Ford showcased its latest Edge SUV featuring 2.7 L ecoboost engine in LA auto show last year. This would be the 2017 model for the USA. This should have been the next level of EcoSport for Indian market as well hovering around the 16-20L margin. One may expect Ford to launch this model if the need arises. The Edge comes with a bold exterior design, with all leather seats, ambient lighting in the underwell, an array of wheel choices from 18-21″, sun roof.
In terms of technology the car comes loaded with sensors around the vehicle to make passengers aware of what is nearby while driving. The Ford Sync software goes upto 3.0 version which has the same goodness of the older voice based technologies, but also includes suggestions of what’s nearby etc for the driver. System assisted active park assist is a much needed feature. 180 degree front camera, sirius satellite radio, adaptive steering which adjusts to the way driver drives, and cross lane assist are some additional features.
The engine comes in either 2.0 ecoboost or the regular 3.5L Ti-VCT in the USA. There is also a 2.7 sporty ecoboost engine available. This engine comes with 315 hp power and all wheel drive options. Auto start stop in traffic means better fuel efficiency and automatic decision making on when the engine is on and off. There is also a six speed automatic featuring paddle shifters and cruise control feature. Huge cargo space options, individual tyre pressure monitoring system, foot operated lift gate are additional goodies.
Further options for trailer tow packages, and a compelling 5/5 * rating makes it a good buy.
The car is rated at 21 – 29 MPG, and costs upwards of 28500 USD.