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Archive for the ‘Ford Edge’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Ford Edge ST by Blood Type Racing

Blood Type Racing is returning to the SEMA Auto Show with a new creation. The noted tuner is mixing it up this year, ditching past automotive muses like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and Ford Focus ST in favor of a Ford Edge ST. It’s a fitting challenge for Blood Type Racing; the Edge ST is the first SUV to come out of the Ford Performance team so, by default, it’s performance-ready on its own. But even that didn’t dissuade Blood Type Racing from going to work. The tuning specialist created an extensive program for the SUV, highlighted by an engine upgrade program that adds more power to a vehicle that already boasts an output of 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque to go with an ST-tuned suspension.

PostHeaderIcon The Ford Edge RS Could Become A Reality In The Future

To say the least, Ford has changed with the times, and that has helped it stay successful. Moving on from hot hatches, the automaker now sees the potential for combining performance with crossovers. Vehicles like the Edge ST can be given some more steroids and bump up that power to give the customers a crossover that can rip the roads. Interesting, right?

PostHeaderIcon Comparing The Chevy Blazer, the Ford Edge, and the Jeep Cherokee

It is time we faced the truth. The new Chevrolet Blazer isn’t an off-roader, but a cool-looking family CUV and the best way for all of us to accept that is to compare it with its new competition – the Ford Edge and the Jeep Cherokee. I suspect both of these are smaller compared with the new Blazer, but they have some striking similarities amongst themselves as well. All three offer seating for only five, boast a somewhat flamboyant styling, offer four-cylinder engines, and are based on top of the front-wheel-drive underpinnings. Obviously, one searching for a $30k-ish five-seater, midsize SUV with a lot of equipment and maybe an optional AWD is only expected to take all three into consideration.

PostHeaderIcon Sorry, Europe – Ford Says No ST-Badged SUVs For You

Over here in the U.S., we love our SUVs – throw in a solid dose of extra performance, like you get in an ST Ford, and we like it even more. Unfortunately, it looks as though buyers across the pond with similar interests will be left out in the cold, as the Blue Oval won’t sell ST-badged SUVs in Europe.

Continue reading for the the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Sorry, Europe – Ford Says No ST-Badged SUVs For You

Over here in the U.S., we love our SUVs – throw in a solid dose of extra performance, like you get in an ST Ford, and we like it even more. Unfortunately, it looks as though buyers across the pond with similar interests will be left out in the cold, as the Blue Oval won’t sell ST-badged SUVs in Europe.

Continue reading for the the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Edge Titanium Elite

Introduced in 2014, the Ford Edge, one of the company’s key vehicles, gained a significant update for the 2019 model. Alongside the revised exterior, high-tech interior, and upgraded turbo engine, Ford also updated the model lineup with an ST model. Replacing the old Sport, the new Edge ST brings the performance-oriented “ST” badge into the SUV market for the first time. At the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, Ford unveiled a second new trim. It’s called the Titanium Elite and slots right between the Titanium and the ST.

Ford’s choice for a new trim seems rather awkward at first glance. Unlike other models, the Edge doesn’t have the luxury-oriented Platinum trim. The latter seemed to be the next logical step after the ST, but Ford chose to introduce a slight upgrade to the Titanium model. The Titanium Elite would make more sense if the Titanium were to be discontinued soon, but as things stand, I can’t really understand where Ford is going with this. But let’s have a closer look at what we already know about this new trim.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Edge Titanium Elite.

What makes the Ford Edge Titanium Elite special

  • Unique 20-inch wheels
  • Body-colored trim
  • Upgraded rear bumper skid plate
  • Standard features from Titanium model
  • EcoBoost four-cylinder engine
  • 250 horsepower
  • 275 pound-feet of torque
“The "Elite" badge adds a new set of 20-inch wheels, body-colored trim, and a "premium" skid plate”

Ford has yet to release the full details on this model, but we can see that the “Elite” badge adds a new set of 20-inch wheels. Unique to this model, they feature a twin five-spoke design and a two-tone finish. It also has various body-colored trim elements instead of the usual black, while the rear bumper sports a “premium” skid plate. Yeah, the latter sounds a bit ridiculous, but hey, I’m sure that the marketing people at Ford had their reasons.

No word on interior upgrades yet, but the Titanium Elite should get everything you can find in the regular Titanium model. So expect standard features like dual-zone climate control, a particulate air filter, leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power windows, garage door opener, carpeted floor mats, and a cargo management system. It comes with SYNC 3 infotainment, two 4.2-inch displays in the instrument cluster, and a 12-speaker audio system from Sony.

“The EcoBoost engine delivers 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque”

The Titanium Elite will use the 2019 Edge’s updated powertrain, which includes the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and new eight-speed automatic transmission. The EcoBoost received a five-horsepower gain, so now it delivers 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, and AWD remains an option.

Ford has yet to announce pricing, but with the 2018 Sport, which the ST replaces, starting at $41,670, and the Titanium priced from $36,925, the Titanium Elite is likely to retail from around $38,000.

References

Ford Edge


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Edge.


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Edge ST.


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Read more Chicago Auto Show news.


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PostHeaderIcon The 2019 Ford Edge Gets Gussied-Up Titanium Elite Trim in Chicago

Ford has seen a healthy eight-percent increase in sales of the Edge crossover with higher trims over the last four years. As a response, the 2019 Edge is getting a new luxury-minded trim package that should help boost consumer interest in the two-row crossover. It’s the Titanium Elite and it slots between the current Titanium and the new performance-oriented Edge ST.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium Elite.

