The 2016 Ford Edge is one of the vehicles everyone has been looking forward, and now this crossover is finally here. However, things are not always what they seem. Let’s see if this is one of those cases.
2016 Ford Edge Exterior
One thing about the new Edge is its redesigned exterior with a big, dominant grille and two slim headlights. The fog lights now fit with the intakes, and coupled with a strip of LED leaves a nice impression. Actually, the lower air intake is now smaller and it has a splitter which improves the handling of 2016 Edge.
Edge Ford 2016 Interior
On the inside, the 2016 Ford Edge will feature a much nicer interior, in terms of both the quality of the materials and the level of equipment. The list of improvements is quite long, and it includes a 7-inch infotainment system, premium upholstery, electric windows, dual zone automatic climate control, electric seats, a Sony audio system, and the rear seats are now adjustable. And those who decide to pay extra get the satellite navigation, upholstery made of high-quality leather (instead of cloth), an even better audio system as well as a bigger and better infotainment screen.
Engine and Transmission of new 2016 Ford Edge
The 2016 Ford Edge will be powered by one of three different engines. The base model will come with a 2 liter EcoBoost engine producing anything up to 245 horsepower and some 270 lb-ft of torque, a few lb-ft give or take. The AWD 2 liter model will easily tow 3500 pounds, largely due to the new transmission. Next is a the 3.5 liter V6 with 265 horsepower that actually offers less torque than the base engine, but is expected to compensate for this through sheer reliability. The last is a new 2.7 liter V6 with over 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, easily exceeding the other two in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. This engine is supposed to propel the new Edge to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, and to a top speed of 130 mph. All wheel drive will be optional, but those who want to save some money will have to settle for the front wheel drive instead. As previously said, the new Edge will feature a new 8 speed automatic gearbox, which is already praised for its smoothness and responsiveness. the gearbox is able to provide.
The 2016 Ford Edge is bringing a new platform and a few new, different engines to the otherwise successful series. These new engines may need a bit of improvement in the fuel efficiency department, but this should not be much of an issue due to better weight distribution and the reduced weight: those should address the issue, somewhat. Otherwise, it is definitely an improvement, and a welcome one at that.
Ford Edge 2016 Release Date
The new Edge is expected to reach the retail market by the end of 2015.
2016 Ford Edge Price
The price of 2016 Ford Edger is just $29.000 dollars, which is actually lower than initially expected. Oh well, this only leaves more money for the additional equipment.
More info can be found on official Ford site.