2018 Ford Edge SUV

#31
in Midsize SUVs
2018 MODEL

$29,220 - $40,675

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Overview

Looking for a family hauler that is easy to drive and pleasing to own; the 2018 Ford Edge may fit the bill. It may not be as big as a three-row SUV but it has plenty of cargo and passenger space. Edge also has superior fuel economy compared to others in the competition.

The 2018 Edge is available in three engine options: a base a base fuel-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder, a smooth V6 optional on the SEL and Titanium, and a muscular twin-turbo V6 found on the Sport. All-wheel drive is optional on all but the Sport get is as standard and all trims feature the same six-speed automatic transmission.

Inside the Edge is fitted with all sorts of convenience and luxury-oriented features. Along with vehicles such as Nissan Murano and Kia Sorento, the 2018 Edge is a smart pick for the midsize crossover SUV. Edge a solid daily driver and commuting partner with price ranging from $29,220 for the base SE and going up to $40,675 for the Sports trim.

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Pros

Smooth ride quality

Plenty of cargo and passenger space

Comfortable and quiet cabin

Cons

Lacks emergency automatic braking

No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

Slow transmission

Stiff Sport ride

What's New?

Gray 19-inch painted aluminum wheels

Skid plates

Grille surround

Rear spoiler


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29220

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

122 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

245 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

275 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.4 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.6 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

112.2 in.

length

188.1 in.

width

75.9 in.

height

68.6 in.

curb weight

3927 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

113.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/29 mpg

highway range

530.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Ford Edge SUV in White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in White Gold Metallic color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in Shadow Black color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in Oxford White color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in Magnetic Metallic color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in Lightning Blue Metallic color  2018 Ford Edge SUV in Ingot Silver Metallic color
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

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Ratings

Features

8.1

Engine

7.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.1

Exterior

7.5

Safety

8.1

Driving

7.6

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Ford Edge SUV SE

SE

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$29,220 - $31,215

Configurations
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (21/24/29)
Torque: 275 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/27)
Torque: 275 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

 2018 Ford Edge SUV SEL

SEL

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$31,955 - $33,950

Configurations
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (20/24/29)
Torque: 275 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/27)
Torque: 275 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

 2018 Ford Edge SUV Titanium

Titanium

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$35,930 - $37,925

Configurations
Titanium 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (20/24/29)
Torque: 275 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: I-4 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (20/23/27)
Torque: 275 lbs.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm

 2018 Ford Edge SUV Sport

Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$40,675

Configurations
Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (17/20/24)
Torque: 350 lbs.-ft. @ 2,750 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 12, 2018

7.7

Overall Rating


8.1/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.1/10
Interior

 

7.5/10
Exterior

 

8.1/10
Safety

 
 
 

2018 Ford Edge is a smart pick for the midsize crossover SUV. Edge a solid daily driver and commuting partner with price ranging from $29,220 for the base SE and going up to $40,675 for the Sports trim. Ford Edge may not be as big as a three-row SUV but it has plenty of cargo and passenger space. Edge also has superior fuel economy compared to others in the competition. 

Features

8.1/10

There is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the new Ford Edge 2018. There are four different trims available: SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport with price ranging from $29,220 to $40,675. For powertrains, Ford offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which is standard on SE, SEL and Titanium models.

There is also an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 hp, 250 lb-ft) available on SEL and Titanium trims. Both engines have a six-speed transmission and standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive comes as optional. The sports trim in the Edge line-up, unlike others comes with only one mechanical set-up: a turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive are in every Edge model.

Trims SE SEL Titanium Sport
MSRP (FWD) $29,220 $31,955 $35,930 N/A
MSRP(AWD) $30,210 $32,945 $36,920 $40,675
Features
  • 18-inch Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels.
  • SYNC.
  • Intelligent access with push-button start.
  • SE plus:
  • 18" Split-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum.
  • Folding 60/40 split bench seat.
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (DEATC).
  • SEL Plus:
  • SYNC 3.
  • Sony audio with HD radio.
  • Hand free foot-activated liftgate.
  • SEL Plus:
  • SYNC 3.
  • 20-inch Polished Wheels with Magnetic Low Gloss-Painted Pockets.
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats with Miko Cloth Inserts.

