Excellent All Around Vehicle
December 27, 2018
I could not be more pleased with my purchase of this vehicle. I bought this SUV new on December 28,2017. Here are my observations after 1 year and 9,527 miles.
Vehicle: 2017 Ford Edge SEL.
Options I chose: All-Wheel-Drive, 2.0 Ecoboost engine, Blue Jeans Metallic exterior, Ebony leather interior
The good: A lot of feature content on the SEL trim. Mine has leather seats, heated front seats, power driver & front passenger seats, heated steering wheel, fog lights and much more. The interior is very comfortable and VERY spacious. I am 6 ft 6 in tall and I have plenty room to spare in both the front and rear seats. One of my big reasons for choosing the Edge over other SUVs was how spacious it is. The ride on both the highway and in town is excellent and the cabin is very quiet even at 70 miles per hour. Cargo space is generous and the 2nd row seats fold down which is helpful. The gas mileage is acceptable for a mid size crossover. I average 21 mpg and on the few road trips I gone on, I've averaged 26-27 on the highway. The All-Wheel-Drive system works great in snow. The AWD is intelligent meaning that there is no button to push or dial to turn when AWD is needed, the car senses the road conditions and activates AWD when appropriate. The build quality and reliability has been top-notch so far. The size is perfect for driving around town and driving on the highway.
The Bad: Value for the money. If you buy the Edge brand new, the price is very close to that of an Explorer or other 3 row vehicle. To add onto it, the resale value is mediocre at best. I looked up the trade in value the other day and it's quite low considering how much it costs new. I'm not planning on selling it anytime soon so this isn't an issue for me but if you like to trade often, this will be a downer.If you need three rows of seats, the Edge isn't the vehicle for you as there is no three row option, which is great for people like me who don't want or need a 3rd row of seats.
Verdict: The Edge was a great choice for me , I very satisfied with it and I hope to own it for a long time. This is my 2nd Ford Edge, the first one being a 2011 SEL that I traded in after 22,000 miles for a pickup truck in 2013. I have observed that the 2017 is an upgrade from the 2011. The car I traded in to buy the '17 Edge was a '13 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited. The Outback was a very good reliable car(46,000 miles with no issues) but it wasn't quite as comfortable and spacious as my Edge is. I would certainly recommend the Ford Edge to anyone looking for a practical,spacious,comfortable SUV.