2015 Ford Edge

Pros:Comfortable, spacious cabin; classy interior materials; pleasant road manners; broad selection of excellent powertrains and technology features

Cons: Touchscreen controls can be tricky to use; rear visibility hurt by thick roof pillars; higher trim levels get expensive as options are added

CG Says: Ford’s 5-passenger midsize crossover SUV is redesigned for 2015 with new available engines, improved interior room, new technology features, and more-angular styling. Trim levels ascend through SE, SEL, new-for-2015 Titanium, and performance-oriented Sport models. The base engine is now a 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder with new “twin scroll” turbocharger rated at 245 horsepower; last year, a similar engine with a different turbocharger and 240 hp was a $1000 option. Optional is the previously standard 3.5-liter V6, now rated at 280 horsepower. Replacing a 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 in the Sport model is a new turbocharged, 315-hp, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. All are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with standard front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive, which wasn’t offered with the former 2.0-liter EcoBoost four, is now optional across the board. New technology features include lane-keep assist, active park assist, and a hands-free opening liftgate which opens with a swipe of a foot under the rear bumper. The previous-generation Edge was beginning to feel a bit long in the tooth, but this welcome redesign brings it fully up to date. Though the “traditional” 5-passenger crossover SUV has been somewhat marginalized by three-row midsize SUVs and a new wave of upsized compact SUVs, the new Ford Edge offers plenty of “just right” appeal.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SE: $28,100
AWD SE: $30,095
SEL: $31,500
AWD SEL: $33,495
Titanium: $35,600
AWD Titanium: $37,595
Sport: $38,100
AWD Sport: $40,095

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
245
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter V6
Horsepower
315
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-27

2015 Ford Edge
2015 Ford Edge