We Recommend

The SE should be your best bet if you just need a basic crossover without having to worry about a bunch of pricey options. But if you desire something more, we think the SEL is the way to go. It offers more amenities and access to options packages while keeping the price reasonable. Make sure to get it with the Equipment Group 201A package for the desirable Sync 3 infotainment system. We also prefer the V-6 over the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as it seems a bit underpowered at times.

Engine

7.5/10

The 2018 Ford Edge is pleasant to drive, with handling characteristics more similar to those of a large car than a hulking SUV. Power plant options range from a polite base engine with good fuel economy to the vivacious twin-turbocharged Sport. Cars.usnews.com

Engine and Transmission

There are no major changes mechanically under the Edge’s hood for the year 2018. The standard 2.0-liter turbo-4 is fuel efficient and perfectly acceptable in most situations. It comes with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, fitted with a 6-speed automatic that shifts power through the front wheel or through all four wheels. The only downside to the powertrain is that the 6-speed auto could have been quicker to downshift when more power is needed.

There is an old-school 3.5-liter V-6 with 280 hp and 250-pound-feet of torque that powers the midrange Edge crossovers. While the top trim, Edge sports is powered by a 315-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6. With 350 lb-feet of torque, there is enough gusto along with a burbly exhaust note. Ford also equips F-150 pickup trucks with the same engine configuration.

Models Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
MSRP $29,220 $25,800 $30,550 $29,850
Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder

Gas engine

2.4-liter 4-cylinder Gas engine

3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6

Gas engine

3.3-liter V-6

Gas engine

Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed Automatic CVT automatic

6-speed

Automatic

Power 245 hp @ 5500 rpm 185 hp @ 6,000 rpm 260 hp @ 6000 rpm 290 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque 275 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm 178 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm 240 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm 252 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm

Acceleration

The base 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 takes 7.3 seconds to make 60 mph which is average for the class. But if speed is your thing then go with the 315-hp Edge Sport that bolts from rest to 60 mph in 5.6 and is the quickest in the segment.

Models Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
0-60 MPH 7.3 sec 8.7 sec 7.8 sec 7.3 sec
Quarter mile 15.7 sec @ 85 mph 16.4 @ 85 mph 16.0 sec @ 90.5 mph 15.8 sec @ 90.3 mph
Engine 2.0L 2.4L 3.5L 3.3L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.4 7.3 7.4 8.4

Braking and Handling

Edge’s handling feels remarkably stable and controlled for a vehicle this size. The electric steering on the Edge is well-weighted. There's good response entering a turn and road feedback from the front tires is nonexistent.  The Edge's brakes although feels a little touchy initially, but they provide strong, reassuring stopping power which is above average for the class with 119 feet needed to stop from 60 mph.

Model Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
Brake pads-front(in) 13.6 12.6 12.6 12.6
Brake pads Rear(in) 12.4 12.0 12.1 11.9
Curb weight(lbs) 3927 3704 3769 4026
60-0 MPH (ft.) 119 130 119 125

Towing Capacity

The Edge does not have the best towing rate when it comes to comparison among its class. Although, it has better towing rate than the Nissan Murano (3306 lbs). Edge towing capacity of 3500 lbs should be enough to haul a smaller trailer or weekend camper.

Model Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
Capacity (lbs) 3500 5000 3306 5000
Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD AWD
Engine 3.5L 3.3L 3.5L 3.3L

Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The base Edge with the 2.0-liter turbo-4 checks in at 21 mpg city, 29 highways and 24 combined. At 20/27/23, the all-wheel-drive edition falls off measurably on the highway and combined cycle. The 3.5-liter V-6 in the middle of the Edge lineup garners EPA figure of 17/26/20 mpg with front-wheel drive and rated at 17/24/19 mpg with all-wheel drive. Twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 pairs only with all-wheel drive in the Edge, and it’s rated at 17/24/20 mpg.

Model Ford edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
Mpg city mpg 21 21 21 18
Mpg highway mpg 29 28 28 25
Mpg combine mpg 24 24 24 21

Interior

8.1/10

Ford’s Edge crossover SUV for 2018 offers a 2-row, 5-passenger layout that has generous space for both people and cargo. The cabin has a fresh, premium design. Ford has moved away from adaptive-touch controls, equipping the Edge with hard buttons for audio and climate controls. As mentioned, the revamped Sync 3 is a vast improvement over the past MyFord Touch. Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

Ingress and egress are made easy by the wide door and there is ample amount of adjustability in the driver’s seat helping them in getting a good view of the road. The front seats are plush and the optional seat coolers make for a comfortable long journey. The rear seat meanwhile reclines to offer extra space for passengers. 

There is also enough legroom in both the rows to accommodate even the tallest of the adults. The Edge comes with two sets of lower anchors and three tether anchors that make installing child safety seat easy.

Standard features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • Four-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 split fold-flat second-row seat with manually reclining seatbacks come standard
Model Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
Passenger capacity 5 7 5 7
Passenger Volume(ft cube) 113.9 154.2 108.1 146.6

Front (Head/Hip/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.2/55.9/60.3/42.6 39.5/56.7/59.1/44.1 39.9/55.4/59.5/40.5 39.9/56.7/59.4/41.3

Second (Head/Hip/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

40.3/57.5/60.5/40.6 39.3/56.4/58/39.4 39.8/55.2/58.8/38.7 39.4/55.4/58.3/40.4

Third (Head/Hip/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A

36.3/41.4/52.8/31.7

N/A 35.7/44.1/53.9/30.9

There is no change to the Edge’s infotainment feature for 2018. Base model SE still come with little in the way of connectivity, but SEL trim an above can be optioned with Ford’s excellent Sync 3 system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. The Edge comes standard with:

  • 2-inch color infotainment display
  • SYNC interface with limited voice commands
  • USB port & Bluetooth
  • Smartphone app integration
  • Proximity key
  • Push-button start
  • A rearview camera
  • Ford MyKey

"The optional Sync 3 infotainment system effortlessly integrates your smartphone's mapping and communication capabilities to your car." Edmunds

Cargo Space

Being a two-row SUV, Ford Edge has a boot capacity of 73.4 cubic feet with all seats folded and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row. Hyundai Santa Fe with a 3-row seating has more cargo space than most with 80.0 cubic feet with all row folded. Edge’s rear row has a 60/40 split, and every trim except the base comes with a quick-release button to lay the seats down. A hands-free liftgate – which opens with a wave of your foot – is available.

Model Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
Behind 2nd Row(ft.cube) 39.2 38.8 31.0 40.9
Behind 3nd Row(ft.cube) N/A 11.3 N/A 13.5
With 3nd row folded (ft.cube) N/A 38.0 N/A 4.9
With All Seats folded (ft.cube) 73.4 73.0 67.0 80.0

Exterior

7.5/10

Nothing about the 2018 Edge’s styling will transform the crossover-SUV genre. Smartly, Ford doesn’t even try. The Edge just takes the usual cues and shapes them in an attractive way. The front end has the right amount of rake, the side view has thick (but not too thick) roof pillars, the grille’s sized just right to balance the big SUV-style front end. The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

The 2018 Ford Edge has a squat profile though it is neither the tallest nor the widest in the segment. It looks conservative yet stylish with the trapezoidal grille in the front and ending with a sloped rear. Sports model meanwhile looks different with its piano black grille treatment, unique headlights, and body-color front and rear fascia.

