2018 Ford Edge

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2018 Ford Edge
2018 Ford Edge

Key specs

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The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Ride and handling
  • Strong acceleration (Sport)
  • Passenger and cargo room
  • Numerous advanced safety features available
  • Real dashboard buttons instead of touch-sensitive controls

The bad:

  • Uncomfortable front seats
  • Thick roof pillars obstruct visibility
  • Slightly grabby brakes
  • Gets expensive when loaded with features

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Ford Edge trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New SEL Sport Appearance Package
  • Five-seat, mid-size SUV
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sport model available

2018 Ford Edge review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Edge is Ford’s five-seat, mid-size SUV that slots between the compact Escape and the larger three-row Explorer. It's offered with a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power and front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Subaru Outback, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Nissan Murano.

A new SEL Sport Appearance Package includes 19-inch painted-aluminum wheels, brown floormats, and two-tone fabric and simulated suede for the seats.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Fatal design flaw ruins car

Beware, every 2015-2018 Ford Edge with the 2.0 Ecoboost is susceptible to coolant intrusion in the cylinders due to an engineering design flaw in the cylinder wall. This failure can happen at any time and if it does the entire engine will have to be replaced. If the car is past its initial 5yr/60k mile warranty, you will have to pay upwards of $7,000 to get this done. The second the coolant level drops it's all over. Besides that it is a fine car, rides nice and is comfortable. I could just never enjoy owning it with this constantly at the back of my mind. As these start to pop up used with higher miles, pay close attention to the coolant on the 2.0's, though some dealers will top it off so that you don't notice the car needs an engine. If the one you are looking at has a record of getting its engine replaced, it is probably alright as they rarely fail twice. If it never has though, there was probably a reason it got traded.


Fatal design flaw

All 2015-2018 ford edges with the 2.0 Ecoboost are susceptible to coolant intrusion in the cylinders. This can happen at anytime completely randomly and requires a full replacement of the engine. If the car is past its 5yr/60,000k mile warranty, you will have to pay upwards of 6 grand to replace the engine. If the one you are shopping for has a record of getting the engine replaced, it should be fine, they rarely fail twice. But if it doesn’t have any records, steer clear. Many dealers will just fill the coolant up and say they never knew the car was drinking it.


Bought my used 2018 Ford Edge over a year ago

My wife and I test-drove a used 2018 Escape, Explorer and this Ford Edge before my purchase. This is the Platinum model with 20" tires and all the bells and whistles. I have to tell you that after driving this car for over a year it has far exceeded my expectations with regard to a quiet and smooth drive as well as comfort. I initially had some concern that the 2.0L 4cyl would be too small, but it provides all the pep and passing power I could ask for. Frankly, I have been amazed by this little engine. I have a towing pkg, but only use the hitch for a cargo carrier we purchased. If I could change one thing about the car it would be a rear tailgate window that opens. Unfortunately, there are few newer models (if any) that provide a rear window that opens. If I had it to do over again, I'd definitely buy this car without any hesitation! I traded my 2011 Ford Escape Limited on this car and am really impressed how far Ford has come with technology and refinement.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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