2016 Ford Edge: Giving You Several Options to Choose From

03.13.16 - 2016 Ford Edge

When you want a midsized crossover SUV you want to have the ability to make it your own. The Ford Edge is that vehicle. With the Edge you have a wide range of trims and options you can add to have the style and the features you want in order to feel comfortable and at home in the vehicle. There is plenty of room for the whole family and a generous amount of cargo space to allow you to take this SUV out for an adventure or on vacation with your family. The Edge is the perfect vehicle for nearly every family driving need.

What is the Ford Edge? This is a great midsized SUV that offers plenty of room for five passengers and offers a host of great equipment for you to choose from. With the right trim level you will enjoy the Edge how you want, which can be anything from a fuel sipper to a power monster and it can be fitted with all the tech in between as well. For 2016 the Sport trim enjoys several new upgrades which include a power adaptive steering column and AWD. Every model now enjoys keyless entry with push button starting and the new Sync 3 system has been added while the V6 engine has been dropped from the SE trim level.

Even though there is room inside this is an SUV that feels quick and agile on the road, not too large and cumbersome. The rigid structure and upgraded suspension make for a great drive from a vehicle that is made to handle extremely well and be a comfortable ride for the entire family to enjoy. The Edge also brings in a quiet cabin to allow you to keep the baby sleeping in the car seat while you drive home.

The Ford Edge can be powered by one of three different engines. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder model that is made to tow up to 3,500 pounds and is found in the SE, SEL or Titanium trims. This engine brings in 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque while being attached to a six-speed automatic transmission (which is used for all engines) to give you 21 city/30 hwy mpg for the FWD models and 20 city/28 hwy mpg for AWD versions, making for an efficient and powerful midsized SUV.

Moving up to the next engine you can enjoy a 3.5-liter V6 that is available on the SEL or Titanium trims. This engine boasts 280 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque and when mated to the same transmission will return fuel mileage numbers of 18 city/26 hwy mpg in FWD and 17 city/25 hwy mpg for the AWD version. The Edge Sport brings you a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine that brings the most power at 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will give you the most fun and has reasonable fuel mileage numbers at 17 city/24 hwy and is only set up with AWD.

In an effort to be more comfort driven the Edge maintains a five passenger layout across two rows of seats. This creates more leg room in the back and more cargo space behind the rear seat than most of the competition. What you will notice is a fresh design that feels upgraded from previous models in a cabin that is made to be a great place to drive or ride. With the rear seats folded down you can have a massive 73.4 cubic feet of cargo room which is reduced to a still impressive 39.2 cubic feet when the seats are in an upright position.

On the outside you will look at the new Edge and realize there is something familiar about it, but also something extremely new. The overall look is sleeker and more athletic than before while still giving you a look you enjoy. The grill is a large trapezoidal shape that we find on the Fusion as well to make it stand out. The curvature from the hood to the roof and back makes for a shape that feels more dynamic than before and the rear boats a pair of exhaust ports to give you the desire exhaust function.

The Edge comes in four trims, SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport. At the base SE model you will enjoy keyless entry, push button starting, a rearview camera, cloth seats, a six-way manual driver’s seat, eighteen inch wheels and an audio system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The SEL model brings in power driver and passenger seats, dual zone climate controls and satellite radio. The Titanium comes standard with a Sony premium audio system, a hands free liftgate, leather upholstery, heated front seats and the Sync with MyFord Touch infotainment system.

Looking to the options you will find where you can make your Ford Edge stand out. These options include AWD, a forward facing camera for parking assistance, blind spot monitoring, forward collision alerts, and lane keeping warnings, inflatable rear safety belts, and a parking assistance system for parallel and perpendicular parking, adaptive steering, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a rear seat entertainment system. Of course you can also add any of the features form a higher trim to the lower ones as an option as well, giving you a fully customizable vehicle that is great to drive.

The Ford Edge has been one of our favorite SUVs to drive for a long time. This SUV not only is a great drive but comes in at a very reasonable price. The base SE will ask for a little less than $30,000 to start while the SEL will start out around $32,700. The Titanium model begins at $36,500 and the Sport will start around $41,300 with the most powerful engine. When you upgrade with AWD on any of the models you will spend an additional $2,000 and a fully loaded Sport can cost you more than $47,000. Which Ford Edge is right for you? That is for you to decide, with the various ways you can have this SUV there is certainly one waiting for you at your local Ford dealer.

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