A More Luxurious Ride to Soccer Practice


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“The new trim brings 20-inch wheels with a unique design, more upscale “skid plate” on the rear bumper, and body-color trim around the entire outside”

While Ford fans might find it odd the automaker didn’t choose the Platinum name for the new trim, as it has with many other vehicles, the Edge Titanium Elite moves into new territory for the intrinsically family-friendly SUV.

The new trim brings 20-inch wheels with a unique design, more upscale “skid plate” on the rear bumper, and body-color trim around the entire outside. Ford hasn’t released information regarding interior improvements, but we expect more news as the 2018 Chicago Auto Show rolls along. We know it will have the updated seen elsewhere in the 2019 Edge lineup, including the new rotary gearshifter and updates to the SYNC 3 infotainment. Connectivity upgrades will include the new FordPass system and the Ford+Alexa AI personal assistant.


The 2019 Ford Edge Gets Gussied-Up Titanium Elite Trim in Chicago - image 766222

The Titanium Elite will use the 2019 Edge’s updated powertrain, which includes the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and new eight-speed automatic transmission. The EcoBoost received a five-horsepower gain of the 2018 model, making it worth 250 horsepower and an unchanged 275 pound-feet of torque. The Edge comes standard with front-wheel drive and AWD remains an option.

Ford did not release pricing for the 2019 Edge Titanium Elite, but we’re expecting a modest increase over the standard Titanium trim. For 2018, the Edge Titanium starts at $35,930. Given the 2019 model is getting a significant mid-cycle refresh, which generally is accompanied by a price increase, the new Titanium Elite will probably start around $37,500.

We’ll have more as Ford makes the information available.

References

Ford Edge


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Edge.


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Edge ST.


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Read more Chicago Auto Show news.


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Read more Ford news.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Edge

The Ford Edge has been around since 2007 and its current generation debuted in 2015. But the second-generation Edge was getting a little, well, dull, so Ford has given the mid-size crossover a sharpening. This mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year brings revamped aesthetics, few minor changes to the interior, and a slew of active safety equipment. In fact, Ford is claiming the 2019 Edge comes with more standard driver assist features than any of its competition.

So what makes the Edge so technologically adept? Well, the standard safety features list is long. It includes Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist. Basically, the 2019 Edge comes with all the latest (almost autonomous) driver aids without having to order an expensive option package. Here’s how the 2019 Ford Edge shapes up.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ford Edge.


Exterior

  • Restyled front fascia
  • Restyled rear fascia
  • LED headlights come standard
  • Available LED fog and accent lighting
  • Redesigned rear LED taillights
  • Four new wheel options
  • Four new color choices

2019 Ford Edge - image 762316
“Up front, the 2019 Edge gets a new, more upright grille, reshaped headlights, larger fog light openings, a restyled chin, and a new hood”

The pun about Ford sharpening the Edge for 2019 actually holds truth. The new model has a more angular design with crisper lines and harder edges. Like most mid-cycle refreshes, the majority of changes happen to the front and back.

Up front, the 2019 Edge gets a new, more upright grille, reshaped headlights, larger fog light openings, a restyled chin, and a new hood. The changes are subtle but help lend a more modern appeal to the crossover. The headlights are now also LED high and low beams as standard. The optional fog lights and accent lighting are LED, as well.

That same level of updates happen out back, too. The biggest change is the license plate relief; it’s larger now with the handle for the power-lift tailgate positioned closer to the bumper. It seems to give the Edge a taller, statelier appearance. The taillights are another big change. They move from having small internal details to larger, bolder sections behind the reshaped clear lens. Like before, they are LED.


2019 Ford Edge - image 762312
“The lower apron is restyled with a more pronounced (yet still fake) skid plate and dual exhaust tips”

The rear bumper didn’t escape the designers’ touch. The lower apron is restyled with a more pronounced (yet still fake) skid plate and dual exhaust tips. The bumper’s sides now have a faux exhaust vent cut vertically into the quarter panel. Beyond the modified bodywork, four new wheels and four new color choices span the options list.

Interior

  • Updated center console
  • New rotary shift knob
  • New wireless phone charger
  • Updated SYNC 3 with FordPass
  • New Ford+Alexa app

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“Ford didn’t reinvent the Edge’s interior for 2019 but certainly gave it a few welcomed updates”

Ford didn’t reinvent the Edge’s interior for 2019 but certainly gave it a few welcomed updates. In fact, all the changes take place in the center console. The shift lever has been replaced with a rotary shift knob similar to the 2018 Ford Expedition. As such, the knob frees up extra space in the console, allowing for vertically mounted cup holders along the right side and a coin tray along the bottom. Buttons for the automatic start/stop system and parking aids are located below the shifter, along with the electronic parking brake.

Inside the hidden storage compartment under the HVAC controls lies a wireless phone charger and two USB ports. The new physical smartphone integration goes along with the new FordPass system. It is Ford’s Wi-Fi hotspot with bandwidth for 10 devices. FordPass also allows the owner to access the vehicle via their smartphone. Services include operating door locks, locating the vehicle, and even starting it up.

Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system now comes with Amazon Alexa integration. Called Ford+Alexa, the software works like a standard Alexa personal assistant, letting users voice-control various things like calendar entries, navigation controls, smart home features, and several in-vehicle things like radio settings and media content. This all takes place within the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen display.


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“The shift lever has been replaced with a rotary shift knob similar to the 2018 Ford Expedition”

Speaking of the radio, the 2019 Edge offers an optional 12-speaker B&O PLAY sound system from Harman. SiriusXM and HD Radio are integrated as standard.

