When Ford announced pricing for its 2015 Edge crossover back in November 2014, the company said the Edge Sport would use the same 2.7L turbocharged “EcoBoost” engine as that in the F-150 pickup, but provided few other details.
Now we can tell you that engine will make 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque in the Edge, numbers that, understandably, slot in just below the F-150’s 325 hp/375 lb-ft ratings, because can you imagine the whining Ford would hear from the Truck Nutz crowd if their F-150s had the same power output as a lowly car-based crossover?
In the Edge, the 2.7 replaces the 3.7L V6 that powered previous versions of the Sport model, but adds 10 hp and a significant 70 lb-ft of torque. With standard all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission, Ford cites fuel consumption ratings of 13.6/9.8 L/100 km (city/highway), nearly matching the less-powerful 3.5L V6’s 13.7/9.6. Meanwhile, the base Edge, with its 2.0L EcoBoost motor, is rated at 11.5/7.8 with FWD, and 11.8/8.4 with AWD.
Other Edge Sport upgrades include stiffer roll bars and springs and firmer damping, 20-inch wheels (21s are an option), and active noise cancellation “to manage and enhance the sound of the 2.7L engine,” which reads like Ford is worried Sport buyers won’t much like the way the 2.7L sounds on its own.
The 2015 Edge Sport goes on sale this Spring, along with the rest of the redesigned Edge lineup.