All-new 2015 Ford Edge and the Arizona Desert Debut
I previously mentioned being invited by Ford Motor Company to join them in Phoenix, Arizona, for the all-new 2015 Ford Edge test drive. Let me just say how AMAZING my trip was, and how the 2015 Ford Edge is truly a fantastic mid-size SUV. The Ford team is always a pleasure to meet, and even more of a pleasure to see again and catch up. We build bonds with one another and they are always so kind and helpful. Great team Ford!
I was able to try out the new features the Edge has to offer, and I was so beyond impressed. I am typically not a mid-size SUV vehicle person. I prefer the smaller compact type cars. That is until now. The 2015 Ford Edge Titanium was the car my partner +MPGomatic +Daniel Gray and I had the pleasure and fun driving around the beautiful Arizona desert, freeways, and cities.
The all-new perpendicular parking feature was very efficient. I followed the directions given on the monitor, and controlled the brake/acceleration as the Edge controlled the steering. The 180-degree front camera and washer allow the driver (myself in this case) to see what's around the front of our vehicle without having to put anyone at risk or danger. I would be able to see the car coming down the street, the children running down the sidewalk as you exit the parking garage, and it has a washer to keep it clean so you aren't losing sight because of dust, mud, snow, and bugs.
Can I just say how much I love the size of the moon roof, and the color of the interior in this model 2015 Ford Edge below.
The 2015 Ford Edge has some pretty technologically advanced and fun new features. With improved performance, added driver-assist, and craftsmanship upgrades, the all-new 2015 Ford Edge is sure to please any driver. The seats in the 2015 Ford Edge Titanium, are the MOST comfortable seats I have ever drove in. And having a 3 year old back injury, I have tested out a lot of car seats. The 2015 Ford edge Titanium has become number one on my list. A must try!
These are the very specific details that FORD wrote about the new 2015 Ford Edge. You can find at media.ford.com and www.ford.com. That includes prices, detailed specifics of models, packages, and anything else on your mind you want to know about.
"In North America, the all-new Edge features three engine options, two of which a re new to powerplants - a standard twin0scrroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cyclinder and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. A naturally aspirated 3.50liter V6 engine is available. All models are equipped with dual output exhaust and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost, making 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, is significantly improved over the previous 2.0-liter EcoBoost. Beyond efficiency advantages, this new engine provides more capability. Edge equipped with 2.0-liter EcoBoost can be ordered with newly available all-wheel drive and a towing package capable of hauling a 3,500-pound trailer. (In 2014, the four-cylinder Edge was front-wheel drive only. No trailer tow package was offered.)
Among a host of changes to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost is the twin-scroll design enabling optimized camshaft timing for improved engine performance and reduced turbo lag. A new, lighter engine block casting along with new aluminum balance shaft assembly shaves six pounds from the engine’s gravitational weight.
Other changes include lighter pistons; a newly designed, integrated exhaust manifold; and a new, high-pressure direct-injection fuel system for finer fuel atomization. These upgrades pave the way for an increased compression ratio of 9.7:1, up from 9.3:1, for improved overall fuel efficiency.
When equipped with the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, the 2015 Edge is expected to be quicker in 0-60 mph acceleration than the 2014 model. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are still among the best in the segment, with the front-wheel-drive Edge returning 20 mpg city, 30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.
On the other side of the engine spectrum is Edge Sport and its exclusive, all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that provides an exceptional combination of power and efficiency. The new V6 delivers a small increase in horsepower over the previous 3.7-liter V6 engine, and a 25 percent increase in torque – for a total of 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque is available at 2,750 rpm, far lower in the performance band than the 2014 model’s 4,000 rpm, for a better performance feel.
A 1.0-second improvement in 0-60 mph acceleration is expected, with 45-65 mph acceleration also expected to be greatly improved – making Ford Edge Sport a top performer in the segment.
The front-wheel-drive Edge Sport returns EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. EPA-estimated ratings for the all-wheel-drive model are 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. Even with improved performance, fuel economy estimates are either equal to or better than the 2014 Edge Sport.
The twin-turbocharged V6 in the all-new Edge Sport is a world-class engine, providing a remarkable combination of advanced materials expertly applied. It draws its design from the best of the efficient Ford EcoBoost lineup, and takes cues from the unmatched durability of Ford Super Duty Power Stroke® diesel engine technology.
The 2.7-liter EcoBoost employs compacted graphite iron in its cylinder block – same as that used in the 6.7-liter Power Stroke. This advanced block allows for a stiff and compact design that returns exceptionally refined noise, vibration and harshness control. The compacted graphite iron core is mated with a die-cast aluminum engine-block ladder frame and composite oil pan – saving weight by applying advanced materials where they are needed most.
Edge Sport features front and rear antiroll bars that are 15 percent stiffer than the base model, and unique rear monotube dampers that are larger in diameter. The coil springs are 10 percent thicker. With improved damping and control, Edge Sport offers 15 percent to 20 percent better overall road-holding capability – giving the driver more control, sharper steering and greater confidence."
Those are some sweet upgrades if you ask me. With everything I experienced about the 2015 Ford Edge, I would highly recommend you go and give it a test drive when it gets to a dealer new you. Make sure you ask to try out the parking features, see the front camera 180-degree view and washer in action. Let them show you the three levels of driver-assist you can choose from, and make sure you sit and enjoy the most comfortable car seat you might ever sit in.
Thank you again Ford for inviting me along for this wonderful journey with the all-new 2015 Ford Edge. And thank you for your hospitality and the amazing team you have Angie, William, Amanda, Tony, Mark, Matilda, and everyone else! Thank you!!!!
(Photos are my personal photos, except the one of the Edge car seat)
I hope you enjoyed reading about my fun and adventurous journey in the 2015 Ford Edge Titanium.
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Sources: http://bit.ly/allnewfordedge, www.ford.com