The 2016 Ford Edge Sport is a new SUV from Ford. This mid-sized crossover vehicle was first introduced into the market in 2006. After many changes, the new Ford Edge Sport has been completely redesigned and will boast of many important changes. Overall, however, the new Ford Edge Sport is more or less the same as the earlier model.
2016 Ford Edge Sport Engine Specs
The new Ford Edge Sport will have three different engine options. The Standard SE and SEL as well as Titanium models will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 245 horsepower and 275 pound feet of torque. These trims are also available with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is capable of delivering 265 horsepower. Finally, the new Ford Edge Sport comes with a very powerful powertrain consisting of a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 315 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque. Buyers have the option of ordering a front-wheel drive model or an all-wheel drive model. All the engines are coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The new Ford Edge Sport offers solid fuel economy figures though these are not best in class. The four-cylinder engine delivers 20 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The V6 engine on the other hand delivers 18 mpg in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The more powerful 2.7-liter engine should offer similarly impressive fuel economy figures.
2016 Ford Edge Sport Exterior and Interior Redesign
The first thing that strikes you about the 2016 Ford Edge Sport is its astonishing looks. The grille is very impressive and is slightly different than the regular Aston Martin-like grille of a majority of Ford vehicles. As for body shape and design, the Edge Sport looks quite like the Grand Cherokee, but this is only apparent if you look very closely at both vehicles. There is also a large sized tailgate at the back.
The interiors of the 2016 Ford Edge Sport have a distinctive Ford look. Nothing new has been done to the dashboard and to the instrument panel. However, the touchscreen display has been placed over the dashboard. Above the touchscreen there is a covered cubicle in which a number of controls have been placed. The seats are both leathered as well as heated and this is a standard feature in the Ford Edge Sport Titanium model.
The Sport model offers a number of refinements including a hands-free tailgate and you only need to push a button to get the engine running. There is a nice premium quality audio system and there is some impressive safety features offered like forward-collision warning and parking assist as well as vertical parking.
The new 2016 Ford Edge Sport will continue to be an excellent vehicle that is going to travel down the same path that other popular Ford models have gone down.
2016 Ford Edge Sport Release Date and Price
The price of the 2016 Ford Edge Sport will be in the range of about 38,000 dollars. It will not be introduced into the market immediately and in fact the introduction is a few months away. Most probably, it will be introduced into the markets toward the end of the current year. It is a much-awaited vehicle that offers good performance and good fuel economy.