The current generation of Ford Edge ceased to be produced sometimes back, and as we speak the automobile giant doesn’t have any medium-sized SUV to fit in its shoes. Nonetheless, all this is about to change with rumours pointing to the soon-to-be-released new 2018 Ford Edge. The Edge model enjoys a rather good position among other crossovers in the entire Ford line-up. It does even better than the Escape but scores poorer when compared to Ford’s Flex and Explorer. The new SUV is a five seater as expected. The 2018 Ford Edge is anticipated to have superb fuel economy, better performance, an appealing exterior and a comfortable interior.
2018 Ford Edge Exterior Photos & Interior Colours
As already mentioned, the vehicle will come as a midsize 5-passenger SUV offered in four trims: base SE, SEL, Titanium and top-of-the-range Sport trims. All of the variants will come with FWD. The standard features to expect from the base model includes automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, cruise control, a rear-view camera and a 6-speaker sound system with a USB, CD player and auxiliary inputs, and a 4.2” screen in the centre stack. Also provided is the Ford’s Sync system that offers Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice recognition, and 911 Assist.
The SEL adds heated exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, an exterior keyless entry pad, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition and entry, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar), satellite radio, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SEL will be available with Equipment Group 201A, which adds the MyFord Touch infotainment system with two configurable screens in the instrument cluster, an 8-inch centre screen, an SD card reader and Sync Services such as traffic information, an additional USB port, and turn-by-turn directions. Also included in this package is heated front seats, leather upholstery, a premium nine-speaker audio system and a six-way power front passenger seat.
The Titanium gets the above equipment as standard plus a hands-free tailgate, 19-inch wheels, LED taillights, ambient interior lighting, upgraded interior trim, heated front seats, driver memory settings, an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat (with power lumbar), and a Sony twelve-speaker audio system with HD radio.
To the SEL, the Sport adds the sport-tuned suspension, turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, 20-inch wheels, LED taillights, unique front and rear lower fascias, leather-and-suede front sport seats, ambient lighting, and the eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat.
Options for the SE include roof rails, a rear DVD entertainment system, and second-row outboard inflatable seatbelts.
The Titanium is offered with Equipment Group 301A, which adds all the features found on the Technology package and adds heated and ventilated front sets, heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof and heated rear seats. Equipment Group 302A includes those features plus xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control, a lane departure warning system with lane keeping assist, second-row outboard inflatable seatbelts, automatic wipers, an automated parking system for parallel and perpendicular parking (Ford’s Enhanced Park Assist system) and a 180-degree front camera.
The Ford Edge Sport is available with Equipment Group 401A and adds all the features from the Technology package plus heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, the hands-free liftgate, lane departure warnings with lane keeping assist, xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control, the 180-degree front camera, automatic wipers, and the automated parking system. A Driver Assistance package for the Sport will include adds a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.
2018 Ford Edge Engine Specs
The new Ford Edge for 2018 will come with a collection of new and old powerplants. For the U.S market niche, would-be users should expect a 3.5L V6 powerplant able to generate 265 horsepower and 253 pounds of torque. The other engine will be a 2.0L 4-cylinder powerplant able to crank out 245 horsepower and 270 pounds of torque available in the standard SE, Titanium and SEL trims. The 4-cylinder powerplant will have a fuel return of 20/30 mpg in the city/highway. Some rumours allege that the Edge Sport model will debut with a 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine capable of generating 375 lbs. of torque and 320 hp. The V6, on the other hand, will return 18/28 mpg. The two engines will be mated to an auto transmission system. Additionally, the vehicle is expected to hit 60 mph in less than 6 sec and a top speed capped to 130 mph.