2015 Ford Edge Redesign

Wednesday, August 20th 2014. | Ford |

2015 Ford Edge Titanium FrontFor the second incarnation of its midsize Edge crossover, Ford is taking its show on the road. Ford with the company boasting that it moved about as many Edge crossovers last year as it did in 2006, the year the Edge launched as a 2007 model. Now the Edge has been completely redesigned, with a high emphasis on technology and a keen eye on new export markets.The 2015 Ford Edge is fully redesigned with a new look, an upgraded interior and advanced safety and entertainment systems.

For 2015, the Ford Edge receives the first significant redesign in its short history. Designed to appeal across the globe, from Russia and Western Europe to South America and China, the new Edge incorporates many of the same design, handling and technology upgrades introduced in the current-generation Fusion sedan. The 2015 Edge is longer and taller than its predecessor, yielding more legroom for the driver and front passenger (nearly 2 inches) and rear seat passengers alike (1 inch). Headroom also increases by an inch. Cargo capacity grows to 39.2 cubic feet behind

2015 Ford Edge Engines Powertrain

The powertrain lineup includes three engines, all of which come mated to a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and a Sport shift mode. They can all be paired with front- or all-wheel drive. The base engine is an updated version of Ford’s direct-injected 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The Edge becomes the first Ford with a standard EcoBoost engine — the all-new 2.0-liter (only the displacement and bore-center spacing carry over) gets a new twin-scroll turbo to fatten the low end of the torque curve. Unlike the current 2.0-liter EcoBoost, this one will be rated to tow 3500 pounds and will be available with all-wheel-drive (output and fuel-economy figures haven’t been announced yet). Next up the option sheet is a 3.5-liter V-6, which will probably produce 285 hp and 253 lb-ft as before. The top-of-the-line choice, powering Sport models, is the 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6, probably rated near the F-150 version’s anticipated 320 hp/370 lb-ft. A six-speed automatic with standard SelectShift paddle shifting backs them all.

A new turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 making at least 300 hp has also been added to the options list, but only on Edge Sport model. All engines pair with a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, routing power to the front wheels or through an available all-wheel-drive system.

Available as upgrade on all non-Sport Edges is the familiar 3.5-liter V-6, which carries on mostly unchanged save for some tweaks made to accommodate future emissions standards and the electric steering system. And, well, losing 20 horsepower from last year; it’s now rated at 265.

The Edge Sport will be the only way to get Ford’s new direct-injected, twin-turbocharged “Nano” 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. As with the EcoBoost four, Ford is shy about providing output figures other than to say that it estimates that the 2.7-liter will churn out “more than 300 horsepower” in this application.

2015 Ford Edge Interior

2015 Ford Edge Titanium Interior SunroofThe Edge has always been good looking, but the design has come into its own for 2015. The headlamps have been pinched into a squint and the grille no longer encompasses the entirety of the front end, having been separated into a pair of clean-looking hexagonal sections. It’s a handsome mug, with the only misstep possibly being the polygonal LED running lamps.

The new Edge’s interior breaks little ground in terms of design and aesthetics, but materials have taken a big step up in quality, and ergonomic refinements are considerable. Chief among those is the latest version of the MyFord Touch infotainment system, which has abandoned the fussy capacitive touch controls that made previous versions so frustrating.

Along with the twin-turbo engine, Sport models will get standard 20-inch footwear (21s optional) and a suspension fortified with fatter anti-roll bars, 10 percent stiffer springs, and starchier dampers (special monotube units in the rear). Lower-body splitters and cladding distinguish sport models, along with blacked-out side-window trim, a darker finish to the wheels, lamps, and grille, and more aggressive body-color fascias. Inside there’s carbon-fiber-look dash trim and suede seat inserts. All Edge interiors look slightly ritzier, with real aluminum trim available on the upper models. Look for the 2015 Edge to make a fashionably late entrance in North America early next year, with global sales starting shortly thereafter.

2015 Ford Edge Price

The 2015 Ford Edge will go on sale in early 2015. Ford hasn’t announced pricing, but expect the new model to start close to the current $28,995 base price. That should keep it competitive in a group that includes the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg, Nissan Murano and even the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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