2017 Ford Edge
- Ride quality is smoother than many of its competitors
- Plenty of space for passengers and luggage
- Fuel-efficient and performance-oriented engines
- Many available tech and luxury features
- Base engine may be too sluggish for some drivers
- Transmission is occasionally slow to react
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Edmunds' Expert Review
Most crossover SUVs fall into one of two categories: You've got your two-row subcompact and compact crossovers and then the larger three-row large SUVs best suited for family duty. However, there are a few midsize models that slot between the compact and large crossovers. These offer superior rear seat accommodations compared to a compact crossover but without the large footprint of one of the big guys. Of these, the 2017 Ford Edge is a great choice if you want something modern, fuel-efficient and comfortable.
Unlike its corporate stablemate, the Escape (a comfortable vehicle by compact crossover standards), the Edge is wide enough that three adults can sit side by side in the back without feeling too cramped. There are three engines available, too, from a fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder to the muscular twin-turbo V6 found on the Sport. We also like that many features packages are available on multiple trim levels, so you can really customize the Edge the way you want it. For instance, most models can be equipped with advanced safety and entertainment equipment such as blind-spot monitoring and the excellent Sync 3 infotainment interface.
If the Edge doesn't float your boat but you still want a versatile midsize crossover, a few rivals are worth considering. The Nissan Murano offers bold styling, extremely comfortable seats and a strong V6 engine that outperforms the Edge's turbocharged four-cylinder while achieving about the same fuel economy. The Jeep Grand Cherokee differentiates itself with its off-road ability and an available diesel engine. You could also go with redesigned 2017 GMC Acadia, which is smaller and more nimble than last year. But overall we think the Edge is one of the best all-round vehicles in its segment.
The 2017 Ford Edge comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, Ford's Curve Control, front knee airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and hill hold assist. The standard Ford Sync system includes an emergency crash-notification feature that automatically dials 911 when paired with a compatible cellphone. Also included is Ford's MyKey, which can be used to set electronic parameters for secondary drivers such as teens or valets. All but the SE have rear parking sensors.
Optional safety equipment includes inflatable outboard rear seat belts, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a lane departure warning and prevention system, and a forward collision warning system with brake support that pressurizes the brakes for maximum stopping power when it detects an imminent collision.
At the Edmunds test track, an Edge Titanium came to a stop from 60 mph in 119 feet, a few feet shorter than average for a midsize crossover.
In government crash tests, the 2017 Edge earned a perfect five-star overall rating, with five stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Edge earned a top rating of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact test and a second-best Acceptable in the small-overlap front-impact test. The Edge earned a Good rating for the side-impact, roof strength and seat/head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.
2017 Ford Edge configurations
The 2017 Ford Edge is a five-passenger midsize crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport.
Standard features of the SE model include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, dual exhaust tips, an active grille shutter, an acoustic windshield, rear privacy glass, LED taillights, remote locking and unlocking, air-conditioning, 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with shift paddles, cruise control, a 4.2-inch central display screen, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and USB and auxiliary inputs. Also included is Ford's Sync system, which features voice recognition, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 911 Assist, and the ability to use apps such as Spotify and Pandora with voice commands.
The SEL adds LED headlight accents, heated exterior mirrors with puddle lamps, rear parking sensors, an exterior keyless entry pad, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded cloth upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and satellite radio.
The SEL is available with Equipment Group 201A, which adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, a nine-speaker audio system and the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, two configurable screens in the instrument cluster and an additional USB port.
The Titanium gets the above equipment as standard plus 19-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, an LED taillight bar, noise-reducing front windows, upgraded interior trim, ambient interior lighting, front sport seats, an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat (with power lumbar adjustment), driver-seat memory settings and a 12-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio.
To the Titanium's equipment roster, the Sport adds the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine, 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, unique front and rear styling, variable-ratio steering, a power-adjustable steering wheel, sport-themed interior trim and perforated leather and simulated-suede upholstery.
