Ford’s Edge crossoverhas always been in the limelight ever since its first model hit the market and as per the circulating vibes, it is believed that it will soon be undergoing a facelift for its 2018 market launch. The manufacturers have stated- ‘this upcoming 2018 Ford Edge will be a good option for a family which comprises of 4-5 members, and it is expected to continue its popularity.’
2018 Ford Edge: Engine Specs and Improvements
Ford fans are still very satisfied with its previous model and for this reason, its manufacturers did not try to go for too many alterations. They have changed its design slightly, improved some of its engine specs making it more fuel efficient and replaced the existing tech features with upgraded ones.
As per internet gatherings, this new 2018 Ford Edge will have a 3.5-liter V6 engine under its hood with power readings of 280 HP and torque ability-250 lb-ft. Its fuel economy will be around 19 mpg inside the city. It will get standard front wheel drive. Also, there are rumors that it might be powered by a 10-speed transmission.
There will be two more engines- first one is a 2.7-liter unit that would be able to generate around 315 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy of this engine would be around 19 mpg inside the city.
The second engine would be a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mill. Its power and torque readings would be 245HP and 275 lb.ft respectively. Its fuel economy within the city will be around 19 mpg. The overall fuel efficiency of the new model will be 21 mpg inside the city and 30 mpg on highways.
Exterior and Interior Changes
The exterior of the 2018 Ford Edge will support a sporting and refined look. Most of the base features will remain untouched. The new model will ride on the very CD4 platform evident in its earlier models.
Its frontal part will comprise of a giant chromed grille bordered with twisted LED front lights. A new fog indicator will be integrated with the bumper right under the grille. There will also be an upgraded air intake system for transferring cool air under the hood. Addition of heat mirrors will also be noticed.
Rear-lights having LEDs will be mated with a couple of exhaust pipes on each of its sides. The model will have alloy wheels measuring 18 inches, for the base models and for the higher models it will have 19-inch wheels.
The 2018 Edge will have a comfortable cabin with ample space to fit in 5 passengers. The standard models will host a tilt and telescoping steering along with 4.2-inch touch display. Its back seats will be foldable easily in 60/40 ratio in case more storage space is needed. Advanced cruise control system and a quality cooling system will also be incorporated for proper cooling.
Price and Arrival
The 2018 Ford Edge, with all possibility, is expected to hit the markets in 2018. Its expected price for the base models will start from $28,000, while for the mid trims it is expected to be something in between $32,000-$36,000. The top models will start from $38,000.