Top 10 Features on the 2018 Ford Edge
Here is a list of the top 10 features available on the 2018 model year Ford Edge.
1. All Wheel Drive
Whether you live in the Rocky Mountain region or just plain prefer to have back up safety for slippery situations, AWD is a great feature to have. The compact SUV is available in FWD or with Intelligent AWD. Intelligent means that the system only activates if it needed, therefore saving gas when it is not needed.
2. Engine choices
A choice of three different engine options for the 2018 Ford Edge lets you decide if you want fuel economy, power or a compromise. Here are the options;
Fuel economy ratings are estimates based on EPA ratings.
|Engine||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy City (AWD)||Fuel Economy Highway (AWD)||Fuel Economy Combined (AWD)|
|2.0L EcoBoost I-4||245||275 lb-ft||20 mpg||27 mpg||23 mpg|
|3.5L TI-VCT V6||280||250 lb-ft||17 mpg||23 mpg||19 mpg|
|2.7L EcoBoost V6||315||350 lb-ft||17 mpg||24 mpg||20 mpg|
3. Available Foot Activated Hands-free Liftgate
Ford Edge SEL, Titanium and Sport trim levels have available a hands-free liftgate. Making it easier to open the tailgate with a handful of groceries or a big box by simply kicking under the car.
4. Top rated safety
Awarded 5 out of 5 stars for overall safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2018 Ford Edge also score 5/5 stars for each frontal and side crash test category. An SOS Post -Crash Alert System is standard on the vehicle no matter the trim level. A Ford Safe and Smart Package is available with additional safety features such as; Adaptive Cruise Control and forward collision warning with brake support, Lane-keeping system and BLIS (Blind Spot Information).
Standard on Titanium and Sport trims, the SYNC3 infotainment system allowing smartphone integration. With an 8″ color touchscreen, AppLink and 911Assist there’s easy access to whatever you need. Compatible apps from your smartphone can be displayed on the touchscreen, such as WAZE, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. SYNC Connect allows an in-vehicle WiFi hotspot connection. (3 month/3gb data trial is given at purchase, but wireless subscription plan needed after that for WiFi).
Ford recently published an update for SYNC3 systems to now be compatible with Amazon Alexa. This allows access to voice navigation, traffic info, 50,000 plus Alexa skills, Amazon Prime shopping and supported Smart Home devices.
6. Cargo space
73.4 cu.ft of cargo space is available behind from behind the first row and 39.2 cu.ft from behind the second row. This makes the 2018 Ford Edge competitive within its class for cargo space area. Rear seats fold flat in a 60/40 configuration.
7. Towing capacity
Max towing capability on the 2018 Ford Edge is 3,500 lbs with Class Trailer towing package ($435). This is 2,000 lbs more than a Honda CR-V, and the same as a 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 GMC Terrain.
8. Panoramic Vista Sun Roof
A gigantic sunroof where the front panel tilts up or slides all the way open. Enjoy the summer breeze or gaze at the stars.
9. Remote start
According to Wyomingites, remote start is the feature they are most thankful for. With the hot sun in the summer and frigid temperatures in winter, starting your vehicle from inside is a convenient feature. (Also remote start via the Ford smartphone app or voice activation through Alexa may be available).
10. Adaptive Cruice Control
The latest in safety technology, Adaptive Cruise Control is a smart cruise control system that detects vehicles ahead. Adaptive Cruise Control (when set) will automatically slow down if the vehicle in front of you is traveling slower. When the vehicle in front speeds up again, so will your car until it gets to the speed you set on the cruise. Included in the Ford Safe and Smart package or as a stand-alone option.
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. A car geek, photographer, big game chaser and bagpipe player, powered by coffee. Send your questions to: