2019 Ford Edge ST Brings A Class-Leading Twin-Turbo V6 To Detroit

If you were in the market for a performance crossover from mainstream brands, your choices used to be fairly limited but that’s been changing over the past few years as automakers have rolled out models such as the Dodge Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

The latest to join the fray is the Ford Edge ST which is celebrating its debut at the North American International Auto Show. While the model isn’t nearly as powerful as the Durango or Trackhawk, it features a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine which produces 335 hp (249 kW) and 380 lb-ft (514 Nm) of torque. It is connected to eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system.

Those aren’t earth-shattering figures but Ford says the Edge ST has the most powerful V6 engine in its class. It’s also a healthy increase over the previous Edge Sport which featured the same engine rated at 315 hp (234 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque.

Besides the upgraded engine, the Edge ST has a sport-tuned suspension and a special Sport mode which provides a more aggressive throttle response, revised shifting patterns, sharper engine braking, and a more robust exhaust note.

On the styling front, the crossover has an aggressive appearance thanks to a sportier front fascia with a mesh grille. The model has also been equipped with new side skirts, a unique dual exhaust system, and 20-inch wheels which can be outfitted with summer-only tires.

The interior receives some minor modifications including unique seats with ST badging and additional bolstering. Drivers will also find steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Ford Performance scuff plates.

The performance-oriented model is based on the facelifted Edge which features a revised front fascia with a new grille and standard LED headlights. The model also has a new hood, a revised liftgate, and an updated interior with a redesigned center console as well as a new rotary gear selector.

Under the hood, there’s an upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which now produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a new eight-speed automatic transmission and it features start/stop technology to improve fuel efficiency.

Both the Edge and the Edge ST will go on sale in the United States this summer.

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  • Ishliss

    Buick headlamps and a Hyundai grille.

    • Vanquish

      lol huh…………..the Focus ST with the grill came out in 2012 what are you talking about

      • brn

        Don’t forget the 2010 Taurus SHO.

    • Karl

      You do realize that you need prescription glasses?

  • G82FS

    Meh

  • Jay

    It looks worse than the previous gen. I think the fog lights from the 2014 on a 2017 looks the best on the edge. Put those with the Side of this 2019 it its a winner!

  • Kash

    Maybe if it didn’t look so bloated or if had been styled from the beginning as a more aggressive vehicle I’d like it more, but otherwise this seems to be another nail in the coffin for Lincoln. I would’ve given Lincoln all the sporty SUV’s, at least give them something their Ford bases don’t have or won’t get, make them more competitive among their Acura, Buick, and Infiniti competition, otherwise Lincoln will probably go down like Mercury and get turned into a sub-brand like Maybach, but with the success of the “Vignale” name I don’t think Lincoln would even get the dignity of a sub-brand.

  • SteersUright

    Could this thing be any uglier? So it got a great engine and…? It looks so outdated inside and out. And nearly $50k for something that looks this cheap/bad is nonsense. Very few will buy these, mark my words. And I arrived at $50k because every Edge I saw at a Ford dealer was already over $40k without this stupendous drivetrain. Shame, we could really use an affordable alternative to the Stelvia, Macan, etc for the regular guy. Definitely won’t be this thing though.

    • Mike Sinyaboot

      Almost your entire comment is nonsense. The only thing you said that makes any sense is that the interior is lacking. Even that could be easily fixed with a re-designed center stack. The exterior is not particularly attractive but it looks nice enough for what it is. This ST model definitely looks more aggressive.

      You say that no one will buy this as it will be too expensive. Despite “every Edge I saw at a Ford dealer was already over $40k”, Ford sold 143,000 units last year (a record number). The current Edge Sport is $46k fully loaded. At $50k, “this stupendous drivetrain” is actually a pretty good deal. A similarly equipped Macan S is $70k+ while only have 5HP more and being down 40lbft of torque. That makes the Edge ST a downright bargain even though no one will looking at an Edge as an alternative to a Macan.

      It is laughable that you say “we could really use an affordable alternative to the Stelvia, Macan” when the comparable versions of those cars are $20k+ more expensive. It is not very hard to understand. Good luck finding a brand new car or SUV with 325+ HP for under $40-45k.

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