By on June 24, 2014

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Ford released photos and specs for their new Edge, becoming the first Ford to have a standard Ecoboost engine.

Riding on the same CD4 platform as the Ford Fusion and MKZ, the Edge come standard with a 2.0L Ecoboost making 245 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Also on offer are a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 and a 2.7L Ecoboost V6, with power figures not announced for either engine. FWD is available on the base four, with AWD standard on the other engines. The sole powertrain is a 6-speed automatic.

Ford’s new adaptive steering system which can vary the steering ratio is available, as well as active grille shutters, start-stop, MyFord Touch, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert and a 180 degree front camera. Ford will continue to build the Edge at its Oakville, Ontario plant with sales starting early next year.

[Thanks to AutoGuide.com for the live shots]

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63 Comments on “2015 Ford Edge Revealed [Updated With Live Shots]...”


  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    Evolutionary not revolutionary. It will be interesting to see what the power figures are on the other engines.

  • avatar
    Mandalorian

    Where did the trunk go?

  • avatar
    anti121hero

    Talk about vehicles I completely forget were made. I know of the escape and explorer bbut this managed to be so bland o never realized it existed

    • 0 avatar
      PrincipalDan

      I’d likely forget it existed if a former boss hadn’t owned two of them. First was an SLE with 3.5 V6 and AWD the second was a refreshed model with EcoBost FWD. After bitching about fuel economy with the AWD she raved about the EcoBost.

  • avatar
    Kenmore

    If you made sure to get the minimum available wheel diameter and correspondingly fatter tires, would it deliver a cushy ride? It’s a 4000 lb. vehicle so I would hope so.

  • avatar
    Z71_Silvy

    Pretty weak refresh. More of just a tweak to the front and rear.

    Hopefully Ford put more into making a vehicle with actual quality over giving it flawed technology and an exhaust system that fills the cabin

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      Are you kidding me right now? I’m a GM fan, but in what way is this a refresh?

      The 2011 Edge was a facelift because it used the same bodyshell, powertrains (although they added the 2.0T EcoBoost), et cetera..and even then the interior and electronics architecture were significantly updated. But this? There’s not a single panel or trim piece that’s carries over. The wheelbase is different. It isn’t even on the same platform as the outgoing Edge. How is it a refresh?

    • 0 avatar
      SC5door

      Sorta like that refresh GM did on their trucks right?

    • 0 avatar
      01 ZX3

      How about that refresh on the Malibu? Is that still a sore spot for ya?

  • avatar
    ajla

    So right now the Duratec35 is standard and the Ecoboost 2.0 is like a $900 option.

    However, in the future the turbo will be standard and the Duratec35 will be an option? Or, is it just that Ford still won’t hook up the 2.0T with AWD and the 3.5L is living on for duty in that?

  • avatar
    dal20402

    Mentally correcting for bloat and height, the design is very nice. But I can’t get past the fact that this sort of vehicle gets you the interior space of a well-packaged small hatchback with the size and weight of a large sedan. A 600-lb.-lighter Forester suffers in refinement compared to this thing, but thrashes it in terms of carrying capacity and practicality. And if you don’t want practicality, why the heck are you buying a CUV rather than some — any — more interesting type of vehicle?

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      This particular niche of crossover—which also includes the Murano and Venza—is really more of a fashion statement than anything. Small crossovers (like the Escape or the Forester you mentioned), tend to be boxier and cheaper-priced, and are therefore a lot more useful and economical for people that need two rows, but would like to sit higher than a sedan. But as long as there are enough sales to justify these fashion-statement crossovers, they will continue to be made.

      • 0 avatar
        tuffjuff

        This is a two row midsized crossover, of which there are few. The Edge, despite the current models cramped center stack, if the same size as my Equinox but with much better interior materials, better NVH and a killer V6 as standard.

        For some reason I thought the 2.7 was a four, so that it’s a blown six is really in trudging to me. It’s a shame you’ll probably have to spend 40-50 to get one.

        I’m shopping in this segment and my next vehicle was likely a 40k JGC Limited. I’d love to see how this options out for that same price.

    • 0 avatar
      Disaster

      CUV’s went from being practical to being bloated, fuel drinkers. The commanding seating position has translated into poor aero and horrible real world highway mileage.

      • 0 avatar
        tuffjuff

        I don’t think it’s even the aero aspect, moreso inefficient power-trains. By all accounts on the Theta forums, the 3.6 in the Equinox/Terrain get much, much better real-world mileage than the 2.4. My 2013 Equinox LT (2.4 equipped) gets 26-27 MPG during a highway roadtrip doing 70 MPH, but if I’m on back roads doing 45-55 MPH, it magically learns to get 30-32 MPG. Turns out, 184 horse power isn’t adequate to move 4,000 pounds (plus passengers!).

