The current model of the Edge is one of Ford’s more current cars only being released a couple of years back. While some design traits of the older model have been kept, the new Edge looks a lot edgier and more aggressive than before which is good because it is a car intended for the younger generation that lives in the city. However, it seems that Ford wants to expand their customer base because a new model of the car might be released with the 2017 Ford Edge. This should include the addition of a couple new trim levels which will likely impress the older people and on top of that, a new engine might also be added to the range.
Its platform will remain mostly unchanged but the running gear might see a few updates in order to make the Edge a bit more compliant on the road and slightly more comfortable. The current model is great too but it is a bit too stiff and it might be quite hard to drive fast on bumpy roads. In order to solve that, the new car is likely going to receive slightly better shocks and a set of softer springs. Most of the rest of the running gear should remain mostly unchanged with the addition that the braking system is likely going to be updated for the top end versions.
2017 Ford Edge Price
A base model of the upcoming 2017 Ford Edge should still cost around $30,000 while the top end versions will get it close to $50,000 which will put it in the same class with the Discovery Sport and even with some other high-class European crossovers.
2017 Ford Edge Specs
While in Europe the Edge can be had with a diesel, this option is, unfortunately, unavailable for the US market which is a shame because there are people wanting a diesel. An inside source suggested that the 2-liter turbodiesel from the European version might come on the US model in the late 2017 but this hasn’t been confirmed by Ford for now. We also heard that the 3.5 liters naturally aspirated V6 petrol engine might be ditched altogether and replaced by a smaller 2.3 liter EcoBoost inline 4 with roughly 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This would make the new 2017 Ford Edge the first US model to come equipped only with turbocharged engines ranging from a 245 horsepower 2 liter inline 4 and ending up with a 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 with 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. All of these will get an automatic gearbox of some sort but only the smallest 2-liter units are also going to be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
2017 Ford Edge Design
The brawny design of the current Edge is likely going to be carried over to the 2017 Ford Edge with very few modifications. We expect the addition of a new appearance package which will get the bumpers and lights of the high-performance Sports version on the less expensive models. On top of that the top end Platinum model is going to receive a new set of chromed inserts on the outside as well as a new set of wheels while inside the cabin the Edge is mostly going to benefit from a lot of new technology which will include Ford’s Sync Connect infotainment system which will allow the driver to use a smartphone to connect to the car’s system and on top of that features such as an automatic parking system or even an adaptive cruise control unit are likely going to be offered in the medium to high-end spec models, giving the car a lot more value for money than before.