Launched in 2006 as a 2007 model, the Ford Edge grew to become an important player for Ford within the midsize crossover SUV category. Primarily based on the CD3 platform shared with a variety of different Blue Oval products, the Edge grew to become vendor, rolling over 130,000 models off seller tons its first yr alone. A refresh got here for the Edge in 2011 with a reworked exterior that stored up with Ford’s then-present design language, in addition to a refreshed inside. The fundamental bones of the CUV hadn’t actually modified since 2007, however all that changes for 2015.
2015 Ford Edge Review
Meet the all-new 2015 Ford Edge. Ford says the new crossover is an evolution of the Edge design thought with the brand new model pushing the envelope in packaging with extra tools and options that prospects are on the lookout for as of late. A slew of recent techno-options like a typical EcoBoost engine, an accessible 2.7-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine, an adaptive steering system, lively grille shutters for elevated aero effectivity, and a laundry record of modern security gear assist push the 2015 Edge forward of its present competitors. It appears Ford’s not-so-little crossover is effectively positioned for the final half of the last decade.
2015 Ford Edge Exterior
Edgy is certainly an affordable time period to use when describing the new Ford Edge, regardless of the horrible cliché. Angles and crisp strains dominate the outside. Robust accent options and character traces assist make the bodywork fascinating and futuristic, whereas not being overstated. The look appears to work nicely. The brand new six-sided grille seems to be good (although it’s barely harking back to the brand new Hyundai look) with its two predominant bars bisecting it.
The massive air opening down low mixed with the faux vents simply ahead of the tires work properly collectively in preserving the brand new Ford face trying recent and youthful. Round to the aspect, two robust accent traces assist give form to the tall CUV, whereas a big rocker panel visually lowers the middle of gravity. A tall greenhouse and huge wheels spherical out the search for an excellent general presence. The story continues out again.
Wanting just like the present Ford Fusion, the rear taillight meeting appears to be like extremely properly-positioned on the Edge. The steeply-racked rear glass and decrease rear diffuser assist enliven the look. The rear does appears to have some proverbial ‘junk within the trunk’ look that’s largely because of the giant bulbous space between the license plate and rear bumper.
2015 Ford Edge – Exterior Dimensions
|Width (excluding mirrors)||75.9|
|Width (including mirrors)||85.8|
|Width (mirrors folded)||78.4|
2015 Ford Edge Interior
Issues look quite acquainted as soon as behind the driving force’s seat. The look screams FORD and isn’t a lot totally different from the present setup. Certain, it’s completely different when put next aspect by aspect, however to the informal observer not immersed within the Edge tradition, the look is almost an identical. Maybe it’s the commonalities its shares with the Escape that throws off the ‘completely revised’ notion out of whack.
Discover them or not, the adjustments are current. Particularly, the adjustments are inside the heart console and higher dashboard. The center two air vents are actually vertical and the middle button array is totally different. The acquainted twin TFT gauge cluster returns nonetheless wanting trendy and excessive-tech.
Passengers will get pleasure from a quieter cabin, because of new physique construction comprised of excessive-energy steels and a great deal of sound deadening supplies behind each panel. An acoustic windshield comes normal on each mannequin and the higher two trim ranges get acoustic facet glass, too. That must also assist passengers benefit from the sound system, which is managed by the accessible eight-inch contact display screen show with the most recent model of SYNC and MyFord Contact.
Inside house can be bigger thanks partially to thinner seats. Legroom within the first row grows by 1.9 inches whereas the second row will get an additional inch. Headroom has additionally grown by an inch. Cargo capability is bigger as effectively, gaining an additional seven cubic toes to whole 39.2. This further area solely provides an additional inch of length to the Edge’s wheelbase, bringing it to 112.2 inches.
2015 Ford Edge – Interior Dimensions
|Front shoulder room||60.3|
|Front hip room||55.9|
|Rear shoulder room||60.5|
|Rear hip room||57.5|
2015 Ford Edge Drivetrain
A lot of the 2015 Edge’s story lies underneath its hood with three obtainable engines, two of that are new. An all-new model of the two.zero-liter EcoBoost inline 4-cylinder would be the Edge’s commonplace gear. The sportier Sport will include the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 — the identical EcoBoost that’s discovered within the all-new 2015 F-150. The naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 will even be supplied.
2015 Ford Edge – Drivetrain/Specifications
|Type||3.5 liter 24 valve Ti-VCT||V6 2.7-liter EcoBoost 24-valve V6 Twin-scroll||2.0-liter EcoBoost 16-valve DOHC I-4|
|Exhaust manifold||Cast iron||Cast in head aluminum integrated exhaust manifold||Cast in head aluminum integrated exhaust manifold|
|Transmission||Six- speed SelectShift automatic||Six-speed SelectShift automatic||Six-speed SelectShift automatic|
|Output||280 HP @ 6,500 RPM||315 HP||245 HP @ 5,500 RPM|
|Torque||250 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM||350 LB-FT @ 2,750 RPM||275 LB-FT @ 3,000 RPM|
|EPA-estimated ratings||18 mpg city/26 mpg highway/21 mpg combined||18 mpg city/27 mpg highway/21 mpg combined||20 mpg city/28 mpg highway/23 mpg combined|
2015 Ford Edge Prices
The 2015 Edge is worth comparatively to different crossovers available in the market. Beginning at $28,100, the SE trim stage supplies 18-inch aluminum wheels, Microsoft Sync, and sport fabric seats. Leaping to the SEL trim stage nets the twin-zone automated HVAC system and upgraded material seats. The Titanium trim bundle provides much more, together with MyFord Contact, the fingers-free energy liftage, and an upgraded Sony sound system. Lastly, the Sport brings the 20-inch wheels, heated entrance seats, and the distinctive piano black grille up entrance and built-in exhaust suggestions out again.
All trim ranges count on the Sport come customary with the 2.zero-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder and provide the choice of upgraded to the 3.5-liter V-6. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 is the one engine option for the Sport.
|2015 Ford Edge SE||$28,100|
|2015 Ford Edge SLE||$31,500|
|2015 Ford Edge Titanium||$35,600|
|2015 Ford Edge Sport||$38,100|