2012 Ford Edge With 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Gets 30 MPG Highway Rating

August 1, 2011

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.

2012 Ford Edge

2012 Ford Edge

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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.

[Ford Inside News via TheCarConnection]

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