2018 Ford Edge: Space Inside, Style Outside, And Technology Throughout

The 2018 Ford Edge is a two-row mid-size SUV with comfortable seating for five people, plus a plentiful 39.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row seats. The 2018 Ford Edge represents the fourth year of the second generation model, which has been available since the 2015 model year.

In terms of size, the 2018 Ford Edge fits right between the larger Explorer and the smaller Escape in the Ford lineup. A large variety of trim levels, engines, and options lets you tailor the 2018 Ford Edge to the specific needs of you and your family.

2018 Ford Edge Trim Levels And Pricing

The 2018 Ford Edge is available in four trim levels. They are: SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport. Pricing starts at $29,220 for the Edge SE with front-wheel drive and tops out at $40,675 for the Edge Sport with all-wheel drive.

Three Powerful Engines In The 2018 Ford Edge

A 2.0L 245-horsepower EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder is standard on SE, SEL, and Titanium trims, with an optional 3.5L 280-horsepower V6 available as an option. The Edge Sport gets the most powerful Edge powerplant, which happens to be a 2.7L 315-horsepower EcoBoost turbocharged V6 with standard all-wheel drive.

Every 2018 Ford Edge engine distributes its power through a six-speed automatic transmission that comes with paddle shifters.

What’s New On The 2018 Ford Edge

For 2018, The Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package brings a striking new look to the Ford Edge lineup. Outside, it includes a dark-accented exterior, plus unique 19” dark gray-painted alloy wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear spoiler. Inside, you’ll find gray fabric seats with Umber-colored Miko suede cloth perforated inserts, a Copper appliqué that carries the color theme to the dash, and custom embroidered floor mats. The Ford Edge SEL, Titanium and Sport trims get an optional Safe and Smart Package.

2018 Ford Edge Has Many Safety Systems in Place

The 2018 Ford Edge has six standard airbags. These include: driver and front row passenger front and knee airbags, plus side-impact airbags with a rollover sensor.

Many high-tech driver assistance technologies are available on the 2018 Ford Edge. The Technology package on SEL, Titanium, and Sport models includes blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Safe and Smart package is also offered on SEL, Titanium, and Sport models, and includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic high-beam headlamps, and lane-keeping assist.

Technology On 2018 Edge Includes Available SYNC 3

SYNC 3 is Ford’s easy-to-use new voice-activated infotainment technology system. It is available on the Edge SEL, and is standard on the Titanium and Sport trims. SYNC 3 pairs with your smartphone, using Bluetooth for easy, hands-free calling. With its simple, easy to understand touchscreen, it can also control your music selections, whether from the radio, your personal music from your phone, or from phone apps such as Pandora.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are built right into the 2018 Edge’s SYNC 3, so it’s ready to take advantage of your smartphone’s functionality. You can also control the Edge’s navigation system with voice commands through SYNC 3.

The 2018 Ford Edge Is A Good All-Rounder

The 2018 Ford Edge is a mid-size two-row SUV that rides well, has lots of space inside, and offers buyers lots of choices. Other vehicles you might consider in this class are the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Sorento (two-row version), and the Nissan Murano.

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Stephen Fogel

Stephen follows the global automotive industry on a daily basis, including new model announcements, new technologies, sales trends, and the latest in "green" cars.