• First Ever 2019 Ford Edge ST: How Would You Like a Hot Crossover-Hatch?

    UPDATED 1/17/18: Check out our first-look video of the 2019 Ford Edge ST: A faster way to get your groceries!

    Ford unveils a first-ever 2019 Ford Edge ST performance crossover along with the refreshed 2019 Edge lineup just ahead of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. What’s the big deal? You may not hear a lot of news about the Edge, Ford’s midsize crossover. You may surprised to hear that Ford sold 142,603 Edges in 2017 (a 6% increase over the previous year). Now, the crossover is thoroughly refreshed for the 2019 model year.

    2019 Ford Edge ST

    This is the first time that Ford’s “ST” performance designation has been bestowed upon a crossover. This performance variant has so far been reserved for the Focus ST and Fiest ST hot hatches. The Edge ST gets a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 with a rating of 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque (note: 93-octane fuel may be required for top rating). The new-found power goes to the AWD system via an 8-speed automatic transmission. You may recognize this EcoBoost V6 from the Ford Fusion Sport sedan, but the Edge ST gets a 10 hp boost over the Fusion. The power increase comes courtesy of engine software calibration.

    The Edge ST is not just about big power numbers. Ford says the chassis, suspension, brakes, and the interior had to be modified to satisfy the high performance requirements to earn the ST badge. There is also a unique Sport mode that changes the character of the throttle, transmission, and the active engine sound enhancement system for more engine growl.

    How does it drive? We will have to wait to find out. The 2019 Edge goes on sale in the Summer of 2018.

    2019 Ford Edge

    2019 Ford Edge

    The regular edge comes equipped with a 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder and an 8-speed automatic.

    A whole suite of driver assistance and safety technologies are available as standard equipment: hill start assist, blind spot monitoring, lane keep alert/assist, automatic high beams, collision warning with brake support, pre-collision assist, and post-collision braking. Optional equipment includes: active park assist, evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-n-go, and lane centering.

    FordPass connectivity provides a WiFi hotspot with ability to support up to 10 devices and up to 50 feet away from the vehicle. SYNC AppLink is available with Amazon Alexa integration. 12-speaker B&O Play premium audio system is also available.

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    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    15 thoughts on “First Ever 2019 Ford Edge ST: How Would You Like a Hot Crossover-Hatch?

    1. I’d much prefer they fix the god-awful transmission in the focus/fiesta first, then fix the broken RS headgasket issue, THEN worry about giving us hot crossovers.

      1. The broken headgasket issue IS being fixed on a case-by-case basis. The fix for the Focus/Fiesta transmission is “buy the manual”. What would you like to gripe about next?

    2. I’m a Ford guy, but I don’t get it. The Fusion with the same engine (20 less hp) is called the Sport and gets lukewarm reviews. Everyone asks where the Fusion ST is, with balls-out handling, a bit more HP, and a manual. So how does Ford respond? They throw an ST badge on a barely warmed-over Edge Sport. Nope, I just don’t get it. I think all Ford has done here is to diminish the ST branding.

    3. Sounds like fun- The hot-hatch is about practicality that’s entertaining to drive and reasonably affordable. This looks like it could deliver.

    4. I think they should have put some of this design energy towards a quick fun wagon. Why do American car makers stay so far away from wagons?

    5. A part of me was hoping the ST teaser video posted was going to be implemented on the upcoming Ranger. I think the Edge is a nice looking vehicle, now with some more ‘Edge’ in the engine tune. I’d like to know more about the other upgrades listed and how much of an improvement they are over the other trim levels. Good for Ford for trying to spice up the crossover, which inherently, is typically boring to drive, but will have to test drive to see if it delivers.

    6. I’m a gm guy though I can’t stand the sound of eco boost engines this is just freaking kool hitting a segment that didn’t really exist since the Chevy equinox ss this is just kool 👍👍👍👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸.

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