The midsize crossover, the 2016 Ford Edge, is an SUV that will be luxurious and more powerful than its previous model. The two row seater receives a massive remodeling that will place the car in the same level as premium vehicles being released. The 2016 Ford Edge will have four different models to choose from. The base model is the SE model, and then there are the SEL, Titanium and Sport trims.
Engine Found in the 2016 Ford Edge
The engine found under the hood of the 2016 Ford Edge is the same engine that the 2015 Ford Mustang had. The SE, SEL and Titanium models will have two engine options. It will be powered by 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine and the V6 3.5 liter engine. The first engine produces 245 horsepower and 270 pound – feet of torque. The second engine delivers 285 horsepower and 263 pound – feet of torque. A new engine will be seen in the higher trim level, the Edge Sport. It will have a twin-turbo 2.7 liter V6 engine that generates 320 horsepower and 375 pound – feet of torque. All engines will be paired to a six speed automatic transmission. Buyers will be glad to know that all models will come with a choice between front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Ford prides itself on having the best fuel ratings on its next generation vehicle, this could be because of the exclusive EcoBoost engine that is guaranteed to save fuel both in the city and the highway. The base model has a new start/stop system that helps the fuel rating significantly. On the highway it has a rating of 30 mpg.
2016 Ford Edge Exterior and interior
A new trapezoidal front grille will be added to the exterior of the new Edge. Head lights will also receive an updated look. Other changes that the exterior will have are a roofline spoiler that’ll have a boxy design, rear windows that have an angle, the lights will also be placed at an angle that’ll connect them harmoniously. The exhaust pipes will have a rectangle shape that will be hidden by the redesigned bumper.
Lots of space can be expected for five passengers. With space to share comes comfort for everyone. The inside receives a total revamp with fresh materials. Cloth or leather upholstery can be found on the inside. Buyers just need to choose the one that suits their personality. The dashboard also gets a few changes added to it. It’ll have metallic accents that are silver and an instrument panel that controls all functions of the vehicle on the inside. The touchscreen display comes added with Sync and the MyFord infotainment system. Car writers, reviewers and some owners of the 2016 Ford Edge have complained about how the MyFord infotainment system is difficult use and sometimes confusing to get right.
Safety features that can be found in the new Edge include stability and traction control, anti lock brakes, forward collision warning and brake force distribution. A rear view camera comes standard on all models.
2016 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
When the car will hit the markets is unknown but it when it officially does it will have a price starting from $28,000 for the base model and $40,000 for the highest trim level. These prices are similar to the previous Edge model.