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.