2017 Ford Edge SUV Review

2017 Ford Edge

Enjoying practical utility doesn't mean you must sacrifice driving enjoyment. With the 2017 Ford Edge, which is available through Merlin Ford Lincoln, you get an SUV that feels great on any road. It also has a design that will turn heads, and make everyday life more comfortable.

Engaging Performance

With the Ford Edge, you'll notice the sporty feeling transforms any journey, whether it's long or short, into a gripping adventure. It makes other SUVs feel entirely bland.

You get to choose among three capable engines. While small, the base Twin-Scroll 2.0-litre EcoBoost combines turbocharging and high-pressure direct injection for an explosive combination. That means excellent acceleration, plus low fuel consumption, making for a winning combination.

A more traditional 3.5-litre V-6 features twin independent variable camshaft timing. Its innovative design produces greater torque and horsepower output throughout the RPM range. Whenever you need an extra boost, this engine will provide.

For the best performance, the Ford Edge Sport uses an especially potent 2.7-litre EcoBoost. It features twin turbos, a light compacted graphite iron block, and aluminum cylinder heads. That means more power, plus less weight, so you enjoy dramatic acceleration.

If you especially value performance, the Ford Edge Sport comes with a few extra features to make it a compelling option. Intelligent all-wheel drive combines with adaptive steering, so the SUV adjusts with any set of conditions you might encounter, including snow. The sport-tuned suspension uses monotube shocks, providing razor-sharp handling without sacrificing comfort on any road surface.

When you need to tow a trailer, the available Class II Trailer Tow Package outfits the SUV properly. It allows for a maximum capacity of 1,587 kg (3,500 pounds).

Reassuring Safety

Thanks to modern technologies, you enjoy greater peace of mind when driving the Ford Edge. The safety equipment goes beyond airbags and a strong frame, actively helping you to avoid dangers.

One of the most unique and innovative options is a 180-degree front camera. It helps you literally see around corners. This feature eliminates the risk of hitting other cars, pedestrians, and even cyclists when leaving an alley or driveway with no clear view of the intersecting road. To help you always see clearly, the camera includes its own washer, which clears away debris of any type.

Other driver assistance options include a lane-keeping system, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera.

Functional Interior

Sliding into the Ford Edge cabin, you'll immediately notice how stylish and upscale it feels. While the design certainly captivates everyone who rides in your SUV, it also accommodates your daily activities. For example, the back and bottom seat cushions feature large bolsters, which provide comforting support. Optional perforated leather upholstery combines with seat heaters and ventilation, so you can adjust to the changing seasons.

Adding the available Sync 3 makes your media centre far easier to use. The upgraded hardware and software recognizes natural speech, so you can just talk and control things conveniently. Also, the system reacts quicker to commands, while streamlined menus help you find what you need without any hassle.

Try out the Ford Edge for yourself by making an appointment with Merlin Ford Lincoln.