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2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Anybody have any experience with The 2018 Ford Edge? Our 2004 Mazda is getting very costly and with so many axle and brake issues my wife is worried about safety. In chicago, where I live, the 2018 Ford Edge has great incentives right now for unsold new vehicles and are listed at about $9k less than they were a few months ago. You can get a new Not fancy 2018 for $22k. The 2019 versions are all $31-32k.
Anyone have any experience with them? I was leaning CRV but with the issues I read on a different thread it scared me off. I'm 6-4 and we are hoping to grow our family soon.
Thanks!

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by lazydavid » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:20 pm

I haven't driven one in quite a few years, but I recall it being pretty roomy and comfortable. I'm 6'4" also, and had no issues fitting in either front seat. If I were shopping for a small-side-of-midsize suv from a mainstream brand, the Edge would probably my pick, with the Toyota RAV4 in the runner-up spot. I don't like the Equinox/Terrain or the Cherokee. As you mentioned, the issues with the new Honda 1.5T would keep me away from the CR-V. If you're willing to look at something that's not quite SUV, the Golf Alltrack is a pretty awesome raised AWD wagon, which has a 6 year/72k mile warranty and a lot of value for the money.

PS: Probably not relevant for your wife, but if you turn off the traction control, you can do wicked donuts in the AWD Edge :D

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by bloom2708 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:56 am

We had a 2008 Ford Edge. Fantastic vehicle. Smooth ride, reasonable gas mileage. Good space for a mid-size SUV.

I would have no trouble buying a Ford Edge. I might move up and get an SEL. The base SE will have pretty good features, but it will be pretty spartan.

We also have a 2013 Ford Flex and a 2014 Ford Explorer. The Flex drives like the Edge. Explorer is a bit more truck like.

The local Ford dealer is the closest to our house and my grandpappy drove Fords and my pappy drove Fords. We have had a few Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the mix (both kids have a used Lexus ES that were had cheap).

Drive the Edge. I think you will like it. I would pick it over the Rav4 based on cost.
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by The Wizard » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:19 am

bloom2708 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:56 am
...Drive the Edge. I think you will like it. I would pick it over the Rav4 based on cost.
The Edge is a size bigger than the RAV4.
The more comparable vehicle would be the Ford Escape...
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:30 am

9 bazillion police cars are Ford Edge. I'd think that says something for it.
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by clacy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:44 am

I'm 6'4" and drive a 2014 Edge. I have owned it for almost a year and love it. Great small SUV/crossover when you factor in affordability and size, IMO.

I need something big because of my size, but drive 30k miles per year, so I don't feel like throwing money away on a large Truck/SUV as it depreciates too fast because of my mileage.

The Edge seems to be a good fit for a big guy who doesn't want to drop $50k plus on a Tahoe.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:57 am

clacy wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:44 am

The Edge seems to be a good fit for a big guy who doesn't want to drop $50k plus on a Tahoe.
The 2018 explorer is only $3k more, and my wife seems to be favoring that instead of the edge. I would kill for a Tahoe. On Christmas Eve, our car started smoking and we were stuck in the NW chicago burbs with my in laws. Had to go to central IL Christmas morning to see my family, so my wife's uncle threw us the keys to his New Yukon Denali XL. Drove like a dream. The tahoe and Denali are from what I hear essentially the same-but I just can't rationalize that monster vehicle in Chicago proper.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by Dakotah » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:00 am

I just bought a 2018 Ford Edge a couple of weeks ago. I came from a 2005 Ford Escape. Mileage is decent so far (too soon to really calculate accurately, though). The Edge is much roomier. We wanted more legroom (I'm 6'3 and the daughter is getting tall as well). We were hoping to get one of the smaller SUVs (Rav4/CRV/Forrester/etc) for the economic factor...but none of them offered much in the way of increased room. The Edge was just the right size for us. Anything larger would have been a 3-row monstrosity that just doesn't make sense for a 3-member family.

