a titanium interior cabin. This cabin is also reinforced with carbon fiber for shedding down overall vehicle weight. Sophisticated chrome trims have been used on the dash, also steering column, center cabin and AC vents.
Stay tuned for 2017 Ford Edge first-drive reviews.