The fresh and updated 2017 Ford Edge’s release date is expected to debut sometime mid next year. The vehicle is expected to return with its impressive carlike road manners, tons of standard features for the base model, spacious interior and cargo volume, and plenty of available technology features.
For 2017, rumor has it that the vehicle will certainly be fully redesigned. The vehicle’s history spans back to 2007, where the first batch of midsize crossover Sports Utility Vehicles started gracing our dealerships. They became resoundingly popular due to their versatility brought about by the combination of sedan and wagon features with the height of a SUV.
However, for 2017, the vehicle will undoubtedly face a fierce competition staged by other automakers’ SUVs who have populated the market with their crossover offerings in the recent past. Despite rumors alleging Ford’s Edge will come with plenty of features and technological updates, the vehicle will undoubtedly face an uphill task in trying to reclaim its lost glory.
Despite its expected updates and technologies, the segment offers a few alternatives for those who feel unimpressed by what the Edge offers. Topping that list would be the Jeep Grand Cherokee for 2016, VW Touareg, Nissan Murano for 2015, and Kia Sorento for 2016.
Exterior Spy Photos & Interior Changes – 2017 Ford Edge
Our team speculates that the vehicle will be provided as a five-passenger crossover Sports Utility Vehicle provided in a walloping four trims ranging from the base SE to the plush and fully loaded Sport trims.
We should expect the base 2017 Ford Edge SE to come featuring a rearview camera, Pandora internet radio, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 19” wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, 911 Assist, cruise control, automatic headlights, a 4.2” touchscreen display, voice recognition, CD player, smartphone integration, premium audio system, 60/40-split folding rear seats, air conditioning, and auxiliary inputs.
As for the 2017 Ford Edge SEL, expect it to come bundled with an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, exterior heated mirrors, satellite radio, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview camera, keyless ignition, rear parking sensors, leather wrapped steering wheel, an exterior keyless entry pad, and automatic climate control.
Several packages should be forthcoming for the SEL, one of them is the Equipment Group 201A, which comes bundled with an additional USB port, MyFord infotainment system, two configurable screens, and an 8” touchscreen display. Others include a leather upholstery, premium audio system, power anterior seat, turn-by-turn directions, and traffic information.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Edge Platinum should get the above package plus a premium audio system, 19” wheels, heated front seats, reclining front passenger seat, driver memory settings, upgraded interior trim, a hands-free tailgate, and LED taillights.
Some of the available options for the SE should include a rear DVD entertainment system, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof/moonroof and inflatable seatbelts. Furthermore, the Technology package should be provided bundled with a 110-V power outlet, a navigation system, side exterior mirror, an auto-dimming driver mirror, a perimeter alarm, a rear bumper protector, universal garage opener, and a hands-free liftgate.
As for the plush and luxury laden Titanium model, expect rear heated seats, xenon headlights, 180-degree front camera, parallel and perpendicular parking, lane keeping assist, automatic high-beam control, lane keeping assist, and steering heated wheels, and automatic parking system.
As for the race themed Sport model, expect lane departure warning system, 180-degree front camera, automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, and ventilated front seats.
2017 Ford Edge Engine Specs
We expect the vehicle to come equipped with up to three engines. Expect the base model to come equipped with a turbocharged 2L 4-cyl engine able to crank about 245 horsepower and 275 pounds of torque. Every trim should come fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
It is too early to speculate about the EPA ratings, however, the previous Edge model was rated at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined with a FWD, and 20/28/23 mpg with an AWD.
Another engine is the 3.5L V6 engine able to crank 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque. The engine should come equipped under the hood of the SE, SEL, Sport and the fully equipped Titanium trim. Previous EPA ratings stand at 18/26/21 mpg with the FWD and 17/25/20 mpg with the AWD.
Date Of Release & Price of the New 2017 Ford Edge
We should expect its release date sometime mid next year. Expect the base 2017 Ford Edge SE to cost you an MSRP starting from around $29,100.