The Ford Edge is a popular mid-size five-seater crossover with modern and dynamic looks that was first introduced for model year 2007. Built in Oakville, Ontario this vehicle boasts comfort, space and a characteristic silhouette which make it different and allow it to stand out within an increasingly competitive niche.
While a solid seller, fans of power and aerodynamic style now have the choice between a more powerful iteration, the Ford Edge ST, and a slightly less muscular version whose appearance is directly inspired by Ford’s Performance division, the Ford Edge ST-Line.
The Ford Edge ST made its appearance for 2019 and in the past two years, has accounted for 13 percent of all Ford Edge sales in North America. The Edge ST has an athletic, almost aggressive appearance, but make no mistake, above all, this uncompromising crossover is inspired by the long line of Ford ST-branded vehicles that have perfected the marque's sporty personality.
Its main characteristic is power – and plenty of it. Under the hood lurks a uniquely-tuned 2.7-litre EcoBoost V-6 engine which produces 335-horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.
This crossover is capable of reaching 0-100 kilometres per hour in less than six seconds, a performance worthy of note for a vehicle whose curb weight exceeds 4,526 pounds.
To transfer this power to its wheels, the Ford Edge ST relies on an eight-speed automatic gearbox with quick changes and an all-wheel-drive system with activatable traction control. Capping it off, engineers have added a refined sport suspension to maximize the dynamic driving experience, affording more control to the driver.
While less powerful than its “big brother”, the Ford Edge ST-Line is presented with similar ST aesthetic lines, again inspired by Ford Performance. This package includes a unique ST-style honeycomb grille and body-coloured bumpers, a black ST beltline moulding combined with sporty underbody cladding, standard fog lights and distinctive LED lighting. Black roof stretchers, 20-inch gloss black aluminum wheels and the ST-Line Edge badging enhance the look of this new SUV.
Under the hood, the ST-Line offers a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine, developing a respectable 250-horsepower. The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.
Like all Ford vehicles, both the ST version of the Edge and the all-new ST-Line version include all the safety and comfort elements that characterize Ford vehicles. Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist Plus technology is available as an option.
This safety group includes elements such as improved active parking, evasive steering assistance, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking function, lane-keeping function and AWD disconnect.
Sync3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with Waze integration and a wireless phone charging pad is standard.