Ford has officially revealed the 2019 Ford Edge ST. The new trim level brings a new boosted V-6 to the Edge lineup along with a refreshed appearance that will propagate the entire Edge lineup.
The 2019 Edge ST marks the first Ford SUV to wear the ST badge; a badge reserved for vehicles developed with the assistance of Ford Performance. This, of course, means the Edge ST is powered exclusively by Ford’s twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, which generates 335 horsepower 380 pound-feet of torque. This class-leading power will flow through a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Ford says the Edge ST will pack specific brakes and suspension tuning to mate with the beefier powertrain.
“Edge ST puts a new animal on the road – a performance SUV with a track mentality,” said Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing. “From a performance standpoint, and with its SUV silhouette and versatility, it sets a new standard Edge fans will love to drive.”
Like all Ford ST products, the Edge ST is getting a unique look to match its more-powerful nature. A mesh grille, darkened headlights and unique 21-inch wheels highlight the new appearance on the outside. Inside, ST-badged seats and unique trim pieces remind driver’s their buying the most-powerful Edge.
The ST appearance is meshing with a refreshed 2019 Edge look. The new look includes a new grille and standard LED headlight design across the entire Edge range. Interior changes are minimal from today’s Edge.
As expected from Ford, both Edge ST and Edge are gaining some new technology for 2019. Post Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, enhanced adaptive cruise control and wireless device charging are among the new technology features offered on the 2019 Edge.
Non-ST Edge models are also gaining an updated version of Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with 5 additional horsepower and start-stop technology. The revised engine will also be paired to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Ford Edge is expected to arrive in showrooms this summer.