The 2019 Ford Edge ST, The Family Friendly SUV to Scratch Your Speed Itch


The year is 2018, and you have taken your place in your suburban family lifestyle, taking the kids to school, picking them up from practice.  The family car is nothing to write home about, but you miss the days when the drive to work was thrilling and the back country roads were enjoyable. What if we were to tell you it’s possible to have the best of both worlds, family friendly and fun?

Introducing the 2019 Ford Edge ST, the very first of its kind. As the project child of the infamous Ed Krenz, creator of the Ford GT, the goal was to create an out-the-door performance vehicle that would continue to deliver time and time again. So what exactly earns a Ford vehicle the badge ST? Well according to Ed, the ST badge is only given to vehicles that can uphold the brand’s integrity through a combination of straight-line performance, track-time capability, acceleration, brake performance, and most importantly sustainable power.


As far as the specs go, the Ford Edge ST will sport the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 tuned for an output of 335hp and 380tq, launching it to 60mph in less than 6 seconds! The ST Performance Package adds 21” black wheels wrapped in Pirelli sport tires, along with 13.6” rotors and red brake calipers. Alongside the black gloss trim and ST badges, the interior gets an aesthetic redesign as well with ST embroidered sport seats and door sill badges.

Ford’s message is clear. Now that the car industry is gravitating towards crossovers and SUVs the ST brand will move along with it, with the Ford Edge ST being the first in its territory. Engineers at Ford have admitted that their goal was to create a vehicle competitive with the likes of the Audi SQ5 and Porsche Macan, at a much more affordable price tag.

Safety isn’t compromised however, with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 standard on all Edge trims, providing collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping system, and a backup camera among several other tech features. The 2019 Ford Edge brings the Sync 3 infotainment system with Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple & Android Carplay, and Amazon Alexa integration. Along with over 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space and comfortable seating for five, The Ford Edge ST still doubles as a potent family vehicle perfect for road trips or drives up mountain roads. As far as fun, the car is just as comfortable on a track or road course for when you want to scratch your speed itch and retrace your roots of younger days and fuel filled fun.

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