2015 Ford Edge
The second-generation of Ford’s popular Edge crossover is expected to be unveiled in 2014. The CUV will be all-new (completely redesigned and re-engineered) for the 2015 model year and will be previewed by a concept vehicle debuting at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The 2015 Edge is expected to grow slightly in size from the current first-generation model. It will ride on Ford’s new CD4 vehicle architecture shared with the 2013 and newer Ford Fusion/Mondeo and Lincoln MKZ. Design will follow Ford’s latest Kinetic Design philosophy.
The 2015 Edge is expected to go into production sometime in 2014 and arrive at dealers in late 2014 or early 2015 as a 2015 model.
Here is some of the information we’ve been able to gather about the second-gen 2015 Edge. Please keep in mind that this page is a work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await the official 2015 Edge announcement from Ford.
The first-generation Edge has been a sales success for Ford. But being available since 2006, riding on an outdated CD3 platform, and having received a major refresh in 2011 has the mid-sized CUV showing its age. In addition, the Edge is beginning to face some stiff competition from rivals such as the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa-Fe, and Chevrolet Equinox, among others.
That’s why Ford is redesigning the second-gen Edge for 2015. Compared to the first-generation model, the new CUV will be sold all over the world, and is expected to improve on the current D3-based model in every aspect, including usability, power, comfort, fuel economy, technology, and convenience, all while delivering an improvement in the driving experience.
A more modern, capable, and fuel-efficient F-150.
To keep up with and surpass the competition in the hotly-contested midsize crossover space, while selling in global markets all over the world.
We expect the next-generation Edge to be unveiled in 2014 as a 2015 model year vehicle, with a concept previewing the production-intent model to debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2013 and an on-sale date in late 2014 or early 2015
Expected improvements over the first-generation model include:
- Lighter, nimbler, and more fuel-efficient
- Improved ride and handling, resulting in greater comfort
- A possible addition of a third row
- Improved technology inside the cabin
- The inclusion of Ford’s latest engines, likely being an all-EcoBosost powerplant lineup
- Improved aerodynamics for higher fuel efficiency
The next-generation 2015 Ford Edge will ride on Ford’s new front-engine, front-wheel-drive (FF) platform with a transverse-mounted engine. The platform, known as CD4, is shared with the third-generation 2013 and newer Ford Fusion (Mondeo) and Lincoln MKZ.
Full specs TBA.
The 2015 Edge is expected to offer the following engines:
- 2.0 liter turbo-charged EcoBoost I4
- 2.3 liter turbo-charged EcoBoost I4
- 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6
- 3.7 liter naturally-aspirated V6
- Possibly the 3.5 liter turbo-charged EcoBoost V6
Some of the engines will not feature direct injection at launch, but the powertrain lineup is expect to receive direct injection, and the associated power and fuel economy benefits increases, later on in the Edge’s lifecycle.
The 2015 Edge is expected to continue offering a six-speed automatic. SelectShift manual mode will be available in some models. An eight-speed automatic is possible later on in the model’s lifecycle.
The design of the 2015 Edge will be the latest interpretation of Ford’s Kinetic Design styling language seen on the global 2013 Escape (Kuga) and third-generation 2013 and newer Ford Fusion. Expect LED lighting as well as ergonomic improvements throughout.
The next-gen Edge will continue to compete in the mainstream midsize crossover segment against the:
- Chevrolet Equinox (which will become a compact vehicle for 2015/2016)
- Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
- Kia Sorento
- Toyota Venza
- Nissan Murano
- Dodge Journey
We expect the 2015 Edge to carry a base price of around $25,000, and be configurable all the way up to $45,000 for the top-end model.
The 2015 Edge is expected to become available in North America in late 2014 or the first half of 2015. Launches in Europe, Asia, and other global markets could coincide with the North American rollout.
Ford will continue manufacturing the next-generation 2015 Edge at its Oakville Assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario, Canada for North America. International models will likely be produced in China and Europe for their respective markets.
2015 Edge photos are currently unavailable; we will update this page as soon as we have some official pictures.