The Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV that is manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The first generation Ford Edge was produced in 2006 and released as a 2007 model. Upon its release, the Edge was available in three trim options; SE, SEL, and Limited. In 2008, the Sport trim level debuted at the Chicago auto show, and sales began as a 2009 model. The Ford Edge has won multiple awards including “2007 Urban Truck of The Year”, “10 Best Engines”, has earned HIS “Top Safety Pick” rating and was recognized as one of the “Best Cars for Families” in 2017 by AAA and Parents Magazine. A hybrid version of the Ford Edge was debuted in the 2010 model year, and the Edge has undergone a variety of interesting additions and facelifts throughout the years. The 2018 model is a great example of all that the Ford Edge can do.
The 2018 Ford Edge
The 2018 Edge comes in right between the Escape and the Explorer in Ford’s SUV lineup. The mid-size, two-row crossover offers a spacious interior that can easily fit four adult passengers and their carry-on for a weekend get away or a summer vacation. The 2018 Edge comes in a range of models that are sure to fit every driver’s taste and sensibilities. The Ford Edge has an exciting interior and impressive options that allow buyers to easily customize the SUV to meet their needs. The 2018 Edge also has an impressive towing capability that makes it a great choice for those who like to tow gear on their weekend adventures. Let’s look at a few highlights that people are talking about:
The Ford Edge has a roomy interior. The newly available Sport Appearance package includes new cloth seating surfaces and other embellishments that give attitude to the interior. It remains one of the most comfortable, well-appointed interior that is impressive to most passengers for a commute or road trip.
It has a large range of engine options. The EcoSport comes standard with a twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost engine that delivers an impressive 315 horsepower and 350 LB per ft. of torque. Two additional engines; the turbocharged, direct-injection twin scroll 2.OL EcoBoost engine, and the powerful 3.5L Ti-VCT. Along with responsive steering and great fuel efficiency, the Ford Edge brings serious power and control to the road for today’s driver.
An intuitive infotainment system gives the 2018 model a competitive edge with other SUVs in its class. The 2018 Ford Edge offers available driver-assist technologies to provide the confidence you need to be safe and smart on the road. The Ford-exclusive Safe and Smart package includes a front 180-degree camera, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross- traffic alert, lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support, auto-dimming driver’s side view mirror, auto-high beams and front-sensing wipers.
Enhanced park assist helps measure the distance from other vehicles as you parallel park between two vehicles. Sync3 brings the power of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the Ford Edge. You can use Siri to interact with your iPhone or Google to use your Android while keeping your eyes on the road. Get access to music, maps, phone calls, send messages and more.
Great styling and a sprightly Sport model set the 2018 Ford Edge apart. Smooth lines and fluid shapes make the Ford Edge a very attractive ride. For drivers looking to drive an SUV that really stands apart, The Ford Edge Titanium delivers style above the pack. Impeccable attention to detail both inside and outside of the Edge Titanium is apparent. The interior has striking and luxurious details, such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, perforated leather-trimmed sport bucket seats, metal plated accents, mechanical aluminum applique, illuminated scuff plates and ambient lighting which is available in seven colors. The panoramic vista roof brings more style and gorgeous light into your Edge. There is also a fixed rear skylight. On the exterior, a bright beltline molding is matched with chrome accents and 19-inch wheels. 20-inch wheels are also available.
New for The Ford Edge in 2018
In 2018, two new option packages join the Ford Edge family. First, let’s look at the SEL Sport Appearance package. With a darkened look due to its gray 19-inch painted aluminum wheels, skid plates, grille surround, rear spoiler, and exterior mirror caps. Adding to the darker appearance are black accented headlamps, black window molding, and gray cloth seating. The SEL, Titanium, and Sport trims can also be equipped with Safe and Smart package that adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, auto high-beam lamps, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Two new colors join the palette: blue metallic and lightning blue. All of these option package upgrades really help the 2018 Ford Edge stand apart in its class.