The 2019 Ford Edge continues with the same passenger and cargo space as before. The rear cargo space offers 39.2 cubic feet of room, but with the 60/40-split second row folded flat, the room expands to 73.4 cubic feet. Legroom is generous, too, with front occupants getting 42.6 inches and rear passengers getting 40.6 inches. Headroom is also respectable with both rows getting no less than 40.2 inches.

Drivetrain

  • Updated 2.0-liter EcoBoost adds five horsepower
  • 250 horsepower & 275 pound-feet of torque
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission
  • FWD standard; AWD optional
  • 3.5-liter V-6 no longer offered

2019 Ford Edge - image 762317
“Ford has also made some significant changes behind the 2019 Edge’s new grille”

Ford has also made some significant changes behind the 2019 Edge’s new grille. Gone is the 3.5-liter V-6 option. The sole powerplant is the carry-over 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, well, save for the new Edge ST’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost making 355 horsepower.

But for those not getting the sporty Edge ST, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost should prove just fine. Ford updated the engine with five more horsepower over last year, bringing the total to 250, while torque remains unchanged at 275 pound-feet. Ford also promises the new 2.0-liter will be more fuel efficient than before.

Much of the efficiency improvements likely come from the Edge’s new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces last year’s six-speed auto. The new gearbox should help the Edge realize a few more ticks on the highway fuel economy rating. A new automatic start/stop system is also added. The outdoing 2018 Edge with the 2.0-liter and FWD is EPA-estimated at 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. Count on the 2019 Edge breaking the 30 mpg highway barrier.

As before, AWD is optional.

Safety Technology

  • Every 2019 Edge comes standard with active safety tech
  • New Evasive Steering Assist actively steers away from danger

2019 Ford Edge - image 762319
“A big selling point for the 2019 Edge is the long list of standard safety features at no extra charge”

A big selling point for the 2019 Edge is the long list of standard safety features at no extra charge. On the active front, the Edge includes Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-Keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist.

Optional active safety equipment includes a few newcomers to the Edge’s toolbox includes Post-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-And-Go and Lane Centering. There is also something called Evasive Steering Assist. It works by helping the driver steering around stopped or slower moving vehicles by adding steering input if the driver doesn’t quite provide enough action.

On the passive side, the Edge comes with the typical stuff like traction control, roll stability control, Ford’s Curve Control, and a 911 Assist feature. Dual front airbags, side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags are also in the mix.

Pricing


2019 Ford Edge - image 762320

Ford has not released pricing for the 2019 Edge at the time of this writing, but we expect that information sometime before the Edge reaches dealerships in the summer of 2018.

The current 2018 Ford Edge carries a starting price of $23,850 for the base S trim. The more middle-America SE trim starts at $25,605 while the mid-range SLE starts at $28,005. The range-topping Titanium trim starts at $32,045. We expect these prices to have a $200 to $500 increase on each trim level.

The Competition

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport


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The Santa Fe Sport is like the Santa Fe, only without the third row and without any real sport. Get past the name and this of this as the Tahoe version of Chevy’s Suburban. Like the Ford Edge, the Santa Fe Sport is only a two-row crossover yet its larger size technically makes it a mid-size crossover. The same is true for the Nissan Murano below.
That the Hyundai offers is a great deal, a solid warranty, and an all-around great package for the price. Its exterior is decently handsome and its interior is well equipped (especially in upper trims).

The Santa Fe Sport does offer several active safety features, but you’ll pay to get them. Things like blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and adaptive low beams are all optional features. Count on Hyundai changing this in the years to come.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder making only 185 horsepower. Standard on all but the base trim is the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making a more respectable 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is the sole gearbox, but customers can choose between FWD and AWD. Fuel economy for the 2.0T in FWD is EPA-estimated at 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. Adding AWD drops the numbers to 19/26/22 respectively.

Prices for the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport start at $22,200 for the 2.4-liter version. Hop up to the 2.0T in the base trim, and the price jumps to $28,350. The Sport 2.0T Ultimate trim starts at $32,650.

Read our full review on the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Nissan Murano


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The Murano has been around since 2015, but Nissan has added several active safety features for 2018. Standard features include Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning on every trim, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard on SV trims, and adaptive cruise control as standard on the SL and Platinum trims. A new center console is said to be more user-friendly and the NissanConnect infotainment system with its 8.0-inch screen offers navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Power comes from a single engine – the ole 3.5-liter V-6. It makes 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque and continues to pair with a Continuously Variable Transmission. AWD can be had for $1,600 on any trim level. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. Impressively, AWD does not affect fuel economy.

Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Murano starts at $30,550. The mid-grade SV trim starts at $33,850 and the SL trim at $38,250. The decked-out Platinum trim carries a base price of $41,980 but includes just about every bell and whistle as standard.

Read our full review on the 2017 Nissan Murano..

Conclusion


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The 2019 Ford Edge might not be completely new, but Ford has done a great job at revitalizing one of its key vehicles. The Edge competes in an extremely competitive segment these days, so Ford has to offer its A-game in order to succeed. With so many active safety features as standard – plus new exterior styling, a new tech-rich center console, and upgraded 2.0-liter turbo-four – it seems Ford knows what customers are looking for.

We look forward to getting behind the wheel and experiencing these updates first-hand. Once that happens, we’ll bring you the in-depth coverage you’ve come to expect here at TopSpeed.com. In the meantime, check out our coverage on the 2019 Ford Edge ST below.

