Ford Performance’s move to add a sporty ST version to the revised Edge lineup is a bold one, with the company sharing more information on the new Edge ST’s technology and why it’s a proper fun-to-drive SUV.
The new 2019 Ford Edge ST will come with a new advanced ‘Sport’ mode, enabled with the push of a button on the transmission dial.
Press it and the Edge ST will enhance the driving experience with things like setting the transmission into a more aggressive shift schedule that holds gears for longer and faster upshifts, enabling rev-matching feature for smooth downshifts, sharpen the engine response, switch to a dedicated display of a tachometer in the instrument cluster and provide a “more engaging” engine note through the active noise control system, among others.
The 2019 Ford Edge ST will be powered by a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine with 335hp and 380lb-ft of peak torque. A quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel will be the only option.
Ford will offer the Edge ST with the Co-Pilot 360 suite of driver-assist technologies as standard. The suite includes systems like lane keeping, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information and more.
The chassis of the 2019 Ford Edge ST has been upgraded with new suspension, bigger brakes and bigger wheels. A set of 20-inch alloys is offered as standard, with 21-inch items being an option.
Ford will also offer a Performance pack as an option, which adds stickier summer tires, red brake calipers with performance pads fitted, performance-oriented front rotors and a new dust shield.