The award-winning Edge is a midsize SUV from Ford that debuted a decade ago sometime in 2007 and has received several facelifts year after year to become what it’s now in its second generation. Among the series of facelifts it received, the 2019 Ford Edge that’s displayed at Escondido Ford has a newer bolder grille on the lines of the Explorer replacing the three-bar grill, aluminum-alloy wheel options, newer color combinations for the outside and inside, introduction of an available 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround sound system and a new ST trim replacing the earlier Sport trim. The 2019 Ford Edge comes in four trim levels, the SE, SEL, Titanium and the ST that features a turbocharged engine, awesome new technologies such as the Push-to-launch control. All the trims now come with a better transmission in addition to an improved engine and drivetrain and we look at how this has improved the power and performance of the 2019 Ford Edge.

Engines and Power

All the trims on the Edge come with the Four-wheel drive train with available upgrades to an AWD system while the ST comes with an Intelligent All Wheel Drive with All Wheel Drive Disconnect which is a technology that’s introduced in the Edge which reduces the fuel usage and improves traction by quickly switching between the FWD and AWD modes using artificial intelligence that takes inputs from several sensors that monitor road conditions, slip, outside temperature among many others.

The SE, SEL and Titanium trims come fitted with the revolutionary Twin-Scroll 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine from Ford that delivers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.That’s a four-cylinder engine that has better compression ratio, better response and finally a better feel to the drive. The major advantage of the twin-scroll is that it adds a new capability to the four-cylinder engine that could be used only for front-wheel-drive trains, and this engine can be used to power all-wheel-drive systems too so you now can go in for that trailer you wanted to link with the available towing capacity of 3500 lbs., with some available addons.The ST comes with the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine that’s light, high-output and ready to race with its 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.Both these engines support Auto Start/Stop mechanism.

All the trims come with a efficient 8-speed automatic transmission that optimizes the drive for better fuel efficiency.

Performance & Handling

The 2019 Ford Edge comes with some awesome performance enhancing innovations and technologies across the vehicle, inside and out. All the trims come standard with Active Grille Shutters that open and close automatically to control air inflow and Front Air Curtains that help reduce the aerodynamic drag by guiding the airflow across the front wheels, both of which aid in improving fuel efficiency.

Ford dealer serving Escondido gave some insight that standard across all the trims is the Independent Front and Rear Suspension, which is one of the most useful features of the Ford Edge as it provides better handling and cornering, better control of the steering, more stability and a less bumpy and comfortable ride. This is aided by some excellent curve control from Fords premium electronic stability control system, the AdvanceTrac and RSC (Roll Stability Control).

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