  • Leave it
    • * No more V-6 option
    • * Price increase

References

Ford Edge


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Ford Edge ST Takes Detroit by Storm


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Edge ST.

Ford Edge


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Read our full review on the 2017 Ford Edge.


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Read more Ford news.


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Read more Detroit Auto Show news.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Edge

The Ford Edge has been around since 2007 and its current generation debuted in 2015. But the second-generation Edge was getting a little, well, dull, so Ford has given the mid-size crossover a sharpening. This mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year brings revamped aesthetics, few minor changes to the interior, and a slew of active safety equipment. In fact, Ford is claiming the 2019 Edge comes with more standard driver assist features than any of its competition.

So what makes the Edge so technologically adept? Well, the standard safety features list is long. It includes Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist. Basically, the 2019 Edge comes with all the latest (almost autonomous) driver aids without having to order an expensive option package. Here’s how the 2019 Ford Edge shapes up.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ford Edge.


Exterior

  • Restyled front fascia
  • Restyled rear fascia
  • LED headlights come standard
  • Available LED fog and accent lighting
  • Redesigned rear LED taillights
  • Four new wheel options
  • Four new color choices

2019 Ford Edge - image 762316
“Up front, the 2019 Edge gets a new, more upright grille, reshaped headlights, larger fog light openings, a restyled chin, and a new hood”

The pun about Ford sharpening the Edge for 2019 actually holds truth. The new model has a more angular design with crisper lines and harder edges. Like most mid-cycle refreshes, the majority of changes happen to the front and back.

Up front, the 2019 Edge gets a new, more upright grille, reshaped headlights, larger fog light openings, a restyled chin, and a new hood. The changes are subtle but help lend a more modern appeal to the crossover. The headlights are now also LED high and low beams as standard. The optional fog lights and accent lighting are LED, as well.

That same level of updates happen out back, too. The biggest change is the license plate relief; it’s larger now with the handle for the power-lift tailgate positioned closer to the bumper. It seems to give the Edge a taller, statelier appearance. The taillights are another big change. They move from having small internal details to larger, bolder sections behind the reshaped clear lens. Like before, they are LED.


2019 Ford Edge - image 762312
“The lower apron is restyled with a more pronounced (yet still fake) skid plate and dual exhaust tips”

The rear bumper didn’t escape the designers’ touch. The lower apron is restyled with a more pronounced (yet still fake) skid plate and dual exhaust tips. The bumper’s sides now have a faux exhaust vent cut vertically into the quarter panel. Beyond the modified bodywork, four new wheels and four new color choices span the options list.

Interior

  • Updated center console
  • New rotary shift knob
  • New wireless phone charger
  • Updated SYNC 3 with FordPass
  • New Ford+Alexa app

2019 Ford Edge - image 762333
“Ford didn’t reinvent the Edge’s interior for 2019 but certainly gave it a few welcomed updates”

Ford didn’t reinvent the Edge’s interior for 2019 but certainly gave it a few welcomed updates. In fact, all the changes take place in the center console. The shift lever has been replaced with a rotary shift knob similar to the 2018 Ford Expedition. As such, the knob frees up extra space in the console, allowing for vertically mounted cup holders along the right side and a coin tray along the bottom. Buttons for the automatic start/stop system and parking aids are located below the shifter, along with the electronic parking brake.

Inside the hidden storage compartment under the HVAC controls lies a wireless phone charger and two USB ports. The new physical smartphone integration goes along with the new FordPass system. It is Ford’s Wi-Fi hotspot with bandwidth for 10 devices. FordPass also allows the owner to access the vehicle via their smartphone. Services include operating door locks, locating the vehicle, and even starting it up.

Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system now comes with Amazon Alexa integration. Called Ford+Alexa, the software works like a standard Alexa personal assistant, letting users voice-control various things like calendar entries, navigation controls, smart home features, and several in-vehicle things like radio settings and media content. This all takes place within the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen display.


2019 Ford Edge - image 762334
“The shift lever has been replaced with a rotary shift knob similar to the 2018 Ford Expedition”

Speaking of the radio, the 2019 Edge offers an optional 12-speaker B&O PLAY sound system from Harman. SiriusXM and HD Radio are integrated as standard.

The 2019 Ford Edge continues with the same passenger and cargo space as before. The rear cargo space offers 39.2 cubic feet of room, but with the 60/40-split second row folded flat, the room expands to 73.4 cubic feet. Legroom is generous, too, with front occupants getting 42.6 inches and rear passengers getting 40.6 inches. Headroom is also respectable with both rows getting no less than 40.2 inches.

Drivetrain

  • Updated 2.0-liter EcoBoost adds five horsepower
  • 250 horsepower & 275 pound-feet of torque
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission
  • FWD standard; AWD optional
  • 3.5-liter V-6 no longer offered

2019 Ford Edge - image 762317
“Ford has also made some significant changes behind the 2019 Edge’s new grille”

Ford has also made some significant changes behind the 2019 Edge’s new grille. Gone is the 3.5-liter V-6 option. The sole powerplant is the carry-over 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, well, save for the new Edge ST’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost making 355 horsepower.

But for those not getting the sporty Edge ST, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost should prove just fine. Ford updated the engine with five more horsepower over last year, bringing the total to 250, while torque remains unchanged at 275 pound-feet. Ford also promises the new 2.0-liter will be more fuel efficient than before.

