2017 Ford Edge Release Date
Ford’s mid-size crossover has recently entered its second iteration. The 2015 arrived as a completely redesigned model with a sleek new exterior design and significantly improved performance. As for the 2017 Ford Edge, expect no substantial changes since the model will be in its third year of production when it arrives in 2016. However, rumor has it that the 2017 Edge might be offered as the first 2017 Ford Edge Hybrid powered model. Besides that, other notable changes could come with certain reshuffling in its trim levels.
2017 Ford Edge Exterior and Interior Features
The redesigned Edge came slightly larger than its predecessor, though it remained a 2-row SUV capable of carrying up to five passengers. Thanks to its sedan-based platform, the second-generation model provides a comfortable, car-like driving experience. On the other hand, it offers more than generous passenger space combined with impressive cargo capacity. When it comes to its new sheet metal, it managed to retain the conventional SUV shape but introduced a modern and athletic appearance at the same time. The most striking styling feature is its large trapezoidal grille at the front. At the rear end, it features a sloping taper with recognizable dual exhaust outlets.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Edge offers 1.9-inches more legroom in front and 1-inch in back, while it also comes with seven extra cubic feet of cargo space. The cabin boasts a premium feel and plenty of advanced amenities such as Ford’s revised Sync 3 infotainment system.
2017 Ford Edge Engine Range
The 2017 Ford Edge is expected to inherit the current model’s engine range pretty much unchanged. As mentioned above, the big innovation might come with the hybrid version but more details on this gas-electric system are yet to be released. As for the current Edge, it is offered with three capable gasoline-powered engines. The enhanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder generates 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The next in line is the 3.6-liter V6 that makes 280 hp and 250 lb-ft, while the range-topping Sport model comes with the new 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 punching out 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. All models come paired with Ford’s six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2017 Ford Edge is expected to hit the US dealerships sometime in late 2016.