Ford Edge is a midsize crossover SUV, which is represented on the market since the 2007 model year. Since the 2016 model year, this fantastic model has been offered to European customers. Let’s add that this SUV is being sold under the name of Ford Endura on the Australian market. In its new edition, the 2018 Ford Edge Sport is the most-positioned version of the model. Otherwise, in Sport Edition, this model is available from the 2009 model year.
Ford Motor Company’s decision to offer this model to European customers clearly outlines the company’s plans. With this move, Ford has expanded its offer in the most popular and fastest segment. It makes it so clear that Ford wants ‘its part of the cakes’ and on the Old Continent. While Edge is an average SUV in the US market, for European standards, this is an extremely large vehicle.
With its 4.8 meters long, 1.93 meters wide and 1.8 meters high, this SUV looks great. The front of the vehicle is dominated by a powerful mask. It is set vertically. It has an integrated light group, and is framed by daylight, which are made in LED technology. For the ‘Sport’ version of the model, the front mask comes out of a black plastic mat. Also, in this edition are aerodynamic accessories and wheels wheels. Unlike other versions, the 2018 Ford Edge Sport comes with 20 inches of wheels. LED daytime running lights have double diodes. Specifically, one diode is white and DRL, while other diodes are yellow and play the role of direction indicators.
A special impression is obtained when you look at the vehicle from the rear. Almost impressive. There is an impressive spoiler and a rear light group, which extends over the entire width of the rear of the vehicle. Additionally, we also add a double exhaust branch, which has a trapezoidal shape. From the profile, a unique style is observed. The ‘A’ and ‘C’ pillars are tightly closed, while the hips are raised high. Due to this style and concept, this model has no place for the third row seat, although it has impressive dimensions. All in all, the Edge Sport 2018 is significantly different from the competition, especially from the ‘European’ model.
2018 Ford Edge Sport Interior
If it falls inside the cabin, it reveals what was expected. The cockpit is almost identical to the new Ford S-Max model. However, quality and design are in the range of competitors coming from European carmakers. Regardless of the fact that this is not a premium brand, a special luxury is missing. However, the quality of the material and the final work are at an enviable level.
What is commendable is the comfort and the position behind the wheel, regardless of the ‘size’ of the driver. This is also the main feature of the interior of the vehicle. Excellent comfort and comfort. Also, it can be noted exceptional practicality, since the vehicle offers a number of sections, boxes and various places to store things. The rear bench is in line with the entire vehicle, extremely comfortable and comfortable. It has seats for three adults, with complete commodity. The inclination of the backrest is adjusted, and the places for the knees of the passengers are abundant. All this thanks to a distance of 2,85 meters.
In the end, there’s also a huge luggage compartment. As it is predicted for only five passengers, and has a larger dimension, the 2018 Ford Edge Sport provides a luggage space of 600 liters or 1,850 liters when the back bench rests. The fifth door, or the tailgate, is opened by an electronic command, or by a foot underneath the rear bumper.
Power Specs and Fuel Economy
2018 Ford Edge Sport arrived in Europe with a diesel engine, developed in cooperation with the PSA Group. This 2.0-liter TDCi 4-cylinder Duratorq engine develops 210 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 332 lb-ft, respectively 450 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. The engine has a double compressor and comes in combination with a 6-speed automatic transmission and an integral transmission.
Through the city, and out of the asphalt roads, the Ford Edge Sport 2018 will consume over 12 liters per 100 km. However, on the open road, the consumption drops to an impressive 7.5 l/100 km, while 8.5 l/100 km of fuel consumption is low on the highway. All in all, the calculated average fuel consumption is around 9.4 l/100 km.
All this applies to the European version of the bi-turbo diesel engine model. However, a strong gas generator is reserved for US buyers. It’s a 3.7 L Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) V6 engine from the Mustang. It comes in combination with 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic transmission with paddle activation.
2018 Ford Edge Sport is available at a price of about 52,000 €. This is the price for European customers, and some think it’s too high. However, for this money, the owner of the vehicle gets a lot. Though the opinion is that the price is high, this model achieves excellent sales results on the US market. We think that the same case will be on the European market.