Ford facelifted the 2019 Edge and introduced an ST model to the lineup.
The 2019 Edge will hit dealers shortly, and the configurator just went live so you can build your own. Standard equipment for the 2019 model year includes Ford’s Co-Pilot360 system, which includes driver assistance aids like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and emergency braking. FordPass Wi-Fi connectivity and Amazon Alexa capability also come in the new model.
The standard Edge receives the usual refinements that come with a facelift. A fresh front fascia, a new eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 2.0-liter engine putting out 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The three lower trim levels from 2018 remain: SE, SEL and Titanium. The SE starts from $30,990, including a $995 destination charge. What most folks have been waiting for, however, is what will replace the outgoing Edge Sport: the 2019 Edge ST.
2019 Edge ST starts around $43,000, but…
Ford bakes a lot of standard goodies into the performance Edge ST model. You get a 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, for a start. There’s also Ford’s new predictive all-wheel drive system, which can completely uncouple the rear axle for better fuel economy when you don’t need the grip. Other standard equipment includes 20-inch wheels, leather seats, Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system and a Class II tow hitch, should you need it.
But – and it is a fairly substantial but – optional equipment will quickly tip the scales for the Edge ST north of $50,000. Take Equipment Group 401A. If you want rear heated and cooled seats, voice-activated navigation, Park Assist and Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 Assist+ system, that will set you back $5,585. That said, you can get Co-Pilot Assist+ as a $795 standalone option.
Do you want a 110V power outlet, perimeter alarm, hands-free power liftgate and wireless phone charging? The Convenience Package, as a standalone option, costs $835 (it comes standard on the Titanium), but you don’t seem to be able to get it with Equipment Group 401A. The ST Performance Brake Package, which also gets you some summer tires wrapped around 21-inch wheels, costs $2,695. The Cold Weather Package – which adds a heated steering wheel and windshield de-icer – will set you back $495.
Opt for all those options – including the $1,995 dual-headrest entertainment system – and your Edge ST ultimately costs $54,410.
Pricing by trim level (includes $995 destination)