Flash Drive

2019 Ford Edge ST

Model Tested: 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD

The 2019 Ford Edge ST features superior handling and braking, ST-tuned sport suspension, Sport Mode, new quick-shifting 8-speed transmission, standard all-wheel-drive, and the most powerful V6 engine in its class.

Engine:2.7-liter twin turbocharged V-6, 335-horsepower 380 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 19-mpg city, 26-mpg highway, 21-mpg combined

Base Price: $43,350

As Tested: $52,125


Impressive power from a diminutive V-6

Reasonable fuel economy if driven judiciously

Our best mpg was 29.9 highway

Tachometer too small and hard to see

The 2019 Ford Edge ST is more aggressively styled than its more sedate stable mates.

Paddle shifters


Excellent sport seats with semi-deep bolsters

Very supportive and comfortable

Power lumbar both front seats

Heated and cooled front seats (3 temps)

Ample front legroom

Very good rear seat room

Adults fit in middle position; seat not too hard

Medium thick, slightly contoured leather wheel

Power tilt/telescopic column

Edge interiors are roomy and comfortable for all passengers front and rear.


Power tailgate with ample clearance

Foot motion opening

Split, folding rear seats have slight slope

No gap to cargo deck

Large cargo area with flat floor

Great, segmented storage under deck

Excellent panoramic sunroof

Medium size locking glovebox

Large, very deep console bin with soft armrest

Small rear door bins

Wide opening rear doors

The black wheels and grille are contemporary but we’d prefer lighter colored wheels that better show the sharp design.

WOW Factors:

Great engine and exhaust note

Aggressive wheels and stance

Big brakes with red calipers

Extra storage under cargo deck


Black paint hid handsome wheels

Digital tach/speedometer obscured by steering wheel

Access to dashboard digital info not intuitive

Small infotainment screen

An excellent interior and drivetrain make the Edge ST a perfect vehicle for mountain highways.

Bottom Line:

With the world awash in SUVs Ford has extended its ST engineering to the 2019 Edge. We applaud the effort, although we much preferred the nimble Focus ST. The Edge ST has all the positive attributes of regular Edges plus the great 335-hp twin turbo 2.7-L V-6 and performance oriented suspension. The Edge ST isn’t in the same league as M-series BMW SUVs and AMG Mercedes SUVs, but it costs much less. In that regard the 2019 Edge ST is a veritable performance bargain.