By on July 18, 2018

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.

2019 Ford Edge ST, Image: Ford

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61 Comments on “Edging Up the Price: Ford’s Edge ST Starts at $43,350...”


  • avatar
    White Shadow

    These things never appealed to me, not even a little bit.

    • 0 avatar
      Drzhivago138

      Nor to me, but only because I’ve always preferred compact and full-size over mid-size.

      • 0 avatar
        NormSV650

        Yes, it the 2.7T whoops on 2019 RDX 2.0T output.

        • 0 avatar
          White Shadow

          I’d take a 2019 RDX over this Ford every time. My mom happens to be in the market for a new RDX, so I’ve actually driven one with her on a recent test drive. It was impressive with the turbo engine and the new 10 speed. More low end torque than you’d ever need in a CUV.

          • 0 avatar
            Rocket

            It’s also noticeably smaller than the Edge. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s hardly a direct competitor.

    • 0 avatar
      Hummer

      It’s the modern Ford Contour.

      • 0 avatar
        JohnTaurus

        You mean its an exceptionally handling Euro-flavored car with a small back seat?

        Or, its simply a 5 passenger CUV for people who don’t need or want a 3rd row.

        • 0 avatar
          Hydromatic

          I never understood why Ford thought it could get away with replacing the Tempo, clearly a budget-priced, budget-oriented car, with something that was more expensive and much smaller where it counted. The Contour was destined for failure and it would take another decade before it would return to us in the form of the larger 2nd-gen Fusion.

      • 0 avatar
        Sub-600

        “It”s the modern Ford Contour”

        +1

        • 0 avatar
          tnk479

          I like it. A BMW x3 M40i would cost 15k more. I’d probably get the BMW but I would 100% take this for a test drive and pretend to consider it.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            I like it too and after 2 years I could probably get one for under $30K with a lot of hassle free life left to it

      • 0 avatar
        Truckducken

        So the engine and transmission will both grenade at 100k miles, and nobody over 8yo will fit in the back seat? Fantastic.

        • 0 avatar
          JohnTaurus

          Nothing wrong with the engines in the Contour, the CD4E automatic was junk, though. Still don’t see how this relates to the Edge, other than Hummer grasping for something, anything at all to prove that all SUVs should be Hummers (I guess because they were so successful?) and all others should he dumped into the ocean.

          • 0 avatar
            Art Vandelay

            Hummer is the worst designed SUV for it’s intended purpose I have ever driven. Flat bottom plus mines…great idea. They broke down regularly even with a staff of mechanics who had literally one job. Crap and thank the good Lord they are finally being phased out of US military service. I think the only militaries still running them are the ones with Armies funded via the US Taxpayer.

          • 0 avatar
            Hummer

            WTF John?

            I didn’t even say anything bad about it, it’s a smaller Midsize vehicle, front wheel drive, with small engines (just like the contour). All I said was it is the modern contour. Don’t get so damn defensive.

    • 0 avatar
      sportyaccordy

      And yet you felt the need to

      – click the link
      – make the first comment on it

      Congrats?

      • 0 avatar
        White Shadow

        Sorry, didn’t realize I was breaking the sportaccordy protocol of not reading articles and commenting on them unless I like the subject vehicle.

  • avatar
    iddqd

    a 44k$ car will never be a bargain.
    you can feed 30 thousand people with that amount of money.
    this system is pretty damn sick.
    buy this, buy that.
    where will it end.
    from germany.

  • avatar
    iddqd_

    buy this, buy that-
    this system is sick.
    with decent maintenance a car runs for decades.
    DECADES.
    but since we are all slaves to the interest-based fiat-moeny monster we call a financial system, there is no other way, right?
    WRONG.
    from germany.

  • avatar
    Art Vandelay

    No different than Pontiac taking their midsized “Tempest”, Putting the motor from their large vehicle in it (In this case plucked from the F150, the modern “Large Car”), and tacking some fast looking bits except this thing will likely run the 1/4 quicker and handle better. There, I said it. This is what a fast midsized car looks like today. I’d have preferred it wore SHO badges rather than ST but they have pretty much destroyed the brand equity there.

  • avatar
    Rocket

    You can disregard the MSRP. Give it 6 months and you’ll $5k+ discounts won’t be difficult to find. And that makes it a heck of a value. There really isn’t anything else quite like it. I think I preferred the styling of the 2018 Edge Sport though.

    • 0 avatar
      SSJeep

      This exactly. I would definitely consider an Edge ST. The horsepower to weight ratio is excellent and the Edge ST will be a blast to drive. That said, the factory in Canada doesn’t exactly have the best assembly quality and $52k for an Edge is borderline insane. I always buy fully loaded, but this one would top out at $45k max in my negotiations.

