With a quiet cabin, carlike road manners, an efficient base engine, and plenty of passenger and cargo space, the new and redesigned 2018 Ford Edge should certainly be the ultimate choice for anyone shopping in the mid-size crossover Sports Utility Vehicle segment. And shoppers who’d love to go a notch higher should opt for the sizzling Sport model that comes with a breathtaking suspension tuning provided by the powerful turbocharged V6 engine. Its release date should be expected sometime next year.
Some of the selling points include many available technology features, a powerful sport model, an efficient base engine, quality cabin materials, spacious cabin that can accommodate up to five people and their belongings, and sophisticated ride quality.
See, the Edge is a vehicle that traces its roots back eight years ago when the first wave of mid-size crossover SUVs made their debut in the automobile scene. At the time, the first batch of trending SUVs combined handling and driving dynamics of a sedan with that of the wagon space, and the SUV height to produce a vehicle that many loved and continue to date.
Within the years leading to the 2018 model, Ford has continued to impress with its raft of redesigns and changes that have kept the Edge fresh and competitive in the market. For 2018, buyers should expect a new stiffer body structure and a sophisticated rear and front suspension system. And as a result, Edge now delivers an upscale and pleasant driving experience.
Despite the competitiveness the new 2018 Ford Edge promises, there are other alternatives in the segment that might give it a hard time selling. They include Kia Sorrento, Nissan Murano, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2018 VW Touareg.
Exterior Colors & Interior Pictures Revealed – 2018 Ford Edge
Undoubtedly, the new 2018 Ford Edge will be available as a five-passenger configured SUV provided with four trims detailed below.
The 2018 Ford Edge SE is available with Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice recognition, automatic headlights, 18” wheels, a 4.2” touchscreen display, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, emergency assist, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, six-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, and USB and auxiliary audio jacks.
Moving up the trim ladder gets you the SEL trim that comes bundled with a leather wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, power adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview camera, an exterior keyless entry pad, rear parking sensors, and heated exterior mirrors, and premium sound system.
Additionally, the Equipment Group 201A is available with a 6-way power front passenger seat, traffic information and turn-by-turn directions, two-configurable screens, an 8” center screen, leather upholstery, and nine-speaker sound system.
Nearing the top of the trim ladder gets you the 2018 Ford Edge Titanium trim that comes equipped with ambient interior lighting, driver memory settings, HD radio, a 2.7L V6, LED taillights, heated front seats, premium sound system, upgraded interior trim, 19” wheels, and an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat.
Building upon what the SEL offers, the Sport comes equipped with ambient lighting, similar electronic features as the Titanium trim, LED taillights, unique rear and front lower fascias, a sport-tuned suspension system, leather and suede front sports seats, 20” wheels, and an adjustable front passenger seat.
Options available for the above trim includes a panoramic sunroof, second-row inflatable seatbelts, roof rails, rear DVD entertainment system, and trailer sway control. The available Technology package provided for the SEL and Titanium trim consists of a universal garage door opener, an auto-dimming driver side mirror, a hands-free tailgate, remote start, a perimeter alarm, rear-cross traffic alert, and a rear cargo cover area protector.
Available for the Titanium trim is the Equipment Group 301A which consists of panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats, ventilated and heated seats, heated steering wheel, and the contents of the Technology package. The 302A tacks on inflatable seatbelts for the for the second-rows, automatic wipers, automated parking system, a lane departure warning system, perpendicular and parallel parking, xenon headlights, automatic wipers, automatic high-beam control, and lane-keeping assist.
Engine Specs – 2018 Ford Edge
The available data we have suggests that the 2018 Ford Edge will come with a 2L four-cylinder engine good for 275 pounds of torque and 245 horsepower. The other powerplant, despite unconfirmed rumors, is a 3.5L v6 engine good for 280 horsepower and 250 pounds of torque.
We will update this part as we get more information.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Ford Edge
Buyers should expect to pay an MSRP starting from $38,510. As for its release date, rumors allege that the vehicle will probably hit dealerships sometime next year.
The 2018 Ford Edge Hybrid is reviewed separately.