New Ford Edge Sport by the Numbers
The new Ford Edge, which has undergone a nice redesign, has some impressive numbers to go along with an increased interest in the vehicle. The interest is high because this is the only trim level of the vehicle to receive the new engine that Ford has been touting for a while. With a new engine comes the curiosity that will not only kill the proverbial cat, but will give us an idea of what the Edge Sport can do.
Under the hood of the Edge Sport is the new direct-injected twin-turbocharged “Nano” 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. This almost sounds like an engine that would be found in a high-powered sports car and not in the small SUV, but here it is, powering up the Edge Sport. Before the actual numbers were released, Ford expressed the expected numbers would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 horsepower and as you can see they were actually very close.
The actual power numbers for this SUV show up at 315 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s pretty amazing from an engine of this size and compared to the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. The numbers on the outgoing model were 305 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The horsepower increase may not be significant, but the torque improvement is massive at a full 70 lb.-ft. Not only is this a huge improvement in power but the full torque is reached at a lower rpm than before giving the Edge Sport all the power it needs much sooner than the outgoing model ever could. It is important to note the numbers for the Edge Sport are not too far from the F-150 which shows up with 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque.
The fuel numbers for this new engine are 18 city/27 hwy mpg. The outgoing model numbers were 19 city/26 hwy mpg so there really isn’t much of a difference here at all. The AWD versions compare similarly at 17 city/24 hwy mpg for the new model and 17 city/23 hwy mpg for the outgoing one. Thankfully the new Edge Sport has the power numbers to lean on when advertising how much better it is than before.
The Ford Edge Sport has a starting price tag of $38,100 which is pretty reasonable considering the vehicle the price will bring. As a high powered small SUV, the Edge Sport is ready and capable of taking off like crazy on the road to show off its amazing acceleration and speed as well as being a great performer on some light trails on the way to your favorite camping or hiking areas. Overall the improvements in power are certainly worth the price of admission and will give you a fun ride that is a thrill to show off to your friends and family.