Up until now, the Ford Edge used to come with a third-row of seating. However, one of the biggest changes in the 2018 Ford Edge model is the elimination of this third row on this mid-size crossover SUV. GM made the decision to provide all the other passengers more room by eliminating the last row.
If you’re looking for a great SUV for the family a little bigger than the compact Escape and the subcompact EcoSport, but a little smaller than the Expedition, Explorer, and Flex, the 2018 Ford Edge is one of your best options.
2018 Ford Edge Release Date
There still isn’t an official date for the new 2018 Ford Edge. However, since this is a 2018 model, we are expecting to see it in the dealerships up until the end of the current year.
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2018 Ford Edge Price
The direct competitors of the new 2018 Ford Edge are the VW Touareg, the Nissan Murano, the Honda CR-V, and the GMC Terrain. Taking this into account as well as the different rumors, we are expecting to see the 2018 Ford Edge starting price at about $30,000. Since the 2018 Ford Edge should include 4 trim levels – the SE, the SEL, the Titanium, and the Sport, the price can go up to the $40,000.
2018 Ford Edge Redesign and Changes
One of the things that you shouldn’t really expect to see relates to any changes on the exterior of the new 2018 Ford Edge. After all, this crossover SUV is still looking pretty modern and it was severely updated last year. However, there are a lot of customizations you can do if you’re willing to pay a little more. You can get a rear spoiler, some dark mirror caps, special 19” dark colored alloy wheels, blacked out headlamp bezels, dark grille, front and rear skid plates, window tints, among others. All these options are only available only for the higher trims – the SEL and above.
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2018 Ford Edge Specs
Under the hoods, we are really expecting to see any major changes as well as neither of the rumors we have been listening to and reading about.
So, on the new 2018 Ford Edge, you’ll have different engines according to the trim level you choose. There is the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost with 245 of horsepower and able to produce about 275 pounds per feet of torque or a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 of horsepower and able to produce 250 pounds per feet of torque. In case you’re looking at a higher trim like the Sport Trim, you will get a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder twin-turbo EcoBoost engine featuring 315 of horsepower that is capable of producing about 350 pounds per feet of torque.
In what concerns the transmission, there isn’t any change depending on the trim level you select. All the trim levels will include a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission as well as the standard that you get is a front-wheel drive.
2018 Ford Edge Interior
The interior is where you will be able to see more changes on the 2018 Ford Edge. Just like we already mentioned above, the third-row of the 2018 Ford Edge is going to disappear providing more space for al the passengers. But the changes don’t end here. We believe that the trim materials will be updated and the old hard surfaces will become “soft-touch”. Plus, the dash should be a bit higher that it is right now.