The 2016 Ford Edge surfaced a few months ago and presents itself as a rugged looking crossover vehicle that is more than capable of tackling urban and rural roadways with ease. According to industry experts, the highly expected vehicle, the 2016 Ford Edge remains as simple as it has always been. The latest offering of the crossover has a new platform in addition to different engines that its initial offering. Fuel economy as well as a better driving experience will be delivered from its increased weight distribution and lighter chassis.
2016 FORD EDGE: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The exterior of the Ford Edge is completely new for the 2016 model year. The design language being used is that which debuted on the Fusion. The very front of the vehicle will feature an imposing grille that will host a duo of slim headlights that will remind you of those of the F-150. The fog lights for the crossover will follow the contour of the intakes with the addition of a strip of LED for appearance. The lower air intake is smaller than some other vehicles and will include splitter for the improvement of the vehicle’s handling at reduced speeds.
The interior of the 2016 Ford Edge is said to be much better than ever before. The equipment and quality level has been greatly improved. Layout options and styling elements for the updated interior have been expressly borrowed from the Ford Fusion. According to a great deal of industry critics, this is a great decision on the part of the automaker, given that the Fusion has done consistently well in the realm of interior design. Standard features for the vehicle will include the following: rear adjustable seating, a seven inch infotainment system, a Sony audio system, dual zone climate control, electric seats and windows, as well as premium grade cloth upholstery. The higher trim levels of the 2016 Ford Edge will be outfitted with a slightly larger infotainment system, a better quality of audio system, satellite navigation and leather upholstery.
2016 FORD EDGE: ENGINE SPECS
The power train for the vehicle will be provided by a trio of engine options. The base model 2016 Ford Edge will be powered by an EcoBoost 2.0 liter engine that will be able to deliver 245 brake horsepower and an estimated 270 lbs. per feet of torque. This unit will be mated with a new transmission and all-wheel drive, affording it with the ability to tow upwards of 3500 pounds. Higher trim levels will be powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 that is said to be less powerful than the previous one. It will provide consumers with 265 brake horsepower. The very top range of the vehicle line will receive its power from a 2.7 liter V-6 engine that will deliver a maximum output of 300 brake horsepower and 300 lbs. per feet of torque. This power unit is believed to deliver consumers with the very best in fuel economy.
2016 Ford Edge: Release Date and Price
The 2016 Ford Edge arrived within dealerships at the end of 2015. The base price for the popular crossover vehicle is $2 000 less expensive than the cheapest vehicle within its class at $ 29 000. Per a variety of industry insiders and experts, this pricing allows the American automaker with the freedom to move up the higher end model as a measure of providing consumers with the very best experience possible.