Ford has been on a bit of a roll of late in creating appealing cars, such as the Fusion, Focus, and Mustang. The redesigned Edge five-seat crossover shows a dynamic polish and upscale cabin that befits a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a "Most Improved" trophy, the Edge brings newfound handling agility, interior refinement, and overall premium feel to the nameplate, turning it into a competitive midsized SUV.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
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Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
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Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
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Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW, AEB, and BSW standard from 2019.
Road Test

Ford has been on a bit of a roll of late in creating appealing cars, such as the Fusion, Focus, and Mustang. The redesigned Edge five-seat crossover shows a dynamic polish and upscale cabin that befits a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a "Most Improved" trophy, the Edge brings newfound handling agility, interior refinement, and overall premium feel to the nameplate, turning it into a competitive midsized SUV.

The secret lies in the platform the Edge shares with the Ford Fusion sedan, another model that punches above its weight class. The Fusion's chassis delivers sublime cornering feel, and it carries over to the Edge.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (245 hp)
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (315 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 Ford Edge owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Sunroof leaked. Twice."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Wind whistling from one or more of my windows. I experience this only on very windy days, but lately, we have quite a few of them."

Anonymous, (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"rattle in sun roof, evidently a loose part was floating around in a track"

Dick H., FL (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I'm disappointed with the high number of rattles that our Edge has."

Jeff H., CO (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"a rattle in the dash"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Frequent rattles throughout the interior at all times."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Cluster rattle very annoying (temperature dependent); moonroof shade rattle; underbody rattle at freeway speeds; front end body rattle when closing door."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The rear mirror & sensor assembly was not installed properly.The rattle was terrible under some road conditions. It took 4 trips to the dealer before thy figured out what the problem was & corrected it. I don't blame the dealer. I blame Ford."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the car was first purchased, I noticed that a squeaking noises were coming from under the vehicle. I brought it to the dealer and road test with inspection indicated that clips for the under body shields where loose. They ordered the parts and replaced both under body shields. No problems since repairs were made."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"Makes unidentifiable and a variety of noises when we drive it. It also makes a noise when we close the back gate."

Gary T., NY (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"It sounds to me like a door is ajar"

John M., MI (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"The dealer installed a software update but that did not fix the problem. They ordered a replacement part and we are waiting for it to arrive at the dealership. Other than that the Edge has been fine."

Bradley W., OH (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"On a long trip the display screen stopped working. We stopped the car and turned it off, waited a little while and turned it back on. Rebooting seemed to fix it."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"Replaced screen"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.7-L V6 turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Inaccurate data, wrong addresses, buildings 5 years old not in system. No available map updates available and I'm told none are planned. Routing is inaccurate. Data compared to a Garmin 61 that I installed because the in vehicle system is so unreliable."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"System gives only 1/10 of a mile warning to make turns. System keeps reminding to obey traffic laws. System after you ask it to cancel route, asks you if you want to cancel route, have to answer yes or no. How annoying and stupid. The final straw is when I saw oil leaks and after 3 hours the dealer said the plastic oil pan is leaking and it would take 2 weeks to get to it."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS sometimes displays an icon indicating it's not working. The map still displays, but the location indicator wanders off the route. Once, on a trip to Tampa, the display showed me in the middle of Tampa Bay. When the GPS stops working, so does Android Auto. If I stop and shut down for a while (more than 20-30 minutes),the system works normally. This only happens intermittently on the first startup of the day."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The antenna module failed suddenly and had to be replaced, under warranty."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"when the car needs updates I have to take it in to service"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I don't know if the nav system update installed properly, since no notification of successful installation is provided. There is no noticeable change in the maps displayed."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"Clock not working. Stored information lost."

Bradley W., OH (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Voice control is as convoluted as the GPS. Amazing the weird answers it provides to simple queries."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"engine light stayed on. Technician said it was the voltage regulator"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"The oil pressure valve seal and the oil filter seal were leaking a small quantity of oil."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"The oil gasket needed to be replaced. It was repaired in one day under warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

"Oil pan started leaking because the oil pan seal was defective"

Anonymous, MD (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"The oil pan was leaking oil on our Edge with the 2.7 engine. The dealer ship repaired this at 6,949 miles. Now with 11,006 miles on the Edge it is leaking again at the oil pan and goes back for the same repair next week. I wonder if the use of the plastic oil pans now is the underlying cause. Our 2014 F150 with a plastic oil pan has had a oil pan leak repaired at the dealership too. Although that appears to be a successful repair the first time."

