New 2017 Ford Edge – Release Date, Specs & Info

With a spacious and well-trimmed interior, carlike road manners, and a generous features content, the 2017 Ford Edge is a strong choice for a five-seat midsize crossover SUV. Other strengths include a plethora of high tech and luxury features, a powerful Sport model, an efficient base engine, and a sophisticated ride quality. Its released should be expected sometime in the early beginning of 2017. 

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For 2017, the Edge is available in an array of eye-catching colors, including the Electric Spice, shown in one of the spy photos here. Well, with a name that perfectly substantiates what it actually is, the new model neatly balances between segments.

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For example, it offers more space than a conventional small crossover would, without the necessarily being a third-row juggernaut such as the likes of Ford Flex and Ford Explorer. This is one crossover that is hard to match in any one specific area, and Ford hopes to leverage heavily on this to propel it to the top of its segment rankings.

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Surprisingly, the Edge, despite its generous cargo and passenger room and its midsize footprint, still manages to feel maneuverable and tidy on the road. This may partly be attributed to the recent redesign Ford did on the Edge that encompassed several improvements on its suspension and body structure. The result was a small crossover SUV that has sedan road-manners even with a weight that exceeds two tons.

2017 Ford Edge front view, hradlights, grille and alloy wheels

Its interior is covered with premium materials, at least for most of the surfaces. In fact, its center console, dash, and doors are all soft to touch. The only exception here is the hard-plastic adorned center stack. Otherwise, just about every surface the driver is commonly interacting with has a quality finish and feel.

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The upgraded infotainment system has been upgraded and offers faster response times and a simplified user interface than the outgoing system with was rather polarizing and slower to respond. Idiosyncrasies do exist, however, that keep Ford from being the decisive victor in this hotly contested segment. They include an underwhelming performance especially from the base model, and sluggish downshift for the automatic transmission system.

2017 Ford Edge rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

Some of the rivals you could check out include the 2017 Kia Sorento, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the recently redesigned 2017 Nissan Murano.

Available Trims – Ford Edge

Four trims – SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport – are offered for the midsize five-seat 2017 Ford Edge SUV. The 2017 Ford Edge Hybrid review is offered separately.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Ford Edge Interior Review

Accessories and features offered for the Edge SE rim model include a 4.2” infotainment display, a rear folding and reclining 60/40-split seatbacks, dual exhaust tips, automatic headlights, 18” alloy wheels, a height-adjustable driver seat, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, active grille shutters, an acoustic windshield, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, auxiliary audio input, keyless ignition and entry, a CD player, smartphone app integration, Ford’s Sync system, and voice recognition.

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The Edge SEL further adds a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated exterior mirror, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, exterior keyless entry pad, rear parking sensors, upgraded cloth upholstery, an adjustable passenger seat, an eight-way driver adjustable seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

2017 Ford Edge steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The Edge Titanium trim model gets ambient interior lighting, LED taillight bar, 19” wheels, HD radio, a Sony 12-speaker audio system, an eight-way front adjustable passenger seat, noise-reducing front windows, a hands-free tailgate, and driver memory settings.

2017 Ford Edge leather seats and gear shift knob

Finally, the Edge Sport model comes with an aggressive rhombus-shaped exhaust outlets and a lower fascia that help the model a standout from the rest of the trims. It offers inflatable rear seatbelts, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 21” wheels, forward collision warning system, variable-ratio steering, and the automated parallel/perpendicular parking system.

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Various options will also be offered for the individual trim models, but we will have to wait at least some few months ahead of its release date to get the exhaustive specs.

2017 Ford Edge Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Ford Edge is derived from several engine options offered under the hood of the SUV. Standard across except for the Edge Sport is the 2.0L four-cylinder mill rated at 245 hp and 275 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph with the AWD version only needs 8.3 seconds.

2017 Ford Edge engine

A 3.5L V6 is offered for both the Edge SEL and Titanium models, and is able to crank out 280 horsepower and 250 pounds-ft. of torque. EPA says this mill should be expected to return about 26/18/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the FWD versions, and 25/17/20 mpg for the AWD models.

Finally, the Edge Sport is offered with an exclusive 2.7L turbocharged engine beneath its hood. A stonking output of about 315 horsepower and 350 pounds-ft. of torque should be expected to be churned out by the mill.

