2012 Edge Ecoboost Rated 30 MPG Highway
Edge crosses into the "30 and up" club.
July 31, 2011
By: Nick Saporito
Ford has not been quiet regarding the fact that the 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder will be launching in North America during the 2012 model-year. In fact, last week they announced that the Explorer with the latest Ecoboost engine would be rated 28-MPG highway. Now dealership sources are telling FIN that the 2012 Edge Ecoboost will see a 30-MPG highway rating.
According to the dealers, earlier today Ford updated the order guide for the 2012 Edge, adding the EPA ratings for the 2.0-liter Ecoboost model. The order guide has the engine rated at 21-MPG city and 30-MPG highway. Back in June FIN stated that the Edge Ecoboost would likely see highway fuel economy upwards of 30-MPG.
Like the Explorer Ecoboost, expect the engine to sport around 240 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
The new engine will be optional on all trim levels; SE, SEL and Limted. It will be mated to a six-speed automatic.
Along with the new engine will be minor exterior tweaks, all with the goal of maximizing those fuel economy numbers. Production of the 2012 Edge begins on August 8th.