Some of the fancier standard items are available on lower trim levels as options. The Technology package for the SEL, Titanium and Sport adds an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, a navigation system and a 110-volt power outlet. The same three trims are also eligible for a Cold Weather package that includes a heated steering wheel, all-weather floor mats and a windshield wiper de-icer.
For the Titanium, Equipment Group 301A includes the Technology package and adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a panoramic sunroof, while Equipment Group 302A throws in a lane departure warning and prevention system, xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control, automatic wipers, second-row outboard inflatable seat belts, a 180-degree front camera and an automated parking system. The Titanium Driver's Package borrows the variable-ratio steering and power-adjustable steering wheel from the Sport, also adding adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system.
The Ford Edge Sport is available with Equipment Group 401A, which largely mirrors the Titanium's Group 301A but lacks the panoramic sunroof and inflatable rear seat belts, both of which are available separately. Also on tap for Sport buyers is a set of 21-inch wheels (with optional summer tires).
Optional on every Edge is a rear entertainment system. Other stand-alone options, depending on trim level and configuration, include roof rails, a tow package, and 20- and 21-inch wheels.
The 2017 Ford Edge has three engine choices, all of which are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard on every trim but the Sport is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) available at extra cost. Front-wheel-drive models utilize an automatic engine stop-start function to help save fuel.
EPA fuel economy estimates were not available at the time of publication, but we don't expect them to change from last year. The 2016 Edge 2.0T was estimated to return 24 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway) with FWD and 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway) with AWD.
In Edmunds track testing, an Edge 2.0T with AWD sauntered to 60 mph in a leisurely 8.3 seconds. That's a few ticks quicker than the Kia Sorento 2.0T AWD but slower than the FWD Nissan Murano, which needed only 7.5 seconds.
SEL and Titanium buyers can opt for a non-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes 280 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 model with this engine was rated at 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway) with FWD and 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway) with AWD.
The Sport comes exclusively with AWD and a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that churns out 315 hp and a substantial 350 lb-ft of torque. It's nearly as fuel-efficient as the regular V6, too: expect 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway).
The 2.0-liter and 3.5-liter engines can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, but Ford limits the Sport's 2.7-liter V6 to 2,000 pounds because it's not eligible for the tow package.
The 2017 Ford Edge has a controlled, carlike character from behind the wheel. It truly feels like a raised sedan, with a composed ride, direct steering and little body lean by crossover standards when going around turns. Even large bumps are soaked up by the forgiving suspension. We're also impressed with the Edge's low levels of wind and road noise. The Edge has enough refinement to give Lincoln MKX shoppers pause, as the Edge's upscale platform mate is, as expected, considerably pricier.
The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is smooth and offers respectable passing power when required, but it's a bit sluggish off the line and clearly designed more for efficiency. The 3.5-liter V6 packs a stronger punch, but given its lower fuel economy and extra cost, we'd just stick with the base four-cylinder. If you really want power, the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 is the way to go, delivering a serious wallop when your right foot asks for it. It sounds pretty cool, too. If we have one complaint about the Edge's powertrains, it's that the six-speed automatic transmission is sometimes reluctant to downshift when more power is needed.
The 2017 Ford Edge's cabin is mostly covered in soft-touch materials. In fact, the dash, doors and center console are all soft to the touch from hip level and up. That means that just about every surface the driver interacts with has a quality feel. The only exception is the standard center stack, which is made primarily of hard plastic, basic controls and a tiny display. Thankfully, the optional Sync 3 infotainment system transforms that whole section of the dashboard into a sleek, modern interface.
Speaking of Sync 3, we haven't tested it in the Edge yet, but our experience with the system in other Ford vehicles is that it's quick and easy to use. The 8-inch touchscreen offers a modern, smartphone-like layout with large square virtual buttons lined up on the bottom of the screen. If you're into the latest technology, Sync 3 is well worth the upgrade over the standard configuration, but bear in mind that you'll need at least the SEL trim level to get it.
