Love is a beautiful thing as far as most of us are concerned. Great tales have risen from the embers of this burning passion. And they have been retold through the ages all around the world. The story of Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde. And now Gasoline and a Turbocharged engine, in a Ford Edge, breathtaking! Your heart will warm up, and your gear-head will glow with desire once you turn the ignition key on the new Edge. Not only is it a roomy crossover, it also strikes a sweet spot in the world of technology on wheels. With distinctive styling and a robust sport model, the 2018 Edge sets itself apart from the competition in a way only the best could. Above all, this crossover is easy to drive, and it handles the needs of a family excellently. You will also love that it has the looks of a magazine supermodel.
What's new in the 2018 Edge?
Seats with Mayan Gray fabric as well as Umber-colored ones with Miko suede inserts. Also new is an SEL Sport Appearance package as well as the Safe and Smart package that is now available in the Titanium and Sport models.
What trim levels are available for the 2018 Edge?
The mid-sized two row 2018 Edge is available in four trims. The base model, which is SE, comes standard with 18-inch wheels, push-start ignition, automatic headlights, twin stainless steel exhaust tips, LED taillights, rear spoiler, Sync infotainment system, a 4.2-inch screen at the center, a USB port as well as a leather-wrapped shift knob. Next is the SEL trim which adds a 10-way power driver's seat, 6-way power passenger's seat, unique cloth seats, SiriusXM satellite radio, EasyFold rear seats and other features. The third is the Titanium trim that adds ambient lighting, two 4.2-inch LCD displays, Sync3 infotainment and sport bucket seats just to mention a few. The range-topping Edge Sport comes with a 2.7-liter Ecoboost engine, sport-tuned suspension, adaptive steering, 20-inch polished wheels, leather-trimmed seats with Miko suede cloth inserts, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, all-wheel drive and a piano black grille with Magnetic surround.
What's under the hood?
The base engine in the 2018 Edge is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It produces 245 hp and 275 b-ft of torque. Next is the 3.5-liter V6 option which gives 280 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter twin turbo V6 which powers the Edge Sport tops the range with a whopping 315 hp and 350 lb-ft, and it comes standard with AWD. The engines are all paired with an automatic six-speed transmission.
How safe is the new Edge?
The NHTSA gave the 2018 Edge a perfect rating of five stars. In IIHS testing, the crossover scored Acceptable in one category and Good in four other categories. Front crash prevention is one area where the Edge might need some work since it lacks automatic emergency braking, which means that it only goes as far as alerting the driver of an impending crash. However, there are numerous driver assist features; they include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and a 180-degree front camera among other features.
Does the 2018 Edge offer enough cargo space and interior room?
People who frequently travel with family obviously require a vehicle that provides some room for luggage the Edge does not disappoint. It features 39.2 cubic feet of space with the rear seat up and 73.4 with the seats folded down. It beats Hyundai's Santa Fe and claims to offer more room at the rear than the Nissan Murano. The new Edge's front legroom is 42.6 inches while the back has 40.6 inches. This two-row crossover has enough cabin space to accommodate four passengers together with their luggage comfortably. Considering that it is a two-row crossover that is not meant to carry around too much stuff, it has done absolutely well for itself!