First introduced in 2006, the Ford Edge has been slaying SUV lovers over the years. Now, several reports have come up that a 2018 generation Ford Edge is in works. Unlike the current generation model, 2018 Ford Edge will be a standalone SUV and might as well sit on top of the company’s SUV range.
As Ford always does, this upcoming SUV could come in 4 different trims including Sport, Titanium, SEL and SE. These different trims will bring various flavors of driving enjoyment.
2018 Ford Edge – Engine Specifications
Like the existing 2017 Edge, this SUV will use the Twin-scroll 2.0 liter EcoBoost® inline 4 turbocharged engine. This engine has a direct fuel injection and uses a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that also includes paddle activation.
As for the outputs, the current figures of 245 HP at 5,500 RPM and 275 lb-ft torque at 3,000 RPM will definitely see improvements. To reduce the overall weight of this engine, Ford will use cast aluminum for the cylinder head and engine block. A front wheel drive will come as standard and an all-wheel drive will be present as optional.
For higher outputs, a 3.5 liter V6 engine with independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) will also feature as optional. This mill currently produces 280 HP of power at 6,500 RPM and 250 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. Expect these figures to be improved.
Another engine option is a 2.7 liter EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged unit that is capable of producing 315 HP of power at 4,750 RPM and 350 lb-ft of torque at 2,750 RPM. This engine strictly uses an all-wheel drive and has a direct multi-shot injection. The standard fuel economy as of now is 21 mpg in city and 29 mpg on highways.
2018 Ford Edge will look pretty much the same as the current generation model. However, several renders have come up which hints the possible changes. The overall styling of 2017 Ford Edge Sport is already impressive and could see aerodynamic improvements in the upcoming model.
The exterior measurement of current Ford Edge goes:
- Length – 188.1 inches
- Height – 68.6 inches
- Wheelbase – 112.2 inches
- Width – 78.4 inches
- Rear Track – 64.7 inches
- Front Track – 64.8 inches
Wheel options will vary according to trims and buyers might get to choose between 18, 19, 20 and 21 inches aluminum wheels.
Interior & Safety
Things might take a new approach in the interior cabin of 2018 Ford Edge. The SNYC infotainment system will get an update along with the addition of new controls. Features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also exist. As to safety, features that are already available like Blind Spot Detection, Parking Assist, Rearview Camera, Brake Assist will be revised.
2018 Ford Edge Price and Release Date
No official confirmation regarding price has come up. The base variant of 2017 Edge starts from $28,950 which might be slightly high in this upcoming 2018 Ford Edge. The dealerships should just about see this new SUV during the last quarters of 2017.