2015 Ford Edge

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What's New for 2015:
  • Completely redesigned exterior and interior
  • Increased legroom and headroom
  • Increased cargo capacity
  • New EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine is standard
  • New V-6 engine available on Edge Sport trim level
  • Revamped suspension offers smoother ride
  • Adaptive steering system facilitates parking

The 2015 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV, available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD or AWD), that's entering its second generation with a completely redesigned model on a new platform this year. The vehicle's wheelbase is 1 inch longer than the previous version; the 2015 Ford Edge is 3.9 in. longer and 1.6 in. taller than the first generation. This translates to an additional 2 inches of legroom in front, and 1 inch in back, plus a little extra headroom. The Edge's main competitors include the Volkswagen Touareg, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Nissan Murano.

Models and Features
The 2015 Ford Edge is available in SE, SEL, Sport, and Titanium trim levels. Ten exterior colors are available. The exterior features privacy glass, rear spoiler, and aluminum wheels--20 in. standard on the upper trim levels, with 21-in. wheels available. New for 2015 are darker finishes to the metal and a body-colored fascia.

According to Ford, the interior will feature extra quiet and extra room. Cargo space has increased to 39.2 cu. ft. behind the rear seats and 73.4 cu. ft. with the rear seats folded. A new acoustic laminated windshield is standard; the Edge Sport features Active Noise Cancellation technology; acoustic side glass is optional on the Titanium trim level.

Standard and optional features are still being finalized, but the 2015 Ford Edge will offer cloth or available leather seating, a slightly revised center stack, front bucket seats, split bench-style rear seats, available suede seat inserts, and aluminum finishes on the upper trim levels. Various exterior and interior option packages will be offered at all trim levels, including heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, hands-free power liftgate, and panoramic Vista Roof. An optional Sony audio system offers 390 watts of continuous power through the combination of 12 speakers and subwoofers.

Under the Hood
Standard on the 2015 Ford Edge is a 2.0-liter, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine with a new twin-scroll turbocharger and an optional automatic start/stop system. Ford says this new engine (which works with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that offers Drive or Sport modes) will generate about 245 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. With AWD and a tow package, this engine will be able to tow 3,500 lbs., according to Ford. The Edge Sport will feature an all-new, 2.7-liter, EcoBoost V-6 engine that employs a compacted graphite iron cylinder block. Ford estimates that this engine will generate 320 horsepower and 370 lb.-ft. of torque. Optional on all trim levels except the Edge Sport is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is expected to make 285 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque.

Fuel Economy
As this overview is written, the EPA has not released fuel-economy estimates for the 2015 Ford Edge. However, the 2014 Edge with FWD and the EcoBoost engine delivered 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway, while the V-6-powered version delivered 19/27 mpg city/highway. Vehicles equipped with a V-6 engine and AWD were estimated at 18/25 mpg city/highway.

Safety and Technology
In addition to a full complement of air bags and other standard safety features, Ford offers various optional features that enhance safety and driveability for the 2015 Edge. These include Enhanced Active Park Assist, which employs 12 ultrasonic sensors that scan for suitable parking spaces, and will take over the steering when the driver backs into the space. A Park Out Assist feature provides instructions on shifting and movement when pulling out of a parking space; the Side Parking Sensor warns of nearby objects.

The Lane-Keeping System uses a forward-facing camera to scan the road ahead, and causes the steering wheel to vibrate if the driver drifts out of a lane. Actively applied steering torque helps to guide the driver back into the lane, although it does not control steering. The available blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert warns the driver of vehicles entering a blind spot, or of approaching vehicles when the Edge is backing up. Adaptive cruise control is also available.

Available Sync with MyFord Touch permits hands-free phone calls, voice-activated entertainment, customizable instrument cluster screens, and touch-screen controls.


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