The 2018 Ford Edge will come with small upgrades mainly in its exterior design and drivetrain. This Ford’s crossover SUV will come with a new transmission upgrade to a nine automatic from the existing six-speed and some refreshing looks inside. The car maker is known to make simple by subtle changes. With today’s most significant safety feature, the autonomous emergency braking, you know that you are riding a very safe and comfortable vehicle along with your family. It comes with a large cargo area and generous room for five adults. Main rivals of the new Ford Edge 2018 are going to be Nissan Murano, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Subaru Outback and Hyundai Santa Fe.
2018 Ford Edge
The exterior look of the new Edge might receive not so many alterations. However, you will probably be able to see revised tail lamps, few new color choices, and new wheel designs. Sport model will feature piano-black grille surrounded with unique headlamps. You can see the vehicle coming with 19-inch alloys with 20s optional on the Titanium and 18-inch alloys for the SE and SEL. The new 2018 Ford Edge will be available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium and Sport.
The interior of the next generation crossover SUV will not come with too many changes. You can expect to see a lot of similar features like the lane-maintaining automatic steering, blind-spot warning which comes with a rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control which can help you to maintain a set distance from traffic ahead. The new Ford Edge 2018 will be equipped with SYNC 3 multimedia system with integrated voice recognition availability and capacitive touchscreen. It will also feature adaptive steering that makes easier steering at lower speeds while on highway, at higher speeds, steering is harder.
New Ford Edge 2018
The engine of the new Ford Edge 2018 was developed in cooperation with General Motors for variety of uses. You can find them on front-wheel-drive Ford, GM, and Lincoln vehicles. The nine-speed automatic can offer quicker throttle response, smoother acceleration, and better fuel economy than the current six-speed.
Standard engine on SE, SEL and Titanium models is going to be turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that is good for 30 mpg on highway. This engine is capable of producing around 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine on SEL and Titanium models is 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 with 280 horses and 250 lb-ft of torque. This engine will have fuel economy rated around 26 mpg on open roads. Sport model is going to be powered by the ExoBoost twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 with 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. It could be one of the best engines to have been released and it will have around 24 mpg fuel economy rated.
2018 Ford Edge price and release date
The pricing of the new Ford Edge 2018 is not known. It is based on the kind of car you are looking for like the 2.0-liter turbo four and AWD starts around $32,250, the Titanium around $38,900, and the SEL around $35,100. However, you can expect the 3.5-liter V-6 with extra $625. The new Platinum version may be priced around $49,000. You can expect to see the new 2018 Ford Edge release date to be in the first half of this year. Knowing how the car maker works you can see the car little delayed than released.