The new Ford Edge ST-Line is a cheaper alternative to the Ford Edge ST.
Ford Performance has built some feisty hot hatchbacks like the Fiesta ST and Focus ST. But one model we were never expecting to get the ST treatment was the Ford Edge crossover. More than just a sporty appearance package, the Ford Edge ST packs a 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup enables the Edge ST to accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than six seconds.
But if you can't afford the full-fat ST version or don't need the extra performance, Ford is now offering a cheaper ST-Line Package that gives the mid-size crossover a sportier exterior and interior than the standard version.
To distinguish it from the standard model, the Edge ST-Line styling inspired by Ford Performance includes a unique ST-style grille with body-colored bumpers, black ST beltline molding combined with lower sport cladding, standard fog lamps and signature LED lighting. Black roof rack side rails, 20-inch gloss black aluminium wheels and unique Edge ST-Line badging round off the exterior enhancements.
As standard, the Ford Edge ST-Line comes is equipped with Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Waze and Ford+Alexa compatibility, along with a wireless phone charging pad. Optional equipment includes Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Plus technology with an active park assist, evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-centering, and all-wheel-drive disconnect.
Since the ST-Line is based on the standard Ford Edge, power is provided by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, which can be sent to a front-wheel-drive or an optional all-wheel-drive system through an eight-speed automatic.
"Edge ST continues to break new ground with terrific styling, powerful performance and smart technology," said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager. "But some customers want style and value and don't need all of the horsepower. For them, Edge ST-Line hits the bull's-eye - again."
Order books for the 2020 Ford Edge ST-Line are open now. According to Ford, the ST-Line costs $5,165 less than the Edge ST, which puts the starting price at $38,100, excluding destination. Alternatively, you could just wait for the more potent Ford Edge ST to be discounted. In the past, hefty dealer discounts have reduced the performance crossover's MSRP by over $9,000.