The 2015 Edge Platinum represents one undisputed success by Ford in the U.S. markets lately. This crossover features enough features to be one of the most desired affordable vehicles by the middle class. Being a familiar CUV, it guarantees an exceptional driving experience through high-quality materials and great design.
This exact trim, the Platinum, comes in both FWD and AWD setups, aiming both types of users. Plenty of options are available in all the possible terms. They go from comfort to visual improvements. The balance is quite proper and features are well distributed.
Let’s see more about the 2015 Edge Platinum rocking the market this year.
Engine and Further Specs
The 2015 Edge Platinum packs a DOHC 24-valve 3.5 L V6 with aluminum block and heads, capable of producing up to 280 hp to 6500 RPM and a maximum torque of 250 lb-ft at 4000 RPM. Paired with this power plant, we found a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode.
The fuel efficiency is quite good for its engine and curb weight, around 4450 lb (2018 kg). The 2015 Edge Platinum with this exact configuration is rated at 17 mpg for the city and 25 mpg for highways. Even more impressive, this familiar crossover can go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 7.7 seconds.
The electric power-assist steering behaves amazing in b0th setups, front-wheel, and all-wheel drive. Also, this model has the biggest engine available among the multiple variants of the Edge crossover. For example, the Sport model features a smaller but more agile engine: An EcoBoost 2.7 L V6, producing less horsepower but more torque in comparison with the Platinum’s power plant.
This familiar vehicle has no lack of strength. For its purpose, the numbers show more than enough and most of its features comes in terms of comfort on the road.
Form, Comfort and Luxury Edge
The 2015 Edge Platinum has a beautiful design, looking to the near future without exaggerating. For the second gen Edge, we found many similarities with the sedan which started this design trend at the legendary company, the Fusion. In the meanwhile, the Platinum badge represents luxury, comfort and well tough design in Ford’s terms.
Despite the name itself could be telling us something important about the design, this utilitarian CUV has not and edgy form. It looks more muscular and rounded that anything else. The rear end seems bold and the long, one-piece taillight is just gorgeous. The grille in the front looks avant-garde and seems a good base form for future models of the Ford’s lineup.
The optional 20-inch fine spoke wheels feature Pirelli all-season tires. Once inside, anyone can notice that the cabin is extremely silent and designed to deliver a highly pleasant experience without noise, even at high speeds. The comfort is one of the 2015 Edge Platinum priorities. The heated and cooled front seats are optional while the standard are exceptional. MyFord Touch infotainment system onboard added buttons for a more physical experience. Probably this infotainment platform is going to disappear in future models, being replaced by the Sync 3, developed for newer models of the carmaker.
The Bottom Line
Great selling numbers are representing on the more commercial products offered by Ford lately. The 2015 Edge success can be due its good composition, attractive design and top-notch materials used. But, this crossover has a big rival in the segment. The Jeep Grand Cherokee seems taking a noticeable share of the same market.
The base price starts at US$29.595.