Jesse’s Reviews – January 2019
Ford has a long, storied history in the world of automobiles, and being the original American automaker, Ford holds a special place in the hearts of auto enthusiasts.
Since June 16, 1903, Ford has been rolling quality automobiles from their assembly lines, enabling drivers to explore the world around them like never before. Things have changed since then, and modern Fords have evolved nicely to fit in with our modern life and times. I recently had the chance to get behind the wheel of a 2018 Ford Edge Titanium Edition—a sleek, functional and comfortable ride that provides plenty of space, protection and a seamless driving experience.
The Ford Edge is one of the brand’s most popular SUVs, first arriving in the Ford fleet back in 2007. Since then, the Edge has undergone quite a few changes, offering some quality details and modern tech features as well. First and foremost, let’s talk style: The 2018 Ford Edge Titanium features a modern and sleek approach inside and out, which is also bigger than previous designs. The exterior includes a handful of updates, including an eye-catching three-bar chrome grille and exceptional attention to detail. The Edge’s look is both stylish and streamlined, offering a contemporary vibe along the way. The interior is loaded with outstanding features that take the driving experience to a new level. The voice-activated touch screen with navigation makes using the infotainment system a breeze. The Edge also boasts a remote start system, a blind spot information system, heated and cooled front seats, and even heated rear seats, which could come in handy during those three weeks of winter here in Florida. Other features include rain-sensing wipers, a lane-keeping system, enhanced active park assist and adaptive cruise control.
Now, let’s talk power: The 2018 Ford Edge features a wide range of engine options. This particular Ford Edge Titanium is powered by Ford’s rock solid 3.5L TI-VCT V6 engine, which delivers sufficient ability to get where you need to go while also providing fairly good gas mileage for its size. That V6 engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that is smooth and flawless, providing a comfortable and easy driving experience. The 2018 Ford Edge Titanium boasts a fuel economy of 26mpg on the highway, while city driving drops it down to around 17mpg, which equates to an average of around 20mpg. Sure, it’s not the best in terms of fuel economy, but it is a big SUV with plenty of room and space for all of that needed cargo.
The Edge is also big on safety, coming with a barrage of safety components that aim to keep all of the passengers safe and sound. This includes airbags, passenger seat sensing systems, a perimeter alarm, child safety systems and post-crash alert systems. Ford also has a bevy of options for the Edge as well, letting you customize the ride to your liking. These include interior details and options, exterior add-ons and accessories, and even cold weather packages and floor-liners.
The 2018 Ford Edge Titanium is stylish, functional and easy on the eyes. It’s built with family in mind, providing ample room to do everything from getting groceries to taking the youngins to soccer practice. Ford also offers plenty of options that let you tailor the ride to your liking. Maybe you want better fuel economy, or perhaps you are like me and do not care for leather seats with our heat and humidity. Whatever you desire, Ford has the Edge for you.