Much of the efficiency improvements likely come from the Edge’s new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces last year’s six-speed auto. The new gearbox should help the Edge realize a few more ticks on the highway fuel economy rating. A new automatic start/stop system is also added. The outdoing 2018 Edge with the 2.0-liter and FWD is EPA-estimated at 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. Count on the 2019 Edge breaking the 30 mpg highway barrier.

As before, AWD is optional.

Safety Technology

  • Every 2019 Edge comes standard with active safety tech
  • New Evasive Steering Assist actively steers away from danger

2019 Ford Edge - image 762319
“A big selling point for the 2019 Edge is the long list of standard safety features at no extra charge”

A big selling point for the 2019 Edge is the long list of standard safety features at no extra charge. On the active front, the Edge includes Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-Keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist.

Optional active safety equipment includes a few newcomers to the Edge’s toolbox includes Post-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-And-Go and Lane Centering. There is also something called Evasive Steering Assist. It works by helping the driver steering around stopped or slower moving vehicles by adding steering input if the driver doesn’t quite provide enough action.

On the passive side, the Edge comes with the typical stuff like traction control, roll stability control, Ford’s Curve Control, and a 911 Assist feature. Dual front airbags, side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags are also in the mix.

Pricing


2019 Ford Edge - image 762320

Ford has not released pricing for the 2019 Edge at the time of this writing, but we expect that information sometime before the Edge reaches dealerships in the summer of 2018.

The current 2018 Ford Edge carries a starting price of $23,850 for the base S trim. The more middle-America SE trim starts at $25,605 while the mid-range SLE starts at $28,005. The range-topping Titanium trim starts at $32,045. We expect these prices to have a $200 to $500 increase on each trim level.

The Competition

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport


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The Santa Fe Sport is like the Santa Fe, only without the third row and without any real sport. Get past the name and this of this as the Tahoe version of Chevy’s Suburban. Like the Ford Edge, the Santa Fe Sport is only a two-row crossover yet its larger size technically makes it a mid-size crossover. The same is true for the Nissan Murano below.
That the Hyundai offers is a great deal, a solid warranty, and an all-around great package for the price. Its exterior is decently handsome and its interior is well equipped (especially in upper trims).

The Santa Fe Sport does offer several active safety features, but you’ll pay to get them. Things like blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, and adaptive low beams are all optional features. Count on Hyundai changing this in the years to come.

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder making only 185 horsepower. Standard on all but the base trim is the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making a more respectable 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is the sole gearbox, but customers can choose between FWD and AWD. Fuel economy for the 2.0T in FWD is EPA-estimated at 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. Adding AWD drops the numbers to 19/26/22 respectively.

Prices for the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport start at $22,200 for the 2.4-liter version. Hop up to the 2.0T in the base trim, and the price jumps to $28,350. The Sport 2.0T Ultimate trim starts at $32,650.

Read our full review on the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Nissan Murano


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The Murano has been around since 2015, but Nissan has added several active safety features for 2018. Standard features include Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning on every trim, Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard on SV trims, and adaptive cruise control as standard on the SL and Platinum trims. A new center console is said to be more user-friendly and the NissanConnect infotainment system with its 8.0-inch screen offers navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.

Power comes from a single engine – the ole 3.5-liter V-6. It makes 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque and continues to pair with a Continuously Variable Transmission. AWD can be had for $1,600 on any trim level. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. Impressively, AWD does not affect fuel economy.

Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Murano starts at $30,550. The mid-grade SV trim starts at $33,850 and the SL trim at $38,250. The decked-out Platinum trim carries a base price of $41,980 but includes just about every bell and whistle as standard.

Read our full review on the 2017 Nissan Murano..

Conclusion


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The 2019 Ford Edge might not be completely new, but Ford has done a great job at revitalizing one of its key vehicles. The Edge competes in an extremely competitive segment these days, so Ford has to offer its A-game in order to succeed. With so many active safety features as standard – plus new exterior styling, a new tech-rich center console, and upgraded 2.0-liter turbo-four – it seems Ford knows what customers are looking for.

We look forward to getting behind the wheel and experiencing these updates first-hand. Once that happens, we’ll bring you the in-depth coverage you’ve come to expect here at TopSpeed.com. In the meantime, check out our coverage on the 2019 Ford Edge ST below.

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    • * Price increase

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PostHeaderIcon The 2019 Ford Edge ST Is Fine, But The Base Model Is The Better Buy

The Blue Oval just dropped cover on the new Edge ST performance SUV at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, bolstering its lineup with a twin-turbo go-faster variant capable of sprinting to 60 mph in the low-5-second range and going around a corner with haste without falling over thanks to a sport-tuned suspension. That’s all well and good, but when you think about it, the base model is definitely a much better buy.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story


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“The 2019 Ford Edge ST looks good and goes quick, but is it really worth the money?”

Don’t get us wrong – we think the Ford Edge ST is an intriguing offer. It’s got tons of desirable stuff, and rightfully so considering it’s basically Ford’s first real performance-oriented SUV. Under the hood is a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6, which, properly motivated, creates as much as 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. All of that go is routed through an eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD system, eventually reaching the blacktop by way of 20-inch wheels. You can also get yours with the
optional 21-inch wheels wrapped in performance tires, if you want.

Complementing the sticky rubber and AWD grip is an ST-specific sport suspension, which helps manage the SUV’s considerable size and weight. There’s also an optional brake package that upgrades the components in the rear, which should help it stop a little shorter (although in all honesty, a rear brake upgrade is mostly done for aesthetics). Outside, you’ll find more aggressive styling, with the bumpers tweaked and black trim added to the grille. There’s even a pair of sport seats in the interior.

