Horsepower, Fuel Economy Announced for 2015 Ford Edge
2.7L EcoBoost V-6 Rated at 315 hp, 350 lb-ft of Torque
Amid the strong-selling Escape compact crossover and the larger three-row Explorer, the Ford Edge is sometimes overlooked, but not by buyers looking for a midsize, two-row crossover. The model out-sells its closest rivals, the Nissan Murano and Toyota Venza, by a substantial margin. That margin is probably only going to get wider with the introduction of the all-new 2015 Edge. Ford has today announced the official power output and fuel economy of all three of the crossover’s engine options.
Headlining the updates is the power on the Edge Sport’s 2.7L EcoBoost V-6. As installed in the Edge, the engine is rated at 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 10 hp and 70 lb-ft of torque over last year’s top 3.7L naturally-aspirated V-6. The EcoBoost V-6 gets an EPA rating of 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for the front-wheel-drive model, and 17 city and 24 highway for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) model. The mid-range 280hp, 250–lb-ft 3.5L V-6 gets a 18 city, 26 highway rating for the front-drive model, and 17 city, 25 highway for the AWD model. The 2015 Edge’s base 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost, which makes 245 hp an 275 lb-ft, gets a 20 city, 30 highway EPA rating for the FWD model, and 20 city and 28 highway for the AWD.
Pricing for the 2015 Edge starts at $28,995 for the FWD Edge SE and goes up to $40,490 for the AWD Edge Sport, including $895 destination. The 2015 Edge will be available in dealerships starting later this year.