Ford Edge Interior

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2017 Ford Edge Interior Overview

The interior of the 2017 Ford Edge has a mostly premium feel, thanks to a profuse amount of soft-touch materials and a clean layout. Some hard plastics still haunt the center stack, though. They can be off-putting, especially in the base model. The Edge offers plenty of space, with a bigger back seat and cargo hold than the average midsize SUV. Travelers can sit back (with help from the reclining rear seats) and relax in this quiet, smooth ride.

  • "The 2017 Ford Edge's cabin is mostly covered in soft-touch materials. In fact, the dash, doors and center console are all soft to the touch from hip level and up. That means that just about every surface the driver interacts with has a quality feel. The only exception is the standard center stack, which is made primarily of hard plastic, basic controls and a tiny display. Thankfully, the optional Sync 3 infotainment system transforms that whole section of the dashboard into a sleek, modern interface." -- Edmunds
  • "Inside, the 2016 Ford Edge SUV impresses with its quiet cabin, comfortable seats and attractively designed layout." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Every front and rear capacity - headroom, legroom, shoulder room, hiproom - has seen modest growth. So too has cargo space behind the second row (39.2 cu ft versus 32.2). And everywhere around me, softer, higher-quality, painted, and plated accents decorate high-touch areas." -- Motor Trend (2015)

Seating

The 2017 Ford Edge is a 2-row SUV with room for five people. It features cloth upholstery and a 60/40 split second-row bench seat with standard reclining seat backs. The Edge’s LATCH hardware – which includes two lower anchors and three tether anchors – receives an Acceptable rating (the equivalent of a B grade) for ease-of-use from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Available features in the 2017 Edge include leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat.

Whether you compare the Edge alongside midsize 2-row SUVs or rivals with three rows, it pulls ahead with more space per passenger than most. All five seats are supportive and cozy, with enough space in the second row to easily fit adults. Reviewers also praise the Edge for having a comfortable ride, even on rough roads.

  • "The Edge's cabin is expansive, with plenty of room for all passengers. Front-row occupants sit in supportive bucket seats, and the rear seats provide comfortable accommodations for adults. The Edge is also wide enough to make three-across second-row seating a viable proposition for families of five." -- Edmunds
  • "The Ford Edge has a 2-row, 5-passenger layout that has generous space for both people and cargo. The Edge's large exterior and form-fitting seats yield impressive legroom for both front and rear passengers, with the rear seats offering a commendable 40.6 inches." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The ride quality is outstanding, even over broken pavement, with very little disturbing the cabin occupants." -- Cars.com (2015)

Interior Features

There are two different infotainment options for the 2017 Edge. The standard system uses the Ford SYNC interface, which features MyKey parental controls, limited smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, and one USB port. It's responsive and easy to use, though reviewers typically prefer the upgraded SYNC 3 system. Optional in the SEL trim and standard in the Titanium and Sport trims, SYNC 3 enriches its smartphone integration abilities with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its touch screen allows for familiar gestures like swiping and pinching, and its included Siri Eyes Free feature expands what you can control using voice commands for your iPhone.

The 2017 Edge also comes standard with a rearview camera, push-button start, and a proximity key. Available comfort and convenience features include dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, ambient lighting, a hands-free liftgate, a heated steering wheel, a 110-volt household-style outlet, a rear entertainment system with a DVD player and dual headrest-mounted screens, and a panoramic moonroof. Additional safety equipment and driver assistance features – such as active park assist, forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, a 180-degree front camera, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane keep assist – are available in some Edge models.

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  • "For 2016, the Edge also gets a new Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system that improves on its polarizing MyFord Touch predecessor with a simplified interface and faster response times. Even so, there are a few competitors that keep the Ford from being the decisive victor in this segment." -- Edmunds (2016)
  • "Ford's interiors of late have really been impressive, and the 2016 Edge crossover SUV is no exception. Offering such high-end amenities as climate-controlled seats, a power-adjustable steering column, a panoramic moonroof and front and rear cameras, the Edge can compete with luxury models costing thousands more." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Material quality is considerably improved, and gone is the touch-sensitive center control panel that gave everyone (including Ford, through its tumbling initial quality scores) absolute fits. In its place is a stack that includes a minimum of dedicated buttons, arranged in an easy-to-find pattern and backed up by secondary controls through the large touch-screen." -- Cars.com (2015)

Cargo

Behind its back seat, the 2017 Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room, which is more than most midsize SUVs. Its second-row seat features a 60/40 split and folds mostly flat for extra storage room. Laying this seat down opens up a total of 73.4 cubic feet of space. A hands-free liftgate is available, granting entry with just a wave of your foot under the bumper when the proximity key is on your person.

  • "Cargo space is similarly impressive. With the rear seats up, the Edge has a useful 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space available. With the seats down, that expands to 73.4 cubic feet. Both of those figures are at or near the top of the class." -- Edmunds
  • "Storage cubbies galore populate the dash, center console, doors, and even the space beside both knees, with 10 - count 'em, 10 - cupholders for knickknacks and beverages. Folks occupying the rear 60/40 split seat have cubbies, too, plus two 12-volt plugs that ought to keep device-toting kids quiet four (sic) hours." -- Motor Trend (2015)
  • "The extra size adds an inch of legroom to what was already a comfortable rear seat, as well as 7 cu ft. of cargo space behind the rear seat for a total of 39.2. Fold the rear seats down, and that expands to a very useful 73.4 cu ft., putting the Edge near the top of the class for cargo volume. That roomy rear seat and large rear cargo area make the Edge a better choice than a compact crossover for many families." -- Autotrader (2015)
Review Last Updated: 7/7/17
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