The 2017 Ford Edge sees this extremely successful and fabulous-looking midsize crossover enter what is now the second year of its second-generation. The Edge is the latest of what's now a growing number of the Blue Oval's North American models to be put on sale around the globe, after originally only being available over here where it first landed with us in 2006 as a 2007 model. The popular crossover has been such a success on this side of the Atlantic it's now followed in the footsteps of the legendary Mustang by being offered officially by Ford dealers around the world, even in countries where they drive on what we consider to be the wrong side of the road.

The latest incarnation of the Edge is a more athletic vehicle now than it was before it got totally redesigned for the 2015 model year. And its athleticism isn't limited to its looks either, as its performance also falls into that category now too. From whatever angle you view it from, the 2017 Ford Edge has the unashamedly SUV styling that's so loved by fans of crossovers. However, the contemporary styling of the latest Edge pushes the Ford closer towards a more premium look that stays away from being too overtly rugged or macho. The overall look is now probably best described as sporty, and it's of a style and quality that's at least equal to that of some rival European manufacturers.

There's no letting up in terms of style and quality when we get to the interior of the 2017 Ford Edge either. With trims and materials that are as good as or better than anything in its class, and a dash that borrows some of the best elements from models as impressive as the Focus and the Escape, this really is a vehicle to be reckoned with.

There are four different trims and three engine options for the 2017 Ford Edge. The trim levels kick off with the SE, and then the range goes upwards through the SEL and Titanium trims before the lineup is topped off by the outstanding Edge Sport. The standard engine in all but the top-of-the-range Sport trim is a turbocharged 2.0-litre EcoBoost powerplant that develops 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine sends the power to the front or all four wheels though a six-speed automatic transmission that's found across the whole 2017 Edge family. The optional engine as far as SEL and Titanium trims are concerned is a normally aspirated 3.5-litre Ti-VCT V-6 that gives buyers an impressive 280 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque to play with. The last engine in the lineup is unsurprisingly also the most powerful offered for the Edge, and it's an Edge Sport-only 2.7-litre EcoBoost option that puts out 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

There have been a number of enhancements made to the engines recently, such as a new twin-scroll turbocharger and cylinder head that have been redesigned for the 2.0-litre EcoBoost. These improvements have led to the Edge's fuel economy becoming more like what we'd have expected to see with smaller, less versatile midsize sedans only a couple of years ago. In its most fuel-efficient front-wheel drive 2.0-litre EcoBoost format, the 2017 Ford Edge gets fuel economy ratings of 11.3 L/100 km in the city and 7.9 L/100 km on the highway, or 11.5 L/100 km in the city and 7.8 L/100 km on the highway for the version without the stop/start feature. 

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