2017 Ford Edge Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Edge Release date

The Edge MSRP should be expected at around $28,700, and about $40,900 for the Edge Sport 4dr SUV. It is expected the SUV will probably go for sale in early 2017.

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2017 Ford Mustang Release Date and Info

The redesigned 2017 Ford Mustang is an all-American muscle car that has been able to retain its trademark swagger and performance, and comes with even more desirable features and civilization than the Mustangs of the yesteryears. Read on for more news on engine specs, release dates, and price.

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With an appealing choice of engines, a confident highway cruising, a well-appointed interior, and capable handling, the 2017 Ford Mustang is poised to make headlines once it is released. For 2017, though, buyers shouldn’t expect any radical changes as the vehicle is just coming off a previous redesign. But it shouldn’t been mistaken to mean the Mustang has lost the modern appeal, it comes chock full of it.

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The Mustang is now a global product that has even made the luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi take notice. But don’t get us wrong, the fun-loving Mustang isn’t a luxury vehicle but its classy design and interior luxury are making the German luxury automakers think twice. And the catch here is, it’s undoubtedly an American performance icon that retains the tire-smoking exuberance expected of such cars.

2017 Ford Mustang rear view, auto show, taillights and tailpipe

Although mechanically unchanged, there are news pertaining its technology front. The Sync 3, for instance, has replaced the much-maligned MyFord Touch infotainment system. The new interface brings with it a simplified interface, swipe finger commands, and smartphone-like pinch.

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Some common downsides to owning a Mustang include a cramped rear seat, and a bouncy ride quality on uneven surfaces. Otherwise, the Ford Mustang is essentially similar to the outgoing model apart from subtle changes. This year, the primary bogey to the Mustang remains the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro. Others include the 2017 BMW 2 Series, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, and the 2017 Porsche 911.

Trims Available – Ford Mustang

Five trims are offered for the 2017 Ford Mustang: V6, EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, and GT Premium. You can find separate reviews of Shelby GT350R and GT500 elsewhere on this site.

Exterior Changes & Interior Spy Photos – 2017 Ford Mustang

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The V6 comes standard with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, LED taillights and running lights, an auto-dimming rearview camera, a limited-slip rear differential, automatic xenon headlights, 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, a 4.2-inch central display screen, an auto-dimming rearview camera, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, dual USB ports, Track Apps performance telemetry, the Sync voice control system, and sequential turn signals.

2017 Ford Mustang interior, gear shift knob, steering wheel

The EcoBoost steps up with a six-way power passenger seat, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, active noise cancellation, aluminum dashboard trim, and own wheel design. Options available for the EcoBoost model includes upgraded brakes, additional gauges, stability and traction control, shorter gearing for improved responsive acceleration, 19-inch wheels, different aluminum dahs trim, a sport-tuned suspension, spoiler delete, a larger radiator, and summer performance tires.

2017 Ford Mustang interior, steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

Adding to what the EcoBoost provides, the EcoBoost Premium further provides heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum and chrome interior accents, leather upholstery, satellite and HD Radio, leather upholstery, selectable drive modes, heated exterior mirrors, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a nine-speaker sound system, enhanced voice controls, and an 8-inch touchscreen.

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The GT Premium offers upgraded brakes, launch control, electronic line-lock, black-out badges, 19-inch black alloy wheels, Torsen limited-slip differential, and a 12-speaker Shaker audio system. Others include special exterior and interior trim, a more prominent rear spoiler, 20-inch wheels, black-painted roof, and unique interior details.

2017 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Three engines are available under the hood of the 2017 Ford Mustang. The 3.7L V6 engine starts off with a rating of 300 hp and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates for the manual stand at 28/17/21 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 28/19/22 mpg.

2017 Ford Mustang engine

Stepping up to the EcoBoost gets you a 2.3L turbocharged engine rated at 310 hp and 320 lbs. ft. of torque. Finally, the GT comes with a 5.0L V8 engine juggernaut under its hood. The power – 435 horsepower and 400 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the rear wheels via the six-speed manual/automatic transmission system.

