It’s 2018, and we were promised that our future would be a little more….futuristic. Our imagined robot playmates look more like Siri and LAN parties, Google glasses are for tools, and there’s not a dang flying car in sight. Well…there are a lot of helicopters, which do travel Jetsons-esque in three-dimensional space, but frankly, the nature of downward propulsion and the accompanying noise level is somewhat of a deal-breaker. But don’t worry friend, because the moment you step into a 2018 Ford Edge, you just might forget about how much the world let you down (like, in terms of tech advances, not in general). Equipped with Ford Co-Pilot 360 and a range of additional driver-assist technologies, this is the Edge’s most advanced year yet. And starting at only $29,514, you could say it’s downright utopian. So wipe your tears, because like any good friend would, Team Ford Edmonton is here to tell you about a light at the end of the tunnel.
With SYNC 3 on an LCD touchscreen, Lane-Keeping technology, and voice command functionality, you’ll be Will Smith level chill driving a 2018 Ford Edge through Edmonton. Team Ford advises you to keep your hands on the wheel at all times, but let’s face it, how good would it feel to be that chill? Well turn up the heat on your dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control (standard on the Sport, Titanium, and SEL trims) because there’s much more cool tech to come. To name a few: blind-spot with cross-traffic alert, enhanced active park assist, 180 degree front camera with washer, and FordPass compatibility, which allows for total remote connectivity to your Ford from any smartphone.
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Unless it does the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs, it should look good. Luckily, the 2018 Ford Edge looks great, and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds. Choose from three different engine options to find your preferred balance of performance and efficiency: a 2.0L Twin Scroll Ecoboost I-4, 3.5L TI-VCT V6, or 2.7L Ecoboost Turbocharged V6. The 2018 Ford Edge can reach up to 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque with an all-wheel drive powertrain. And with engine options as economical as 9.9L/100 km combined fuel usage, you’ll feel like it’s powered by a spatially-tessellated void inside of a modified temporal field.
Technology and performance aside, why make it unless it’s beautiful? Wrap yourself in a white leather interior and bask in the sun through the Ford Edge’s Panoramic Vista Roof. Turn on ambient lighting, and set the mood for your journey. Choose from nine different rims to either stand out or lay low. It’s 2018, baby, we’re in the future—so celebrate!
Like a hyperloop station in LA, we hope one day you’ll see the light. If you want to know more about the 2018 Ford Edge, don’t hesitate to contact us.Or, stop by in person at Edmonton’s favourite dealership: Team Ford.