Edging Up the Price: Ford's Edge ST Starts at $43,350
Ford promised a gutsy middleweight crossover that it hopes will satisfy enthusiasts after the automaker finishes eliminating the majority of its sporting passenger car segment. For 2019, the Edge ST replaces the standard Sport trim — resulting in added performance and a higher price.
However, it seems like the inflated MSRP will be worthwhile. At $43,350, the Edge ST plays host to a specially tuned 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that generates 335 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque — a not immodest improvement over the Sport. It also gets a new eight-speed transmission, all-wheel drive, performance seats, and implements a specially tuned suspension. Considering all of that comes in at roughly $1,500 more than the trim it’s replacing, we’d say the Edge ST is looking like a bargain.
If you don’t find that satisfactory, you can option in a brake package for $2,695 — which comes with 18-inch disc brakes and 21-inch black aluminum wheels. Those brakes can also be had via an upgraded equipment package that costs an additional $5,585 and includes Ford’s Co-Pilot360 collection of driver-assistance features, heated and cooled seats and a hands-free tailgate.
At its most expensive, Automotive News claims the Edge ST will sticker for around $52,000. Those figures were initially shared by CarsDirect, and verified by Ford dealerships. The company has not made any official announcement on pricing, however.
The ST and the rest of the revamped Edge lineup are scheduled to arrive at dealers later this summer.
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I don't know about "bargain". Given that the Edge's cargo capacity is about the same as the new RDX I would pick the RDX every time. It's plenty fast (5.7 seconds to 60) and beats it in both quality and expected reliability while being thousands cheaper.
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