The 2012 Ford Edge is set to be available with four-cylinder EcoBoost power with the addition of a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, and reports are emerging that the vehicle will be able to return some fairly impressive fuel economy numbers. According to Ford Inside News, the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded testing, and the Edge 2.0 EcoBoost has managed to eek out 30 mpg highway. That's three miles per gallon better than the comparable 3.5-liter V6-equipped 2011 model and two miles per gallon better than the Explorer 2.0-liter EcoBoost, whose 28 mpg highway figure was just made official last week.

Ford Inside News also reports that the engine will continue to turn out 240 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque when tucked into the Edge. While we're betting that while our right foot will likely miss the extra 45 horsepower produced by the 3.5-liter V6, the extra 22 pound-feet of torque mustered up by the forced-induction four-cylinder should help make up the gap. Our wallets probably won't mind skipping the gas station a little more often, too.

UPDATE: Ford has confirmed the 2012 Edge EcoBoost's 30 mpg fuel economy rating in the official press release after the jump.

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Ford Edge with New EcoBoost 2.0L Engine Delivers EPA-Rated 30 MPG Highway, Great Performance

* The popular Ford Edge crossover with EcoBoost® power is EPA-rated at an economical 30 mpg highway and 21 mpg city
* Ford Edge with EcoBoost is now the 13th Ford model/powertrain combination to deliver an EPA fuel economy rating of 30 mpg or more
* EcoBoost, combining smaller engines and turbocharging, is a global Ford engine technology that gives customers the power they want and the fuel efficiency they need
* EcoBoost vehicles have been successful at attracting new customers to the Blue Oval brand, leading the Ford product portfolio in conquest sales


Dearborn, Mich., Aug. 2, 2011 – The Ford Edge crossover, the latest vehicle to receive the company's EcoBoost® 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, is now certified by the EPA to deliver 30 mpg highway. This complements the best-in-class Edge V6 fuel economy to give utility customers expanded fuel efficient choices.


"Fuel efficiency is important to our customers," said Amy Marentic, group marketing manager, Large Cars and Crossovers. "Adding the EcoBoost engine to the new Ford Edge crossover makes for 13 vehicles delivering 30 mpg or more in the Ford showroom."

The Ford Edge delivers 30 mpg on the highway, besting all SUVs its size or larger, in addition to cars such as the Honda Civic Si and the Saab 9-3 automatic. The only competitive utilities offering higher highway fuel economy than Edge with EcoBoost are a few smaller-size vehicles such as the Ford Escape Hybrid.

Combining gasoline direct injection and turbocharging with smaller overall displacement, this advanced new EcoBoost engine delivers the power of a normally aspirated V6, yet delivers four-cylinder fuel efficiency.

EcoBoost has been successful at attracting new, more upscale customers to the Ford showroom. Taurus SHO and Flex with EcoBoost lead the Ford lineup for car and utility conquesting. More than half of all Taurus SHO buyers are new to the Ford brand, and more than 62 percent of Flex with EcoBoost buyers had not previously considered a Ford product.

With popular F-150 pickup trucks now offering an EcoBoost option, sales of Ford vehicles with this advanced technology have crested 70,000 units and the F-150 EcoBoost now accounts for 41 percent of total F-150 sales, making it the top-selling full-sized V6 pickup truck on the market.

EcoBoost is a global Ford engine to provide affordable fuel efficiency for millions of drivers, while delivering the power they desire. By the end of 2011, Ford will have built nearly 180,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles in North America. EcoBoost will be offered in 90 percent of Ford vehicles by 2013. Ford holds more than 125 patents on its EcoBoost engine technology.

13 at 30 or more

Adding a fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine to the popular Edge crossover means the Ford showroom now offers customers a choice among 13 model/powertrain variations that deliver an EPA fuel economy rating of 30 mpg or more.

