2015 Ford Edge

What's new for 2015? The 2015 Ford Edge is fully redesigned with a new look, an upgraded interior and advanced safety and entertainment systems.

For 2015, the Ford Edge receives the first significant redesign in its short history. Designed to appeal across the globe, from Russia and Western Europe to South America and China, the new Edge incorporates many of the same design, handling and technology upgrades introduced in the current-generation Fusion sedan.

The 2015 Edge is longer and taller than its predecessor, yielding more legroom for the driver and front passenger (nearly 2 inches) and rear seat passengers alike (1 inch). Headroom also increases by an inch. Cargo capacity grows to 39.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seats. Folding down the second row opens an impressive 73.4 cubic feet.

Enabling the Edge's growth spurt is a new architecture underneath, based on the Fusion sedan. A redesigned suspension -- particularly overhauled in the rear -- promises a cushier and quieter ride. Powering the Edge is a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that Ford says will generate about 245 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. A 3.5-liter V6 is also available.

Exterior Highlights
Available in in SE, SEL, Sport and Titanium trim levels

The 2015 Edge is available in SE, SEL, Sport and, for the first time, Titanium trim levels.

The 2015 Edge is at once familiar yet new. Its basic shape remains squat and strong, but now appears sleeker and more athletic. Up front, the new Edge features Ford's big, trapezoidal grille that also makes the Fusion sedan a standout. On turbocharged models, that same grille can be had with active shutters, which automatically open and close to optimize aerodynamics and, thus, overall efficiency. At the rear, the Edge features a nicely-sloped taper, and all models boast dual exhaust outlets. Newly available is Ford's hands-free liftgate system, which automatically opens the rear liftgate with a swing of your foot.

Spend the least on a base SE and you'll still get a high-tech turbocharged engine, keyless entry, rearview camera, cloth seats with 6-way manual driver's adjustment, and 18-inch wheels. Infotainment is brought to you by a 6-speaker AM/FM/CD system with USB input and Bluetooth connectivity. SEL models add push-button start, a power driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, and satellite radio. Titanium models ladle on Sony premium audio, the hands-free liftgate, leather, heated front seats, and Sync with MyFord Touch infotainment. Sport models add the most powerful engine, perforated leather, and unique interior and exterior accents.

Three engines are available in the 2015 Edge. Standard on SE, SEL and Titanium models is the revamped 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder. In addition to powering the standard front-wheel-drive (FWD) models, the small but mighty powerplant is offered with all-wheel-drive (AWD). Optional on those three trims is a carryover 3.5-liter V6. Top-line Sport models come with the most potent offering, the new, 315-horsepower 2.7-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6.All models continue to use Ford's well-integrated 6-speed automatic transmission. All also have a "sport" mode for quicker acceleration, and paddle shifters replace the awkward manual-shift buttons formerly on the side of the gear selector.

More room for cargo and people, Sync touch-based infotainment system, parking camera, hands-free liftgate, panoramic sunroof, heated font seats

The 2nd-gen Edge retains a 2-row, 5-passenger layout that now offers more room for both people and cargo. The 2015 Edge's larger exterior and newly designed seats yield 1.9 inches more legroom in front and an extra inch in back, which now equals an impressive 40.6 inches. Cargo capacity has increased seven cubic feet to 39.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 73.4 with them folded. The cabin as a whole has a fresh, premium design. Among the most welcome change is the move to hard buttons for audio and climate controls instead of the former Edge's awkward touch-based system. Ford's current Sync touch-based infotainment system and its small on-screen controls remain.

Other standard and optional features include a 180-degree front parking camera, parallel parking assist, a hands-free liftgate (which opens when you swipe a foot below a sensor in the rear bumper), a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and the latest version of Sync/MyFord Touch with an 8-inch touchscreen to control hands-free phone and entertainment functions. The Sport model even features active noise cancellation through the stereo system.

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