Vehicle Spotlight: The New Ford Edge ST

Now for something completely different: the all-new Edge ST.

 

When Ford decided to revamp their Edge SUV for 2019, it turned to the pros on its performance team to punch it up. The result is the all-new Edge ST, an impressive muscle machine with fine-tuned handling and tech assists that kick in as needed. If you have eyed Ford's mid-sized SUV in the past but are still on the fence, this may be the model year you've been waiting for.

Evolution of the Edge

When the first Edge rolled off the Ford assembly line in 2006-7, it earned a spot on the AAA Best Cars for Families list as well as a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Throughout its first and second generations, the Edge held steady as a dependable part of the Ford lineup, but sales never really skyrocketed. 

The 2019 version of this Ford crossover SUV rewrites the Edge manual with its 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin turbo engine with 335-hp. delivering 380 lb.-ft. of torque. That's an additional 20 horses over the 2018 Edge Sport model. The ST is equipped with standard all-wheel drive and a sporty suspension for the kind of responsive handling you'd expect in a pricier sports car.

Other sporty additions the 2019 Edge ST has to offer include:

  • Steering-wheel mounted shift paddles 
  • Eight-speed auto transmission with a rotary shifter
  • Sport mode shift programming
  • Sport mode relaxed stability control 

Design Upgrades for the Edge ST

Inside the Edge ST, you won't have to swap comfort for a fun, sporty ride. Leather-trimmed seats come standard. The SYNC-3 sound system links with Alexa voice control technology for hands-free command capability. As with earlier Edge models, front and rear legroom, head room and cargo space are generous. Strategically placed ST logos add to the sports car elan. 

On the outside, the ST has a new grille design plus reshaped headlights and hood for a crisper, cleaner profile. Standard LED lights, a redesigned rear end and four fresh color choices ensure the ST's revamped visuals are every bit as dramatic as its performance boost.

Safety Features

The 2019 Edge ST presents you with a pumped-up program of safety features in addition to five-star standards like traction and stability control, curve control and a full complement of airbags. The following features are included with the ST trim:

  • Adaptive cruise control with lane centering
  • Radar-equipped evasive steering assist
  • Post-collision braking assist
  • Pedestrian alert
  • 911 emergency call assist
  • Structural upgrades for enhanced crashworthiness

Get Ford's Competitive Edge

We've got your Edge ST at Watson Quality Ford of Jackson, Mo. Our friendly staff is happy to answer any questions you may have and hand over the keys. Visit our dealership to window shop, and stop in for a test drive any time. 


 

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