I just purchased the 2017 Edge Titanium 2.0 for the wife and have driven it around mixed city highway. I have noticed the slow start but once turbo kicks in it gets up and goes. I'm used to the quicker throttle response from my GMC Sierra 6.2 but my wife is in love with the Edge. The technology is amazing and the ride is quiet and smooth. I'm very happy I decided to go with Ford instead of GM for her needs.