2017 Ford Mustang Price & Release Date

The 2017 Ford Mustang’s release date should be expected in early 2017 at least according to online reports. An asking price of $23,895 and $29,395 is what will cost you to own the Mustang Coupe and Mustang Convertible respectively.

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2017 Ford Expedition Release Date and Info

It has nowadays become a norm for SUVs to have car-based underpinnings over the previous body-on frame crossovers. The new 2017 Ford Expedition is however not among those ditching the old platform for the new one due to these elements like improved cargo and interior space as well as towing ability, which it would not want to let go of yet. Its release date is slated for August 2017.

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And with an increased interior flexibility, spacious third-row seating, easy-folding rear seats, and efficient yet potent turbocharged V6 engine, it will undoubtedly be poised to be a top choice for most buyers looking for a capable SUV. Rumors also allege the vehicle has slimmed up a bit as a result of the extensive use of aluminum in its construction.

Interior wise, you get plenty of space and upscale technologies. The Platinum, Limited and Limited trims, for instance, are very classy. These models offer anything ranging from the Sync 3 interface to the leather upholstered seats. And driver-oriented, and premium designed push buttons somewhere in between.

2017 Ford Expedition front angle, grille and headlights

In terms of the cargo room, there is no shortage here. You will get anything from between 18.6 cubic ft. to 42 cubic ft. depending on the trim level, and up to 130.8 cubic ft. when the seats in the EL trim are fold. That’s about 10 cubic ft. more than the Suburban and Sequoia in terms of comparison.

The only notable drawback we have noticed in the new 2017 Ford Expedition is its unapologetic size, which would be particularly a nuisance when trying to fit in tight spaces like parking lots or in traffic. Other than that, you are looking at an “A” rated vehicle that delivers in almost every facet. We however recommend our readers to look at their priorities first before heading to the showrooms to make a purchase.

2017 Ford Expedition rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

If riding big is atop your priorities, the Expedition is a sure choice for you. Other alternatives you could check out include the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2017 GMC Yukon, the 2017 Chevy Suburban, and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia.

Trims Available – Ford Expedition Review

This body-on frame 2017 Ford Expedition SUV is offered in XLT, Limited, King, Ranch, and EL Platinum trim. These models come in either standard or extended-length body styles.

Exterior Images & Interior Spy photos – 2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Ford Expedition spy shots

As you can see from the exterior images, the Expedition is indisputably redesigned. The XLT’s list of standard features includes a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, air-conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a six-way power driver seat, a one-touch fold-flat third-row seat, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, running boards, and a 40/20/40-split second-row seats.

2017 Ford Expedition steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift knob

Standard equipment includes rear audio controls, auxiliary jack, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Sync voice-control system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 4.2-inch screen, satellite and HD radio, and USB interface.

The Limited trim comes standard with a navigation system, a sunroof, power-folding mirrors, 20-inch wheels, front parking sensors, retractable running boards, and automatic wipers in addition to the XLT’s features and equipment.

2017 Ford Expedition interior, leather seats

The king Ranch offers a blind-spot monitoring system, a sunroof, wood grain interior trim, premium leather upholstery, special exterior styling details, two-tone paint, and a blind-spot monitoring.

2017 Ford Expedition exterior, black color

Standalone options available for all the trims include adaptive suspension dampers, a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, a dual-screen rear seat, power retractable running boards, 22-inch wheels, driver memory settings, a 110V household power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, heated and ventilated front seats, an 8” touchscreen display, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system.

2017 Ford Expedition Engine Specs

Beneath the skin of the Ford Expedition for 2017 is a 3.5L V6 Diesel engine. A standard six-speed automatic transmission system transfers the power – 365 hp and 420 lbs. ft. of torque to the rear wheels.

9,200 pounds is the maximum towing capacity achievable by a fully loaded Expedition regardless of the trim.

Recent news indicate the rear wheel drive Expedition will return fuel economy ratings of 22/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined, while its 4WD counterpart will offer 20/15/17 mpg.

2017 Ford Expedition engine

A time of 6.5 seconds is what you’ll need to accelerate from 0-60 mph. this, considering its sheer size, is quite commendable.

2017 Ford Expedition Price & Date Of Release

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August 2017 is the scheduled release date for the new 2017 Ford Expedition. Once available, provisional data in our possession indicates a window sticker of about $45,435.

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