Having sold well over 100,000 units in each of the last three years, the 2018 Ford Edge is a popular model for automaker. It occupies a spot in Ford’s lineup between the Escape and Explorer SUVs.
Two new options packages are available for 2018, one adding active safety equipment and the other bringing aggressive appearance and styling touches. A new Edge model has been announced for the 2019 model year and should go on sale sometime late in 2018, bringing an ST sport trim and new design.
Here’s a rundown of the 2018 Edge’s specifications:
- The 2018 Ford Edge SE starts at $30,310 after $995 in destination charges.
- Sport models begin at $41,765 after a $995 destination fee.
- The 2017 Edge had a starting price of $29,945 after destination.
- The 2018 Ford Edge is available in SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport trims.
- Front-wheel drive is standard across the line with all-wheel drive optional on all trims.
- The 2018 Ford Edge has a wheelbase of 112.2 inches, an overall length of 188.1 inches and a width of 85.8 inches.
- The standard engine configuration for the 2018 Edge includes a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
- A 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque is available, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 that’s rated at 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
- All engines are mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
- The 2018 Edge will tow up to 3,500 pounds and can be equipped with a Class II tow package that adds trailer-sway control.
- The 2.0-liter EcoBoost achieves EPA estimates ranging from 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined with all-wheel drive to 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway/24 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and optional start/stop technology.
- The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 is only available in AWD configurations and gets 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway/20 mpg combined.
- Edge models equipped with the 3.5-liter V6 are rated at 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway/20 mpg combined with FWD and 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway/19 mpg combined with AWD.
- Notable standard safety equipment includes Ford’s MyKey system, which allows parents to set vehicle operations limits for teen drivers, a rear-view camera and roll/curve stability control.
- Advanced safety features are available, and include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, lane-keep assist and inflatable safety belts.
- A 4.2-inch LCD screen, Ford SYNC infotainment system and a USB port are standard.
- Higher trims get an 8.0-inch touchscreen with SYNC3, 911 assist and AppLink, which allows apps like Pandora and Spotify from a connected smartphone to be controlled from the screen.
Comfort & Convenience
- All 2018 Edge models come standard with four 12-volt power points, push-button start and power sideview mirrors with integrated blind-spot monitors
- Optional features include rear entertainment system with dual-headrest monitors, heated steering wheel, hands-free liftgate, navigation, enhanced park assist and front 180-degree camera.
Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Ford.