With a few tweaks, the 2016 Ford Edge has become a top option when it comes to midrange crossover vehicles. The mid-size, two-row Edge is a popular choice among drivers searching for a crossover vehicle due to the Edge being larger than its competition, such as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape. Quality technology, internal components and visual appeal make the Ford Edge a must-have vehicle for car owners.
The Ford Edge received a redesign in 2015 and 2016 came into play without any major changes. The Edge already has quality positives which made the minimal changes for 2016 acceptable. The mass-market crossover has stylish visual appeal and has three distinct powertrain choices; the 3.5 litre V6 with 280 hp, the fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder, and the 315 hp twin-turbocharged EcoBoost model. Front wheel drive comes standard with most Edge models while all-wheel drive is available as well.
New for 2016
For 2016, the formula for the vehicle has basically remained unchanged. With the Titanium trim level, the vehicle now offers an adaptive steering system which comes regularly on the Sport version. The Sync 3 infotainment system has been added to the Edge, a better option than the old version used with the MyFord Touch program.
For the 2016 model, the Sync 3 touchscreen is improved and on the more loaded trim levels, Sync 3 pairs with in-dash displays located beside the analog speedometer. The left display will show you trip info as well as safety and vehicle settings. The screen on the right-hand side will display audio info, navigation and phone.
The overall Sync 3 setup looks slick with intuitive features. Adaptive steering settings are offered with two options, Normal and Sport. The Edge Sport offers the driver the ability to set steering preferences in the default drive mode and the in S gear, which is the Edge Sport mode.
Comfort is key when riding or driving a vehicle and the Ford Edge makes it easy for the driver and passengers to be comfortable. The passenger compartment is roomy with a large cargo hold. There is plenty of space to haul items such as luggage or groceries. The rear seating will recline which helps to create additional legroom for adults.
Drivers as well as passengers rely on safety features to feel comfortable and at ease when on the highway. With the 2016 Ford Edge, there are quality safety features in place so you rest easy when driving or riding. The vehicle comes standard with the following safety features:
• Antilock brakes
• Stability control
• Curve Control
• Side curtain airbags
• Front knee airbags
• Front side airbags
• Rearview camera
The Ford Sync system comes standard in the Edge with quality features to keep you safe. The emergency crash-notification feature will automatically dial 911 when it is paired with a mobile phone compatible to the system.
Overall, the Ford Edge offers a quality option for a mid-range crossover vehicle. With affordable pricing, safety features, comfort and room, combined with the quality interior and exterior features, any driver would love to own the 2016 Ford Edge.