We’re Driving The 2019 Ford Edge ST – What Do You Want To Know?


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We’re spending this week with the 2019 Ford Edge ST – the first SUV from the Ford Performance division.

Our model is a gorgeous White Platinum Metallic over Ebony Leather trim and suede seats, equipped with the optional 401A Equipment Group (an extra $5,585) and the ST Performance Brake package ($2,695).

The MSRP for a base 2019 Ford Edge ST is $42,355. Our unit has $8,875 in options, $595 for the extra-charge metallic color, and $995 in delivery, for a total MSRP of $52,225.

The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine (335 horsepower, 380 pound-feet of torque) is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels via an all-wheel-drive system. Notably, the Ford Edge ST has several noteworthy upgrades when compared to the Ford Edge Sport it replaces.

Now, we’re spending a week with this performance crossover, so if you would like to know more about it beyond the spec sheet, ask your questions in the comment section, and we’ll reply in a timely manner as part of our interactive review.

Ready… set… go!

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Written by Alex Luft

Ford Authority founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.

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    • Subjectively, I would say that the Edge ST does deserve the ST name… though I would have loved it if Ford had given it an a user-selectable suspension system. The current setup could be considered a bit too soft by some. In my opinion, the suspension the way it currently is perfect for cruising… but it would be nice to be able to tighten it up a bit with a press of a button when you’re looking to have some fun.

  1. I’m in the market and considering the Edge ST. What other SUV would be a better buy at a similar price? Performance of the ST is appealing.

    • The only other sporty crossover in that category that has more power than the standard model is the Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with the optional 5.7L V8 HEMI.

      The Jeep is similar in terms of size, price, power and performance to the Edge ST… but it does the power and performance things in very different ways than the Edge ST… with a large V8 and a rear-drive layout.

    • Thanks for the question, Chris.

      The ride is not still at all. It’s very compliant and livable. In fact, I would say that they could have made it stiffer if they wanted to, and it still would have been livable.

      But as it sits, the car eats up asphalt on any road surface, including highways and interstates.

      • Thanks for that – I’ve been reading the reviews and they seem mixed on the stiffness. Some say too hard for every day use around town while others say too soft for for the track!

        • Yeah, I have seen that as well. I would put it this way: the ride is fine and compliant for general driving and touring/cruising. It can be butter-soft at times. But it’s definitely not stiff enough to take to the track. It needs an adaptive / user-selectable suspension system for that.

    • Well, it’s a different engine in the ST that I think is significantly more refined than the first-gen 3.5L EB in the Taurus SHO. As you mentioned, there’s a better transmission. But outside of that, the entire vehicle is more modern and – because of that – better.

      The Taurus SHO had to do with the rather old Taurus platform, and this one is two generations newer… so it can benefit from things like weight savings, higher stiffness, etc. That said, both the Taurus and Edge suffer from the same wasted space via the huge dashboard… which is totally not needed and should (hopefully) be reduced for the future generation. In addition to that, neither one is a light car.

      But they drive differently… and feel differently, with the Edge ST feeling much more refined.

  2. Are there any rumors of a Ford Edge ST with a Ford GT-like powertrain? This is a 600hp 3.5L TT-V6 in the works? That vehicle will rock for sure the crossover world…

  3. Bought the 2019 Ford Edge St. Towards end of April of this year and having nothing but problems with it. Contact garage in June about problem and Garage Contact Ford.
    Garage had it first time for a month, Ford told them what to do and then Ford told them put it back together cause they don’t know how to fix the problem. It slips gears, and when you put it iinto a gear it clunks. All Ford keeps saying they apologize for problems. Very Frustrated brand new car and having theses problems. Been a lot of bulletins on this and at end they say don’t know how to fix problems.

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