Ready to get your sporty normcore on?
The 2019 Ford Edge ST spits out 335 hp from its twin-turbo’d 2.7-liter V6 engine which shoots power to all four wheels. Making normal vehicles into sporty normal vehicles seems to be the thing automakers do nowadays, and why not, especially when you get to command prices like this.
With the launch of the new configurator, we can now get a better sense of the high-performance Edge’s pricing spectrum. Starting at $43,350 your crossover’s new athleticism already costs $12,360 more than the base Edge, and $3,805 on top of the top shelf Titanium. Suckers who opt for those only get a proletariat 250 horses.
Of course, that kind of coin does get you some significant standard kit: leather-trimmed seats with sporty cloth inserts, 20-inch wheels, a Class II Trailer Tow package, hands-free liftgate, lane-keep assist, and Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system. Six paint colors are available on the ST: black, blue, gray, silver, and if you’re willing to pay extra, red and white. Optional extras include a rear seat entertainment package for $1,995, and a panoramic sunroof for an extra $1,595.
There are also optional driving aids like evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, lane centering technology, and a navigation system which are all bundled together for $795. Additional technology available includes Enhanced Active Park Assist, which Ford says will scan available parking spots and help you navigate into the space, in case you found that difficult. That feature is grouped with the heated and cooled rear seats, and the front 180-degree camera with split view for $5,585.
On top of that, there’s the ST Performance Brake package for a further $2,695. Check enough boxes and you can push MSRP to just shy of $52,000. I don’t know what else you could opt for without spending significantly more money. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT clocks in at $69,190, and the cheaper Dodge Durango SRT isn’t much cheaper at $64,390 to start.