2015 Ford Edge Sport's Eye-Popping Powertrain Details Released | Edmunds

2015 Ford Edge Sport's Eye-Popping Powertrain Details Released


DEARBORN, Michigan — The redesigned 2015 Ford Edge Sport SUV is the most powerful Edge ever, delivering 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, according to Ford.

The Edge Sport is equipped with a new standard 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine.

Ford reported on Friday that the new engine delivers a 10 percent increase in horsepower over the previous standard engine, a 3.7-liter V6. Ford said earlier that the Edge Sport would deliver more than 300 hp.

The front-wheel-drive Edge Sport returns 18 mpg in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway, according to Ford. The all-wheel-drive model delivers 17 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway. The EPA has not posted official fuel-economy numbers on the 2015 Edge.

In comparison, the 2014 Ford Edge with the standard 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers 18 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The 2015 Edge Sport will arrive at Ford dealerships this spring in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants.

Full pricing on the Edge Sport has been posted on the vehicle configurator at Ford.com.

The front-wheel-drive Edge Sport starts at $38,995, including an $895 destination charge. The all-wheel-drive Edge Sport starts at $40,490, including shipping.

Details on the Edge Sport include a special sport-tuned suspension and sport styling, including 20-inch polished wheels and a piano black grille.

The 2015 Edge comes in several new exterior colors, including Electric Spice, Bronze Fire Metallic and Magnetic.

Key Edge Sport rivals include high-end versions of the Honda Crosstour, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Nissan Murano and Toyota Venza.

Edmunds says: The 2015 Ford Edge Sport will be a compelling choice for shoppers who are looking for style and performance.

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