2018 Ford Edge consumer reviews

$29,315–$31,310 MSRP range
side view of 2018 Edge Ford
95% of drivers recommend this car
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
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5.0

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.

3.4

Recent transmission issues after 100,000 miles

Vehicle has had no issues until recently. I have 100,234 miles on my 2018 SEL. Now It is starting to have an occasional rough shift when climbing and descending on steep grades. Acts like the transmission is not keeping up with the engine.

4.6

Taillight condesation & cracking & egr problem

2018 edge titanium loved by wife, but...The hatchback taillight has been replaced twice for condensation & cracking. Replacing this for a third time soon. With 62K miles, the EGR needs repair. Cost about $500 at dealer.

5.0

MY DAUGHTERS 1ST CAR SHE PURCHASED

THE COLOR, INTERIOR, THE WAY IT RIDES SO SMOOTHE. I WOULD RECOMMEND A FORD EDGE TO ANYONE. SHE NEEDS A VEHICLE THAT GETS GOOD GAS MILEAGE.

5.0

Very pleasant surprise

I am very happy with this car, just wish there was more leg room for the back. Looking into trading it in for a 2021 model.

5.0

The Ford Edge Platinum checks all the boxes

I bought this used Ford Edge several weeks ago and we absolutely love it. When I test drove it, I thought it was a really nice car. However, after owning it for a while I have absolutely fallen in love with it. The Platinum has all the bells and whistles and this one has the 20" tires. It is like riding on a cloud! Quiet, smooth and great handling. I test drove the Escape and the Explorer and I liked this one the best!

5.0

Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned

My experience in driving Fords has been nothing but positive. The first Ford I owned was a 2005 Escape SEL. 11 years later I moved into a 2016 Edge SEL I4 which was also an excellent vehicle. 2 weeks ago I purchased a 2018 Ford Edge SEL I4 and I LOVE this SUV! It's peppy and fun to drive. It corners well and gets moving quick for passing cars and getting up-to-speed and into traffic. The exterior is sporty and classy while the interior is comfortable and quiet. I am an Edge fan!

4.9

Love my Edge

This car is awesome! It's a Titanium with all the bells and whistles. Comfort level is really good for a smaller vehicle. Performance has been excellent, and it's a very sharp-looking SUV. I'm not sure why anyone would purchase a "luxury-brand" vehicle when this is available.

4.1

40,000 Miles and I'm Still Happy I Bought It

My particular Edge is the Titanium AWD V6 with the 302A (basically every option) and cold weather packages, optional 18" polished wheels and cognac (brownish) interior. MSRP was just over $46,000 but I paid around $43,500. LIKES – The look was definitely what attracted me to this from day 1. It's aggressive and masculine with its chiseled lines and mean looking headlights, yet it has that traditional look to it. I also really liked the full LED rear light package which gives this a much more premium look. Ford did a solid job with sound isolation and making the cabin fairly quiet while driving, especially in terms of engine noise. The adaptive cruise control is one of my favorite features and I barely drive without it anymore because of how useful it is in terms of keeping a safe distance between myself and the vehicle in front of me and it keeps me out of speeding trouble. It also impressed me with how well it reacts to the vehicle in front of me stopping. The general spaciousness also gets major points with its solid leg, head, and hip room both front and back, in addition to the large cargo area. I also love the kick sensor to open the rear hatch. It frustrates me when I watch car reviews and people are trying to sweep their feet to open the hatch and it’s not working like it should. Follow Ford’s instructions and kick front to back, just right of the vehicle center line. I’ve made use of it so many times. The adaptive steering was a fantastic invention by Ford and for those who don’t know what it does it basically adjusts steering feel based on driving. In the real world this means that you can have responsive steering when you push the vehicle, and you can have that “lazy” steering that isn’t so dialed in on those long highway drives. I really like having a front camera, and one that allows you to sneak your nose out in those blind driveways and see if there’s any traffic coming before you move out into the roadway. I also love the full radar sensors that alert you to objects all around the vehicle. It’s a safety feature I want in every vehicle after this one. I really like having a front passenger seat with the same adjustments as the driver. Yep, including lumbar! I’m not sure I can live without that in my next car if I’m going to be spending hours in it on road trips. Why more brands ignore this feature I will never understand. Lastly, it’s all the little things that you get that weren’t available from the factory with competitors. The mood lighting, the LED lit door sills, the hands free parking system, the triple memory front drivers seat, and the huge vista roof just to name a few. THINGS I WISH WERE DIFFERENT: I can’t stand the front seat bottom design with the overly aggressive and poorly designed leg bolster. This is supposed to be their “luxury” trim level and yet the SEL has a better designed seat bottom that’s more comfortable. The steering wheel is terrible. It feels like it’s vinyl material, it’s too skinny, the solid plastic spoke at the bottom prevents my highway hand placement, and the edges where the stitched material meets the plastic parts are too sharp. A 2020 EcoSport Titanium loaner I drove had none of those things going on. The use of glossy piano black surfaces is a trend that needs to end because they show every single imperfection. I’m also not a fan of Ford’s blind spot monitoring in this generation. The amber warning light tends to get lost on me, and my biggest complaint with it is that I want an audible warning if my turn signal is on and there’s a vehicle in or too close to my path. The lack of a physical heated steering wheel button which is also a big miss because of how annoying it is to constantly leave Android Auto to find the off switch. The last big thing that I wish was different is the load floor when the second row is folded. It isn’t flat and it’s not even close. The issue stems from the fact that Ford chose to build the second-row seat bottoms into the floor structure, rather than leaving space below them so they could fold mostly flat. So when you fold the seats, the bottoms don’t go anywhere. RELIABILITY: This has been excellent thus far. The only issue I've had was a persistently on and off airbag light which Ford traced back to an exposed wire in the steering column, and that was covered under warranty. The mechanics of the car have been superb.

5.0

Love my Edge Sport AWD

Exceeded my expectations- quick handling, excellent zip, controls easy to use. Service appointments are less than three hours. No surprises. Very comfortable for long hauls.