The Edge's cabin is expansive, with plenty of room for all passengers. Front-row occupants sit in supportive bucket seats, and the rear seats provide comfortable accommodations for adults. The Edge is also wide enough to make three-across second-row seating a viable proposition for families of five.
Cargo space is similarly impressive. With the rear seats up, the Edge has a useful 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space available. With the seats down, that expands to 73.4 cubic feet. Both of those figures are at or near the top of the class.
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2017 Ford Edge video
JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 Ford Edge. The Edge is kind of an unusual vehicle. It's a mid-size crossover with only two rows. But if you're interested in something with a little extra style and potential a little extra performance, the Edge could hit the spot. In particular, if you get the Sport model, it's got a 2.7-liter twin turbo V6 pumping out a ton of power. It even sounds like a V8. They pump some sound through the speakers to do that for you. The Sport's definitely a trip. But even the regular Edge with the 2-liter turbo, it's a pretty good choice for this class. Step inside the Edge and, again, you're not going to find a third row seat. That's a little surprising these days in a vehicle of this size. But if you only need two rows, the Edge, again, is a compelling proposition, especially given that it's significantly cheaper than a similar luxury vehicle like the Lexus RX. Plenty of room in the back for a couple of tall people. Up front you've got the SYNC 3 infotainment system, which is massively better than the MyFord Touch system it recently replaced. It's one of the best you'll find at this price point. Overall, the Edge gives off a futuristic vibe inside. It's a pretty cool car. There's not much that competes with it. Maybe a Murano, maybe a Grand Cherokee. But the Ford's one of the best. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
2017 Ford Edge
Looking for a two-row crossover that will fit your family of five with room to spare and still slot into your garage with ease? Then check out the 2017 Ford Edge. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
2017 Ford Edge for Sale
The 2017 Ford Edge is a different sort of crossover SUV. It's big, but only has two rows of seats. It's light on off-road pretense, but has a muscular road presence more like a big American sedan of the 1960s. And while it has a rear hatch like a proper SUV, the tail is kind of foreshortened and that limits cargo space. If you want something more family-friendly, Ford will happily put you into a three-row-equipped Explorer instead. If you'd like a smaller crossover, Ford has the Escape. But if you want something with some attitude and heft, here's the Edge.
So think of the Edge as something more personal and expressive than other crossovers. It's wide enough so three adults can sit across the rear seat (it helps if at least one of them is slim) and tall enough so you can wear your top hat inside.
The budget-minded Edge SE comes with a thrifty 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-four. The nicely trimmed SEL and luxurious Titanium models are available with either the turbo four or an optional 3.7-liter, naturally aspirated 280-hp V6. The Edge Sport, meanwhile, comes with a truly muscular 315-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. All are backed by a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is optional.
Front-drive Edge models equipped with the EcoBoost four are EPA-rated at a combined 24 mpg (21 city/29 highway). With all-wheel drive and the 3.5-liter V6, the Edge is rated at 19 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway). Grab the Sport model with the mighty EcoBoost V6 and it's rated identically to the 3.5, but with 1 mpg better in combined mileage at 24 mpg.
The Edge is a compelling choice for the empty-nester with one grandkid, or the single person who likes SUVs but doesn't want to be stigmatized as driving a mommy-mobile. It handles great, the relatively short length makes it easy to park and it can truly rocket when the twin-turbo V6 is under its hood.
Maybe a nearby Ford dealer has exactly the right 2017 Ford Edge already in inventory for you. Or you'd like to order one that's tweaked to your persnickety tastes. Either way, Edmunds is here to make sure you get exactly the Edge you want at a keen price.
2017 Ford Edge Overview
The 2017 Ford Edge is offered in the following submodels: Edge SUV. Available styles include SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A), SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Ford Edge?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Ford Edge and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Edge 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Edge.
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2017 Ford Edge Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Ford Edge Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,010. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Edge Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,284 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Ford Edge Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is8.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,395. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $9,488 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9,488 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,907.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford Edge Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is21.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,275. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,449 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $6,449 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,826.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford Edge SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is18.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Ford Edge?
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