The popularity of SUVs and crossover vehicles has grown manifold in the last few years. So, most major carmakers are trying to utilize the opportunity. Ford, which is a leader in SUV segment worldwide, has come up with revamped portfolio for 2019. Apart from sprucing up its existing and popular crossovers and SUVs, it has also introduced some new models. The 2019 Ford Edge ST is one example.
This is the company’s weapon to enter the performance SUV sector. It comes with a powerful engine under the hood and edgy styling. The Edge model first time debuted in late 2006 and it was the first brand’s car-based unibody crossover SUV. To this date, the Ford Edge models are sold in 2 million copies.
2019 Ford Edge ST Exterior that is Unique
The 2019 Ford Edge ST has been developed by Ford Performance wing. The car sports clean-looking front fascia and the wide black mesh grille add to the oomph factor. There are unique 21-inch wheels.
The rocker panels sport more aggressive design. Furthermore, the 2019 Ford Edge model is offered in colors Agate Black, Ruby Red, Baltic Sea Green, Burgundy Velvet, Ingot Silver, White Platinum, Magnetic, Stone Gray and Ford Performance Blue color that is exclusive to the newest model 2019 Ford Edge ST.
2019 Ford Edge ST Interior Look
The cabin styling of 2019 Ford Edge ST is impressive. Its center console looks new and cup holders are larger. Beneath the HVAC controls, there is a wireless charger slot and two additional USB ports. One can get ST logos in cabin upholstery as well. The thickly bolstered leather seats have White contrast stitching.
Ford has ensured the buyers of 2019 Ford Edge ST get no chance to grudge about amenities. It also ships with enough safety features to prevent collisions. There is a B&O Play audio system with a dozen speakers and the infotainment display is 8.0-inch touchscreen.
The infotainment setup now supports Ford+Alexa app. You get access to FordPass Connect which can be used to control several vehicle features by using the phone. There is provision for setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot with support for 10 devices.
Included and available safety features are Forward Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Assist, blind spot monitoring, Lane-Keeping Alert, Auto High Beams, Post-Collision Braking, Hill-Start Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control. You also get airbags and Roll Stability Control. These should be enough even for those who are finicky about driving safety.
2019 Ford Edge ST Engine Performance and Accelerate Time
It is only natural that Ford will use a powerful engine under the bonnet of its performance SUV. So, the 2019 Ford Edge ST is fitted with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.
The engine makes an output of 335 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque. However, the last Edge Sport model has an output of 315 HP. This engine is clubbed with an eight-speed quick-shifting automatic transmission gearbox. With this setup, this model will run from 0 to 60 mph to 5,6 sec.
However, as for the fuel economy, the officials haven’t yet released final numbers, but we expect some better rating than Sports model.
The AWD setup will cope with both dry and wet surfaces well. Ford has also tweaked the traction control and suspension for offering users a sportier ride.
2019 Ford Edge ST Availability and Price
The 2019 Ford Edge ST will be available for sale in late 2018. Pricing is not clear but it must be a tad above the Edge Sport trim. So, the expected price should be approx $45.000.
Summing it up
There is no denying upcoming Ford Edge ST is an exciting performance SUV. It has edgy styling and enough amenities to woo target buyers.
Ford has also used the tweaked engine to offer adrenaline rush to the buyers. The safety features are also cutting edge. Ford just needs to keep the pricing right to hit the bull’s eye.