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2017 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $28,950
2017 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,945
2017 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,790
2017 SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $33,785
2017 Titanium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,600
2017 Titanium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,595
2017 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,900


Ever since its 2007 debut, Ford's midsize crossover has consistently been a popular choice for active families seeking a vehicle that’s more efficient and nimble than a traditional SUV. A total redesign for the 2015 model year gave the Edge a boost in style and refinement, without reducing its capability and versatility. For 2016, SYNC 3 infotainment became available as a replacement for the oft-criticized MyFord Touch system. Built on the same platform as the highly-regarded Fusion sedan, the Edge comes with a choice of three engines, with front-drive or all-wheel drive.

What's New for 2017

Changes are minimal for the 2017 model year. Premium polished aluminum 20-inch wheels now are available for the Titanium trim. Four new body colors are offered: Canyon Ridge, Blue Jeans, White Gold, and Burgundy Velvet.

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Choosing Your Ford Edge

Even though its overall shape may be familiar, the second-generation Edge’s body incorporates current Ford styling touches. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is a $1,995 option (except on the Sport, where it's standard).

Four trim levels are offered: SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport. Buyers of the SEL and Titanium choose between a standard 2-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine or an optional 3.5-liter V6, which costs $625 extra and drops EPA-estimated fuel economy appreciably. The four-cylinder with front-drive is rated 20 mpg in city driving (21 mpg with stop/start technology) and 29 mpg on the highway. That contrasts with a mere 17/26 mpg for the V6.

As for numerical output, the four-cylinder engine develops 245 horsepower, versus 280 horsepower for the V6. The EcoBoost engine not only yields better fuel economy, but greater maximum torque. On the other hand, smoother output from the V6 might make it worth considering, despite the additional cost and mileage shortfall. Both engines mate with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Ford offers a third powertrain choice, exclusive to the Sport: a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 making 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Available only with all-wheel drive, the Sport can accelerate swiftly enough to embarrass a few muscle cars. A firmer suspension and 20-inch wheels provide confident road moves to match that motivation. This extra muscle makes the Sport the most costly Edge, topping $40,000. Fuel economy trails the 3.5-liter V6 at 17/24 mpg (city/highway). You'll know immediately if a Sport is right for you; but for most buyers, it's not a contender.

Each Edge comes with a significant list of standard features, including a rearview camera and Ford's continuously improving SYNC stereo/Bluetooth/connectivity system. SYNC 3 goes into upper models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the current Edge a five-star rating overall, as well as in front and side crash-testing.

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Starting at $29,845 (destination charge included), the base trim level comes with the 2-liter EcoBoost engine, cloth upholstery, paddle shifters, SYNC infotainment, air conditioning, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, pushbutton start, six-speaker audio with CD, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. All-wheel drive adds $1,995.

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Stepping up a notch adds dual-zone automatic temperature control, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, power front seats, reverse sensing, an auto-dimming mirror, upgraded cloth upholstery, LED exterior lighting, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels.

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Additional features on the Titanium, which lists for $3,810 more than the SEL, include leather-trimmed seat upholstery, SYNC 3, a hands-free power liftgate, chrome exterior trim, Sony audio with HD radio, and 19-inch wheels.

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In addition to the 2.7-liter engine and all-wheel drive, the Sport trim includes a sport-tuned suspension, a piano black grille, heated front seats with driver memory, perforated leather upholstery with sueded inserts, aluminum pedals, and 20-inch wheels. An adaptive steering system uses a motor within the steering column to adjust response based on vehicle speed. It’s standard on the Edge Sport and optional on the Titanium trim. At $41,795, the Sport is the most expensive Edge model.

Ford's practice of limiting certain options to higher trim levels applies to the Edge. The Technology package, which includes navigation, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert, is only available on the SEL, Titanium, and Sport. Additional safety options include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and an automated parking system. A Class II towing package with sway control is offered on SEL and Titanium only.

CarsDirect Tip

If you can survive without a few luxury items and won't be towing a trailer, the Edge SE has just about everything most folks need in a highly capable family crossover. Moving up to the SEL for an additional $2,840 gives you access to plenty of functional and comfort options. The Titanium's price premium ($3,810) compared to the SEL makes little sense, given its relatively minor upgrades.

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Two years removed from a full redesign, the Ford Edge continues into 2017 with no changes after a handful of tweaks in 2016. Despite being one of the five best-selling midsize crossovers in the US in 2016, the Edge is not without its missteps, like its iffy base engine and subpar front seats.

Pricing and Equipment

The 2017 Ford Edge starts at $28,950 for the base SE trim. We expect this to be one of the more popular trims, as its price is competitive and the standard features are plentiful. The latter consists of:

  • Eighteen-inch alloy wheels
  • Active grille shutters for improved aerodynamics
  • An acoustic windshield
  • LED taillights
  • Six-speaker stereo
  • Paddle shifters

A 245-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine comes standard on the SE, but buyers looking for more power can go with the SEL or Titanium model, which use a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 hp. There is also a Sport trim with a 315-hp 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

Performance Pros

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  • A tight ride and quick steering gives the Edge a sense of agility that most crossovers lack.
  • Three available engines provide plenty of options for all buyers.
  • Up to a 3,500-pound towing capacity.

Performance Cons

  • Sport model may be a little too firm for some.
  • With its base engine, the Edge is on the sluggish side.
  • Must run premium fuel in the 2.0-liter turbo engine to get full power.

Interior Pros

  • Plenty of soft-touch materials.
  • There are tons of storage spaces to stash all those smaller items.
  • Plenty of cargo room: 39.2 cubic feet with the seats up and 73.4 cubes with the seats folded.

Interior Cons

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  • The front seats are not comfortable, especially for longer hauls.
  • Large enough to fit a third row, but it’s not even an option.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

Beyond the base engine’s issues, the Ford Edge delivers solid performance. Its two V6 engines deliver plenty of pop, and the suspension system is surprisingly eager to play in the turns. The steering is also more precise than expected, especially in the Sport trim.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

With the cabin put together as well as it is, we'd expect supportive front seats on long journeys. Unfortunately, the Edge doesn't deliver, leaving drivers with seat bottoms are too short and lack any thigh support.

The Bottom Line

The Ford Edge isn’t without its shortcomings, but its benefits are plentiful. Specifically, buyers looking for a roomy cabin (both for people and cargo) will be pleased with the Edge's nearly 40 cubes of cargo room with the rear seats upright. Additionally, a 3,500-pound towing capacity opens it up to some boat or camper owners. But buyers planning a lot of long trips in the Edge may find its seats unacceptably uncomfortable.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 245 HP / 275 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
73.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
114 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
188.1 "
Exterior Width
75.9 "
Exterior Height
68.6 "
Front Headroom
40.2 "
Rear Headroom
40.3 "
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
40.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
60.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
60.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,927 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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