2018 Ford Edge
The 2018 Ford Edge is a standout in the midsize SUV category, thanks to numerous engine choices, intuitive technology and plentiful cargo space perfect for weekend adventures. While this is a family-friendly SUV, it’s also a joy to drive as a daily commuter to and from work in Urbandale and Clive.
Many drivers have already made the switch to the new Ford Edge, but is it the right choice for you? Find out in our comprehensive 2018 Ford Edge car review.
Ford Edge: Engine Choices
Engine-wise, the 2018 Edge offers a lot. There are three separate engines available, beginning with the standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. This engine is fuel efficient and can handle the daily drive to work, along with weekend trips, too. It’s powerful enough to perform on the highway, clocking in at 245-horsepower. The base Edge engine is efficient too offering an EPA-estimated 20 MPG for city driving and 29 MPG on the highway.
Upgrade to the Sport trim, and you can enjoy the twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine. This powerful V6 accelerates well and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. If you’re seeking more power while driving, this 315-horsepower engine is the right choice.
Ford Interior Convenience
We spend a lot of time inside our cars, so why not be comfortable while doing it? The Ford Edge offers plenty of comfort for both drivers and passengers, and there’s plenty of place to store all the “stuff” you bring along for the ride too. With 42.6 in. of front legroom and 40.2 in. of front headroom, even taller folks can sit comfortably inside.
The 60/40 rear split-folding seat is a nice feature to have, too. When folding the seat down, the Edge provides 73.4 cu. ft. of cargo space, with 39.2 cu. ft. behind the back seat. That’s enough room for hiking gear for a weekend adventure or for a trip to the store when you bring a few more things home than you thought you would. Even if your hands are full, you can use the available hands-free liftgate to load everything in without taking a key out of your pocket.
Ford Edge Technology
There’s plenty of user-friendly infotainment options in the Ford Edge, such as the standard 4.2-inch touchscreen and SYNC® technology. This has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability, which makes it a breeze to link your smartphone to the interface. Access playlists, read text messages and navigate to your destination with this easy-to-use technology. Upgrade to the SYNC® 3 interface and the 8-inch touchscreen for even easier navigation.
The driver assistance technology found in the Edge can keep you and others protected. There’s the optional lane-keeping system, which alerts you if the car is drifting from its lane. Additionally, the active park assist can be a major help when backing into a spot or parallel parking. It can guide the Edge into a spot with little input needed from the driver.
Drive the 2018 Ford Edge: Schedule a Test Drive
Drive the 2018 Ford Edge on the roads of Urbandale and Clive today! Contact us to schedule a test drive with the sales professionals at Charles Gabus Ford. We’ll show you everything this midsize SUV can do and give you the chance to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself. We look forward to meeting you on our showroom