A couple of smaller things we liked:
The Ford SYNC3 system is really nice. I like it a lot. Android Auto seems to be a bit rough around the edges, however.
Having an airvent on the back of the center console for people in the backseat is nice.
I was really surprised at how potent the Twin-Turbo 4 cylinder. Engine technology has come a long way in the last 15 years or so.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by CyclingDuo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:00 am

DPT31 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Anybody have any experience with The 2018 Ford Edge? Our 2004 Mazda is getting very costly and with so many axle and brake issues my wife is worried about safety. In chicago, where I live, the 2018 Ford Edge has great incentives right now for unsold new vehicles and are listed at about $9k less than they were a few months ago. You can get a new Not fancy 2018 for $22k. The 2019 versions are all $31-32k.
Anyone have any experience with them? I was leaning CRV but with the issues I read on a different thread it scared me off. I'm 6-4 and we are hoping to grow our family soon.
Thanks!
Take a test drive, the Edge is indeed a nice SUV. I'm your height and really enjoyed it. However, the purchase was for my spouse and after testing everything out (including CRV, Kia Sorrento, Subaru, Toyota, Acura, Edge, Murano, etc...), she went with the Nissan Murano over the Edge this Summer (Nissan had a deal at the time). The Murano had a better interior package over the Edge which seemed to be a bit outdated on the interior. But that's splitting hairs when it comes to landing a decent deal. It's a quality vehicle if you find one in the color and package you want. I also test drove everything with her and at 6'4" would have been fine with the Edge.
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by lazydavid » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:26 am

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:30 am
9 bazillion police cars are Ford Edge. I'd think that says something for it.
I’ve never seen an Edge police cruiser in my life. I saw more than a dozen Explorers on my drive this morning.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:59 am

lazydavid wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:26 am
Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:30 am
9 bazillion police cars are Ford Edge. I'd think that says something for it.
I’ve never seen an Edge police cruiser in my life. I saw more than a dozen Explorers on my drive this morning.
You know what? I think you're right. I guess the model lineup for Ford now seems to be SUV, SUV 3/4 inch smaller, SUV 1 inch smaller for 10 models. You're right....Explorer.
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by lazydavid » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:39 am

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:59 am
You know what? I think you're right. I guess the model lineup for Ford now seems to be SUV, SUV 3/4 inch smaller, SUV 1 inch smaller for 10 models. You're right....Explorer.
That’s only going to get more prevalent now that Ford is discontinuing ALL of their cars except the Mustang. The upcoming Focus Active was supposed to be the other exception, but they cancelled that too in light of the tarriff situation.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by smitcat » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:50 am

DPT31 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Anybody have any experience with The 2018 Ford Edge? Our 2004 Mazda is getting very costly and with so many axle and brake issues my wife is worried about safety. In chicago, where I live, the 2018 Ford Edge has great incentives right now for unsold new vehicles and are listed at about $9k less than they were a few months ago. You can get a new Not fancy 2018 for $22k. The 2019 versions are all $31-32k.
Anyone have any experience with them? I was leaning CRV but with the issues I read on a different thread it scared me off. I'm 6-4 and we are hoping to grow our family soon.
Thanks!
Why not replace it with another Mazda?

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by tomd37 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:53 am

I am in the market for a new SUV and considered the Ford Edge based on comments of a friend who purchased a 2017 Edge V-6 AWD in the top trim line (name unknown). I am very concerned in the all-around visibility in today's SUVs and I pay particular attention to all the pillars from front to back (A, B, C, D) in a vehicle. I realize today's vehicles have much better back up cameras that those in my 2010 vintage SUV, and in particular the poor camera in my 2010 Toyota Venza.

The Ford Edge along with most other SUVs has large pillars that tend to obstruct more of the views to the front, side, and rear. Based on reports in Consumer Reports and my attendance at and inspection of cars at our annual Nashville Car Show I have found the Subaru Forester SUV and Outback (wagon or crossover or whatever you want to call it) both have excellent visibility all around from front to back. As an older driver I probably am more likely to check my surroundings when maneuvering in traffic than younger folks so that aspect is very important to me. I still wish the older style station wagons (pre-2010) were available where they had lots of glass and great visibility. Many are still available in Europe but not here in the U.S..
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:14 pm

smitcat wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:50 am
DPT31 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Anybody have any experience with The 2018 Ford Edge? Our 2004 Mazda is getting very costly and with so many axle and brake issues my wife is worried about safety. In chicago, where I live, the 2018 Ford Edge has great incentives right now for unsold new vehicles and are listed at about $9k less than they were a few months ago. You can get a new Not fancy 2018 for $22k. The 2019 versions are all $31-32k.
Anyone have any experience with them? I was leaning CRV but with the issues I read on a different thread it scared me off. I'm 6-4 and we are hoping to grow our family soon.
Thanks!
Why not replace it with another Mazda?
It's a mazda 6. We want to move up to an SUV

