The 2015 Ford Edge was just recently revealed in Europe. The Ford Edge is a midsize crossover vehicle which many have come to love. The Preston Automotive Group has always been a huge fan of the Ford Edge and it has always been a top seller at our dealerships. Preston Ford still currently has a huge inventory of the 2014 Ford Edge!
The Edge was first introduced in 2006 for North America. The 2015 Ford Edge Is 3.9 inches longer at 188.1 inches overall versus the previous models. There was also a one-inch increase in wheelbase to 112.2 inches. The cargo capacity in the Edge is also up seven cubic feet with a longer load floor! New coil springs and an advanced antiroll bar system result in 20 percent more roll stiffness than the previous model and the greater use of high strength steel helps increase stiffness and improve the noise and vibration.
The most noticeable thing about the all-new 2015 Ford Edge is the sheetmetal. The exterior shows a significant change from the previous crossover model. The back of the Edge might have the most drastic change to the style of the vehicle. The body spanning taillight is very similar to that of the all-new Lincoln MKC which is making its way on the dealers’ lots soon. Inside the vehicle the changes are a little less dramatic. The interior will stay familiar to the recent model of the Edge. The center stack has received a slight redo. The cabin focuses on material quality and makes healthy improvements over the current model of the Edge.
The Edge comes equipped with a black grille, black 21 inch wheels and the new 2.7 liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. The Edge is the first Ford to have an EcoBoost base engine. Ford has stated that the engine is virtually new, with the addition of a twin scroll turbo to minimize lag. A stop/start system is also optional with the 2.0 liter engine.
Ford has also expanded Sync with MyFord Touch availability across Edge trim levels. The Edge will also be the first of the Ford products to offer an adaptive steering system. This will be available as standard equipment on the Sport and come at an extra-cost on the Titanium model. Adaptive Steering essentially varies the steering ratio constantly. This means adjusting the vehicles speed in order to provide the appropriate level of turn-in for the required situation. At lower speeds; such as pulling into a parking space the new system makes the vehicle more agile and easier to turn as it dials more steering into the road wheel. When on the highway the system further optimizes steering response enabling the Edge to react more smoothly and precisely to driver input. This helps to make any drive more enjoyable.
There is going to be a plethora of technology options which are both standard and optional on the Ford Edge. The Active Grill Shutters will be available on select models to help counter air resistance. There will also be adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support. This uses radar to help detect moving vehicles directly ahead and change the cruising speed if necessary. The Auto Start-Stop Technology turns the engine off to save fuel when the vehicle is stopped, the engine is then restarted within milliseconds of when the brake is released. There is also a new 180 degree front camera with a washer featured for the first time on a Ford vehicle! The side parking sensors use sensors and algorithms that measure speed and steering wheel angle to warn drivers of obstacles on either side of the vehicle during parking or low speed maneuvers. The new inflatable rear safety belts are an excellent new safety feature. This is an advanced restraint system that combines attributes of safety belt and airbag technologies. This is designed to reduce head, neck and chest injuries for the rear seat passengers.
The 2015 Ford Edge will be available in four different trim levels, these will include SE, SEL, Sport and the top of the line Titanium. The 2015 Edge is a great move forward in material and visual quality.