  • avatar

    I wouldn’t pay $25,000 for any of these small to medium Ford SUVs until they improve their poor government crash test results. I can get a similar Mitsubishi model with better crash test results and a slightly better interior.

    Ford – what a disgrace.

    • 0 avatar
      Rocket

      The NHTSA gave the 2018 Edge a 5-star rating, and the IIHS classifies it as “good”. There is no “similar” Mitsubishi model.

      https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2018/FORD/EDGE/SUV/FWD#safety-ratings-frontal

      http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/ford/edge-4-door-suv/2018

      • 0 avatar

        Ford Explorer failed crash test.
        https://www.cbsnews.com/video/2018-ford-explorer-jeep-grand-cherokee-receive-poor-crash-test-ratings/
        Escape failed crash test.
        https://money.cnn.com/2018/04/04/autos/ford-escape-passenger-crash-test/index.html
        The Fusion and MKZ did well in crash test. Wait Ford is cancelling those two good cars.

        Ford – what a disgrace!!!!!

      • 0 avatar
        raph

        akear’s whole act is “Ford – what a disgrace”.

        My hunch is he was driving something Ford and park failed on the transmission causing it to roll forward activating the Takata airbag which sent shrapnel through the dash hitting the master cylinder reservoir and causing it to leak around a sensor which ignited creating smoke which obscured his view out of the rear and ultimately subjected to an aft collision which caused the gas tank to rupture and violently explode which he might have been able to escape except for the carbon monxide leaking into the passenger compartment rendering him unconscious.

  • avatar
    kc1980

    A Bargain????? you have to be kidding me right?

    Once again the Suv tax is in effect, and people still pay thousands more just because of perceived value of the vehicle riding higher. TTAC should know better though…this is no bargain by any means.

    Heck this is just a shade under entry level Porsche Macan territory, and i would have that over a 45k ford any day. I would also take the New Acura RSX, Bmw X3, and a few others.

    Truthfully though i would probably get a Golf R or Civic R and have some cash left over. Not paying extra money so a company can fight the laws of physics to make a suv fast…at the ver least this thing should ride lower Like the macan. I bet the ride will (not) be great on those 21’s as well..

    • 0 avatar
      tnk479

      The Civic R is living in 1997. I’m sure it’s a great car but that aero package is joke and serves only as evidence of the sterility of the driver.

    • 0 avatar
      Art Vandelay

      You might get a Golf R, but you won’t have money left over. Base ones are around 41k and they won’t come off MSRP. Fantastic car, but not really relevant to this. And I too liked the Civic type R but holy cow is it ugly.

  • avatar
    DeadWeight

    Let’s try to keep personal insults out of the dialogue (this applies to me, as well; I need to get back on track).

    It’s bad enough we had to live through both Baruth Brothers spewing clickbait after clickable headline, as well as peppering ostensibly auto-related essays with intentional politiczl trigger bombs, during their increasingly marginal, politically obsessed tenure as writers here (in a massively reduced capacity, as mere contributors, and seldom at that, as of late, and maybe no more, hopefully).

    If either does come back and submit any further writings for review, let’s hope that the editors keep that kind of crap out of TTAC from herein.

    • 0 avatar
      mike978

      Agree personal insults should be kept out of comments. Not sure why you launched into a Baruth tirade since this was an article by a different author on the Edge ST.
      It seems the Baruth brothers have become your new obsession, displacing Cadillac and their dashboard plastics.
      A lot of people like their writings so I hope they continue on TTAC.

      • 0 avatar
        JohnTaurus

        For a while there, his obsession was counting all of my comments and posting on every topic about me posting on some topics, evidently jealous of the fact that I can hold conversations without launching into why CEOs of companies I don’t like are awful people whom I’ve never met and really know nothing about.

    • 0 avatar
      St.George

      I for one would like to see more of both the Baruth brothers’ musings. I in no way find their articles overtly political. Perhaps they are more conservative in nature than you would like (but I really don’t know their leanings, nor do I care) but the intolerance I see daily from the left for any deviation from their own ‘groupthink’ is quite remarkable.

      Please can we see more of your Cadillac ATS gauge/display thoughts & constructive criticism of the GM upper management? Many thanks!

    • 0 avatar
      JohnTaurus

      Yes, let’s not delve into personal attacks. Please excuse me as I personally attack the Baruth brothers as proof of my commitment to no personal attacks.

      Excellent. A post worthy of BAFO himself.

      All the loonie toons are here and accounted for, going off on tirades that have little to nothing to do with the subject. The Explorer can’t pass a crash test designed after it was, so this Edge is JUNK! The Ford Contour was a midsize car with a small back seat 20 years ago, so this Edge is JUNK! We shouldn’t attack people personally, so here’s a personal attack against writers who didn’t write this article!

