Ford has redesigned their Ford Edge CUV for 2015. They invited me to come down to Scottsdale, AZ and take this car through its paces.
I got to ride in one last year before production to check out the new park assist features. I also got a first-hand look at the newest version of the in-car computer called Sync3. Now it’s time to get an idea of how the rest of the CUV operates.
About the 2015 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge Crossover is clean and sleek with a lot of great additions. The 2 liter Ecoboost engine had a lot of power to it with a six-speed transmission and paddle capabilities to get this guy running through the city pretty quick. For those who need more power, the V6 would be the better alternative as it really can punch on the hills if needed.
The all-aluminum frame is similar to what Ford did with the F-150. This helps with a stronger body and lighter car for better fuel economy. The CUV can also pull 3,500 pounds if needed (depending on engine model).
Handling on this Ford was pretty good. The steering wheel felt stiff but manageable. Several buttons on the wheel keeps your hands there, however, it gets tough to find comfortable positions.
The brake system was also something you have to get used to as it jolts as you apply them. However, if you need to stop, the Edge is able to help you control your braking so you don’t slide.
The Edge is a 5 person hauler with room for groceries, boxes and more. The new Sync system keeps everyone warm or cool and the driver going in the right direction. The Edge starts at $28,995 and with all additions can run up towards $50,000 for the Titanium edition.