Ford is dropping the Sport name looking at the redesigned 2019 Edge crossover in the Detroit auto show and adding an ST badge, the latest sporty grille, some new shoes as well as an upgraded 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 making 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque linked to an eight-speed automatic.
Like the Fusion Sport, the advantage ST includes a driver-adjustable sport mode which will modify the throttle position, shift patterns, electronic stability control and exhaust note. The sting ST also gets paddle shifters and seats with an increase of bolstering and slightly different front and back styling, new side skirts and dual exhaust. It will eventually arrive in the factory with a stiffer suspension tune and be accessible in four new colors, perhaps most obviously of which could be the Ford Performance blue that you choose to see during the pictures.
Performance brakes are optional, the same as 21-inch wheels and summer Pirelli tires.
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Lower trim quantity of a 2019 Edge will introduce lots of new security measures towards lineup, including standard post-collision braking, that helps reduce potential secondary impacts from a crash, optional evasive steering assist, gives steering support in desperate situations maneuver and optional adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering.
On we have front, all buyers are certain to get wireless smartphone charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot as well as the Ford Pass app, that permits proprietors to start, lock/unlock and look for their Edge. A 12-speaker premium loudspeakers by Harman is accessible, along with the Sync 3 infotainment system having an 8-inch screen.
The standard powertrain for non-ST Edge models is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four making 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, also with an eight-speed automatic. Inside there's a redesigned instrument panel using a rotary shifter and Ford with Alexa capability. That last item connects your vehicle along with your home Amazon assistant, helping you to keep up with daily appointments, look for nearby destinations and cook some purchases without ever leaving the driver’s seat.
All-wheel drive is standard on ST models, optional around the basic Edge.
The Edge had been a strong seller for Ford in 2017. It had been up in December or over for any year, and can be purchased in second from the midsize CUV segment underneath the Subaru Outback but above the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The 2019 Ford Edge goes on sale late summer of 2018; we’ll take a look at it face-to-face in the future along at the Usa International Auto Show.