The refreshed 2019 Ford Edge plays the middle ground between the Escape and Explorer. It proves its commitment to safety with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of active safety equipment as standard across the lineup. Some exterior tweaks and the introduction of a new ST trim help it stand out and give it a dose of excitement.
What's New for 2019
The Ford Edge receives a mid-cycle update for 2019. Exterior changes include a new front and rear fascia, a new hood (the face of future Ford SUVs), and a reshaped liftgate. The Edge also gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission, a rotary gearshift, automatic start and stop functionality, and Ford Co-Pilot360 across the range. The suite of active safety features includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, a rearview camera, and automatic high beams. Ford also introduces the Edge ST, a performance-oriented variant.
Choosing Your Ford Edge
The 2019 Ford Edge slots in between the smaller Escape and the larger Explorer in terms of size, power, and fuel efficiency.
The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine gains five horsepower this year for a peak of 250 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque – greater than the naturally-aspirated V6 that's no longer offered. This is the only engine offered on the SE, SEL, and and Titanium trims, and it's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that helps improve fuel economy over last year's model. The 2019 Edge achieves an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 combined, or 21/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) with all-wheel drive, which costs $1,995 across these three trim levels.
At the performance side of the Edge is a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that comes standard on ST models. It sends 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque through the standard all-wheel-drive system, sending the Edge ST from zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds. This engine also utilizes the eight-speed automatic gearbox, and achieves an EPA-estimated 19/26/21 mpg.
The Ford Edge is offered in four trim levels:
Of the 2019 Ford Edge lineup, the SEL trim and the 201A Group provides a full level of safety equipment and a lot of creature comforts that are nice to have.