Ford Edge is the most important crossover in the family. Its compatibility makes the SUV perfect for experimenting. That is why we usually see new technologies on this model. So it is going to be with 2019 Ford Edge. Besides the facelift and update of the technology package, the SUV will also get a performance-based ST version.
The Blue Oval company is advertising the new 2019 Ford Edge as smart and new. Comfort will get a major boost with many improvements. Drivers will be happy to hear that Ford is making its assist equipment even better. Lane centering and cruise control will be standard. For ST model, Ford TeamRS prepares special drive system, with new engine and transmission. The company will release more details in summer.
2019 Ford Edge Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Ford Edge will be a 2.0-liter displacement. We could see this unit at the latest NAIAS. This turbo engine can make 250 horses and 275 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed transmission. This gearbox will replace the old 6-pace router. Start/stop function is a standard feature. According to the company, the 2019 Edge will return 25 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive mode. All-wheel drive models will consume more fuel. In this case, the rating will drop to about 1 mile per gallon.
Ford Edge ST Replaces Sport trim
One of the most exciting changes on the 2019 Ford Edge will happen under the hood. Sport trim was very popular, but it will be dropped next season. Instead, the company will launch 2019 Ford Edge ST. Performance TeamRS created a new engine with higher outputs. A 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 mill is capable to deliver 335 horsepower. Additionally, torque level raises to 380 pound-feet. The same 8-speed transmission routes power to all wheels. The wider grille and 21-inch wheels will make ST version recognizable compared to old Sport trim.
2019 Ford Edge Hybrid
Ford is not stopping there. Besides the performance-oriented ST, the new Edge will come with a hybrid drivetrain. This is a global plan of the US company to produce more electrified vehicles. Since a plug-in version of its sibling Explorer is also in development, we can also speak about the possibility of 2019 Ford Edge Hybrid. This model would increase the mileage while lowering the emissions.
2019 Ford Edge Debut at Detroit Auto Show
The latest North American International Car Show in Detroit presented the new 2019 Ford Edge. As far as fans could see, the crossover will suffer the redesign. Changes will include the refresh inside the cabin. The 2019 Edge will update Sync3 infotainment system. It will offer Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and 4G Wi-Fi services. Total 10 devices can be paired with it.
Exterior and Safety
Besides the unique styling of the Edge ST model, the standard offer will bring a refresh of the standard trims. Larger grille updates front fascia. Even the new hood and front fenders are there. The rear end will get only minor changes.
Safety is on the higher level than on the previous model. Drivers will get help from many alert systems, including front collision and lane departure.
2019 Ford Edge Release Date and Price
Fans saw the new 2019 Ford Edge in Detroit. Then, the company announced its arrival to dealerships during summer. Exact dates are not set yet, as well as the pricing.
To be competitive, Ford will offer the new Edge at the same price as current model costs. That means the base unit is not going to cost over $30,000. Sport version has a price of about $40,000. However, the Edge ST model is about to break not only this but possibly the $50k mark.