      At least the other trolls kept on topic. Kinda. Sorta. Well, not really, but it was about cars and not people unrelated to anything being discussed here.

    • 0 avatar
      ttiguy

      I will stop attacking you when you finally answer my damn question.

      WHY WERE YOU FIRED FROM GM DEADWEIGHT???

  • avatar
    EBFlex

    Wow. $43K for a mediocre Ford SUV that has the quality level of the 2007 model.

    You can get so much more Grand Cherokee and at the end of the day you will have a far superior vehicle.

    • 0 avatar
      SSJeep

      I was thinking the same thing. At 52k, one could probably weasel their way into a Grand Cherokee Summit, which is an all around far better vehicle. I like the Edge ST, but 52k for an Edge is plain insanity. Might as well throw that money into something that will at least have a respectable resale value.

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    V8 power (or just a V8) should be the absolute minimum for a 5,000 lbs rig, as used. But I demand it in base trim, fwd, cheap seats (that are going to get destroyed) and I’ll let you know when I want to set the Nurburgerkingring on fire. Then people wonder why the F-150 sells so good, and hauls a lot of air.

    • 0 avatar
      sportyaccordy

      335HP/380lb-ft is V8 power

    • 0 avatar
      sportyaccordy

      And I’m pretty sure more than half the F150s don’t have V8s……………

      It’s not 1963

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        I’m talking about the lack of V8 *power*, not V8s themselves necessarily calm down. I realize it’s not 1963 and modern V8’s are public enemy #1 and 2 (when really they’re the best automotive friends we’ve ever had to this day).

        What I mean is V8 “power” in midsize 5K+ lbs SUVs, should be widely available, except without the forced/mandatory R/T, SVT, SRT, “SS” package nonsense, never mind summer-only 40-series tires, which are all good, perfect for the dual purpose weekend cone destroyer, if someone wants to go that route.

        The same thing goes for midsize pickups. This 2.7TT would go great in the next Ranger, but no. Maybe in The RAPTOR JR if we’re lucky.

      • 0 avatar
        EBFlex

        The good ones do. The rest are junk.

    • 0 avatar
      SD 328I

      The 2.7L F150 in Supercrew 4×4 configuration was recently tested at a major magazine doing 0-60 in 5.7 seconds.

      And that’s the F150’s Number 3 motor for the F150, below the 5.0 and 3.5 Eco.

      5.7 Seconds! That’s faster than a lot of sports cars and muscle cars not that long ago, and faster than most sporty cars today. And it wasn’t a stripped out single cab, but a loaded crewcab Lariat 4×4.

  • avatar
    Adam Tonge

    I am someone that owns two Ford vehicles (one is a high powered crossover thing) and I find the Edge ST loathsome. Besides branding, I cannot find any differences between this and the Edge Sport. The increase in HP, different transmission, and minor changes would have happened to a new Edge Sport anyway. This should be an Edge Sport. It isn’t befitting of the ST designation. It has the same trim number as the Sport. They just took Sport off and put ST on.

    DW is right, this is bad and Ford should feel bad. Why don’t they hack our lives with an EcoSport ST while their at it.

    • 0 avatar
      DeadWeight

      Thanks!

      There are, and this is not an exaggerated claim, at least 12 people (more likely it’s’as high as 18-20) that I’ve told not to purchase or lease Ford or Lincoln vehicles over the last 10’years or so, up to the past 6 months.

      All but maybe 3 of them that did have had more problems with their Ford or Lincolns than any vehicles they’ve ever owned, hand serious problems at that.

      They’ve also cursed their dealerships and Ford/Lincoln corporate, for being awful in terms of a complete lack of professionalism and customer service.

      None of these people purchased the F-Series. It’s not like pickup truck buyers to solicit buying advice, and they are the most brand-loyal demographic of all.

      Ford makes hot garbage, and it’s a systemic, process-wide issue now with their in-house facilities and in terms of their suppliers. They have a true, real reliability crisis on their hands, and their dealerships and Ford corporate do little to assuage the pain.

    • 0 avatar
      izackl

      Your comment makes me wonder if a Ford Flex ST would be cool.
      The ST name has been pillaged anyway.
      Although to be fair… GM’s Malibu Maxx SS was the worst offender of killing a performance name anyway.

  • avatar
    carguy

    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.

  • avatar
    vehic1

    I generally like the Edge styling (not a Ford fanboy), with the exception of that “wide-open-mouth” grille on this model. On the Fusion, it seemed slimmer and more attractive; here, it looks out of place.


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