With its distinctive design cues, the 2018 Ford Edge is an imposing presence on the road. The Edge also offers an impressive engine lineup and upscale feature content.
The 2018 Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV that seats five passengers, and it’s sold in four trims: SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport. Buyers can choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Minor updates for the 2018 Edge include new appearance and technology packages.
The exterior design of the 2018 Ford Edge is highlighted by a wide stance, tall shoulders and a cleanly designed front end. The look is complemented by an angled grille that merges into the Edge’s sweptback headlights. At the rear, slim roof pillars are matched by wraparound taillights.
Standard features include automatic halogen projector-style headlights, daytime running lights, LED taillights, power-adjustable side mirrors and 18-inch wheels. The list of available features includes heated side mirrors, a hands-free liftgate, HID headlights, a panoramic sunroof and 19-, 20- and 21-inch wheels.
The cabin of the 2018 Ford Edge is comfortable and attractive, and it’s dominated by a clean, multi-layered dashboard. Owners can order the Edge with a two-tone interior for an especially high-end look. Cargo room is generous, and the Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of room behind the rear seats and 73.4 when the rear seatbacks are folded.
Base models are equipped with air conditioning, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column, cloth upholstery and a 60/40-split second-row bench seat that folds and reclines. The list of optional features includes heated and cooled 10-way power-adjustable front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery and automatic dual-zone climate control.
A strong engine lineup is a key asset of the 2018 Ford Edge. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is available.
There are three engine choices. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is turbocharged to produce 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. A naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 raises output to 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the performance leader is the Sport trim’s 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 that dials up 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Sport models come with a specially tuned suspension.
The Edge can tow up to 3,500 pounds, and it achieves mileage of up to 21/29 mpg city/highway.
The entry-level Edge comes with a rearview camera, an audio input jack, Bluetooth connectivity, a 4.2-inch display and six audio speakers. This base model relies on a previous-generation version of Ford’s infotainment interface.
Optional features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, an upgraded infotainment interface, a self-parking system, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, inflatable outboard seatbelts, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio, an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone integration and a 12-speaker sound system.