Model Ford Edge Kia Sorento Nissan Murano Santa Fe
curb weight(lbs) 3927 3704 3769 4026
Length(in) 188.1 187.4 192.4 193.1
Width(in) 64.8 74.4 64.6 74.2
Height(in) 68.6 66.3 66.6 66.5
Ground clearance(in) 7.9 7.3 6.9 7.3
Wheelbase(in) 112.2 109.4 112.2 110.2
Track width(in) F/R 64.8/64.7 64.3/64.7 64.6/64.6 64.1/64.5

Wheel sizes range from 18-inch alloys on SE and SEL models to the 19-inch alloys on Titanium models, all the way to 20-inches on the Sport. There is also a 21-inch option available for the Sport trim. Sport also gets a sport-tuned suspension.

Exterior Feature

Some of the standard exterior features include:

  • Halogen Projector-Style Headlamps
  • Autolamp (automatic on/off headlamps) Wiper-activated headlamps
  • LED Tail Lamps
  • Configurable daytime running lamps
  • Power Glass, Manual-Folding with Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors
  • Rear window defroster with washer and dual speed wiper

Safety

8.1/10

Mixed reviews from safety agencies hold the Edge back from scoring better in this category. A five-star rating from NHTSA is good, but it doesn’t take into consideration IIHS’s unique small-overlap crash test, in which the Edge earned only an Acceptable score. The 2018 Ford Edge comes with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

NHSTA Rating

Overall rating 5 Star
Frontal barrier crash rating overall 5 star
Frontal barrier crash rating 5 star
Frontal barrier crash rating 5 star
Side barrier rating 5 star
Side barrier rating 5 star
Side barrier rating 5 star
Side crash rating overall 5 star
Combine side barrier and pole rating 5 star
Rollover 4 star

IIHS Rating

Crashworthiness
Side impact test Good
Roof strength test Good
Rear crash protection Good
Small overlap front Acceptable
Moderate overlap front Good

Safety Features

The SEL, Titanium, and Sport models gets Safe and Smart Package that includes adaptive cruise centre-forward collisions on warning, automatic high-beam headlamps, lane-keeping assist. Standard features available on the base are mentioned below.

  • Personal Safety System
  • Side-Impact Airbag - Front and Second Row Safety Canopy Side-Curtain with Rollover Sensor.
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System.
  • Belt-Minder (front safety belt reminder)
  • Child-safety rear door locks.
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) System.
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Rear View Camera
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Glove-box-door-integrated Knee Airbag
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Illuminated Entry System with Courtesy Lamp Delay

Competition

Ford Edge Vs Nissan Murano 

Like the Edge, Nissan Murano comes under the $30,000 bracket. However, Murano boasts a degree of luxury which is not usually found at the price point. Its cabin is full of high-grade materials and has elegant styling. Also, front seats are extremely comfortable. Murano is the car to go if you prioritize luxury.

Ford Edge Vs Kia Sorento

The Sorento 2018 is available with five or seven seats and its good as a family vehicle. Kia also outperforms the Edge in crash test plus it also has a base sticker price that’s thousands of dollars less. So, if you are looking for a car that has good safety rating with five seats, then go for the Sorento which is good value for money.

Ford Edge Vs Hyundai Santa Fe

The starting price of the Hyundai Santa Fe is just $600 more than the Edge’s and it offers a few more toys and seven seats for a similar outlay. Santa Fe also has a bigger engine and a far better towing capacity than the Ford Edge. So, instead of opting for the Edge on must go and check out the Santa Fe which comes as a better option for the same price.

Final Verdict

The 2018 Ford Edge is a good choice to consider if you do not seek third-row seating. It also has a handsome amount of cargo space for a two row SUV. Edge also boasts a roomy interior with ample space in both the rows making it a suitable family hauler. Ford has also offered Sport trim that adds a little swank to the SUV.

However, there are some better rival crossover SUVs worth considering. Nissan Murano has one of the finest interiors while Hyundai Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento seats up to seven and have better-towing capacity.

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