So really, the Ford Edge ST is for folks who need an SUV, but don’t want to regress into the boring world of uninspiring high-riding models. And we get that. Thing is, while the ST certainly has a good amount of kit to ratchet up the excitement levels, the base model is really the better buy.


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“The base model Ford Edge might be a far superior buy for your SUV dollar.”

The rest of the trim level lineup is composed of the the SE, SEL, and Titanium, each of which was revised in this latest round of refreshes. Each gets a new look front and back, including a new grille and hood, plus standard LED lighting. Inside, buyers get all the usual infotainment goodies, like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, plus a 4G WiFi connection with enough bandwidth to support up to 10 individual devices. There’s also a litany of safety systems, such as automatic braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, post-collision braking, and cross-traffic alert. Options include wireless device charging, adaptive cruise control, and more.

So then – you still get a good-looking exterior and a well-equipped interior with the lower trims. Of course, the powerplant sees a bit of a downgrade compared to the ST, with the twin-turbo V-6 replaced by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. So yeah, it’s pretty slow by comparison, but it gets the job done, especially with that eight-speed automatic transmission. And with FWD, it’ll save you a few bucks at the pump, too.

But here’s the real issue – the base model starts at just $30,215, and while we have yet to get an official pricing for the ST, it’ll most likely be close to $45,000.


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“The ST carries a huge jump in price, and while the extra ponies, bigger engine, sport suspension, and all the other stuff certainly justify the extra outlay, the Ford Edge ST is playing in a pretty heavy-hitting segment.”

That’s a huge jump, and while the extra ponies, bigger engine, sport suspension, and all the other stuff certainly justify it, the Ford Edge ST is playing in a pretty heavy-hitting segment. For roughly $45,000, you could get into something like a Porsche Macan ($47,800), which offers 252 horsepower, a 6.3-second 0-to-60 mph time, and AWD. And oh yeah, it’s also a Porsche. Or you could get into a Jaguar F-Pace ($42,065), which offers 247 horsepower and AWD, and oh yeah, it’s also a Jaaag.

But we get it. The base model Macan and F-Pace are both slower than the Edge ST and likely much more expensive to maintain. And some people just don’t care about badge prestige and luxury opulence.

Still, we can’t help but wonder – why not just get the best of both the SUV world and the performance world by getting a base model Edge and spending the remaining fifteen grand on something like an older Mustang? That way, you stay with the Blue Oval, you get a practical SUV (which won’t ride like crap because of the non-sport suspension, too), and you get a muscle car purpose-built for performance fun. Problem solved, right?

At the end of the day, the Edge ST definitely has a niche to fill. But that doesn’t mean we necessarily think it’s a great buy.

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PostHeaderIcon Ford Edge ST

Performance versions of SUVs and crossovers are just dumb. To put outlandish power in a top-heavy vehicle originally designed to haul people and cargo across foreboding terrain is simply asinine. In the last year, we’ve seen Chevrolet launch the Tahoe RST, Jeep launch the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and Dodge debut the Durango SRT. Now Ford is getting into the game. Just a single day after teasing a new ST-badged model, Ford has debuted the Edge ST – yes, you read that right.

It’s a 2019 Edge crossover with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 making 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission and turning all four wheels. It rides on an ST-tuned suspension and offers optional performance braking package. How crazy is that?

But really, how crazy is that? In reality, it’s not. Think back to the late 1960s when muscle cars developed from ordinary sedans and coupes. Automakers like Ford (and all the various divisions under General Motors and Chrysler) stuffed increasingly powerful V-8s into cars that, just a few years prior, wouldn’t be out of place in your grandmother’s driveway. It seems the same is becoming true for SUVs. These mommy-mobiles are turning into the 21st century’s version of the Ford Torino, Dodge Dart, and Chevy Impala. And who doesn’t love a vehicle that can pull double duty doing family errands and tearing up the autocross course? Maybe performance SUVs aren’t so dumb after all.

Let’s see how the 2019 Ford Edge ST stacks up.

Setting the Stage

Okay, so what’s this all about? Well, the Edge ST isn’t just a badge-engineered crossover with a new engine. Rather, Ford handed the project over to its in-house skunkworks team, Ford Performance. These are the same folks responsible for the F-150 Raptor, Focus ST, Focus RS, Mustang GT350 and GT350R, and the mighty Ford GT supercar. The 2019 Edge ST is Ford Performance’s first SUV, so the stakes are high and reputations are on the line.

Exterior

  • More aggressive front & rear fascias
  • Shares updates with the standard 2019 Edge
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Optional 21-inch wheels with performance tires

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“The grille is blacked out with the same mesh seen on other Ford Performance models and the lower apron gets the same black-fin treatment found on the Mustang GT350 and Focus RS”

The Ford Edge is undergoing a mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 model year, so the ST version benefits from the changes. The front and rear fascias have been updated for a more modern look while retaining Ford’s six-sided grille. The Edge ST takes this new, sharpened design and turns it to 11. The grille is blacked out with the same mesh seen on other Ford Performance models and the lower apron gets the same black-fin treatment found on the Mustang GT350 and Focus RS.

Down low, the Edge ST rides on standard 20-inch wheels, while 21-inch wheels with performance tires are optional. The rocker panels have a more aggressive design, too, much like the other street-biased Ford Performance vehicles.

At the rear, the lower fascia has dual exhausts with squarish tips finished in satin chrome. A trailer hitch receiver is also present, meaning the Edge ST is functional for more than just going fast.