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:16 pm

tomd37 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:53 am
I am in the market for a new SUV and considered the Ford Edge based on comments of a friend who purchased a 2017 Edge V-6 AWD in the top trim line (name unknown). I am very concerned in the all-around visibility in today's SUVs and I pay particular attention to all the pillars from front to back (A, B, C, D) in a vehicle. I realize today's vehicles have much better back up cameras that those in my 2010 vintage SUV, and in particular the poor camera in my 2010 Toyota Venza.

The Ford Edge along with most other SUVs has large pillars that tend to obstruct more of the views to the front, side, and rear. Based on reports in Consumer Reports and my attendance at and inspection of cars at our annual Nashville Car Show I have found the Subaru Forester SUV and Outback (wagon or crossover or whatever you want to call it) both have excellent visibility all around from front to back. As an older driver I probably am more likely to check my surroundings when maneuvering in traffic than younger folks so that aspect is very important to me. I still wish the older style station wagons (pre-2010) were available where they had lots of glass and great visibility. Many are still available in Europe but not here in the U.S..
Thats great info. I think we are actually going to go with a Grand Cherokee instead. My brother has an outback and my parents have a forester. Great vehicles with good visibility...however they are so touchy with the acceleration that it drives me nuts. Especially with city driving(chicago).

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by The Wizard » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:26 pm

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:30 am
9 bazillion police cars are Ford Edge. I'd think that says something for it.
I thought the police versions were modified Ford Explorers, but I could be wrong...
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by rockonhumblepie » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:54 pm

Yes,Police Interceptor utility is based on Ford Explorer.

DW has 2016 Edge 2.0 AWD and loves the SUV.Same generation as 2018.

Drive the Jeep and the Ford.More than likely you will be in the Ford family.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by stickman731 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:29 am

Currently own a 2010 Ford Edge AWD with 145,000 miles - no issues other than tires and routine maintenance. It hugs the road well and would buy another.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by researcher » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:34 am

DPT31 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:14 pm
smitcat wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:50 am
Why not replace it with another Mazda?
It's a mazda 6. We want to move up to an SUV
Do yourself a favor and test drive the Mazda CX-9 before you make a final decision.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by mancich » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:54 am

My sister drives an Edge and loves it. Good looking vehicle, IMHO. If you are at all considering moving up to the Explorer, also consider the Acadia Denali. We have one and love it. Very good ride, luxurious inside, 3rd row seat, nice vehicle. But not cheap.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by dwickenh » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:36 am

stickman731 wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:29 am
Currently own a 2010 Ford Edge AWD with 145,000 miles - no issues other than tires and routine maintenance. It hugs the road well and would buy another.
I also have a 2010 Ford Edge purchased new with 122,000 miles now. No issues other than tires and brakes, routine maintenance.

It is a heavy, solid feeling vehicle to drive.

I also own a 2016 CRV and there is no comparison in the ride(Edge is much better).
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by Cycle » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:50 am

I'm 6'2" and we have a crv. It's great, but the Ford edge at 22k sounds pretty good price and if I were buying new I'd go with the edge.

When is waymo rolling out in Chicago? We have a 2012 crv, which is the last vehicle we will own... Baring any accidents in the next few years.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by msi » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:09 pm

It's one of the best-looking SUVs in its class, but FYI it wasn't awarded Top Safety Pick https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehic ... r-suv/2018

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:13 pm

Update:
Test drove a Cx-5 GT: had a lease deal for zero down, $370/mo for 36 months. Handled great-didn't feel big enough for car seat/stroller
Ford Edge: Liked how it drove but the blind spot was awful.
Ford Explorer: loved it

So now we are deciding between a zero down, 3 year lease on an AWD LX CRV(2018) for $315 all tax included VS buying 2018 Ford Explorer 2WD base model for just under $25k($450/mo for 60 mo with financing). We drive no more than 6-7k miles per year, and my wife really really wants us to go with the explorer. Those gas dilution issues with the CRV scared me, but the super low price(in Chicago we get double taxed: 9.5% by Cook/IL; and another 8.5% by City of Chicago---so it's a really good deal).

