The 2015 Ford Edge vs. the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg

Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge is the first second-generation model of its line, so Chicago and Manteno drivers can expect more from theirs than from a 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. With plenty of space, a generous offering of standard and available features, and an upgraded selection of engines, the 2015 Ford Edge is a crossover without competition. Let’s take a look at how the Ford Edge outperforms the Touareg in every aspect.

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Trims and Prices

2015 Edge TrimThe 2015 Ford Edge is offered in four trim levels, each one taking a different focus to cater for the diverse needs of Chicago and Manteno drivers:

  • SE: Starting at $28,100, the SE includes premium equipment as standard, such as a rearview camera for easy reversing, highly-efficient LED taillamps, and a push-button start function.
  • SEL: Starting at $31,500, the SEL upgrades comfort. A 10-way power driver’s seat is included as standard, as is a luxurious leather-wrapped steering wheel. Dual-zone temperature controls allow the driver and front passenger to customize their own perfect micro-climates.  
  • Titanium: Starting at $35,600, the Titanium includes leather-trimmed sports seats and advanced technology as standard. Fitted with a premium Sony sound system, a hands-free liftgate, and Ford’s SYNC voice-activated technology, this is a truly cutting-edge model.
  • Sport: Starting at $38,100, the Sport has been engineered exclusively for adrenalin junkies, with an all-new 2.7L V6 EcoBoost ensuring that each and every ride enjoys the power to thrill.

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is marketed as a luxury SUV, and demands a minimum of $44,705 for the standard model. That’s over $6500 more than the Edge Sport, but it doesn’t even include a rearview camera like the entry-level Edge SE. Prices rise to $52,245 for diesel trims or $66,995 for hybrids.

The 2015 Touareg asks for luxury prices – the 2015 Edge provides luxury features.


Power and Mileage

2015 Edge Powerful DriveThe Edge’s engine line-up has been thoroughly refreshed for 2015, with three powerhouses to choose from. The standard 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 has been upgraded, and now boasts both 245 horsepower and the ability to make 20 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway. The available 3.5L V6 engine upgrades that output to 280 hp while still allowing for 18 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, while the Sport’s 2.7L EcoBoost Turbo V6 delivers 315 horsepower for a stunning ride.

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg also provides three engine choices: a 3.6L V6, a 3.0L TDI Clean Diesel, and a 3.0L Hybrid Electric. Power is comparable, but we’re still amazed that the Diesel and Hybrid don’t pay off in terms of efficiency, with the former allowing a maximum of 20 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway, and the latter offering 20 and 24 respectively. Chicago and Manteno shoppers could pay up to $66,995 for a Hybrid Touareg, and it would still run less efficiently than a $28,100 Ford Edge SE.



2015 Edge InteriorThe 2015 Ford Edge has also received a radical redesign when it comes to the cabin. While many current crossovers employ an abundance of hard plastics, the new Edge uses soft-touch materials, even across the dash, doors, and center console. This is a vehicle which offers luxury as standard.

It’s also grown an extra 3.9 inches, and that decision has paid off by ensuring that Chicago and Manteno drivers enjoy a far greater level of room inside than they would in the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. While the Edge offers a maximum cargo capacity of 73.4 cubic feet, the Touareg provides only 64. Even with all seats occupied you’ll have 39.2 cubic feet to play with, appreciably more than the Touareg’s 32.1.


Optional Features

2015 Edge FeaturesDespite the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg’s claim to be a luxury SUV, there are still features from the 2015 Ford Edge which it fails to make available. These include:

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist: The Edge uses ultrasonic sensors and cameras to measure the distances between vehicles while you’re hunting for a space, identifying gaps appropriate for the vehicle.  
  • Front 180° Camera: This innovative feature perfectly complements the rearview camera by letting you to see around corners and enjoy a greater field of vision while pulling out of parking spots.

Even comparable available systems are superior in the 2015 Ford Edge. For example, the premium Sony sound system includes both 12 speakers and a subwoofer, while the Touareg’s Dynaudio system provides just 10 speakers.


Safety Features

2015 Edge SafetyBoth the 2015 Ford Edge and the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg provide an outstanding level of safety as standard. Basic features such as anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control are included across all models, while advanced driver assistance technologies – such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist – are available with each.

However, in addition to these great safety features, the 2015 Ford Edge also enjoys the benefits of thoroughly up-to-date engineering, with a body structure that has been improved and strengthened for the current generation.


Test-Drive the Ford Edge at Terry’s Ford of Peotone Today

The 2015 Ford Edge offers more space, superior features, and stronger efficiency ratings than the higher-priced 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. Be one of the Chicago and Manteno drivers who makes the right choice, and come down to Terry’s Ford of Peotone today.