The Ford Edge remains virtually unchanged for 2017. The Titanium has a new 20-inch wheel design, and four creatively named new colors join the palette: Blue Jeans, White Gold, Canyon Ridge, and the clear-coat Burgundy Velvet.
The Edge comes in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive in SE, SEL, Titanium and top-of-the line Sport trims. The powertrain lineup is the best in the Edge's history. The base engine on all but Sport models is a 2.0L "Ecoboost" 4-cylinder unit that uses turbocharging and direct injection to make an impressive 245 horsepower and 270 lb-feet of torque. The optional upgrade is a 3.5L V6 that produces 287 horsepower and 254 lb-feet of torque.
The Sport trim offers one engine option, a 2.7L "Ecoboost" V6 good for 315 horsepower and 350 lb-feet of torque. All engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Even in the base SE trim, the Edge comes well equipped. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, deep tinted glass and power-adjustable mirrors. The radio is an AM/FM/MP3-compatible unit that includes Bluetooth and Ford's SYNC system. Convenience features are the usual fare, including remote keyless entry, cruise control, a leather/metal shift knob and four 12-volt power outlets.
The SEL adds chrome trim, heated mirrors and automatic headlamps. The radio gets Sirius XM satellite radio and a touchscreen interface. Proximity entry and ignition and interior metal accents. The SEL can be upgraded through optional leather heated seats, an upgraded 9 speaker audio system with the premium SYNC. The Technology package adds remote start, navigation and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).
Titanium models include 19-inch wheels, speed-sensitive wipers, a 12-speaker Sony stereo upgrade with premium SYNC system that also adds USB interface. Dual-zone climate control and leather seat trim.
Titanium Edges can be optioned up with perforated leather heated and cooled seats, a panoramic "Vista" roof, heated rear seats, remote start, navigation and the (BLIS) system.
Top-of-the-line Sport trims come with 20-inch polished wheels, steering-wheel mounted shift paddles, and a rear window wiper. The Sport can be optioned up handsomely with a front camera, a hands-free liftgate, HID headlamps, enhanced park assist, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, Lane Keep Assist, remote start, integrated navigation, cooled front seats, 21-inch wheels and 5 years of pre-paid satellite radio.
Standard safety features across the Edge lineup include anti-lock brakes, stability control, tire pressure monitoring and a rearview camera.