If you find yourself considering which Ford SUV to drive around Salem, you will want to take a closer look at the Edge. This is one of the few midsize SUVs that has a reasonable exterior size yet offers two rows of truly spacious seating. As such, it appeals to a wide range of Virginia drivers. The following information should relieve any concerns you have about it.
Ford’s Powertrain Options for 2017
As with any vehicle, you will want to know about the engine options in the 2017 Ford Edge before you make your purchase, as this is the only way to ensure you get the right model for your needs. The base 2-liter twin-scroll turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder generates 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet for torque. Those looking for a bit more power can consider the 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower or the 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost found on the Edge Sport. These engines deliver up to 24, 21, and 20 mpg combined**, respectively. As an SUV, the Edge can also handle some basic towing, although not as much as larger Ford SUVs. The lower two engines can handle 3,500 pounds while the top one only has a 2,000-pound towing capacity since you can’t get the tow package.
Safety of the Edge
Since the Edge is designed to appeal to families, safety is very important on this model. Every 2017 Edge has traction control, stability control, antilock brakes, front side airbags, front knee airbags, and side curtain airbags. They all feature hill hold assist, a rearview camera, Curve Control, Ford Sync with emergency telematics, and Ford MyKey to let you set limits for teen drivers. Nearly every model also has rear parking sensors. You can upgrade your Edge to include inflatable seat belts in the rear outboard seats, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning with prevention, and forward collision warning featuring brake support.
The 2017 Edge’s Seating
When considering the Edge, you will be impressed by its versatility and comfort. All models feature 60/40 rear seats that fold and recline. Behind these seats, you will find 39.2 cubic feet of cargo. Folding them gives you 73.4 cubes, class-leading figures. The interior is actually spacious enough for adults in the rear seat or for three people to sit in the second row. You can also upgrade the seating in the Edge to include leather upholstery, 8-way power adjustment, driver seat memory, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.
When you are ready to see the 2017 Ford Edge for yourself, visit Berglund Ford of Salem and take it on a test drive around Salem, Virginia.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.