Interior

  • Updates from 2019 Edge appear in ST trim
  • ST brings deeply bolstered front seats & ST badges
  • New rotary shifter
  • Tons of built-in connectivity features
  • A slew of available safety features

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“The seats are thickly bolstered for more support during turns”

The 2019 model year brings changes to the Edge’s interior, too. The biggest change is the center console. Gone is the conventional gear shifter – replaced by a rotary knob seen elsewhere in the Ford lineup. The cup holders are now larger and have more room for odds and ends. A wireless charger for smartphones and two USB ports now resides in the hidden storage bin below the HVAC controls.

The ST model sees these improvements, but also gets ST and Ford Performance logos scattered around. The seats are thickly bolstered for more support during turns. They are leather trimmed with cloth center sections. White contrast stitching adorns the seats, as well as the leather inserts on the door panels.

The Edge offers an available 12-speaker B&O Play audio system with an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with the new Ford+Alexa app. It allows for greater voice commands that even extends to smart home controls connected to the Internet.

Every Edge comes standard with FordPass Connect, a smartphone connection point that allows owners to control various functions like starting the engine, locking and unlocking the doors, and finding their Edge on a GPS map – all from their phones from anywhere in the world. Imagine being able to monitor your vehicle parked at the airport from a hotel room in Europe. Nice. The 2019 Edge also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot with bandwidth for 10 devices.

Drivetrain

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6
  • 335 horsepower & 380 pound-feet of torque
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission
  • AWD is standard on ST
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Available performance brake package

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“The ST comes standard with AWD that’s been tuned for gripping both dry and slippery surfaces.”

Of course, the biggest news here is the POWAR!. Ford uses its familiar 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 to make an impressive 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. A new eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters replaces the old six-speed gearbox. The ST comes standard with AWD that’s been tuned for gripping both dry and slippery surfaces.

But this isn’t the first time the Edge came with EcoBoost power and AWD. The Sport trim on the 2015 and newer Edge came with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost making 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic shifted gears and AWD spun all four tires. The Sport was undoubtedly sportier than the Edge’s less spirited trims, but it wasn’t a performance hound. The porky 4,400-pound crossover needed 5.6 seconds to hit 60 mph and 14.2 seconds to run the quarter-mile, passing the line at 98 mph, according to Car & Driver.

However, the new ST tries to fix the Sport’s weight issue by adding more power and spicing up the suspension. The ST has 20 more horses and 30 more pound-feet, while a Sport Mode in the transmission keeps the twin-turbo spinning in the meaty section of its power band. Throttle response is sharpened, too, and the gearbox will rev match ahead of downshifts. The Edge ST’s 0-to-60 mph time hasn’t been announced, but we’re expecting the added power and sport-tuned eight-speed auto to really help. We’d guess the 60 mph will happen in 5.0 to 5.2 seconds.

“The ST has 20 more horses and 30 more pound-feet, while a Sport Mode in the transmission keeps the twin-turbo spinning in the meaty section of its power band”

Ford also tuned the suspension and traction control for more fun in the corners. While the traction control won’t completely turn off, (Ford says to prevent roll-overs) the Sport Mode allows for more wheel slip and sliding. Ford didn’t specify the exact changes made with the suspension setup but says the ride, handling, grip, and braking metrics all meet targeted goals.

Other mechanical upgrades include a water-cooled transfer case and the available performance brake package. The transfer case is the gearbox that intercepts power going to the front wheels and sends it to the rear wheels, giving the Edge ST its full-time AWD system. Interestingly, the performance brake package only adds larger (13.6-inch) rotors to the rear wheels and colors all four brake calipers in red paint.

Fuel economy hasn’t been estimated by the EPA, but we’d speculate the added power is negated by the two extra gears in the new eight-speed automatic transmission, so we’d estimate the 2019 Edge ST could still achieve the 2015 – 2018 Edge Sport’s 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

Safety Technology


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Included in the updates for 2019, the Edge ST can be optioned with a slew of active and passive safety systems. These include Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection; blind spot monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert; Lane-Keeping Alert; Lane-Keeping Assist; Auto High Beams; and Hill-Start Assist. New for 2019 is Post-Collision Braking, Evasive Steering Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.

The standard array of safety tech includes AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control and 911 Assist.

Pricing


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Ford has not released the pricing specs on the 2019 Edge ST. Don’t expect any information until closer to launch, either. Ford says the new Edge and Edge ST models will arrive in showrooms sometime during the summer of 2018, so we won’t have long to wait.

Currently, the 2018 Edge Sport starts at $40,675. Expect a sizable price increase from that figure, so Ford could start the 2019 Edge ST around $45,000 without optional equipment.

The Competition

We chose these competitors because they are SUVs with recently new performance packages, not because they directly compete within the two-row compact crossover segment.

Chevrolet Tahoe RST


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The RST, or Rally Sport Truck, version of the Tahoe is just arriving at showrooms as 2018 gets started. It combines a few parts General Motors has laying around, including the Chevy Tahoe, the powerful LT1-derived 6.2-liter V-8, the new 10-speed automatic, a cat-back performance exhaust from Borla, and a big brake package from Brembo. The RST is the first time the current-generation Tahoe has used any other engine besides the 5.3-liter V-8. It’s also the first time the Borla exhaust and Brembo brakes come as “standard” in an option package. Last but not least is GM’s fantastic Magnetic Ride Control that reads the road and adjusts the dampers’ firmness and responsiveness.

