2019 Ford Edge Reviews
Last month we told you about the brand new 2019 Ford Edge, the latest Edge generation that features more space, improved connectivity and a wide range of class-leading safety technologies.
This month, we wanted to have a look at the recent Edge reviews after the first drive in early October. Suffice to say, the Edge has gotten some pretty strong reviews.
The 2019 Edge gets new front and rear fascias, drawing influence from the lame-duck Ford Fusion. The grill is wider than before, though the corners no longer meet the headlights. A front air curtain — standard on all models — helps improve fuel efficiency. The tailgate and rear bumper have been redesigned, too, with sharper lines and fewer reflectors. The new taillights are now separate units connected by a gloss black panel. LED lighting is standard both front and rear. There are a number of new color and wheel options available for 2019. Overall, it's a small but handsome update.
The Edge gets an updated 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged inline four making 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5-liter V6 has been dropped altogether. Power is sent to the wheels through a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, though a new all-wheel drive system is optional. The system allows all the power to be sent to the front wheels, decoupling the rear axle automatically (as opposed to the manual decoupling on some GM products) to reduce parasitic loss. Fuel economy improves to 22 city, 29 highway, and 25 combined for front-drive models and 21 city, 28 highway and 23 combined with all-wheel drive.
On the road, the Edge moves with the refined grace you'd expect from crossovers with substantially higher price tags. It's remarkable just how quiet the Edge is, thanks to improved sound deadening, laminated windows and improved aero – Autoblog
There's no shortage of device charging points with two USB ports and 12-volt outlets in the passenger foot well and center console. Titanium also feature a wireless charging pad in front. Folks out back have access to their own 12-volt outlet and a three-prong power outlet on the back of the center console. While the number of charging options is certainly useful, trading in one of the 12-volt outlets for a couple more rear-seat USB ports would surely serve families better.
For safety, the 2019 Edge is the first vehicle to get Ford's Co-Pilot360 package that includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, a lane-keeping system, auto high beams and a backup camera standard – CNET Road Show
The 2019 Ford Edge is a solid utility vehicle. Ford has done an impressive job updating an aging platform with new tech and, while it falls short of our expectations for the badge, the Edge ST offers a welcome dose of sportiness. This crossover was teetering on the edge of irrelevance, but Ford has brought it back from the brink – Digital Trends