As crossovers continue to dominate automotive sales, more and more shoppers are looking for lower-mile, reliable used examples in an effort to save a little cash over buying new. That hasn’t been a terribly easy endeavor in recent months given the scorching hot used car market, but there are still some good deals to be found. That includes the 2018 Ford Edge, which recently made the cut on Consumer Reports’ most reliable mid-size crossovers list.
As Consumer Reports points out, the 2018 Ford Edge is still new enough to offer the same sort of technology and amenities we’d expect to find on the latest models. It praises this generation of Edge’s responsive handling, upscale interior, ride comfort, and effortless power, along with its spacious interior and rear cargo area.
Perhaps most importantly, the last-gen Ford Edge gets high marks for its reliability. CR’s data comes from 329,000 private vehicle owners that encompass its member base, all of whom filled out a survey that provides a wealth of data, including how reliable these vehicles have been in the real world.
Though CR has plenty of praise for the 2018 Edge’s standard 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, which produces 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, it notes that the crossover’s EPA rated 21 city miles-per-gallon isn’t terribly impressive. Other niggles include thick rear pillars that hinder visibility, so CR recommends looking for a model equipped with the optional blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert.
Otherwise, located a certified used or low-mile 2018 Ford Edge can be a great way to nab a modern mid-size crossover that’s reliable and practical for a very reasonable price. And since it isn’t terribly old, it won’t leave owners wanting for anything tech-related, either.
It is worth noting, however, that the Edge may not be long for this world, as the next-gen model has reportedly already been cancelled. Meanwhile, Ford Oakville Assembly Plant – where the Edge and Lincoln Nautilus are produced – will be retooled to produce five new electric vehicles following last year’s newly-announced UAW contract.
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The Edge is probably the Ford I like least, yet it’s 100x better than that fat ugly pig, Blazer.
My wife has a 2019 and it has been trouble free. Gets great highway mileage and is very roomy inside for the overall size of the vehicle. Shame it’s going to be discontinued. Typical Ford, always killing the best vehicles in the fleet.
Likewise here. My wife has a 2019 ST that’s roomy enough for grown kids and all our gear / luggage on trips, surprisingly fuel efficient, and fun to drive with excellent power and handling. So far it’s been completely trouble free as well.
I’m happy you got a good one. My wife also purchased a new 2019 Edge ST that would leak exhaust into the cabin when she accelerated to pass another car. The dealer (and Ford) could not or would not fix the problem. Since I consider this a safety issue, we sold the ST after only 6 months of ownership.
We also bought a 2019 Edge ST nearly two years ago and with just over 20,000 miles it has been flawless and a lot of fun to drive for an SUV. We also like the looks as well as the room and cargo capacity. We traded a 2018 Honda CRV AWD top of the line that had similar cargo space and amenities but was lifeless to drive compared to the ST. We don’t need a third seat so the Edge ST with the added power and reasonable fuel economy has been great plus it fits comfortably in the garage.
They should make the Edge full electric. The exterior is fine, but the interior can be improved with a bigger screen.