In 2006, Ford introduced the Edge as a cross over vehicle to their already robust vehicle lineup. Since 2006, the Edge has become one of Ford’s most successful models in recent history and even earned several awards and accolades, including being named one of the “Best Cars for Families” by AAA, J.D. Power and associates “APEAL Award” and the Edge is an IIHS “Top Safety Pick”. Since 2006, the Edge went through a modest makeover in 2011, but for the most part has remained fairly unchanged.
The new 2015 Ford Edge has been completely re-engineered from the ground up. The new 2015 Edge will offer a new front grill (reminiscent of the Explorer and Taurus), new headlights, more interior room, and a standard rear-view camera on all models. The Edge will also have a standard 2.0L I-4 Engine which can tow up to 3500 pounds and sports an impressive 21 city and 30 highway MPG. There is also an available 3.5L v6 and a 2.7L Ecoboost v6 which is the most powerful engine in its class. The Edge will also have AWD as an available option.
When it comes to safety, the Edge will be equipped with all of Ford’s most recent safety innovations. First and foremost are Ford’s inflatable safety belts. This technology is particularly comforting to parents of small children as it is safe for children both buckled in using a booster seat, or a front/rear facing child seat. The seat-belts by expanding to make the surface area of the seat-belt bigger to make the force of a crash be absorbed over a bigger service area to prevent injury to the occupant. Along with the inflatable seat-belts, the Edge will also have an available BLIS or blind side assistance system. How the system works is once a car enters the vehicles blind-spot a light will appear on the side mirror letting you know it is not safe to merge lanes at that time. Since a large amount of accidents are caused in this manner, this safety feature alone can give any Edge owner peace of mind on the highway. Another leading cause of accidents occurs when drivers enter or leave parking spaces, whether they are parallel parking, or backing out of a perpendicular space. The Edge’s active park assist and front and rear facing camera can help alleviate a lot of the hazards involved in parking. Active park assist will take care of the steering while the driver controls acceleration, braking, and ultimately shifting the car into park. The front and rear facing cameras will begin to beep when an object is close to the vehicle, increasing as the object gets closer and closer. This allows the driver to avoid accidentally hitting another vehicle or object while parking. These are just a few of the great safety features present in the 2015 Edge.
The 15 Edge will also come equipped with Ford standards such as key-less entry, Sync with My Ford Touch, Sirius Satellite radio, a hands-free lift-gate, and 180 degree front-view camera. Combined with comfort technologies such as heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, and powered seats there is an Edge for any driver’s needs. And with four available trim levels (SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport) and 10 available paint coats, there are several options available. The 2015 Edge starts at $28,100 or $257 a month leasing.
Court Street Ford, located at 558 William Latham Drive, is a multi-year president’s award winning dealership. We have been serving the Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais area for 30 years and counting! We are committed to exceptional customer service. Stop by or give us a call at (815) 939-9600, our knowledgeable sales team and service department will be happy to help and are dedicated to providing the best experience.