Americans have always been made available to buy from the biggest car with silischey under the hood. Such thinking was very popular in the 1950s, when the US auto industry was engaged in the construction of the new V8 engine, experimented with several carburettors and a higher compression ratio to increase the number of horses. The price of gasoline? Fuel economy? It was a wonderful time.
Nowadays it’s not so simple. There are countless reasons to choose a more modest engine. Firstly, we all care about fuel consumption, and many of us care about the environment. For good reasons, but there are still – the biggest engine, not always the best. Proof of this can be seen on the new 2018-2019 Ford Edge.
On the model of 2018-2019 Ford Edge available two engines – a 3.5-liter V6 and 3.7-liter fitted to the Mustang (2.0-liter EcoBoost is not offered, it is necessary to wait a few months). Smaller engine power is 280 horsepower, and a larger, 3.7-liter produces 305 horsepower and is only installed on a version of the 2018-2019 Ford Edge Sport. It turns out the second fastest, is not it?
Not so fast … literally. 3.5-liter engine accelerates the Edge to hundred in 7.1 seconds, and 3.7-liter was able to do the same only in 7.6 seconds. Apparently, the weight problem. Indeed, the difference in weight of more than 150 kg. This difference is added 22-inch wheels with forged wheels and wide tires. Anyway Sport model can not keep up with the space base, a lighter version of the 2018-2019 Ford Edge.
On the other hand, the model 2018-2019 Ford Edge Sport (with the aforementioned large-sized wheels) more confident feel at higher speeds. In other words, this is the case when you need to choose what suits you best, or comfort on speed or acceleration from the spot. And, of course, expected in a few months the EcoBoost 2.0-liter, which will complement the range of engines for the 2018-2019 Ford Edge will add another interesting option to consider.