These Ford offerings are listed here with their respective city/highway EPA-rated fuel economy estimates:


* Edge with EcoBoost: 21 mpg/30 mpg
* Escape Hybrid FWD: 34 mpg/31 mpg
* Escape Hybrid AWD: 30 mpg/27 mpg
* Fiesta five-speed manual: 29 mpg/37 mpg
* Fiesta automatic: 29 mpg/38 mpg
* Fiesta SFE automatic: 29 mpg/40 mpg
* Focus five-speed manual: 29 mpg/37 mpg
* Focus automatic: 28 mpg/38 mpg
* Focus SFE automatic: 28 mpg/40 mpg
* Fusion 2.5-liter automatic: 23 mpg/33 mpg
* Fusion Hybrid: 41 mpg/36 mpg
* Mustang 3.7-liter Coupe automatic: 19 mpg/31 mpg
* Mustang 3.7-liter Convertible automatic: 19 mpg/30 mpg


Edge fuel-saving technologies

Building on Edge V6 best-in-class highway fuel economy, the EcoBoost powertrain makes Edge an even more economical proposition.

This advanced EcoBoost four-cylinder engine provides the optimum balance between fuel efficiency and responsive power, delivering 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a generous 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. Edge with EcoBoost delivers comparable fuel economy to Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, yet offers utility shoppers a responsive choice as Edge provides a 58 horsepower advantage over these compact General Motors offerings.

The Edge with EcoBoost combination of superior fuel efficiency and ample responsiveness is enabled by direct gasoline injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT).

Efficiency is further enhanced through employment of low-friction 5W-GF5 motor oil, a variable-displacement air conditioning compressor and a unique 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission optimized for fuel efficiency through employment of active transmission warm-up to help reduce internal friction as the powertrain approaches normal operating temperature.

Edge with EcoBoost also introduces category-exclusive active grille shutters. These variable grille slats close as vehicle speed increases to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.


