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Sharper Edge: Ford Announces 2019 Ford Edge ST

Sharper Edge: Ford Announces 2019 Ford Edge ST

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.

New Edge SUV lineup is Ford’s smartest ever, offering more standard driver-assist technology than any other midsize SUV and introducing to the segment new available technologies such as Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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    nsaporito
    This. Over-supply and dwindling demand (due to EV's) is going to keep oil in check, likely forever.


    I agree ... but it really makes me nervous saying forever about ANYthing :rolleyes:
    nsaporito
    Tone


    The second is more about oil markets: US shale oil can be ramped up and down quickly and is getting more competitive price wise. All else being equal, that seems to create a ceiling for global oil prices -- probably somewhere between $80 - $100 a barrel. So, you have car companies forecasting that gas prices probably won't permanently spike at a much higher price than today, a market that prefers larger vehicles if they can afford them, and drivetrains that have closed the efficiency gap between mid-sized cars and trucks/SUVs/CUVs.


    This. Over-supply and dwindling demand (due to EV's) is going to keep oil in check, likely forever.
    arutherford
    I like the new front end better the last. ST is also needed on the Escape, and the upcoming C-segment crossover as well.
    Tone
    Andrew_L
    What happens if gas spikes again? Are these auto makers going to be caught with their pants down while Toyota and Honda thrive?


    One of the arguments I've read is that automakers are closing the gap in fuel efficiency. For example, the F150 diesel is rated at 30 mpg highway. Sure, a four-cylinder mid-sized vehicle might get high 30s FE highway, but would a buyer be willing to give up the perceived utility of a full-sized pickup for a mid-sized car to gain 5 - 7 mpg HE fuel economy?

    The second is more about oil markets: US shale oil can be ramped up and down quickly and is getting more competitive price wise. All else being equal, that seems to create a ceiling for global oil prices -- probably somewhere between $80 - $100 a barrel. So, you have car companies forecasting that gas prices probably won't permanently spike at a much higher price than today, a market that prefers larger vehicles if they can afford them, and drivetrains that have closed the efficiency gap between mid-sized cars and trucks/SUVs/CUVs.
    Andrew_L
    What happens if gas spikes again? Are these auto makers going to be caught with their pants down while Toyota and Honda thrive?
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