2015 Ford Edge
When the Ford Edge arrived for 2007, it was the blue oval’s first attempt at a family size crossover. While softer riding and not as rugged as the body-on-frame Explorer, it still found enough buyers for first year 6-figure sales. Now, after what seems an eternity, Ford has redesigned the Edge from corner to corner.
The second gen, now-larger, but still 5-passenger Edge, can be fitted with several powertrains. The smallest is also the most new: a direct injected EcoBoost 2.0 liter twin-scroll turbo 4 good for 245 horsepower. It’s a good place to start in base trim, and it never felt lacking.
Next up is the F-150’s 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 with 315 horsepower, available in the Edge Sport. Also direct injected, it’s the most athletic of the bunch, and is accompanied by Sport specific styling cues, stiffer suspension bits, and bigger wheels.
The 3.5 liter multiport injected V6 from the first gen is available, too, though slightly detuned; now the 280 horsepower.
All models are standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive adding 2 grand.
BEN DAVIS: “This is definitely an increasingly tougher market to make an impression in, but some of the things I like about the 20-15 Edge are the EcoBoost powertrains …but the icing on the cake is that you can’t get a CVT trans in the Edge…all engines are running through a six-speed automatic.”
JOHN DAVIS: Technology also keeps the Edge on the cutting Edge, with Active Park Assist, a 180 degree front camera, rear inflating safety belts, and a foot-activated rear lift gate.
On sale now, the 2015 Ford Edge starts at around $29,000.
Engine: 2.0 liter/ 2.7 liter / 3.5 liter
Horsepower: 245 / 315 / 280
Price: Starts at around $29,000