Used Car of the Week: 2018 Ford Edge
It’s nice to know that the 2018 Ford Edge still has room, with 5-passenger offering brimming with the feature, style, and power. Ford’s 2018 Edge crossover SUV delivers handling and car-like ride plus the ability to light off-road trails. Although there is no comparison between the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Subaru Outback, the Edge offers several sporty trims that can run circles around the Outback.
The 2018 Ford Edge has an impressive balance of comfort, fuel efficiency, and ample power, which makes this vehicle a well-rounded SUV. The base, which is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, is unique in its strength and fuel economy, powering out 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is available, and those looking for genuinely top-end performance should go for the 315-horsepower twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 which is unique on the Edge Sport.
The Edge Sport includes a sport-tuned suspension for improved handling ride. Those who are on the lookout for the fuel-economy will note that the front-drive Edge with the 2.0-liter engine. It comes with a start/ stop technology, a feature as annoying to some as it is welcome by others.
Only available in the 2018 Ford Edge Sport, is the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. It turns the Edge into a stiffened suspension to better hug corners and standard all-wheel drive. The standard all-wheel-drive gives reduced torque steer and improved grip.
SYNC 3 INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM:
Ford finally got it right with the Sync 3 infotainment system. It is faster and more intuitive, and the 2018 system for Ford’s Edge includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Sync 3 comes standard on the Sport and Titanium trims, and it’s optional on the SEL.
The Ford’s Edge crossover for 2018 offers a 2-row, 5-passenger layout which offers generous space for cargo and people. The form-fitting seats and large exterior give impressive legroom for front and rear passengers, with the rear seats which offer a commendable 40.6 inches. The cargo capacity is 39.2 cubic feet with the back seat up-straight and 73.4 with them down.
The cabin has a premium design. Ford has moved away from adaptive-touch controls, supplying the Edge with hard buttons for climate controls and audio. The refurbished Sync 3 is a vast improvement over the past MyFord Touch.
The 2018 Ford Edge crossover SUV has a wide, squat profile. That translates to a roomy interior, but beware this Ford’s wide dimensions when pulling into a one-car garage. Ford Edge styling is conservative yet stable, starting with a large trapezoidal grille and ending with a sloped rear and wraparound lights that bring cohesion.
Sport models stand apart with the piano-black grille treatment they have, the unique headlights, body-color front, rear fascias, and the body-color lower cladding. They can be spotted from behind by their pair of the trapezoidal exhaust. It housed the bright circular tips of those on the other trims instead.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2018 Ford Edge comes in four trims: SE, SEL, Titanium, and the Sport. Buyers will spend the least on the base SE, and still get a high-tech turbocharged engine, a keyless entry, and a push-button start; a rearview camera, it has cloth seats with a 6-way-manual driver’s adjustment and 18-inch wheels. A basic Sync system brings infotainment with 6-speaker AM/FM/CD system with USB input and Bluetooth connectivity.
If you want more, you’re better off with an SEL model. It has a power driver and passenger seats, reverse-parking aid, dual-zone climate control. It also has EasyFold remote rear-seat release and satellite radio.
Notable Optional Equipment:
Options abound, and that includes in the entertaining department as well. Other features included are the navigation, a forward-facing camera to aid in parking. There’s also the blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision, lane-keeping warning systems, and inflatable rear safety belts feature.
Also available is the parking-assist system. The high-end, leather-clad Titanium and Sport models offer Ford’s adaptive steering system. It varies the response based on speed, and the hands-free liftgate feature that you’ll appreciate every time your hands are lugging groceries. Other amenities include heated/ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, panoramic roof, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
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