The 2018 Edge joined the SUV lineup of Ford as a mid-size two-row crossover. The tidy disposition with a well-appointed and spacious cabin made enough reasons for earning it a space ahead of its rivals. The base model with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the Sport model with a twin-turbo V-6 engine claimed to give a steady and lucrative performance. Besides, you get a handful of goodies that can allure you to get one.
What’s New for 2018?
For the 2018 versions, as revealed by the Ford dealer Brookhaven, the SEL Sport Appearance package, includes a darker gray color with 19-inch painted aluminum wheels, a pair of skid plates, a prominent rear spoiler, grille surround, and exterior mirror caps. The Titanium, and Sport trims too got the options of including an advanced Safety and Smart package, with adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, an auto-dimming driver’s-side mirror, lane-keeping assist and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Two new colors Blue Metallic and Lightning Blue are added to the palette.
Engine and Transmission
There is a trio of engine options that you get to see with the 2018 Ford Edge. Both the powertrains assure a bold performance, that spring out of a turbocharged inline-four engine and a fire-powered twin-turbo V-6 engine. Both the powertrain models of the 2018 Edge work on a six-speed automatic transmission. While front-wheel drive is made standard for the trims, an all-wheel drive option is also made available.
The 2018 ford Edge steals your attention with its rugged and muscular exterior that stands on the powerful 18-inch wheels and the dual exhaust make a unique appearance. Both the upper and lower front grilles take an angular shape to break the monotony, while the body sides sharply creased gives it a sleek finish. The sporty dual tailpipe finishers add to the glory. For a panoramic sunroof you have to shell out a $1595 as an option that is offered for the base SE trim.
Interior and Infotainment
The interior of the 2018 Ford Edge invites you with a cozy, posh look. The leather seats assure a sturdy yet comfy feel, with plenty of space for people and their belongings. The Sync 3 infotainment system responds within 0.7 seconds, earning it a Fairly good rating. The interface of the Sync3 proved to be intuitive enough. The features get displayed through large icons to make them easier to find and select when the eyes and hands are busy.
The 2018 Ford Edge comes with all the basic active safety features like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert as standard, while the optional package offers self-parking, automatic high-beams, lane-keeping assist, and inflatable seatbelt airbags for the rear seats.
From novice to experts, from passive to active, the 2018 Ford Edge has a powertrain for every driving style. Consumers at Ford Brookhaven appreciated the handling as quite composed and competent, and sometimes even sporty. The braking performance made them feel safe and relieved through the journey. Overall, the Edge in 2018 came with many good points on which the buyers need to ponder.