The Ford Edge is a two-row SUV that offers a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive in a range of four trims. While base models are average fare, the top two trims offer something different. The Titanium aims to be a more luxurious offering while the ST provides a perfromance fix for those who want a more aggressive ride. They’re two very different rides for two very different customers.
There was a time when midsize SUVs were seen as merely vehicles to get a job done. They had to carry people and cargo. They had to be able to tow. They did not need to be fun to drive with sporty engines or beautiful interiors. That was before they turned into the go-to family vehicle and automakers sought ways to differentiate their offerings in a growing market.
That’s how we end up with trims like the ST. The idea that a midsize SUV can offer performance is still a bit of a novelty, but the Edge ST delivers. It’s powered by a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 with 355 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque and has a 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds. If you want your practical grocery-getter to put a smile on your face, then this is the Ford Edge trim you want to test drive.
Then there’s the Edge Titanium, which puts the focus on comfort. There are luxury brands out there with luxury offerings, but they also come with a price that’s prohibitive for a lot of people. Yet, there’s still a demand for SUVs that are more upscale without breaking the family budget.
The Edge Titanium comes in with a base price of $38,760. There are certainly more affordable options, but that’s still far less than luxury models. What you get for that price is impressive.
There’s standard dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, wireless charging, two USB charging ports, and a hands-free foot-activated liftgate. SYNC 3 infotainment is also standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a B&O premium audio system.
It’s comfortable with 10-way power adjustable front seats that include leather trims, heat, and driver’s memory. The Edge Titanium a well-equipped offering without a single extra option.
Of course, there are options aplenty from safety to convenience features, but without adding them on you still have a great midsize SUV that is practical, comfortable, and attractive.
The 2019 Ford Edge holds appeal for a wide range of SUV shoppers. Whether you’re looking for a more modest trim, something powerful like the ST, or something more upscale like the Titanium, there’s an Edge trim perfect for your needs.