DEARBORN, MI – Ford’s Edge crossover is now certified by the EPA to deliver 30 mpg highway, 21 mpg city. This vehicle offers the automaker’s EcoBoost 2.0L four-cylinder engine.
Ford said that by the end of 2011, it will have built nearly 180,000 EcoBoost-powered vehicles in North America and that the company will offer this engine in 90 percent of its vehicles by 2013.
The Edge’s EcoBoost four-cylinder engine can deliver 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and produce 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. The engine achieves its performance and efficiency via direct gasoline injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT).
The 2012-MY Edge comes with other features designed to enhance fuel economy, such as low-friction 5W-GF5 motor oil, an air-conditioning system that uses a variable-displacement compressor, and a 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission that Ford said is optimized for fuel efficiency by using active transmission warm-up, which reduces internal friction as the powertrain approaches normal vehicle operating temperatures. The vehicle also features Ford’s active grille shutters, which close as the vehicle speeds up to improve aerodynamics and therefore fuel economy.
Ford also listed its models (and powertrain combinations) that achieve better than 30 mpg, along with their respective fuel-economy numbers:
- 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 2.5L automatic: 23 mpg/33 mpg
- Fusion Hybrid: 41 mpg/36 mpg
- Mustang 3.7L Coupe automatic: 19 mpg/31 mpg
- Mustang 3.7L Convertible automatic: 19 mpg/30 mpg
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet