2018 Ford Edge

MSRP $29,315 - $40,770

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7.8

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2018 Ford Edge Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 26, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Finding a family-friendly SUV that's also fun to drive and own can be difficult, but the 2018 Ford Edge might fit the bill. The Edge provides sufficient cargo and passenger room, even if it lacks the third row of a larger SUV. It's also still pretty easy to park, and it gets better gas mileage than the heavier cars.

A base fuel-efficient turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, a smooth V6 offered on the SEL and Titanium, and a muscular twin-turbo V6 featured in the Edge Sport are the powertrains available. All trims have the same six-speed automatic transmission, with the exception of the Sport, which has it as standard. The new Safe and Smart package is currently available on SEL, Titanium, and Sport trims. Blue Metallic and Lightning Blue are two new colors that have been added to the palette.

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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

$34045

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

245 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

275 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

113.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

73.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

36.2 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

9.7

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

177 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

518.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SE$29,315 onwards

SEL$32,050 onwards

Titanium$36,025 onwards

Sport$40,770 onwards

Colors and Styles

2018 Ford Edge in Blue Metallic color
Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

8.3

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.5

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


"If you’re shopping for a roomy, versatile crossover SUV that is more Sport than Utility, the 2018 Ford Edge should hold strong appeal." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2018 Ford Edge crossover SUV has a car-like ride and handling, as well as the capacity to handle deep snow and light off-road tracks. The 2018 Edge features a 2-row, 5-passenger layout with plenty of room for both people and cargo. The 2018 Ford Edge comes with three engine choices: a standard fuel-efficient turbocharged four-cylinder, a smooth V6 optional on the SEL and Titanium, and a powerful twin-turbo V6 found on the Sport trim.

There are four trim levels to choose from for the 2018 Ford Edge: SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport, with prices ranging from $29,220 to $40,675.Except for minor cosmetic changes, there are no discernible differences between the 2018 Edge and the prior model. The 2018 Edge comes with a plethora of options. This year, a new SEL Sport Package is available, which includes blacked-out headlight bezels and Magnetic Metallic paint on the grille, mirror caps, 10-spoke 19-inch wheels, and rear spoiler.


8.5/10
Features

8.3/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.5/10
Safety


2018 Ford Edge Features

8.5/10

When it comes to choosing the new Ford Edge 2018, there are plenty of possibilities. SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport are the four trim levels, with prices ranging from $29,220 to $40,675. The SE, SEL, and Titanium variants all come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The 2018 Ford Edge is available in SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport trims

On the SEL and Titanium trims, a 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower, 250 lb-ft) is offered as an option. Both engines come with a six-speed transmission and front-wheel drive as standard. All-wheel drive is available as an option. Unlike the rest of the Edge lineup, the sports trim has only one powertrain configuration: a turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 engine with standard all-wheel drive.

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. SE plus: SEL Plus: SEL Plus:
  SYNC. 18" Split-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum. SYNC 3. SYNC 3.
  Intelligent access with push-button start. Folding 60/40 split-bench seat. Sony audio with HD radio. 20-inch Polished Wheels with Magnetic Low Gloss-Painted Pockets.
    Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (DEATC). Hand-free foot-activated liftgate. Leather-Trimmed Seats with Miko Cloth Inserts.

The Edge can be equipped with a variety of convenience and luxury elements on the inside. Adaptive steering and cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and active park assist are among the available driver-assist functions on the optional Sync 3 infotainment system, which seamlessly combines your smartphone's navigation and communication capabilities to your car.

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If you only need a basic crossover and don't want to spend a lot of money, the SE trim is a great option. However, we believe the SEL is the way to go if you want something a bit more. While keeping the price reasonable, it provides greater amenities and access to options packages. If you want the coveted Sync 3 infotainment system, order it with the Equipment Group 201A package. The V-6 engine also outperforms the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which might feel underpowered at times.

2018 Ford Edge Engine and Performance

8.3/10

"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."  U.S. News

2018 Ford Edge Engine and Transmission

Front-wheel drive is standard on the Edge, although all-wheel drive is an option. Its standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 245 horsepower and is powerful enough. For most people, the 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 provides plenty of power. 

2018 Ford Edge SUV Engine Bay

The 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 transforms the 2018 Ford Edge Sport into a performance bombshell, with a stiffer suspension for better cornering and standard all-wheel drive for enhanced grip and decreased torque steer.

Models 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai 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 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm 178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm 240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm 252 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe offers the most power at 290 hp followed by the Nissan Murano with 260 hp. When it comes to torque, the 2018 Ford Edge beats the rest of the competition with 275 lb-ft

2018 Ford Edge Acceleration

The base 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 accelerates to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, which is about typical for the class. If speed is more important to you, the 315-hp Edge Sport, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and is the fastest in the segment. 

Models 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai 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 sec  @ 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

The 2018 Ford Edge and 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe are evenly matched when it comes to 0-60mph sprint times. Both the SUVs take 7.3 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph sprint. When it comes to a quarter-mile run, the Ford Edge beats the Hyundai Santa Fe by 0.1 seconds. 

2018 Ford Edge Braking and Handling

The Ford Edge sports an independent suspension and a robust body structure. They work together to provide an accurate road feel and excellent body control without jarring the occupants. The Edge's electric steering is well-weighted, with a natural progression of effort as you dial in more steering. The responsiveness when approaching a turn is surprisingly good, yet road feedback from the front tires is almost non-existent.

Model 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai 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

With 119 feet needed to stop from 60 mph, the Edge has a good stopping response and performance that is above average for the class.

2018 Ford Edge Towing Capacity

When compared to other vehicles in its class, the Edge does not have the finest towing capacity at 3500 lbs. It does, however, tow better than the Nissan Murano (3306 lbs). 

Model 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
Capacity (lbs) 3500 5000 3306 5000
Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD AWD
Engine 3.5L 3.3L 3.5L 3.3L

The Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe offer the best towing capacity at 5000 lbs. The Ford Edge tales the second spot and is closely followed by the Nissan Murano. 

2018 Ford Edge Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The standard Edge with the 2.0-liter turbo-4 gets 21 mpg in the city, 29 on the motorway, and 24 mpg combined. On the highway and mixed cycle, the AWD edition's fuel economy drops noticeably to 20/27/23. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine in the middle of the Edge series gets 17/26/20 mpg with front-wheel drive and 17/24/19 mpg with all-wheel drive, according to the EPA. The Edge's twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 is exclusively available with all-wheel drive and is rated at 17/24/20 mpg.

Model 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mpg city mpg 21 21 21 18
Mpg highway mpg 29 28 28 25
Mpg combine mpg 24 24 24 21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18.0

18.8

19.0

18.8

Range (City/Hwy)

360 / 522

338 / 470

399 / 532

319 / 432

The fuel economy figures are similar across the board with the Hyundai Santa Fe falling behind the rest of the competition. The Nissan Murano has the largest fuel tanks, which can hold 19 gallons of gasoline. The Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe are right behind it, both with 18.8-gallon gasoline tanks, while the Ford Edge has an 18.0-gallon tank.

2018 Ford Edge Interior

7.0/10

"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." - Kelley Blue Book

2018 Ford Edge Seating and Comfort

The 2018 Ford Edge crossover SUV sports a 2-row, 5-passenger layout with plenty of room for both people and goods. The Edge's wide exterior and form-fitting seats provide ample legroom for both front and back passengers, with the rear seats providing an astonishing 40.6 inches of legroom.

2018 Ford Edge front seats

The cabin has a modern, high-end appearance. Ford has ditched adaptive-touch controls in favour of hard buttons for radio and Air conditioning system control on the Edge. Ford has gone to great lengths to provide a quiet cabin with plenty of sound insulation.

Model 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai 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

Standard features include:

  • Black Cloth Upholstery
  • 6-way manual driver's seat
  • 4-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 split fold-flat second-row seat
  • Front and Rear cupholders
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Two Seatback Storage Pockets

2018 Ford Edge Infotainment

On the base Edge SE, Ford includes only a few standard connectivity features: a Sync display, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, and one USB port. The Sync 3 infotainment system, which has an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Ford's latest Sync software, an extra USB port, a nine-speaker music system, AppLink smartphone connectivity, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, is available as an option.

2018 Ford Edge infotainment system

The Edge comes standard with:

  • The 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

2018 Ford Edge Cargo Space

The Ford Edge is a two-row SUV with a boot size of 73.4 cubic feet with all seats folding and 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row. With all three rows folding, the Hyundai Santa Fe boasts 80.0 cubic feet of cargo space, which is greater than most.

Model 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai 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

The rear row of the Edge is split 60/40, and every trim level save the base includes a quick-release button for reclining the seats. A hands-free liftgate is provided, which opens with a wave of your foot.

2018 Ford Edge Exterior

7.0/10

"The Edge just takes the usual cues and shapes them in an attractive way." - The Car Connection

2018 Ford Edge Dimension and Weight

Starting with a big trapezoidal grille and ending with a sloped back and wraparound lighting that brings cohesiveness, the Ford Edge style is modest yet forceful. The piano-black grille treatment, distinctive headlamps, body-color front, and rear fascias, and body-color lower cladding set Sport versions different.

The silhouette of the 2018 Ford Edge crossover SUV is wide and squat. This leads to a spacious cabin, but Ford's large dimensions should be considered when parking in a one-car garage. The wheel diameters range from 18-inch alloys on SE and SEL models to 19-inch alloys on Titanium versions to 20-inch alloys on Sport vehicles. The Sport level also comes with a 21-inch wheel option. A sport-tuned suspension is also included.

Model 2018 Ford Edge 2018 Kia Sorento 2018 Nissan Murano 2018 Hyundai 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

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

2018 Ford Edge Safety

7.5/10

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.

The SEL, Titanium, and Sport models get a Safe and Smart Package that includes adaptive cruise center-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

2018 Ford Edge Competition

2018 Ford Edge Vs 2018 Nissan Murano 

Nissan Murano, like the Edge, is priced under $30,000. Murano, on the other hand, offers a level of luxury that is uncommon at this price point. It offers an elegant cabin with high-end materials and exquisite style. In addition, the front seats are very comfortable. If you value luxury, the Murano is the vehicle to choose.

2018 Nissan Murano

2018 Ford Edge Vs 2018 Kia Sorento

The 2018 Kia Sorento comes with five or seven seats and is a wonderful family vehicle. In addition to outperforming the Edge in crash tests, the Kia boasts a starting sticker price that is thousands of dollars lower. So, if you're searching for a car with a high safety rating and five seats, the Sorento is a terrific value for money option.

2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Ford Edge Vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe starts at just $600 more than the Ford Edge, yet it comes with a few additional features and seven seats for a similar price. The Hyundai Santa Fe also boasts a larger engine and towing capacity than the Ford Edge. Instead of choosing the Edge, one should choose Santa Fe, which is a superior option for the same price.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Ford Edge Final Verdict

If you don't need third-row seating, the 2018 Ford Edge is a decent option to consider. The cargo room is also impressive for a two-row SUV. The interior of the Edge is spacious, with plenty of room in both rows, making it a good family vehicle. This SUV can also be had in Ford's "Sport" grade, which gives it an extra touch of A few superior crossover SUVs are worth considering, however. When it comes to interior quality, it's hard to beat Nissan Murano.


2018 Ford Edge FAQs

How much does the 2018 Ford Edge cost?

The 2018 Ford Edge starts with a base price of around $29,220 and goes all the way up to $40,675 for the high-end trim. 

Does the 2018 Ford Edge get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the 2018 Ford Edge gets both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard.

What are the trims on offer with the 2018 Ford Edge?

The 2018 Ford Edge comes in over 4 trim levels, namely SE, SEL, Sport, and Titanium.

What is the warranty package offered with the 2018 Edge?

The 2018 Ford Edge comes with a basic warranty package of 3 years or 36,000 miles. Moreover, it also gets a Powertrain warranty of 5 years/ 60,000 miles.

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