2019 Ford Edge ST Review: Is It Really Worth The Premium Over The Standard Models?

For the 2019MY, Ford has refreshed its Edge lineup, giving it, for the first time, an ST grade. Think of it as a sportier-looking alternative, with a more agile vibe provided by the oily bits.

Powering it is a 2.7-liter, twin-turbo V6, previously used in the Edge Sport. The engine has been tuned to produce 20 hp (20 PS / 15 kW) and 30 lb-ft (41 Nm) of torque more, though, so it’s rated at 335 hp (340 PS / 250 kW) and 380 lb-ft (515 Nm) of torque. Power is directed to a standard all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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On its website, Ford says the mid-size SUV offers “hair-raising performance”, but curiously, they have yet to provide official performance numbers, despite unveiling it nearly a year and a half ago. Still, it’s estimated that it hits 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 6 seconds. According to Ford’s stats, it returns an EPA-estimated 19/26/21 mpg (12.4/9.1/11.2 l/100 km / 23/31/25 mpg UK) in city/highway/combined, compared to the AWD, 2.0-liter-powered model’s 21/28/23 mpg (11.2/8.4/10.2 l/100 km / 25/34/28 mpg UK).

The 2019 Edge lineup counts four grades: SE, SEL, Titanium and ST. Pricing starts from just a little under $30,000, going to $33,300 for the SEL and $38,760 for the Titanium. The ST has an MSRP of $42,355, but if you dare to spec it with a few optional extras, then you’ll see the price climb to over $51,000. This makes it quite costly and brings us to the question popped in the title. Trying to provide an answer was Kelley Blue Book in their video review of the sporty Edge, shared below.

 

  • Porkopolis

    Never understood the Edge. Even more confusing pushing $50k.

  • Bash

    I like it.

  • atomicbri

    I still find it strange Ford wants to cancel the Fusion but it sells better than the Edge which the Edge is based on. Ford says the SUVs sell more, obviously though not on this platform.

    • charlotteharry57

      I own a recent Fusion and bought mine for almost $12K below sticker. So, Ford makes nothing on Fusions and laughs all the way to the bank on every Edge it sells (most are upper trims). THAT’S WHY. Until the economy tanks, if it ever will. Then Ford might start crying.

      • atomicbri

        Great deal on yours! I have seen locally near me though Ford dealers taking $10K-$14K off the Edges for sale around me. None are being sold anywhere near sticker.

  • charlotteharry57

    The Edge and Escape have always been my favorite Ford CUVs, because we have no need for a third row. But, $50K is outrageous and totally typical in today’s WAY overpriced CUV/SUV market. If the economy slows, watch these babies depreciate faster than you’ll believe.

  • DrexelLake

    You lost me at twin turbo. Just something else that will fail, and cost way to much to repair/replace

    • Matt

      What kind of car person thinks ‘twin turbo’ is a negative thing?

      • Honda NSX-R

        Scotty Kilmer

  • TheBelltower

    These things are really nice. Not $50k nice, because that’s serious money that puts it into a league with seriously good SUVs. The ST trim is overkill for this vehicle. But I do love when I get a rental-spec one when I travel.

    • brn

      Is it $38K nice? It’s easy to get one at that price.

      • TheBelltower

        Easily worth it.

  • Super Rob

    If I owned one I would get about 13mpg. It would be impossible to stay off the gas with that much power in that sized vehicle.

  • performante

    $50K I would rather get an SQ5, or Porsche Macan.

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