The 2015 Ford Edge Sport will be the most powerful Edge ever produced, making 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque from its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. This represents an impressive 25 percent increase in power and torque over the 3.7-liter V6 engine used in the outgoing model, Ford says.
In addition to providing more power, the new Edge Sport is also equally or more fuel-efficient than the first-generation of the crossover depending on the model chosen. Front-wheel drive Edge Sports will return an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined, while all-wheel drive versions will result in 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.
The Edge Sport also boasts other improvements apart from the new boosted powerplant. Ford has reworked the suspension with upgraded front and rear antiroll bars, larger rear monotube dampers and 10 percent stiffer springs. The result is an Edge which is 15 percent stiffer than the standard model with 20 percent less body roll.
Setting apart the Edge Sport from standard versions are either 20-inch standard polished aluminum wheels, or optional 21-inch dark low-gloss aluminum wheels. The larger wheels are also available with summer-only performance tires for improved handling performance. A more aggressive body kit, leather-trimmed sport seats with perforated suede inserts and aluminum accelerator and brake pedals round out the major changes.
Ford says the 2015 Edge Sport will be available this spring with prices starting from $38,100.