News: 315hp 2015 Edge Sport

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The 2015 Edge Sport is the most powerful Edge yet

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Our friends at Ford are definitely on a power trip lately—and we love it. Fresh off introducing a whole new line of Ford Performance vehicles, the company is even putting the power to its sport utilities. In fact, the company recently announced that the 2015 Edge Sport is the most powerful Edge so far.

To make the most of its newfound power, the 2015 Edge Sport wears an upgraded suspension, featuring sway bars that are 15 percent stiffer. Combined with new monotube dampers and springs that are 10-percent stiffer, this suspension is said to reduce body roll by 20 percent.
To make the most of its newfound power, the 2015 Edge Sport wears an upgraded suspension, featuring sway bars that are 15 percent stiffer. Combined with new monotube dampers and springs that are 10-percent stiffer, this suspension is said to reduce body roll by 20 percent.

Sure, you might not be into Sport Utes, but if you need a family vehicle, you have to admit the Edge Sport is looker. It also happens to offer enough performance to make it fun to drive to soccer practice.

“The 2015 Edge Sport is exactly what it says it is—a utility vehicle that not only looks beautiful, but is a spirited performer,” Cristina Aquino, Ford Edge Consumer Marketing manager, said. “Ford customer research showed there was a strong desire for more in terms of power and content, and with the redesign of Ford Edge, we wanted to give customers a true sport version, which meant bringing the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 along for the ride.”

That 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine produces 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This is the same basic engine found in the F-150, and it outperforms the outgoing base 3.7 V-6 engine horsepower by 10 percent and torque by 25 percent. You can learn more about the 2.7 EcoBoost engine here:

Even with the improved power, the new Edge Sport is said to knock down fuel economy of 18 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. And, despite all the upgrades the base price of the Sport is $38,100, which is only $500 more than the 2014 Sport.

The 315hp 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine in the Edge Sport—which is also used in the F-150—features a block built from the same compacted graphite iron used in Ford’s Power Stroke 6.7-liter diesel engine. Its rugged design allows for producing ample power, while retaining acceptable NVH characteristics.
The 315hp 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine in the Edge Sport—which is also used in the F-150—features a block built from the same compacted graphite iron used in Ford’s Power Stroke 6.7-liter diesel engine. Its rugged design allows for producing ample power, while retaining acceptable NVH characteristics.

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6 thoughts on “News: 315hp 2015 Edge Sport”

  1. Would love to trade our ’13 Limited EB in for this. I’m lucky to get 28mpg highway in the little 4 cylinder… so I am not sold on the advertised fuel economy of this engine, or the price. It might be $38k without all the bells and whistles (BLIS, moonroof, etc), but a loaded version will definitely be $45k.

  2. Would love to trade our ’13 Limited EB in for this. I’m lucky to get 28mpg highway in the little 4 cylinder… so I am not sold on the advertised fuel economy of this engine, or the price. It might be $38k without all the bells and whistles (BLIS, moonroof, etc), but a loaded version will definitely be $45k.

    That’s what I’m thinking too. 45k fully loaded. IIRC loaded 14’s were in the 44k range.
    Might just wait a year, wait for a 1 year old used fully loaded one for the mid 30’s.

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