New 2019 Ford Edge SUV New 2019
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KBB Editor's Overview

By KBB.com Editorial Staff

The 2019 Ford Edge midsize-crossover SUV receives several major updates for this model year. We’ll go into more detail below, but these changes put the 2019 Edge in a strong position, making it one of the most desirable vehicles in its class. The attributes that are unchanged include a roomy and stylish cabin with seating for the usual five occupants (no third row crammed in here), plenty of standard equipment, plus an enthusiast appeal mixed with the ability to handle rough wintry weather as well as tackle light off-roading duties. Those seeking greater off-road ability should check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee, while the updated-for-2019 Honda Pilot is a spacious all-rounder. For a midsize-crossover SUV with some driving attitude, though, the 2019 Edge stands out.

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You'll Like This SUV If...

…the usual glut of midsize-crossover SUVs makes you yawn. The regular Edge achieves a fine balance of comfort and precision, while the new-for-2019 Edge ST is the first Ford SUV to wear this enthusiast-oriented badge, bringing an energetic 335 horsepower to the party.

You May Not Like This SUV If...

…sense takes precedence over sensation. For responsible fuel economy, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid should be on your list. For lower prices, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento are attractive propositions.

What's New for 2019

Revised styling graces front and rear, an all-new super-sporty ST variant replaces and improves upon the former Sport model, and a new 8-speed automatic transmission (replacing a 6-speed unit) and more standard equipment debut -- including driver-assistance features, rain-sensing wipers, post-impact braking, and a front air curtain.

Driving It

Driving Impressions

Among the other changes for this model year, the 2019 Edge loses its naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 option. But the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is easily up to the task, especially now that it has 250 horsepower, five more than in 2018. A new 8-speed automatic transmission is also in the mix. The suspension is forgiving, but still taut enough for quick corners to be enjoyed rather than endured. For more in-depth driving abilities, the ST comes with a turbocharged 335-horsepower V6. Just as ST versions of the Focus and Fiesta were stiffer and sharper -- and gloriously good fun -- the new 2019 Edge ST offers distinct thrills. The Edge ST’s V6 power comes on quickly and is aided by the quick shifts of the 8-speed automatic. Between the grippy tires and the tuned suspension, the high-performance Edge held on nicely during hard cornering, with very little body roll. The brakes held strong and steady while we hustled this 4,000-pound SUV on mountain roads as we slowed for upcoming corners. However, any imperfections on poorly maintained streets come through, and the ride gets rougher. Buyers who choose the ST solely because they want the bigger engine might be disappointed that the ride quality isn’t the same as with the regular Edge.

Favorite Features

2.7-LITER ECOBOOST V6 ENGINE
Allow us to indulge our inner enthusiast for a moment. The new 2019 Edge ST packs this turbocharged 335-horsepower 2.7-liter V6, which is 20 horsepower more than the 2018 Sport model. And we liked that engine too. With all-wheel drive as standard and an uprated suspension, this fresh V6 turns the Edge into a credible performance-crossover SUV.

SYNC 3 INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
It wasn’t always this good, but Sync 3 has evolved into a user-friendly setup. The updates in the 2019 Edge include Ford+Alexa, bringing Amazon’s digital assistant into the cabin. And the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto function now works with the Waze app.

Vehicle Details

Interior

More changes for the 2019 Edge take place in the cabin. A new rotary gear selector frees up enough space in the center console for two new stowage areas. Plus, there’s a wireless-device charging pad that’s optional in the SEL trim, standard in the Titanium model. The previously optional 8-inch touch screen also becomes standard. The ST’s seats have different bolstering and use suede-like inserts. The instrument cluster has an all-digital section that the regular Edge lacks. Otherwise, this year’s cabin comes with the same generous occupant space and cargo area as always. The rear seats enjoy 40.6 inches of legroom, which is great. Luggage space behind those seats measures 39.2 cubic feet. Fold them flat and that expands to 73.4.

Exterior

The fresh nose on the 2019 Edge livens things up considerably, while housing new standard LED headlights. The LED taillights are also larger, while the liftgate has also been revised. This year brings different designs for the alloy wheels (18-inch rims are standard) and extra color choices; the ST version is available in Performance Blue. The ST has a gloss black grille and matching fog-light surrounds, black bezels in the headlights, and dual-exhaust outlets. The Edge’s basic wide stance remains, however, so care needs to be taken when negotiating tight parking slots and one-car garages. But that does have the upside of providing extra stability to the chassis and plenty of shoulder room for occupants.

Notable Standard Equipment

Many driver-assistance features are now standard. These come under the umbrella of Ford Co-Pilot360 and include forward-collision mitigation with emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams. The rearview camera gets its own little washer jet. Other standard items include satellite radio, rain-sensing wipers, remote start/lock/unlock, Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, and keyless entry/ignition. Naturally, going up the trim-level ladder means more amenities such as leather upholstery, 19-inch alloy wheels, Sync 3 (from SEL up), and a hands-free liftgate.

Notable Optional Equipment

All-wheel drive is probably the first option for a crossover-SUV buyer (standard in the ST). For extra driver aids, there’s Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ adding adaptive cruise control with a stop/go function, lane-centering and evasive-steering assistance. The audio upgrade is a 12-speaker B&O Play system (standard in Titanium and ST). The SEL trim is eligible for a panoramic glass roof, 110-volt power outlet, and heated front seats/steering wheel, while the Titanium is eligible for parking assistance and heated rear seats. ST buyers can also opt for heated/cooled rear seats and upgraded brakes. All versions may be fitted with a dual-screen rear-entertainment setup.

Under the Hood

In any 2019 Ford Edge other than the ST, the engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit making 250 horsepower, with an automatic stop/start feature to save fuel when idling. The sporty ST has a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 developing 335 horsepower. Both are linked to a new 8-speed automatic transmission, and the ST version has steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The smaller engine has front-wheel drive (FWD) as its basic setup, with all-wheel drive (AWD) available as an option; the ST has all-wheel drive as standard. The 2019 Edge is rated to tow 3,500 pounds.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (SE, SEL, Titanium)
250 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
275 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 mpg (FWD), 21/28 mpg (AWD)

2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (ST)
335 horsepower @ 4,750 rpm
380 lb-ft of torque @ 2,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (AWD)

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Pricing Notes

The 2019 Ford Edge SE has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,995 plus a destination charge of $995, making $30,990. The SEL comes in at $34,085, the Titanium begins at $39,545, and the ST starts at $43,350. Adding all-wheel drive to the first three trim levels is an extra $1,995, which is relative pricey, while a fully loaded Edge ST can easily exceed $50,000. In general, these numbers are similar to the Nissan Murano and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Subaru Outback and Hyundai Santa Fe start at less expensive points. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Edge. We anticipate the Edge’s resale value being lower than those of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Subaru Outback.

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