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      Paul P.
      • 3 Years Ago
      What does it get with AWD?
      Chilipepper
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm wondering what kind of MPG figures the Focus ST will be getting with the 2.0 ecoboost. Edge - 4082 lb curb weight Focus hatch - 2920 lb curb weight I would have to think at least 34-35 MPG highway with 1162 less mass to haul around.
        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Chilipepper
        If Kia and Hyundai can pull 33 mpg and 34 mpg hwy out of their midsized sedans that weigh 3500 lbs, I'm sure that Ford can muster the same or better with the Focus, provided the don't make the gearing too aggressive and keep the turbo at a constant spool (see EVO).
      slc
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is that with the AWD or 2 wheel drive?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Diggz
        • 3 Years Ago
        are you an idiot? oh wait.. i see ur name.. yeah you are!!
          A_Guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Diggz
          He's a known troll. Dumb one at that.
          Oscar
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Diggz
          Amazing isn't it how this moron gets his pants in a bunch at the mere mention of Ford. To answer your question...yes, he is an idiot.
          Diggz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Diggz
          thanx fellaz.. yeah he is a KNOWN troll.. i bet he dont know why the F-150 outsells the "Silvy" either
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        actually P, I've ( as you know ) driven all the eco iterations...and yes, they can attain their EPA mileage on the freeway, some even better...as for around town, cant testify to that, but city driving is a crap shoot anyways.....
        • 3 Years Ago
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      Mark_H
      • 3 Years Ago
      another meaningless highway mpg figure for an automaker to pimp
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark_H
        Speak for yourself. My Ranger said I'd top out at 26 mpg. I got 28 mpg on the first tank off the dealer lot. The highway numbers are definitely achievable when you are ...ya know... highway driving. I don't even drive 100% highway and still achieve 25 mpg on average.
        nardvark
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark_H
        I find the highway numbers to be pretty accurate for long thruway cruises, and the city number to be pretty accurate for everything else, including "mixed" suburban driving.
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        Justin Campanale
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm a GM fan myself, but youre posts are just plan embarassing to GM fans. In case you haven't noticed, the Nox is a class below the Edge and it has a less powerful engine.
        Paul P.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The equinox also has 58 less HP and over 100 less ft-lbs tq.
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        NOX competes a class lower, think Escape....actually, with comments such as that just run.........
        • 3 Years Ago
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        TruthHertz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GMFanBoi The Sorento from Kia is much larger, has more power, is less expensive, and is built by American's instead of draft dodgers in Canada. Where does that leave Chevy? The only wasted effort you speak of is the failure of your father to pull out and leave you as a stain on your mothers lower back before he left money on her nightstand.
          Justin Campanale
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          I am a Kia fan, but the Sorento, frankly, is not better than the Nox. It, contrary to popular belief, doesn't have more hp in base form. And the Nox has a better interior than the Kia.
          TruthHertz
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TruthHertz
          For less than $1500 you get all the equipment in the convenience package (heated seats, backup camera, fog lights, roof rails, backup sonar) and 10% better fuel economy. How many people do you think are going to NOT pay that given a $30 difference in a monthly payment? The Equinox is smaller and has little cargo room compared to the Sorento with the rear seats down or no rear seats to begin with. Then consider that the Equinox would then cost approximately $1,000 to $1,500 more in spite of this. SERIOUSLY???
      Master Austin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty impressive...the Ecoboost engines have worked flawlessly for Ford. I'm sure they'll have no issues selling the 2.0L EB since it strikes the same balance of fuel efficiency and power.
      mblack864
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's an ecoboost engine. So, it doesn't have to be reved in order to get all that low-end torque.
      TruthHertz
      • 3 Years Ago
      While I do like this Canadian built vehicle. It lacks a third row of any kind and the price point is going to be up there due to having to pay EXTRA for the 4 cylinder. OR... I could buy an LX Kia Sorrento with the "Convenience Package" made in Georgia and have a third row seat, heated front seats, reverse camera, fog lights, and 32 mpg hwy for about $3K-4K less. And it has about 200 horsepower, which is more than adequate. I'm sure the Edge will be considerably more peppy, but we are still in a recession and when people have limited funds, want the best fuel economy, and as many features as possible. Currently, the Koreans are gobbling up market share, especially with the garbage Toyota and Honda have been turning out, and I don't see it slowing down with the current pricing that the newer and improved domestic offerings are asking. Maybe this has more to due with the fact that the Korean production facilities in Georgia and Alabama don't have a Unionized work force.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      COMPLETELY off topic but here I go... I'm glad to see that AOL finally listened to me and took care of AB's serious troll problem. I was taking a look at some of the older articles, and then I realized that all the comments from the usual trolls like Brian, vwfailsagain, Phil Gua, had been deleted, and I presume this means that they've been banned. If so, thank you AOL! These newer discussions make me so much happier.... to scroll down and read the comments without having to be bothered by the ignorant comments from trolls or fanboys. That being said, these new discussions are a little bit less fun than the older ones. I always got a good laugh reading the rants from vwfailsagain and Brian.
        atvman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        There's still Z71Silvy and GMfanboi lurking around.
        merlot066
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        I don't want to freak you out but... they're right behind you ^^^^^^^^^
        stclair5211
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Yay for censorship. You must be a democrat. Have any opinion you want as long as it agrees with mine.
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          @stclair5211
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          Justin Campanale
          • 3 Years Ago
          @stclair5211
          Do you HAVE to bring politics into every comment? And yes, I am a super left wing Democrat. I'm all for different opinions, but....... ok.... I'm going to perform a typical AB troll rant right now. Tell me how you feel after you read this comment. *clears throat* **** Fix Or Repair Daily! They only make ugly gay little cars that blow up at 20,000 miles. The only people who buy them are morons! Buy Chevy instead! Apple pie, baseball, hotdogs, and Chevrolet! *rant off* Now tell me how you feel after reading my comment.
      Robdaemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can we get this in the Fusion or Focus, please?
      mylexicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      A 2.0L turbo with 30mpg and decent looks? It's like a Tiguan, but the new Edge might actually be reliable!
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