The 2018 Ford Edge gets only modest this year. The new SEL Sport Appearance Package adds tinted headlights, metallic front grille, rear spoiler, skid plates, plus 19-inch Magnetic-painted wheels. Inside now offers Mayan Gray premium cloth seats with Miko suede inserts and unique floor mats. SEL, Sport, and Titanium models can now be ordered with Safe and Smart Package that includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning and other safety tech.
The Edge comes in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive in SE, SEL, Titanium and top-of-the line Sport trims. The powertrain lineup is the best in the Edge's history. The base engine on all but Sport models is a 2.0L "Ecoboost" 4-cylinder unit that uses turbocharging and direct injection to make an impressive 245 horsepower and 275 lb-feet of torque. The upgrade is a 3.5L V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 250 lb-feet of torque.
The Sport trim offers one powerful engine option, a 2.7L "Ecoboost" V6 good for 315 horsepower and 350 lb-feet of torque. All engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Even in the base SE trim, the Edge comes well equipped. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, deep tinted glass and power-adjustable mirrors. The radio is an AM/FM/MP3-compatible unit that includes Bluetooth and Ford's SYNC system. Convenience features are the usual fare, including remote keyless entry, cruise control, a leather/metal shift knob and four 12-volt power outlets.
The SEL adds chrome trim, heated mirrors and automatic headlamps. The radio gets Sirius XM satellite radio and a touchscreen interface. Proximity entry and ignition and interior metal accents. The SEL can be upgraded through optional leather heated seats, an upgraded 9 speaker audio system with the premium SYNC. The Technology package adds remote start, navigation and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).
Titanium models include 19-inch wheels, speed-sensitive wipers, a 12-speaker Sony stereo upgrade with premium SYNC system that also adds USB interface. Dual-zone climate control and leather seat trim.
Edges ordered with the Titanium trim can be optioned up with perforated leather heated and cooled seats, a panoramic "Vista" roof, heated rear seats, remote start, navigation and the (BLIS) system.
Top-of-the-line Sport trims come with 20-inch polished wheels, steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and a rear window wiper. The Sport can be optioned up handsomely with a front camera, a hands-free liftgate, HID headlamps, enhanced park assist, heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, Lane Keep Assist, remote start, integrated navigation, cooled front seats, 21-inch wheels and 5 years of pre-paid satellite radio.
Standard safety features across the Edge lineup include anti-lock brakes, stability control, tire pressure monitoring and a rearview camera. SEL, Titanium and Sport trims can also be equipped with the Safe and Smart package, which adds automatic high-beam headlamps, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist and rain-sensing windshield wipers.