Crossover vehicles have become popular due to their unmatched versatility. They can be designed like SUVs, wagons, or hatchbacks, thus providing a considerable amount of interior space associated with such body styles. And yet, they drive like smaller vehicles, similar to a sedan or a coupe. Among the entries in the crossover vehicle market is the Edge, which Ford introduced in 2006 for the 2007 model year. For the 2016 model year, the second entry of the car’s second production cycle Ford introduced a new option: its SYNC 3 infotainment system. Notable for its responsive handling and loads of high-end available features, the 2016 Ford Edge has the SEL and Titanium as its mid-range trim levels.
Installed on the 2016 Ford Edge is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine. Twin-scroll turbocharged, the engine has an output of 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Connected to the engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift paddle activation for more control over gear shifting. Aptly named EcoBoost, the standard engine on the Edge, when joined with the aforementioned 6-speed and the standard front-wheel drive, provides a peak fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. And if you add the optional start/stop technology, which shuts down the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop, city fuel economy is improved by 1 mpg.
Of course, if you want more power, there’s the option of swapping the standard engine with the 3.5-liter Duratec V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. And for enhancing handling and maximizing traction, you can go with Ford’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. Also, electric power-assisted steering is on board to ensure a smooth ride and car-like handling on every occasion.
In 2014, Ford started rolling out the first entry of the Edge’s second production cycle for the 2015 model year. The profile and design carry into the 2016 model year completely unchanged, and it’s easy to see why. The 2016 Edge is a beauty to look at: with its raised beltlines, sculpted edges, and power dome hood. The vehicle now had the sharp-angled grille featured on the Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer, giving it a more aggressive front look. And the wheels?18-inch alloy ones on the SEL, 19-inch ones on the Titanium are positioned at the outer corners to give the Edge a wide, aggressive stance. Notably, on the Titanium trim, Ford upgrades the liftgate with power capability, meaning that you don’t need to use your hand to lift open the trunk door; it goes up by itself.
The 2016 Ford Edge is handsomely armed with front occupant-facing impact airbags, knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, front seat-mounted airbags, and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags for head protection of all occupants. Also included are child-safety locks for the safety of young passengers and a rearview camera for monitoring the vehicle when in reverse. Harnessing the Edge’s main safety components for maximum protection in the event of an auto collision are Ford’s Personal Safety System and Safety Canopy System, as well as SOS Post-Crash Alert System for the expedition of emergency services.
You will enjoy the car-like driving feel that the sprightly 2016 Ford Edge provides whether it’s the SEL or the Titanium trim. We’re waiting for you at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain to stop by our showroom and check out our comprehensive inventory. We are always running great deals for you to get in a vehicle at a reasonable price. Give us a call today to set up a time to meet with one of our sales associates.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.