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2012 Ford Edge with 2.0L EcoBoost Rated At 21 City, 30 Highway

Christian Seabaugh
Aug 3, 2011
Ford's EcoBoost engine is making its way through the Ford lineup and the Edge is the next Ford to get the turbocharged treatment. The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that recently made its way into the 2012 Ford Explorer has officially found itself under the hood of the 2012 Edge. Just like in the Explorer, the EcoBoost mill returns impressive fuel economy; in the Edge's case, that means 21/30 mpg city/highway.
Photo 2/5   |   2011 Ford Edge EcoBoost Badge
The Ecoboost mill found under the hood of the Edge is the same one as the Explorer. While the EcoBoost 2.0-liter helps the Explorer attain an EPA rated 20/28 mpg, the Edge gets 1 mpg better in the city and 2 mpg better on the highway. There are two reasons the Edge manages to get better fuel economy than the Explorer. The first is obvious; the Explorer is slightly larger than the Edge, and thus slightly heavier. The second reason is because Ford has equipped EcoBoost Edges with active grille shutters, similar to the ones found on SFE-optioned Fiestas and Focus', which make the Edge more aerodynamic at highway speeds.
Photo 3/5   |   2011 Ford Edge EcoBoost Engine
The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 in the 2012 Ford Edge produces a healthy 240-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. While that's less power than the 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter V-6s that can also be had in the Edge, the torque figure is the one that really matters. With 270 lb-ft of torque, the Edge EcoBoost produces just 10 lb-ft of torque less than the top-of-the-line 3.7-liter V-6, and 17 lb-ft of torque more than the base 3.5-liter V-6. The fact that the Edge EcoBoost (with front-wheel drive, of course), gets 21/30 mpg city/highway, compared to 18/28 mpg city/highway for the 3.7-liter V-6, and 19/26 mpg city/highway for the 3.5-liter V-6 is icing on the cake.
Photo 4/5   |   2011 Ford Edge EcoBoost Front Three Quarters
The EcoBoost-equipped Edge also looks good compared to rival GM's offerings. The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox/GMC Terrain twins both get 22/32 mpg city/highway when equipped with their 2.4-liter Ecotec I-4. However, with the 2.4-liter four-banger, the Chevy and GMC only produce 182-hp and 172 lb-ft of torque - significantly less than the new Edge. Ford also helpfully points out in its press release that the new Edge EcoBoost also gets comparable fuel economy to an automatic-equipped Saab 9-3 and the no-longer-recommended-by Consumer Reports Honda Civic Si.
Photo 5/5   |   2011 Ford Edge EcoBoost Rear Three Quarters
Ford has yet to announce pricing for the EcoBoost 2.0-liter in the Edge, but expect it to slot in between the Edge's two V-6s.
Source: Ford

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