The Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV with a sporty engine and great towing capacity. Ideal for smaller, on-the-go families or outdoorsy types, the Edge is top of its class in cargo capacity and surprisingly spacious in both front and back.
2018 Ford Edge
Why Buy a Ford Edge?
The Edge appeals to buyers who want a five-person crossover but want more than enough space in front or back for tall passengers. If the Escape seems too small, and the Explorer too big, then the 2018 Ford Edge will be just right for you. Drivers and passengers will enjoy Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system with large 8-inch touchscreen. There's also Bluetooth connectivity, voice command, and two USB ports for charging devices on the go. Higher trims add real-time traffic and weather, an extra USB port, and smartphone connectivity.
Two new options packages came out in 2018. For those who really want the sporty look, the new SEL Sport Appearance package adds aluminum wheels, skid plates, grille surround, rear spoiler, and exterior mirror caps. Safety-conscious parents can add the new Safe and Smart package, which features 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.
Do Ford Edges Hold Their Value?
The Edge retains more than 37 percent of its value after five years, second only to the Toyota Highlander in its class. If resale value is important to you, the Edge is more than adequate.
How is the Ford Edge in the Snow?
The Ford Edge comes in front- or all-wheel drive. Drivers who ski or weather cold winters will want the peace of mind of AWD, which provides better traction and safety when roads are slick with snow and ice. The Edge also keeps you safe from other vehicles because it scored a perfect five-star safety rating and offers optional safety features like a rollover protection system, traction control, blind spot monitor, and brake assist.
Do Ford Edges Have a Third Row?
No, the Ford Edge does not have a 3rd row option. Instead, the Edge spreads that room across the front and back rows, giving plenty of head and leg room to all passengers, and best-in-class cargo area. However, if you need a 7-passenger SUV, consider the full-size Ford Explorer or the even larger Ford Expedition, both of which come with third rows standard.