Ford Motor Company is slowly boasting its crossover SUV model in all major world markets. Such is the case with the 2018 Ford Edge SUV, which is the latest in a series of SUV models offered in the market of Europe. Just a few years ago, hardly anyone has heard of, the Ford Edge model in Europe. However, Ford followed the development of the SUV market in Europe, and decided to offer this exquisite model on the “Old Continent”. Of course, compared to the American version of the model, the European Edge has suffered a few tiny adaptations.
In its second generation, Ford Edge also served to develop other company models from this segment. This model is a mid-size SUV on the original US market. However, for European customers, Edge is a ‘true American’, powerful, powerful and spacious. With its quality and performance, the 2018 Ford Edge seriously compromises European and Eastern SUV models in the class. Its major competitors are Audi Q5, BMW X3, VolvoXC60, and KIA Sorento.
We have already mentioned that this SUV is part of the larger models on the European market. Ford Edge is just over 4.8 meters long, it’s around 1.93, its height is over 1.8 meters. The distance between the two is 2.85 meters. A vehicle of such proportions can not leave an impression on an observer or a driver.
The front end of the vehicle is characterized by a vertically placed massive radiator grille. It incorporates a front light group, and the ultimate experience is complemented by LED daytime running lights that frame the headlights. The daytime running lights are, at the same time, direction indicators, with double diodes. Daylight is used by white, and the direction indicators are yellow color of the diode.
The rear of the vehicle looks really impressive. The spoiler, the double exhaust branch, and the rear light group contribute to the powerful appearance. The exhaust branch is trapezoidal, while the rear light group extends over the entire width of the vehicle.
A special image is obtained if the vehicle is viewed from the profile. A sophisticated and powerful style is noticed, which the 2018 Ford Edge distances from competitive models on the market. The ‘hips’ of the vehicles are raised high, while the A and C columns are pointedly locked. This design prevents the installation of the third row of seats, although the dimensions of the vehicle are impressive.
The interior of the vehicle adorns high-quality materials. No excessive luxury. However, this is not even expected, as it is not a premium model. Simply, the interior of the vehicle is similar to what is offered by competitive models, European manufacturers. Some would agree that the interior is identical to that of the new Ford S-MAX.
Passengers on the back bench should not worry. It is wide enough to accommodate three adult passengers. In doing so, they do not lack comfort. The space for the knees of the passengers is impressive. This Ford 5-seat SUV features a large luggage space of 600 liters. In the event of a collapse of the back bench, the volume of the luggage compartment is increased to 1,847 liters.
2018 Ford Edge Power Specs for Europe Market
Although we are accustomed to being ‘American’ SUV models too large and uneconomical, Ford has managed to offer something quite acceptable to a European customer. The 2018 Ford Edge comes with a proven and proven 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine. This engine was developed in cooperation with the PSA Group. In the basic version, this unit delivers 180 horsepower. However, there is also a version with a double turbocharger, in combination with an automatic transmission and an integral transmission. This aggregate develops all 210 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque.
The Ford Edge 2018 is extremely agile, and is well suited for off-road driving conditions. Without any problems he overcomes all the tasks and obstacles he finds in front of him. However, the real face shows on asphalt roads. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h lasts more than 9 seconds, more precisely 9.4 seconds. The average fuel consumption is about 12 liters per 100 km. However, on the highway, with light gas, the consumption can be reduced to 8 l/100 km.
Many will agree that the price of this model is a little surprising. Regardless of whether this is not a premium brand, nor is it a premium model, the price of about 50,000 € is a bit too high. More precisely, the basic version of the model costs about 48,000 €, while with a few extras, the price will arrive up to 55,000 €. Whether the justification for such a high price is an extraordinary amount of standard equipment and the most up-to-date systems and technologies, remains to be assessed by the buyer. But, in spite of everything, the 2018 Ford Edge is an outstanding SUV.