Those looking for something more exciting than the proven Ford Edge Sport will be happy to know that the 2018 Ford Edge Sport is about to arrive. Although we constantly hear the words “sports”, “dynamic” or “sporty” promises about modern SUVs, very few of them really hold these promises.
Exterior And Interior
The 2018 Ford Edge Sport is distinguished by its wide and stocky profile. It also has a strong but conservative appearance, which emphasizes power and athleticism, not so much class. Starting from the front of the SUV, we can see a huge trapezoidal grille, new stylized headlights and a redesigned bumper. At the rear, the vehicle has a sloping rear end, with taillights that provide strong cohesion. Unlike the standard Edge model, the 2018 Ford Edge Sport goes even further with the lower body color coating, the black piano grille treatment and the exclusive exhaust housings. Additional features include a metallic metallic painted finish around the grille, 19 inch alloy wheels, muted headlamps and redesigned skid plates.
Inside, the 2018 Ford Edge Sport looks a lot like the standard Edge. It has the same design of 2 lines and 5 passengers and plenty of space for passengers and freight. Due to the size of the cabin, the driver and passengers can expect a lot of space for the legs and head. The cargo area is nearly 40 cubic feet and up to 74 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. In general, the cabin of the 2018 Ford Edge Sport exudes a feeling of freshness and superiority. It also provides athleticism, thanks to the use of Mayan Gray seat upholstery and Miko Umber fabric inserts and contrast stitching.
It is expected that the new engine of this 2018 Ford Edge Sport will undergo little change. The current base Edge engine is a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder that produces 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Its SEL and Titanium models are equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 producing 280 hp and 250 lb-ft, while the 2018 Ford Edge Sport is equipped with a standard 2.7 liter turbocharged six cylinder engine offering 315 hp 350 ft-lb. The current Edge uses a six speed automatic transmission, but a new nine speed transmission is expected for 2018, which aims to improve the already good driving ability and increase the fuel economy of the average package. The nine speed automatic transmission is expected to deliver smoother acceleration, faster throttle response, and higher fuel economy than six speed. Front wheel drive is standard, while AWD is available with both engines.
Price And Release Date
The new 2018 Ford Edge Sport is scheduled to start production in September 2017 and will reach showrooms in October. Ford has not yet revealed its price range and is not expected to significantly increase its price compared to the 2017 model. The 2018 Edge could be between $ 32,250 and $ 49,000.