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2018 Ford Edge Among Used SUVs With Best Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports has long sung the praises of the Ford Edge, most recently adding the crossover to its list of the safest and most reliable used three-year-old vehicles on the market, as well as the best mid-size SUVs in terms of reliability and fuel efficiency. Now, the accolades continue to roll in, as the 2018 Ford Edge – in particular – has been named as one of the best used two-row SUVs with the best fuel economy, once again by Consumer Reports.

As the consumer organization points out, buying a five-year-old vehicle is often a smart financial move, since these vehicles have already depreciated considerably, yet still offer modern performance, technology, and safety features. In a world where used vehicle prices have risen to record levels for the better part of the past two years – not to mention gas prices – finding a fuel efficient and affordable crossover isn’t terribly easy these days, however.

To make this cut on this particular list, a vehicle must have earned Consumer Reports recommended status when new and have average or better reliability, while each model is ranked based on its average fuel economy. The 2018 Ford Edge made the cut with an average selling price of between $15k-$24k, as well as average fuel economy of 22 miles-per-gallon during CR testing.

Consumer Reports also praised the 2018 Ford Edge for its “responsive handling, plenty of polish, and an upscale cabin,” as well as its excellent ride quality, and smooth and powerful Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine. Inside the cabin, the crossover received praise for being “austere and formal,” with soft touch surfaces, clever conveniences, and easy-to-use Sync 3 infotainment system, though CR also criticized the Edge’s lack of rearward visibility caused by thick roof pillars.

We’ll have more on the Edge soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Edge news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Will

    It will get 30 mpg on highway trips.

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  2. Tony

    My V6 is getting 28 on freeway and 20 around town.

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  3. Sandra Evans

    I had a 2010 edge which I loved until the water pump went out. I saw there was a law suit over this but my year didn’t Qualify but it was the same issue! So how didn’t mine qualify? Now I have no vehicle.

    Reply

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