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All-new 2019 Ford Edge SUV unveiled

All-new 2019 Ford Edge SUV unveiled
All-new 2019 Ford Edge SUV unveiled

The Ford Edge is one of a handful of Ford vehicles that are sold all around the world these days in pretty much the same form and with the same name they have here. When a vehicle like that is refreshed or redesigned then, it has to be a bit of a breath-holding moment for the designers when it gets unveiled to the world for the first time. The 2019 Ford Edge is a refresh and not a full redesign, but there's plenty that's new and updated to talk about with latest version of the midsize SUV.

The headlines

Updates for the 2019 model year include the aesthetic as well as mechanical, so as well as a restyled front and rear the 2019 Ford Edge features and specifications have also had something of an overhaul. Along with tweaks to the styling there's an extra dose of power at the entry level and at the other end of the spectrum there's even a new trim level to temp buyers away from the competition.

Exterior and interior styling

Exterior styling enhancements include changes to the bars in the grille, and full LED headlights that have now become part of the SUV's standard features. There's also a redesigned hood boasting a more contoured appearance than we see with the current model's relatively flat form. Changes at the rear are probably a little less noticeable than they are up front, so all you’re likely to notice as different is the addition of a black strip of trim below the hatchback's glass that does create a more visually interesting, two-tone aesthetic. But if more rugged, muscular styling is what you want from your new Ford Edge, there's a new kid on the block by way of a new trim level that's definitely worth checking out.

Ford Edge ST

We're used to having ST versions of the Fiesta and Focus, but that treatment has now been given to the larger and more delighted Edge. The new ST trim looks different from regular versions of the Edge, but the enhancements are far more than skin deep. Under the hood is the same 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 we already find in the Edge Sport, but in this incarnation it develops 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. That's 20 horsepower and 30 lb.-ft. of torque more than in the Edge Sport, so that's enough reason on its own to give this new trim level a closer look.

But ST models are as much about how they look compared to regular models as they are about how much better they perform. Here we see the trademark ST mesh grille that mirrors those on the Focus ST, the lower side skirts and a revised rear bumper with dual exhaust outlets also illustrate the model's sporty intentions of this variant. And on the inside, the seats receive thicker bolsters and the whole thing has a more performance-focused feel.

More power elsewhere

Just as the ST uses and existing powerplant and gives it a boost, entry level versions of the 2019 Edge get similar treatment. Base models still get the familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, but an extra 5 horsepower has been squeezed out of it so it now develops a very healthy 250 horsepower. The automatic transmission is now an eight-speed instead of last year's six-speed unit, and there are also additional safety features that are standard such as forward collision warning, pre-collision assist, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and automatic high beams.

For more information about pricing and availability and to schedule a test drive in the new 2019 Ford Edge, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Southern California Ford Dealers right away.