  • avatar
    Lie2me

    I wish Ford would give North America the Everest instead of this

    http://www.themotorreport.com.au/content/image/2/0/2014_ford_everest_suv_01_1-0813.jpg

  • avatar
    Kyree S. Williams

    I really like Ford’s new designs *now*. But the company needs to be very careful and ensure that it doesn’t create designs that will look stale or outright ugly by the time they are replaced…

    • 0 avatar
      SC5door

      You should see what they did to the U502 for `16. Downright stupid.

      • 0 avatar
        Kenmore

        Seriously!

        I mean, how often are you going to need a net cutter sticking up from the bow and spoiling the looks *all* the time?

      • 0 avatar
        dwford

        Do tell..

      • 0 avatar
        Lie2me

        I like it better then the current Explorer

        • 0 avatar
          Kyree S. Williams

          “I like it better than the current Explorer”

          Same here. First of all, I don’t like plastichrome door handles, which you’re stuck with on the Explorer unless you opt for the poverty or interceptor specs with the black non-color-keyed door handles (and who the hell does *that* kind of cheap-out anymore). Also, i think the Explorer’s front end looks goofy. The grille-to-headlamp narrow and that prominent orange turn-signal section on each headlamp is atrocious. I think the interior materials feel cheap, especially compared to the Durango, and I don’t like the visibility (or lack thereof).

          This Edge is, to my eyes, much better-looking…

    • 0 avatar
      hybridkiller

      “I really like Ford’s new designs *now*. But the company needs to be very careful and ensure that it doesn’t create designs that will look stale or outright ugly by the time they are replaced…”

      *cough* Focus *cough*

      • 0 avatar
        tuffjuff

        What’s wrong with the second gen Focus? Beautiful vehicle.

        • 0 avatar
          hybridkiller

          Admittedly the Focus has never been my kind of car styling-wise, so like with every other car it’s subjective. As KSW said, I do like the new ones right now, but I just think they’ll look rather dated in 5 or so years. I think Mazda has done a much better job with the 3 – it has a certain elegance and timeless quality about it that I just don’t see in the Focus. I also think the Golf has a more timeless (although some say boring) feel to the styling. Hell, even the new Corollas look pretty darn good for what they are.

    • 0 avatar
      matador

      It seems Ford has brought their A-Game for styling on everything… except trucks and SUVs.

      The Dodge trucks are the only decent-looking ones to me anymore.

  • avatar
    frozenman

    Why does Ford keep using the 3.5 v6 in this class/weight of vehicle when they have the far better 3.7, it gets even more ridiculous with the heavier Explorer. Maybe if they gave the Eco-boost treatment to the 3.7 it might get better mpg because less boost required for cruising?

    • 0 avatar
      Brian P

      The 3.7 wasn’t designed to be an Ecoboost. The 3.5 was.

    • 0 avatar
      Kyree S. Williams

      The Nissan Murano and Toyota Venza also have 3.5-liter V6 engines.

    • 0 avatar
      SC5door

      Probably capacity issues.

      3.7 is in the Mustang, F-150, MKS, MKZ, MKT, Explorer Police (Standard), and Optional on the Taurus Police.

      Also the 3.5 is pushing 290 hp in the Explorer, I don’t believe 10-15 hp would be that much of a difference at the end of the day.

      EB 3.5 already gets 22 highway in the Explorer Sport, I’d wouldn’t expect MORE on a larger engine.

    • 0 avatar
      Chris Ransdell

      I had an Edge rental for 2 weeks (new, AWD, SEL trim) a few years ago and I thought the NA 3.5 was amazing. Very responsive, sounded good when pressed and returned 25 or so MPG average. I was in love with it. Not sure how many people who drive an Edge with that motor are really going to come away from it wishing for more engine especially given the modest towing capacity of the Edge which is what ultimately made my pass over it when I was shopping.

  • avatar
    dwford

    Not sure of the point of keeping the 3.5L when the 2.7T will be over 300hp. If the 2.7T is the top motor in the Edge, I’m curious as to the top motor in the next MKX.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      If this follows previous Ford CUV logic, the top engine will only be available on the Sport trim. The current Edge Sport has the same engine as the MKX. Unless Ford is going to stuff the 3.5EB in the MKX, which is doubtful, the Edge and MKX will have the same top engine.

  • avatar
    dwford

    One thing that is nice is the real buttons on the center stack

  • avatar
    VoGo

    I am curious to see how Ford differentiates the new Edge from the Escape. I think Nissan has the same issue with the Murano, and Toyota with the Venza.

    What is the point of these vehicles? A more refined 2-row crossover for an extra $5K? Isn’t that what the new Lincoln is supposed to be?

