The well-known Edge model was introduced in 2007. Over the years, this model became the best mid-size crossovers in the Ford lineup. At present, the Ford Company announced that we can expect the new Edge model, but this time the Sports one. This model will be introduced as 2017 Ford Edge Sport and it will hit the dealerships slightly redesigned. Even though at the first glance this model looks exactly the same as the regular Edge, we can definitely anticipate some slight modifications on its exterior and interior design. Of course, the engine is the segment where the new model will be significantly enhanced. In the next review, we will take a first look on its exterior, interior, engine, and price and release date.
2017 Ford Edge Sport – A lot of New Features:
The exterior design of the 2017 Ford Edge Sport is very attractive and we can expect much excitement among all potential customers. As we already say, the first look sometimes can be deceiving and even though you may think the exterior is the same as before, that is not true. The front fascia of the anticipated model will be slightly redesigned and here we can see very big front grille that is connected with the headlights. The headlights, taillights, and the fog lights are powered by the same technology, and it is about the new LED system. Under the grille, we can notice larger bumper fitted with slightly redesigned air intakes as well as with already mentioned fog lights. At the back side, pretty much everything will remain unchanged. Considering this model will have extended wheelbase, the cabin will be certainly more spacious and comfortable. Also, lightweight materials used in construction will definitely improve fuel economy. At the sides, the refreshed 2017 Ford Edge Sport rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels.
From inside, the 2017 Ford Edge Sport looks very luxurious and elegant. The cabin will be a bit larger than before, and when you see five people inside, the cabin is full. Of course, all of them can relax in very comfortable seats that are covered by the high-quality leather. Besides leather, so many others high-quality materials are provided including wood, aluminum, and maybe carbon fiber. The touchscreen is 4.2 in size, and it is fitted with the updated infotainment system. Everything else inside is pretty much the same as in the current and regular Edge model.
Some of the standard interior features include six-speaker sound system, steering wheel with leather upholstery and with so many buttons, Ford’s Sync system, smartphone app integration, auxiliary audio input, a lot of connectivity systems, dual zone climate control, cruise control, voice recognition, Front console with armrest, Particulate air filter, Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, and so many others.
2017 Ford Edge Sport – Powerful Engine and Performance:
Under the hood, the 2017 Ford Edge Sport is powered by a 2.7 liter V6 engine that is capable of generating 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission system and the power is routed to all wheels. According to EPA, the fuel consumption of the new model us rated at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The acceleration from 0-60 mph will be less than 8 seconds.
2017 Ford Edge Sport – MSRP and Expected Release Date:
This model will have a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $41.300. Its release date is expected to be at the beginning of 2017.