The 6.2-liter V-8 kicks out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, though Chevy says the Borla exhaust adds another seven to 10 horsepower at the rear wheels. It also adds up to 28 percent more sound at certain engine speeds.

Technically, the RST is just an appearance package on the Tahoe. It costs $2,630, but it opens up the Tahoe to the optional 6.2-liter Performance Pack – another $2,820 package that brings all the performance goodies. Added to the cost of the Tahoe, the RST equipment makes this three-row SUV rather expensive at $79,000. Ouch! A little secret though, buying a GMC Yukon Denali with the 6.2-liter and ordering the brakes and exhaust results in a less-expensive copy of the Tahoe RST – even down to the Magnetic Ride Control.

Read our full review on the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST

Dodge Durango SRT


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The current Durango has been around for a while and Dodge apparently thought it needed a kick. Having come off the high of debuting the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, Dodge figured it would be fun to shoehorn the 6.4-liter (392) Hemi V-8 between the Durango’s unibody subframe.

The result is a 475 horsepower, three-row SUV with 470 pound-feet of torque twisting all four wheels through a full-time AWD system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. A sport-tuned suspension offers a crisper ride than even the 5.7-liter-powered Durango R/T, while still preserving the big SUV’s ability to tow 8,700 pounds! A unique front fascia with its “mail slot” grille and Hellcat-inspired hood give it a menacing appearance.

Pricing is more reasonable than the Tahoe RST. The 2018 Durango SRT starts at $62,995, though with options, the cost rises into the low $70,000 range.

Read our full review on the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

Conclusion


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The Ford Edge ST is an exciting, if not odd, addition to the Blue Oval’s lineup. It combines the Edge’s good people-hauling ability with Ford Performance’s sport-tuned suspension and powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.

While performance SUVs and crossovers might not make perfect logical sense, it’s in keeping with the spirit of early muscle cars from the late 1960s. More power, better handling, upgraded brakes, and more aggressive styling inside and out – that’s the exact recipe used by Detroit’s Big Three. Now, it will be interesting to see who exactly buys the Edge ST or whether it will live up to the reputation and brand image of Ford Performance and the ST badge. It will also be interesting to see if the 2019 Ford Edge ST sell for big money as a collectible piece of SUV performance history in some 50 years.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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    • * Only marginally more powerful than outgoing Edge Sport
    • * Heavy at an estimated 4,400 pounds
    • * Likely rather expensive

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PostHeaderIcon Here's Your Chance To Win A EcoBoost-Powered 2015 Ford Edge

Ford is once again giving potential customers the chance to get behind the wheel of some of its most popular vehicles, in the EcoBoost Challenge, a 17-city tour that sees interested buyers navigating predetermined courses to feel firsthand what it’s like to put some of the blue oval’s products through their paces. The event is free, and to sweeten the deal each participant is automatically entered for a chance to win a brand new 2015 Ford Edge.

“With EcoBoost engines now available across 100 percent of our U.S. light-duty lineup, the EcoBoost Challenge lets consumers experience this innovative technology that helps Ford deliver better fuel economy with a more engaging driving experience than the competition,” said Michele Bartlett, Ford group marketing manager for large cars and SUVs. “Not only is the EcoBoost Challenge a lot of fun, but getting people in the driver’s seat is the best way for them to experience the craftsmanship, innovation and performance of the Ford lineup.”

Over 28,000 people took part in last year’s challenge. On hand this year is the 2015 Expedition, Escape, Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect Wagon, not to mention the new Edge. For the more performance-oriented clientele, Ford will provide a Fiesta ST, Focus ST, and the new Mustang EcoBoost. Driving experiences include the ST Reaction Time Challenge and a dedicated Mustang course, both of which draw similarities to an autocross run. There’s also a Street Drive course that highlights a variety of Ford’s driver’s aides technologies (such as park assist). There’s even a “ShiftPhobia” boot camp to help you learn how to row your own.

The EcoBoost Challenge is already underway, with future events scheduled for Seattle, Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Rochester, and Minneapolis. Register here.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Ford Edge.

Here’s Your Chance To Win A EcoBoost-Powered 2015 Ford Edge originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 4 May 2015 13:00 EST.

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PostHeaderIcon 2015 Ford Edge Goes Into Production; Requires 400 New Employees

With a concept vehicle introduced in November 2013 and the production design unveiled last June, Ford is really taking its time rolling out the 2015 Edge, but it won’t be too much longer until Ford dealerships around the world are selling this stylish mid-size crossover. Ahead of a sales launch that will likely begin next month, units of the new Edge began rolling off the production line at Ford’s Oakville assembly plant in Toronto, Canada this week.

As part of a transformation to this assembly plant, Ford has invested $700 million Canadian ($561 million USD) and increased its workforce by hiring 1,400 new workers to build both the 2015 Edge and as the next-gen Lincoln MKX. The extra hands will definitely be required as the new Edge becomes available in a large number of global markets over the course of this year with varying build combinations based on region.

For example, in addition to the three gas engines offered to North American buyers, the Edge will also be available with Ford’s 2.0-liter Duratorq diesel engine rated at up to 207 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. There will even be right-hand-drive models for required markets.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Ford Edge.

2015 Ford Edge Goes Into Production; Requires 400 New Employees originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 27 February 2015 18:00 EST.

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2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Texas Direct Auto 2015 GT Premium Used 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Convertible
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1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1959 CHEVROLET APACHE CHEVY APACHE FLEETSIDE
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 REAL X77 Z28 DZ302 ROTISSERIE RESTORED! GORGEOUS! L@@K
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