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by FlyAF » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:19 pm

DPT31 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:13 pm
Update:
Test drove a Cx-5 GT: had a lease deal for zero down, $370/mo for 36 months. Handled great-didn't feel big enough for car seat/stroller
Ford Edge: Liked how it drove but the blind spot was awful.
Ford Explorer: loved it

So now we are deciding between a zero down, 3 year lease on an AWD LX CRV(2018) for $315 all tax included VS buying 2018 Ford Explorer 2WD base model for just under $25k($450/mo for 60 mo with financing). We drive no more than 6-7k miles per year, and my wife really really wants us to go with the explorer. Those gas dilution issues with the CRV scared me, but the super low price(in Chicago we get double taxed: 9.5% by Cook/IL; and another 8.5% by City of Chicago---so it's a really good deal).
Leasing a Honda versus buying a Ford. Doesn't exactly feel like even apples to oranges.

If you do buy a Ford, I would shy away from the base model trim. At minimum get an XLT that has the lumbar seats. Your future self will thank you.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by bloom2708 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:51 pm

If you liked the Explorer, you should test drive a Ford Flex for comparison.

If you can get past the shape, the Flex rides much more car like. Longer wheel base. Interior space is similar but feels a bit roomier due to the interior design and Flex shape.

You might also get a better deal on a Flex. You will probably love it. Your wife will not like the style. I'm a mind reader. :wink:

We've had an Edge, Explorer and Flex. All very good vehicles. Flex gets better MPG compared to the Explorer too. Wife first hated the Flex, now she is coming around.
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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by UpperNwGuy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:21 pm

I would go with the Ford Escape. Seems to be the size you’re looking for.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 am

Ended up with a 2018 AWD CRV LX. Drives great. has the engine that isn't affected with oil dilution, and It's so tall I'm just as high up as I would be in an explorer, but not as big to park. Leased for $315/mo including all taxes(in chicago it's 18% extra). Will re-evaluate needs in 3 years. Pulled out the spreadsheet and it made the most sense for us. Thanks everyone for weighing in.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by smitcat » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 am

DPT31 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 am
Ended up with a 2018 AWD CRV LX. Drives great. has the engine that isn't affected with oil dilution, and It's so tall I'm just as high up as I would be in an explorer, but not as big to park. Leased for $315/mo including all taxes(in chicago it's 18% extra). Will re-evaluate needs in 3 years. Pulled out the spreadsheet and it made the most sense for us. Thanks everyone for weighing in.
Which CRV engine is not affected?
How do you tell?

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by DPT31 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:59 am

smitcat wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 am
DPT31 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 am
Ended up with a 2018 AWD CRV LX. Drives great. has the engine that isn't affected with oil dilution, and It's so tall I'm just as high up as I would be in an explorer, but not as big to park. Leased for $315/mo including all taxes(in chicago it's 18% extra). Will re-evaluate needs in 3 years. Pulled out the spreadsheet and it made the most sense for us. Thanks everyone for weighing in.
Which CRV engine is not affected?
How do you tell?
Everything I've read said the 1.5 turbo was the one affected in 2017. I got the LX(base) with the 2.4.

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Re: 2018 Ford Edge

Post by smitcat » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:01 am

DPT31 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:59 am
smitcat wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 am
DPT31 wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 am
Ended up with a 2018 AWD CRV LX. Drives great. has the engine that isn't affected with oil dilution, and It's so tall I'm just as high up as I would be in an explorer, but not as big to park. Leased for $315/mo including all taxes(in chicago it's 18% extra). Will re-evaluate needs in 3 years. Pulled out the spreadsheet and it made the most sense for us. Thanks everyone for weighing in.
Which CRV engine is not affected?
How do you tell?
Everything I've read said the 1.5 turbo was the one affected in 2017. I got the LX(base) with the 2.4.
Thank you - I did not know they were available with that engine.

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