Ford is reportedly rolling out the highly fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine into yet another vehicle, the 2012 Edge SUV. When equipped with the optional four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the 2012 Edge will get 30 mpg on the highway cycle.
The EcoBoost option, which requires a front-wheel drive configuration, is said to achieve 21 mpg city fuel economy. In four-wheel drive configuration, the numbers are expected to be 1-2 mpg less city/highway.
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How did Ford achieve 21/30 mpg ratings for the 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the Edge? Credit turbocharging and direct injection in the four-cylinder mated with the automaker’s six-speed automatic transmission, plus a few tweaks to maximize fuel economy.
The EcoBoost engine will be available as an option on all 2012 Edge trim levels, including SE, SEL, and top-of-the-line Limited.
Production of the 2012 Edge begins August 8. Prices have not yet been announced.