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2019 Ford Edge Performance Review

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Performance: 7.6

The 2019 Ford Edge is pleasant to drive. Non-ST trims prioritize comfort over performance, and the ST ramps things up with its V6 engine. The Edge provides a composed, comfortable ride, and while there’s some body roll, the suspension absorbs most bumps and dips in the road. All in all, the Edge is a suitable daily driver.

  • Although the Focus ST's ride may have been a little too choppy for road trips, the Edge ST makes an excellent highway companion. Not only is it comfortable, but it also comes equipped with quite a few convenience features. … Add in a healthy dose of passing power from an engine that's still reasonably efficient (19/26/21 mpg city/highway/combined), and you have a recipe for a great daily driver." -- Motor Trend
  • "The Edge is comfortable and controllable, even around tight switchbacks." -- Edmunds
  • The ride itself is relaxed but composed, soaking up bumps without wallowing about. Even with some of the larger wheel options, the Edge didn't crash on rough pavement, a problem common among vehicles with such little sidewall. There are moderate amounts of body roll and brake dive, expected but not unpleasant. The steering itself is light and direct, though the lane-centering feature does occasionally tug a little too much on the highway. It can easily be toggled on or off with a switch on the steering wheel." -- Autoblog

Acceleration and Power

The 2019 Edge comes with one of two engines. A turbocharged (EcoBoost) 2.0-liter four-cylinder is standard. It makes 250 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The performance-oriented Edge ST comes with a turbocharged V6 that makes 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

Both engines produce enough power for daily jaunts through town or along the highway. The EcoBoost V6 is great once you get going, but there’s a notable lag when accelerating. The new eight-speed automatic makes timelier shifts than the six-speed it replaces.

Models with the base four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive get 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Those are decent estimates for the class. The V6 earns lower estimates of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

  • "On the road, the Edge moves with the refined grace you'd expect from crossovers with substantially higher price tags." -- Autoblog
  • While hardly a pulse-quickener, the Edge is pleasant enough to drive, with decent low-end pickup from the turbocharged engine." -- Automobile Magazine
  • And although the 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque provided by the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 give you plenty of grunt once you're moving, it takes a while to build boost. As a result, the Edge ST hesitates to accelerate from a stop and doesn't feel as quick as the numbers would suggest. As for the transmission, it shifts quickly enough, but the eight-speed automatic is a little slow for an ST." -- Motor Trend

Handling and Braking

The Ford Edge provides a generally pleasant ride, as its suspension prioritizes ride comfort over athleticism. This midsize SUV leans around corners and lacks the agility of some class rivals, but it feels relatively controlled. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available.

  • The Ford Edge boasts a rather firm ride, but that doesn’t mean it’s an uncomfortable one. Although the Edge felt a tad floaty in some corners, the vehicle was generally more composed than others in the midsize crossover class and the suspension was plenty absorbent over gravelly terrain and road bumps." -- New York Daily News
  • "Everything about driving the 2019 Edge is agreeable and comfortable. Ride quality is pleasant, and while there is some body roll with hard cornering, that’s not likely to be part of the Edge’s daily to-do list." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • The suspension emphasizes ride comfort, and while handling and roadholding aren’t without merit, the body does lean quite a bit in sharper turns." -- Automobile Magazine
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