Jeff H., CO (2018 Ford Edge Sport 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"on Two occasions while being serviced dealer found front oil seal was leaking, Repaired u/warranty. June 2019 and Mar 2020"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"About 10 months after purchase, I noticed spot oil leaks on my driveway. Took it to the dealer, they diagnosed an oil pressure sensor leak, corrected the problem by replacing the sensor and filter. No problems since it was repaired."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The right rear door window would squeal when rolled up or down. It was starting to mar the window glass. I took it to a Ford Dealership for warranty repair. The dealership replaced an interior window guide. The squeal persisted so I took it back and had them fix it again. The problem is now solved."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"door was poorly fit at OEM"

Anthony H., TN (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Scratched glass at dealership"

Anonymous, NH (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Rear hatch door did not latch tightly and problem light showed open. Fully repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, NB (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tailgate latch not operating correctly. Dealer is repairing under warranty."

Anonymous, WA (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Hatch wasn't closing properly. Had to open and close the hatch several times before it would close properly."

Kenneth C., NJ (2018 Ford Edge)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"light bar on rear deck lid leaked and filled with moisture/water"

Albert W., CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"The vehicle cannot have fog lights installed, yet the dealer told me we could get aftermarket fog lights."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"Lights not bright enough. Had replaced with after market bulbs. Ford dealer could not remedy this problem."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

"The dashboard lighting is comically deficient, cheap. The absence of sufficient accessory lighting puts the driver at serious risk when attempting to adjust the AC temp or fan while moving."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"WARNING LIGHT INDICATED THAT THE WARNING FOR HILL START ASSIST AND PRE COLLISON WARNING WAS NOT AVAILABLE. FORD'S TECH FOUND THE PROBLEM WAS A DEFECTIVE SENSOR THAT WAS REPLACED AND THE PROBLEM DISAPPEARED"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The molding under the driver side front wheel was loose at time of purchase. At highway speeds it made an annoying flapping sound."

Anonymous, (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

"The problem occurred the first day I drove it on Interstate, ie 70 MPH. I pulled over on first off ramp thinking I had a purse strap hanging out of the door and flapping in the wind. I couldn't find anything. In taking it to the dealership, there is a undercarriage, carpet like molding on the the car and when it gets wet, gets flopping in the air current, thus making the resistance noise. The head service person said they replace them all of the time. The last time I took my car in for service, they were short, I believe there are 6-8 of these "flanges" and only had about half replaced."

Anonymous, (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Dirt under paint on right rear door.Repaired under warranty . Very happy with repair. Area repaired was vey small. Less than 1 square."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Flaking paint spots on read hatch door. Door fully repainted under warranty."

Anonymous, NB (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"I don't know if I have picked the right problem but we feel every bump in the road. Our ten year old edge drove smoother than this one, which is why we purchased another one. This one also makes all kinds of strange noises right from the day we drove it home. We were looking for a model higher than the one we purchased. The dealer said that this one had everything our old one had and more. It does not. We are very disappointed with Ford. We always buy American but this very expensive purchase has not shown that it was a benefit this time. WE HAVE ONLY HAD THIS VEHICLE FOR TWO MONTHS."

Gary T., NY (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Lots of noise initially but when checked by dealership, repairs done under warranty. Fords warranty's actually worth the money!"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Made a noise when I turned - rubbing noise"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Ford Edge SEL 2.7-L V6 turbo)

"Fixed by dealership."

Anonymous, AB (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pads wore out"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"the brakes felt soft when I took it in to have the tires changed so they checked it and said to take it back to the dealer it would be covered by warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"it was noticed when I got my tires changed that the rotors were scarred so they had to be re milled"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge SEL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Still being diagnosed but may be due to production problem at Mexico engine factory"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Car had a timing issue from low oil pressure due to faulty oil pump. Metal in engine caused failure"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Trouble indicator came on. Went to dealer. Diagnostics gave 2 codes that indicated torque converter locking up. Traced to solenoid that was sticking."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Ford puts cheap batteries in their cars. I've had a Lincoln, Fusion and now this Edge that the battery runs down for no reason and needs to be replaced. Along with the battery problem are significant design flaws. You could not open the Edge's doors because everything is electric so you couldn't open the hood to jump it. The Lincoln had those stupid push button gears so you couldn't put it in neutral to push it out of the garage to jump it. The dealership advised me to call the Ford assist number and have a truck drag it out of the garage. This is the last ford product I will ever buy and am getting rid of it as soon as possible."

Gregory S., IN (2018 Ford Edge Sport 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Transfer case

"Leaking seal covered by warranty at 2700 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Ford Edge Titanium 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

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