The 2015 Ford Edge is a completely redesigned and not so expensive mid-size SUV with emphasis on technology and goal to compete in new markets. This is the first time that this model will travel across the ocean to Europe, but only as a 2.0L diesel 4-cylinder model. It will make its way to the Chinese market, after a certain amount of time, where the current model had resulted with a great sales numbers.
Engine Lineup, Specs, Performance
Under the hood of the 2015 Ford Edge, there is a lineup of new and inherited engines. The base engine is the 2-liter EcoBoost capable of delivering 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, and improved driveability due to twin-scroll turbocharger technology that decreases turbo lag. This engine comes with AWD, as well as a tow package that is able to pull 3,500 pounds. The second option is the carried over 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6 engine, with the ability to pump out 280 horses and 250 pound-feet of twist. The Edge Sport model comes with a direct-injected twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V-6 engine producing 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. It is basically the same engine that is already being used for the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
As far as the transmission goes, a 6-speed automatic, paddle shifters, Normal and Sport driving modes are standard. Sport mode can also be turned on with the flick of a paddle, and it stays on for up to 30 seconds before changing back to Normal, unless you select the Sport mode with the shift lever. AWD is an option, and it can also transfer all of its available torque to the front or rear wheels. As for the fuel economy, all powertrains are rated between 18 and 20 mpg in the city, 26-28 mpg on the highway and 21-23 mpg on average.
Exterior and Interior Design
The Edge SUV has always been good looking, but the 2015 model is designed to look better than ever before. The headlights are built to have a frown look, while the grille in the front has been separated into a pair of neat-looking hexagonal bordered sections. The sides of the 2015 Ford Edge have a very elegant look, with a wake running through the door handles, and rocker panels that are more perplexedly shaped. When you move over to the back end, you can see that the tail lights are fully equipped with LED technology. The higher trims come with a line of red LED lights that go across the tailgate, while the Sport models come with darkened headlight bezels and 21-inch black wheels.
The 2015 Ford Edge comes with 7 more cubic feet of cargo space than the previous model. It has five seats, and the first-row has been increased by 1.9 inches, while the second is longer by 1 inch. As far as the features are concerned, they include heated and ventilated front seats, while the rear seats are just heated, heated steering wheel, and a hands-free rear liftgate. Furthermore, there is also the MyFord Touch infotainment system, which comes with a color touchscreen display, Wi-Fi access, Bluetooth and voice-activated satellite radio.
The 2015 Ford Edge is offered in SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport trim levels, and the only warning in the direction of pricing is: If you want your Edge to be equipped with some of that great safety technology, and some of the best technology features offered, you will have to push your hand deep inside your pocket. Many of the most wanted features, such as the panoramic Vista Roof, a heated steering wheel, upgraded audio, remote start, Active Park Assist, and the inflatable seat belts, come only with the Titanium and Sport models. The Titanium has replaced the Limited model, which has been discontinued.
2015 Ford Edge Prices
The crossover was released in the first quarter of this year. When it comes to the pricing, the 2015 Ford Edge SUV has a starting price of $28,100 for the base SE model, while the fully equipped top trim Sport model with AWD goes up to $38,100. In between you can get the SEL model for $31,500 and Titanium model for $35,600.
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