The New 2019 Ford Edge SUV

June 26th, 2019 by

The changes put on the 2019 Edge makes it one of the most desirable vehicles in its section. The attributes unchanged include a stylish cabin with seating for the usual five occupants and roomy, and it comes with plenty of standard equipment. For a midsize-crossover SUV with some driving attitude, though, the 2019 Edge stands out.

Performance:

Ford has two engine options to choose from for the 2019 Edge vehicle. Standard in all, but the ST trim, is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower. The sporty ST has a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that puts out 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. 

The transmission available is an eight-speed automatic. As for the four-cylinder and V6 engines, they manufacture enough power for those who daily drive. The V6 is extraordinarily powerful, and while it does take a moment after hitting the gas pedal before the engine starts to build up steam, the automatic transmission makes for smoother shifts than the six-speed unit it replaces.

Ford Edge Mileage:

Ford Edge’s with the front-wheel drive and base engine get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Estimates drop by one mpg in models with all-wheel drive. Those estimates are above average among the midsize SUVs segment, putting the Edge among the rivals such as the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Ford Edge Ride and Handling: Steady and Comfortable

The Edge ranks comfort over agility. The suspension facilitates a smooth ride with minimal jostling from rough roads. Its handling is composed and mild-mannered, though it leans around corners and sharp turns. 

Exterior:

The 2019 Edge adds new standard LED headlights. The LED taillights that come with it are more extensive, while the liftgate has also been amended. Twenty-nineteen brings different designs for the alloy wheels (the 18-inch rims come stocked) and the ST version is available in the Performance Blue color. 

The ST has a matching fog-light surround and a gloss black grille, there are black bezels in the headlights, and there are dual-exhaust outlets as well. The Edge’s basic wide stance remains. It does have the upside of providing extra stability to the chassis and plenty of shoulder room for occupants.

Interior:

How Many Passengers Can be Seated on the Ford Edge?

The 2019 Ford Edge seats five people, and it has standard cloth upholstery. The leather upholstery, which comes with heated and ventilated front and rear seats, also has 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel come available. There’s plenty of space, and the seats are pleasant, with visibility all-around being superb.

Ford Edge Interior 

The Edge has a sturdy and comfortable cabin. Its good insulation keeps out the harsh wind and road noise. As for the cargo space in the Ford Edge, the midsize has 39.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the seats, and it has a 73.4 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.  

Technology:

The Ford Edge emphasizes the SYNC connectivity system with a USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and FordPass Connect with a Wi-Fi hot spot. Shoppers will be interested in the available SYNC 3 infotainment system with Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, an additional USB port, a navigation system, a nine-speaker sound system, and the larger 8-inch touch screen available. There is a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system that is available too.

The SYNC 3 system is responsive and intuitive. Many competitors have more state-of-the-art interfaces with sharper graphics and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All the necessities for the 21st-century driver. 

Safety: 

Ford Edge ST:

Standard driver assistance includes Ford’s new Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features, including lane keep assist, a rearview camera, automatic high beams, a pre-collision warning, and braking system with pedestrian detection, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Standards are post-collision braking and rain-sensing wipers. The safety features available include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, lane centering, adaptive headlights, front and rear parking sensors, evasive steering assist, and parallel park assist.

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