2016 Ford Edge sport, specs, mpg, price – Edge is one of smaller crossover SUV vehicles from Ford’s range. It was introduced back in 2007 and that makes it one of the youngest as well. The 2016 Edge will carry over where its direct predecessor left off. Needless to say, this year’s model is vanguard of all-new, second generation. The Edge has been reworked this year after almost a decade, and it has paid off. The new Ford Edge 2016 will only continue where its predecessor left off and offer some new color schemes, but that’s pretty much it.
2016 Ford Edge redesign
Design changes were rather extensive and new Edge looks better than pretty much any other blue oval’s SUV or crossover. Frontal fascia gets a handsome hexagonal stripe grille with thin, sharp headlamps and very handsome bumper. All over its body, you’ll find sharp, angular creases which look quite modern as well. Rear end is no different too, and gets upright finish which stretches across the whole tail-gate, while light bridge connects contemporary-looking tail-lights. Finally, there’s another light line below the tailgate, which lightens up the bumper.
Interior features blue oval’s familiar layout. From basic cloth to advanced leather upholstery, and from plastic to two-tone accented dashboard and door panels, 2016 Ford Edge offers something for every pocket. 8-inch touch screen display with MyFord infotainment system is available from SEL grades and standard further on. You still won’t get third row of seats which some mid-size crossovers offer, but Ford has other vehicles for that. Here, they mostly emphasized on affordable comfort.
Ford Edge 2016 Sport, mpg, specs
After this year’s powertrain changes, the new Ford Edge 2016 should continue to offer three different engine options. Base engine remains 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder making 245 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This unit is standard throughout most of the range (SE, SEL, Titanium), while optional 3.5-liter V-6 engine can be ordered as well. It develops 280 horses and 250 lb-ft of torque. Finally, Sport models which sit at the top of the range, warrant special powertrain and they get it in terms of 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, yielding 315 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. All available models come with the same 6-speed automatic gearbox, and in both standard front and optional all-wheel drive configurations. Base engine is rated at 20/30 mpg with front and at 20/28 mpg with all-wheel drive. Optional naturally aspirated V-6 returns 18/26 or 17/25 mpg, depending on drivetrain, while twin-turbo V-6 is rated at 18/27 or 17/24 mpg.
2016 Ford Edge release date and price
We expect that new Ford Edge 2016 will be released in fall this year, while it will be available for sale till the end of 2015 or early 2016. $28,000 is what you’ll need for entry-level SE grade, while Sport models cost at least $38,000. The main competitors for the new 2016 Ford Edge will be Nissan Murano, Mazda CX-9, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Volkswagen Touareg and Subaru Outback.
For more reference take a look at last year model: http://www.ford.com/crossovers/edge/