The new Ford Edge is primarily known as a stylish and tech-forward vehicle, but the EcoBoost engine lineup has broadened the crossover’s horizons.
Ford has announced final performance specifications for the 2015 Edge Sport, which the automaker calls the most powerful, highest-performing version yet.
Under the Edge’s rippled hood lurks the brand’s newest EcoBoost engine, a 2.7-liter V6 that pumps out 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. Despite the added power, front-wheel drive models return 27 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel drive models see that figure drop to 24 mpg.
The suspension has been given the Sport treatment as well, with front and rear antiroll bars that are 15-percent stiffer than standard. On top of that, the rear dampers are larger, the coil springs are 10-percent stiffer, and the body roll has been reduced by 20 percent.
Like most EcoBoost-equipped models, the Edge Sport offers Active Noise Cancellation technology for a more refined audial experience. Using strategically placed microphones and speakers, the system generates opposing sound waves to cancel out harsh tones.
20-inch polished aluminum wheels come standard on the range-topping model, but for added aesthetic gusto and grip, 21-inchers are available with summer tires only.
To further spruce up the styling, the Edge Sport wears LED taillights and new exterior colors like Electric Spice, Magnetic, and Bronze Fire Metallic. Moving inside, the interior is adorned with leather-trimmed sport seats and aluminum-plated accents throughout.
The Edge Sport will start at $38,100 when it goes on sale this spring.