Putting a more dynamic spin on the original's distinctive proportions, the all-new 2015 Ford Edge made its public debut recently and will go on sale in the first quarter of next year.
Much like its predecessor, the new model will be a fairly premium package, too. Positioned as "a showcase of Ford innovation," the Edge will be available packed with all of the automaker's current technologies, including the latest Sync with MyFord Touch setup, a full suite of driver-assistance measures, a hands-free liftgate, and inflatable seatbelts. Then, for the next selling season, the 2015 Ford Edge introduces:
- Adaptive steering, to provide less resistance during low-speed maneuvers, a firmer feel at higher velocities and superior performance in all driving
- A front-view, 180-degree camera with wiper, available as a complement to the standard rearview camera in the 2015 Ford Edge
- New airbag protection for the front passenger, courtesy of an active knee airbag incorporated into the glovebox
A pair of new engines have been added to the powertrain menu as well, with the 2015 Ford Edge offering three powerplants in total. Among them is an upgraded 2.0-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that is estimated to deliver 245 hp, 270 lb.-ft. of torque and a max tow rating of up to 3,500 lbs., and that unit actually will be standard. Providing an athletic upgrade for the 2015 Ford Edge Sport is another fresh entry from the EcoBoost family: a 2.7-liter V6 that is expected to make more than 300 hp and an unknown amount of torque. Combining that output with a significantly enhanced suspension, the latest Sport model is projected to be the best-performing Edge ever. (Ford's veteran 3.5-liter, naturally aspirated V6 also will carryover as an optional powerplant.)
All engines will be paired with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with standard paddles, and a start-stop system also can be added to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost powertrain.