    • 0 avatar
      dwford

      With the Escape running close to $40k loaded, it is tight for the Edge to squeeze in between the Escape and the Explorer, that’s for sure.

      • 0 avatar
        Lie2me

        I don’t know, but I priced out an Escape Titanium, checked all the boxes and got it to $35K, There’s room for a $40K Edge

        • 0 avatar
          tuffjuff

          The current Edge is pretty difficult to find, at least around here, below maybe 38k, and it options well into 40k. The Explorer has exclusive rights on 50k+ territory, however.

    • 0 avatar
      Ion

      They’re all larger than the other vehicles. You don’t feel it in the front because they all use weird space robbing center consoles( though the murano has gotten a little better), but you feel it in the back and trunk.

    • 0 avatar
      AoLetsGo

      I can respond since I have the 2013 Edge SE FWD 3.5L ($25k A plan) and my wife has had 2008 2010 2012 2014 Escapes.
      The smooth power and torque of the V6 and 6F50 six speed is vastly superior to the power train in the Escape (although the 2014 Escape is a big improvement). At 6’2″ and 185lbs there is more hip and shoulder room in the Edge. The back seats don’t even compare I frequently have two adults in the back of the Edge and they are much more comfortable then the Escape. There is also more room behind the second seat in the Edge.
      I don’t need a 3rd row seat so I never considered the Explorer, besides that is just a mommy minivan on steroids.

  • avatar
    319583076

    I saw one of these on my way home from work today. The owner replaced the Ford badges with Hyundai badges and the Edge badges with Santa Fe badges.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    I’ve had several Edge rentals a few years ago before the current platform became completely dated. I have to say I was impressed enough to price them out online – and then concluded they’re over priced for what you get.

  • avatar
    RHD

    The picture immediately started an old The Who song running in my head:
    “Welcome to the new Edge…
    Same as the old Edge…”

  • avatar
    Xeranar

    I literally just saw this in the tester livery on the road and trying to figure out if it was a Ford or Toyota. It’s a nice looking update and certainly seems larger than the outgoing edge. It’s definitely more Venza-like now than short and tall.

  • avatar
    jimmyy

    Those taillights. Hope they are not more of the same … overstuffed with massive numbers of LEDs. The Fusion has these. The brake lights are very irritating at night … causing you to take your eyes slightly away from the Fusion if it is stopping ahead of you. The Charger has the same issue.

    It is almost as if the purpose of those is to get the vehicle noticed on the road with overstuffed LEDs in the taillights. So tacky. Makes me wonder if people driving a vehicle with such taillights have a personality defect that causes them to gravitate toward a vehicle with “look at me” taillights.

    In fact, I am beginning to wonder if the over the top styling we see in Ford vehicles is actually from a “look at me” bag of styling tricks. Personally, I think anyone who need their ego stroked with a “look at me” styled Ford is a person who is suffering from psychological disorders. These people are willing to pay premium money for “look at me” styling on a vehicle with well below brand reliability. I think that must be Ford’s business model.

    • 0 avatar
      hybridkiller

      “Personally, I think anyone who need their ego stroked with a “look at me” styled Ford is a person who is suffering from psychological disorders.”

      Entire brands have been built, and rely, on those “psychological disorders” – the big 3 Germans, for starters…

  • avatar
    shaker

    “It is almost as if the purpose of those is to get the vehicle noticed on the road with overstuffed LEDs in the taillights.”

    The automotive equivalent of the “Tramp Stamp”?

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    Speaking of the front of the Highlander… and rear of the Cherokee.

    It was way past time for a redesign though. Hopefully all the newer ones will have very specific trim level features like the current one, so you can tell what’s what from a distance.

  • avatar
    carguy

    With the current Ford Escape having more cargo capacity than the 2014 Ford Edge, I can’t really see how why the Edge is still relevant.

    • 0 avatar
      bball40dtw

      The Edge has more adult people capacity. I would buy an Escape, or C-Max, but the Edge is more comfortable and rides nicer (if you don’t get the Edge Sport with its ridiculous 22s).

  • avatar
    DrGastro997

    That looks exactly like a Highlander… Where has all the designing and uniqueness gone???

  • avatar
    CRConrad

    I only just noticed, the letters of the name “edge” could lend themselves to some fun with the branding of various versions based on the drivetrain: eDge for a diesel, edGe for gasoline, EDge and edGE for diesel-electric and gasoline-electric hybrids, and Edge or edgE for the electric-only version.

    Not that I know if they’re doing that already, or what fuels they have versions for; just that they could, um, “signal this information in a very compact way”, given that name. (Using different colouring of the letters, of course, not capitals like I did to illustrate above.)


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