2018 Ford Edge

2018 Ford Edge

The 2018 Ford Edge is a crossover SUV with room for you, your stuff, your friends, all their stuff, and a trailer too.

What's New for 2018?

In 2018, two new colors-Blue Metallic and Lightning Blue- and two new packages join the list of options for the Ford Edge. First up is the Sport Appearance Package for the SEL trim. The look goes dark, with black 19-inch wheels, headlamp bezels, and side window trim. Meanwhile, the grille surround, mirror caps, rear spoiler, and skid plates got a coat of Magnetic Metallic. Inside, you'll find sueded cloth seats and specially badged floor mats. Tech goodies include Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, premium audio system, rear camera, and reverse sensing system. This optional package comes with a $1,295 price tag.

The second new package is the Safe and Smart package, available on the SEL, Titanium, and Sport trims. It offers adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic high-beam headlamps, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, an auto-dimming driver's-side mirror, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Why Buy the Ford Edge?

Considered by many to be the new family "car," crossover SUVs crowd the market today. Figuring out which is best for you can be a bit tricky. That being said, the Ford Edge is among of the best midsize SUVs. If it seems like you often have more stuff to take than passengers, you might consider the Edge. It dispenses with a third row, but offers lots of cargo space, almost best in its class. If that isn't impressive alone, the sheer volume of storage in cubbies and pockets throughout the cabin might. Besides that, it's a good all-around car, faring better than average in almost any category, whether it be safety, performance, fuel economy, or reliability.

Which Ford Edge is Best?

The Edge comes in four different trims. The Titanium is the most luxurious of the options, and actually doesn't cost too much more than the other trims, though many will settle for far less and be content. The Sport is for those who love a fun drive and are willing to pay for the sport-tuned suspension and turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine. Most drivers will be happy with one of the other options. While the base model has a lot of what you need, we recommend stepping up to the SEL model. Add the 201A Equipment Group and you'll get most of what the Titanium offers for a few thousand less.

Can the Edge Tow?

Any Ford Edge can tow up to 2,000 pounds. And with the Class II Tow package, the Ford Edge can tow up to 3,500, enough for a few snowmobiles, a lightweight travel trailer, a couple of personal watercraft. That tow package also comes with technology that helps detect and stabilize a swaying trailer.