The newest 2018 Ford Edge will continue its production for the upcoming year. Ever since they have decided to split the car and exclude the third row of seats, the brand has been going through a boom. It manages to adapt better road manners and more interior comfort by skipping the third row of seats and also hosts better safety rating now. The 2018 version will continue on the same premise and bring us the same type of car with some updated features to it.
Some 10 years ago the Ford Edge brand was not doing so well. But with the incorporated massive changes that it has made the Edge is one of the most sold brands that Ford has to offer to the shoppers. They split the crossover lineup in the middle and gave the buyers a great choice for a family type of a car. The model only started production back in 2007 and it took them only 10 years to market the car so the audiences would get holed. Not as the Edge is one of the overtly sold products that Ford is releasing, the people are ever so excited to get the next one in line.
The newest 2018 Ford Edge version has released pictures of its upcoming design model so we were prompted to make a review before the release date is established. This model is going to be a great choice for those who do not need a third row of seats like in the Explorer or Flex vehicles, but still can use the cargo capacity that Escape models can provide. Also, this model will add a new cold weather package that the fans have been craving for and will also update the wheels as well. There are 20-inch ones that come available now and will be an interesting choice to have. The newest model will also come in its SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport trims available as it did before and will continue to offer them this time as well.
Update: The newest 2018 Ford Edge has everything what the soul desires. It is positioned in a sweat spot in the Ford lineup just between the Escape and Explorer. Its looks are very much recognizable and makes it very much distinguishable for a Ford model. It comes bearing multiple engine options with the Sport version being the top of the litter. You have engine versions which are fuel efficient and those which are fast and rowdy. The interior is also a part of the entire formula. For a mid-size car, it has just enough room to accommodate people in its two-rows of seating. There is plenty of room and you will feel very much comfortable and will think that you are in a good shape when staying here. These reasons alone are just enough to make the Ford Edge vehicle the ultimate weekend warrior among cars.
The 2018 Ford Edge transfers most of those advantages which the vehicle has. It is roomy on the inside and has an added range and very intuitive infotainment system. The same engine options are still here which people can chose from depending on the needs. But the model also has its shortcomings. The base safety system does not include advanced active safety options. They are still available for the advanced versions, but those come at a higher cost. Thus the added safety system comes at a very high price.
But, in the case of the 2018 Ford Edge model the advantages mange to outweigh the disadvantages which the car has. Thus we are fairly certain that this model is one that we can expect to get more attention this time around. Here are certain updates about the car which came out recently. We present them to you with the addition of our initial review.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Ford Edge car?
The upcoming release date for the 2018 Ford Edge model is expected to appear by the start of the 2018 model year. The announcements have still not been made officially but as far as the redesign goes it will not take too long to make so the expected arrival period is set for the start of the year. Ford has not commented on their arrival date and mainly tries to keep things to themselves when it comes to release dates. But as this model has not gone though a lot it will not take them too long to confirm. Being that this is a simple update with just a few minor changes we can be confident that the car will come out soon.
Update: The initial news about the release date of the 2018 Ford Edge did not give us a clear picture about when the car was going to be released. But now with the updated information we know that the vehicle is going to be offered in January 2018. We did announce that the model is coming out in the start of the year and it so much clearer now when we have a date to support this fact. We are also expecting the sales to rise with this model and Ford has high expectations about it as well.
2018 Ford Edge Pricing
The new lineup of 2018 Ford Edge models is not going to change the pricing so much compared to the current one. The models are going to start somewhere around a base MSRP of 28,950 USD as the current SE model stands at, with SEL starting at around 31,000 USD, Titanium at 35,000 USD and Sport tied up at around 40,000 USD. As you can see the prices fit the current ones very closely. All of the trim levels have been given a minor update and it is not going to affect the pricing so much. As we see it, it is very good for the popular brand to remain to its current price rate and it will continue to attract the audiences still. A much higher boost will certainly happen once the higher-ups decide that it is time for a new generation model.
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What will the Exterior of 2018 Ford Edge Look Like?
The newest version of the 2018 Ford Edge will not change the lines and features established in the previous update that was made. They are merely continuing this kind of a design with a few of nips and tuck here and there. The grille is still big and the front end is rakish enough and the side view is framed by some sloping pillars added. The car still has a slimmer profile compared to some of the rivaling models and provides an overall lighter but a more agile appearance.
You can say that the Ford Edge car is capable of bridging the space between a luxury and a utility car, as it can host the characteristics of both. You can even find some details in the Edge which you can also see on a luxury BMW car. If you look close enough you can see that the B-pillars have a little bit of a BMW to them, and if you add a black-out trim it becomes a completely luxury model. The Sport trims are going to lose their usual kind of gloss which was usual for them but it will still have the sport-wagon characteristics that we are used to seeing.
Even though the look of the 2018 Ford Edge is more or less the same, it does not take too much away from the car. The brand is already established and they know what they have even when the current generation model came out. This version is there to update and bring the hits model a bit of refreshments as it does compete in a busy segment. It is always good when you can get some help and get to be as competitive as one once was.
Update: Perhaps the best news about the 2018 Ford Edge is the addition of the SEL Sport Appearance package. This will have the largest impact on the outside appearance of the car. It promises to use less chrome and adopts darker hues. Some highlights include the gray-painted grille, rear spoiler, mirror caps and skid plate and it will also add 19-inch wheels. This is a great option for people who want to personalize their car in a specific way.
2018 Ford Edge Interior Changes
On the inside, the 2018 Ford Edge will get more updates for the forthcoming model. They actually manage to get a car which has a fuller and richer inside compared to the current rivals. It sports a higher dash with soft-touch materials all around which combines with a bring theme of the inside to get a great and comfortable car for us. One of the biggest changes is that the hard buttons are going to be kept for the car now and we are going to get it back here as well.
The changed layout for the dash is also very simplistic and also very nicely integrated into the overall inside. It offers us a great look and it excludes the touchscreen options and sticks to the known which affect the settings better and are a much better choice for the model in its base version now. The 2018 Ford Edge interior comfort is great as it always was and the inside settings to do not change so much for the 2018 Edge. So generally speaking, we are getting a car with some improvements on the inside which are going to help with the comfort and we are confident enough that it could bring about to better popularity for the model.
Update: Updates about the interior of the 2018 Ford Edge also include highlights which are related to the SEL Sport Appearance package. Through this package you can give your Ford Edge more attitude and it adopts new cloth seating surfaces and certain embellishments which will give the cabin a very fancy new look. Generally speaking, the cabin of the 2018 Ford Edge is very comfortable and will please a lot of occupants who are going to be drive in this car.
2018 Ford Edge Engines
The engine option for the 2018 Ford Edge are not going to change as well. The car will transfer the lineup and we will continue on using the same kind of offer as before. These include a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and also combines with a 6-speed automatic shifter. Sport versions are going to include the power of 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 which makes 315 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque for this car and it combines with the same kind of transmission as the base model.
Although the base setup is pretty great, the fans have been leaning towards the Sport mainly because of the better performance. It might just so happen that this trend continues and that the fans continue on going the same direction when it comes to power. The 2018 Ford Edge will not change dramatically so if we are to base it upon the current numbers and the current trend, the stronger engine will get more attention.
What is the 0-60 mph Performance?
As the engine lineup does not change, the speeding of the 2018 Ford Edge will not change as well. This means that it will still take it 5.6 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and also it gains a top speed of 132 mph. As said, these are still good enough specs for the Edge. The audiences did not have a problem with the current one and the numbers that it offered so we do not see them having a problem now when the vehicle does not change. Probably a more powerful engine and one with more output could be expected in the future but the numbers are fine with us so far.
2018 Ford Edge Fuel Economy Specifications
The EPA ratings are also going to be transferred for the 2018 Ford Edge versions and we expect more of the same here as well. The base version makes 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, 24 mpg combined with the FWD versions, while the AWD ratings make it to 20/27/23 mpg. Using the 3.5-liter V-6 the car will make 17/26/20 mpg, while the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 option provides a rating of 17/24/19 mpg. People have expected that the fuel consumption improves a lot more compared to the last generation of Edge models, given the matter that these engines have a small displacement. But the fuel consumption ratings remain at a models rate. They are not going to get any better for now and it would be nice if they could manage to bring something here and improve. It would do a whole lot for the car and help it pass the competition a lot easier.
The new 2018 Ford Edge does not features any dimensions changes for this version of the car. We can expect to get the same length 188.1 in, wheelbase 112.2 in, height 68.6 in and width 75.9 in as we did with the latest version. The greatest advantages of this car are its passenger volume and cargo capacity which leaves the car at 39 cu ft for the occupants to enjoy while riding and a spacing of 117 cu ft to pack their stuff. There was not need to chance anything now.
In fact we do not see these numbers changing even if the car gets a new generation vehicle. The 2018 Ford Edge size is pretty decent and helps the car get the necessary job done. It even offers a very decent interior setup with a passenger volume of 117 cu ft and let’s not forget the cargo space which amounts to 39 cu ft and will help you pack in much more than your average car in the segment. This part is probably the one which suits the given vehicle the most.
What are the Safety Ratings?
The safety ratings for the 2018 Ford Edge will be transferred as well because we will get similar settings and offerings indie the car. The standard pieces of equipment include rear-seat inflatable seat belts, additional cameras, and forward-collision warnings and it still offers great crash performance. The previous model earned a positive review from the IIHS getting Good ratings across the board, with only being Acceptable in small-overlap tests. It has still managed to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating. The NHTSA gave the model a five-star rating overall with only four-star score in rollover resistance–common among SUVs. We expect to see similar safety specs for the upcoming 2018 version.
Update: With the updated information that we have learned about the 2018 Ford Edge we were also able to find out that the model will gain new active safety features. It will include Safe and Smart packages which you can get only on SEL, Titanium, and Sport models. Within the package the vehicle will have adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamps, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, and more. The car already has a Top Safety Pick so it will only make it safer with the given upgrades.
If you want to learn more about the 2018 Ford Edge, you can read our first review which is found below. Use the information given there and the ones given in the update of study the vehicle’s performance and perspective.
The 2018 Ford Edge will have the same kind of competition when it comes to the vehicles that are going to appear in the segment. The Edge is not going to be alone here and we have a lot of models which are going to appear and are searching for attention as well. Some of them include GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Nissan Murano and Volkswagen Touareg models and a lot of people are going to be in two minds which one to get. That being said, the Ford Edge has an established fan base which are certainly going to flock to get the new car but it remains to be seen if the people are interested in having a partial and skimpy update as the 2018 version of the Edge has been given. We shall wait and see.