•   Engine
    Twin-Turbo 2.7L V6
  •   Power
    315 HP / 350 LB-FT
  •   Transmission
    6-Speed Automatic
  •   Drivetrain
    All-Wheel Drive
  •   Engine Placement
    Front
  •   Curb Weight
    4,078 LBS
  •   Seating
    2+3
  •   Cargo
    73.4 CU-FT (max)
  •   MPG
    17 City / 24 HWY
  •   Base Price
    $38,100
  •   As Tested Price
    $46,180
  •  
Daily Driver videos are micro-reviews of vehicles in the Autoblog press fleet, reviewed by the staffers that drive them every day. Today's Daily Driver features the 2015 Ford Edge Sport, reviewed by Adam Morath.

You can watch the video above or read a transcript below. Watch more Autoblog videos at /videos.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

[00:00:00] Hi. I'm Adam Morath for Autoblog and in today's Daily Driver we're with the 2015 Ford Edge. It's been completely redesigned and I really think that it needed it because this was always kind of the last car to come to mind when I was considering all of Ford's lineup. It was sort of forgotten. I don't think that will be the case anymore. It looks great. They revamped the exterior. The first thing I noticed walking up to the car when they first dropped it off was

[00:00:30] the great job they've done with the taillights. They've got a very high tech look to them. You have LED accent lighting that surrounds the tail lamps and then a light bar that spans the entire deck lid. It looks pretty cool, very angular, a lot sportier than the previous models. We also have the optional HID headlights so if you combine that with what I've already told you about with the

[00:01:00] tail lamps, and also the ambient lighting inside this vehicle ... It just feels like the lighting in general was very well considered on the Edge and gives it a very modern feel. The nice design continues to the interior as well. You've got leather panels with contrast stitching on the sport model. You've got a nice center console that actually has some storage underneath it, so it's sort of a floating center console. The only thing is there is still a little bit of cheap plastic

[00:01:30] used on the interior. That's a common complaint of automotive journalists worldwide, but this one I can see already has a few scratches on it. You can also get this vehicle with 20-inch aluminum wheels or 21-inch matte black aluminum wheels. Here we've got them wrapped in Perelli. I haven't been on a track or anything where you could really get a sense of the performance, but again, that just adds to the sporty look of the Edge in the sport trim level. It has the new 2.7

[00:02:00] liter Eco Boost V6 and I have been really happy with this powertrain. It puts out 315 horsepower, 350 pound feet of torque, and that's that twin turbo working for you. It helps with acceleration and passing at highway speed, so it checks both boxes there. I think people who have the opportunity to jump up a few trim levels into the sport are going to be happy that they did. This one comes in at $38,000. That's $10,000 more than the base Ford Edge and then we've got this one

[00:02:30] optioned up to about $46 grand. That includes all-wheel drive, which costs about $1,500 bucks and then a whole host of driver assist technologies on this car which some people are really going to like. Adaptive cruise control, for instance, is almost essential once you've gotten used to driving with it--especially if you do a lot of highway driving. And then there's going to be other driver assist technologies that maybe won't be as popular. Especially with some people that really enjoy driving. Really like feeling engaged with the road.

[00:03:00] As I said, off the top, the Edge had never really stood out to me before. But I think this redesigned model for 2015 is going to catch some people's eye. Especially with the treatment they've done on those tail lamps. First time you see those light up in front of you, you're going to take note. For Autoblog, I'm Adam Morath. [00:03:19]


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