2019 Ford Edge ST Performance Specs and What We Know
Our history has been built and shaped by individuals who were accustomed to asking “why not?” This question is usually a response to somebody with less imagination and wonder trying to flat out say you can’t do something. If you’re somebody with ambition, you know just how important these two words are for staving off those who jealously try to shut your boldest ideas down.
As evident by their latest all-new vehicle announcement, the “Why not?” mantra is alive and well at Ford. Following a massive week, in which Ford announced the Power Stroke® diesel engine for the Ford F-150, they now have their sights set on changing the way we think about our crossovers.
The 2019 Ford Edge ST is ready to bring the versatility, safety and cargo volume of Ford’s midsize crossover to the track.
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How Fast is the 2019 Ford Edge ST?
Prior to their announcement, Ford had teased an ST-badged variant of one of their crossovers. Our money was on the Ecosport as it seemed to be the closest to the other ST models – the Fiesta and Focus.
Ford’s announcement of the Edge being the recipient of their iconic ST badge, however, shows us that they are serious about trying to make driving something to look forward to, even if you own a sensible crossover – a worthy sentiment, but is it backed up by performance numbers?
It appears to be.
The 2019 Ford Edge ST will employ a 2.7L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft. of torque.
In addition to these staggering output numbers, the 2019 Ford Edge ST will feature a quick-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive with traction control select, ST-tuned suspension and available performance brakes.
A new Sport Mode is also along for the ride, letting drivers enjoy more aggressive throttle response, more engaged acceleration, shifting patterns which hold gear higher, sharper engine braking and a louder and more vigorous exhaust note.
The performance enhancements are bolstered by more aggressive and sporty exterior design. Both the front fascia and rear end of the 2019 Ford Edge ST are styled for performance. These enhancements include a wider mesh grille for better cooling, deep side skirts and track-ready dual exhaust outlets on the back. Available 21-inch wheels, special ST steering wheel, seat backs and scuff plates add interior appeal to the Edge ST.
The 2019 Ford Edge ST is a truly exciting vehicle. It’s not every day that you imagine that a sensible crossover makes such an appeal to the pure fun of driving fast (in carefully-controlled and closed course circumstances, of course). For more information on the 2019 Ford Edge ST or other Ford vehicles, contact us today!
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