Roomy and nicely detailed interior, modern tech and luxury features plus smooth ride and strong performance range of engines are qualities which Ford Edge offers. This model was fully redesigned for the 2015 model year. For the 2016 model year Ford replaced MyFord Touch infotainment system with the Sync 3 version while the 2017 model added the cold-weather package. The 2018 Ford Edge, on the other hand, should experience the mid-cycle update.
New for 2018:
An updated 2018 Edge should wear freshened styling inside and out. The tech and safety upgrades are also certain. On the other side, a new 9-speed transmission should replace the six-speed unit bringing also the fuel economy improvement.
2018 Ford Edge: Styling
The current generation of the Ford Edge shares the riding gear with the Ford Fusion and styling similarities are also obvious. However, some design cues also draw inspiration from the BMW and Hyundai design languages and that can be detected on model’s grille and shoulder line styling.
As for the 2018 Ford Edge version, this model won’t deviate much from the current design. Like every facelift, this will also bring some changes in model’s front and rear fascias. Tweaked grille, headlights and bumpers should also be combined with new wheel designs and color options. Each trim will also add a unique touch by combining more bright-work and specific shades.
The Sport trim will add 21-inch wheels while the base models will ride on the 18-inch alloys. Available will also 19- and 20-inch options.
On the interior side, this model will also see some adjustments but design won’t change. Freshened materials with upgraded tech and safety features will be available across the trim options. The model will incorporate the Sync3 infotainment system but the center screen might grow in some versions from the current 8-inches.
The Edge will also be well-equipped in all variants. The leather upholstery will be available in all trims except the base one either as an option or standard. The model will also get advanced safety gear like the lane departure warning and prevention, blind-spot monitoring with the rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, etc.
2018 Ford Edge: Performance, Fuel economy
In the engine department, the 2018 Ford Edge will likely include the same engine choices but some improvements are expected. The model will likely replace the six-speed transmission with the transmission system with the nine gears which should bring some performance and fuel economy improvements.
The base Edge version will get power from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This power mill will produce around 245 hp. A non-turbocharged V-6 should again be available with the capacity of around 280 hp.
The Sport version will get all-wheel drive system combined with the 2.7-liter turbo V-6 which can produce 315 hp and torque of around 350 lb-ft. The front-wheel drive will be standard on the base and other models while all-wheel drive will come at extra cost.
As for the fuel economy, the new transmission should bring some improvements but details are still unavailable.
2018 Ford Edge: Arrival, Price
The arrival of the 2018 Ford Edge should be in the second half of this year. The price will increase but not much. Expect the base model from around $29, 000.