2017 Ford Edge

Starting MSRP: $28,950 - $40,400

Estimated MPG: 21 city / 29 hwy

2017 Ford Edge Review

The 2017 Ford Edge provides ample room for both passengers and cargo, and it delivers a smooth ride quality that keeps harshness at bay. The Edge also counts fuel efficiency among its strengths, and it's available with relatively frugal powertrain choices that will save you money at the pump.

By Warren Clarke
Last Updated 07/05/2017

Ford's Edge is a midsize crossover SUV that seats five passengers. Three engines are available, and all models are governed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered, and the Edge is sold in SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport trims.

For 2017, the Ford Edge welcomes new exterior colors: Canyon Ridge, Blue Jeans, White Gold and Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat. Also, 20-inch premium polished aluminum wheels are now available on Titanium models.

Exterior

Exterior

The 2017 Ford Edge has a presence that is solid and commanding, and its sheet metal is distinguished by its smooth planes and flowing lines. A tall front fascia houses a bright six-cornered grille and automatic halogen projector-style headlamps. Body-colored door handles, black beltline molding and black exterior mirror caps add flair to the Edge's profile. Standard LED tail lamps brighten the rear view, and they overlook brushed stainless-steel dual exhaust tips.

Base models are equipped with rear privacy glass, a body-colored rear spoiler and daytime running lights. The list of available exterior features includes HID headlamps, a hands-free foot-activated liftgate, body-colored exterior mirror caps, heated power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, bright beltline molding, silver roof-rack side rails, a panoramic sunroof and LED signature lighting.

Eighteen-inch wheels are standard, and 19-, 20- and 21-inch wheels are available.

Interior

Interior

With the 2017 Ford Edge, you get a cabin that prioritizes comfort. The materials used are soft to the touch, and both rows of seating offer spacious environments for adults. With the rear seats in place, the Edge provides 39.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity. With the rear seats lowered, this figure expands to 73.4 cubic feet.

The base Edge SE comes with cloth upholstery, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power windows and door locks and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. You can upgrade your Ford Edge with heated and cooled front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Performance

Performance

The 2017 Ford Edge carries itself with unruffled assurance on the road. Available all-wheel drive gives the crossover stable footing in rain and snow, and gear shifts are deftly handled by the six-speed automatic transmission. The base power plant is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine achieves fuel economy of up to 21/29 mpg city/highway. Next up is a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, and this engine has an EPA rating of up to 17/26 mpg.

Sport models come with a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that generates 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Available only with all-wheel drive, this engine has an EPA rating of 17/24 mpg.

Technology

Technology

Ford's Sync system is standard on the 2017 Edge, and this facilitates Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition and voice-controlled access to apps such as Spotify and Pandora. The list of standard features also includes a rearview camera, an audio input jack, and a sound system with a CD player. All models come with Ford's MyKey, which allows parents to monitor the activity of their teen drivers.

Upgrades such as navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio, a premium nine-speaker sound system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking are available.