The 2015 Edge Sport is the most powerful Edge yet
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Our friends at Ford are definitely on a power trip latelyâ€”and we love it. Fresh off introducing a whole new line of Ford Performance vehicles, the company is even putting the power to its sport utilities. In fact, the company recently announced that the 2015 Edge Sport is the most powerful Edge so far.
Sure, you might not be into Sport Utes, but if you need a family vehicle, you have to admit the Edge Sport is looker. It also happens to offer enough performance to make it fun to drive to soccer practice.
â€œThe 2015 Edge Sport is exactly what it says it isâ€”a utility vehicle that not only looks beautiful, but is a spirited performer,â€ Cristina Aquino, Ford Edge Consumer Marketing manager, said. â€œFord customer research showed there was a strong desire for more in terms of power and content, and with the redesign of Ford Edge, we wanted to give customers a true sport version, which meant bringing the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 along for the ride.â€
That 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine produces 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This is the same basic engine found in the F-150, and it outperforms the outgoing base 3.7 V-6 engine horsepower by 10 percent and torque by 25 percent. You can learn more about the 2.7 EcoBoost engine here:
Even with the improved power, the new Edge Sport is said to knock down fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. And, despite all the upgrades the base price of the Sport is $38,100, which is only $500 more than the 2014 Sport.