The Ford Edge offers easy driving and a comfortable cabin for both weekend warriors and urban explorers.
2018 Ford Edge
Why Buy the 2018 Ford Edge?
After a hard day's work or a fun weekend trip, the Ford Edge will cocoon you in comfort and provide plenty of room for all your stuff. The critics all agree that the 2018 Ford Edge is among the most comfortable of SUVs. The cabin is quiet, seating plush, and the head and leg room ample. Adults won't even mind sitting in the back, especially once they see that the rear row reclines.
The heavy and tall Ford Edge boasts braking, acceleration, and handling that'll make you feel like you're driving a sedan. But you'll still have the commanding view of the road that only an SUV can provide.
Which Ford Edge Model is Best?
You have your pick of four Edge trims: SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport. As you progress through the trims, you'll understandably get more tech features and a more stylish interior. The first three trims share the same agile engine.
The base model features include a USB port, Bluetooth, smartphone app integration, keyless entry, push-button start, a rearview camera, and teen driver assist. The SEL trim adds to that package power-adjustable seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and satellite radio. The upper Titanium trim has all the bells and whistles that you can imagine: SYNC 3 infotainment system, 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 12-speaker audio system, HD Radio, two USB ports, leather-trimmed seats and ambient lighting. Those looking for a more muscular engine option should consider the Edge Sport model.
Is the Ford Edge 4WD?
There is no four-wheel drive option on the 2018 Ford Edge, but there is an all-wheel drive option. What's the difference? Four-wheel drive tries to make all four tires spin at the same rate and is primarily designed for off-roading. Four-wheel drive is not good for cornering, when you want the vehicle's wheels to be spinning at different rates.
For most drivers, all-wheel drive is the better option. All-wheel drive is generally better for driving on pavement, as it delivers better traction and gives more stability and grip in nearly any weather conditions. Having 4x4 printed on the side of your vehicle might contribute to the cool factor, but unless you go off-roading regularly, AWD is the better option.
Can the Ford Edge Tow?
You bet it can. All Edges can tow up to 2,000 pounds. With the optional Trailer Tow Package, that number increases to 3,500 pounds, which is good enough to haul a lightweight travel trailer or a couple of personal watercraft. If you need more towing capacity, consider the Ford Explorer, which can do up to 5,000 pounds.