Are you preparing to purchase one of Ford’s SUVs in the coming months? Well, while we’re sure you’ve already been eyeing their current crop of offerings, you may want to shift your focus to a nameplate that hasn’t yet hit dealership lots.
The 2019 Ford Edge is one of the most anticipated vehicles of the year, as the SUV is jam-packed with a number of notable amenities. Outside of the powerful engine and the intuitive safety functions, the nameplate also contains many driver-centric amenities that will improve any driving experience.
Below, we’ve taken a first look at the 2019 Ford Edge, perhaps alerting you of another option before you start hunting for Ford SUVs…
First Look at Safety
Ford’s current crop of vehicles (especially their SUV offerings) are renowned for their safety capabilities. Somehow, Ford has managed to take that attribute to a whole new level thanks to the Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies. This inclusion adds a number of driver-assist features to your SUV, assuring that you’re always in the best hands.
For instance, the Automatic Emergency Braking will detect when a collision is imminent. After alerting the driver via visual and audible cues, the system will subsequently apply the brakes to lessen or prevent impact. Thanks to the accompanying Pedestrian Detection system, the unit will prove to be especially useful when driving in the city, as you can better anticipate any sudden object (or person) that’s about to cross your path.
Other safety functions include the Blind Spot Information System (which will provide the driver with an extra set of eyes), the Cross-Traffic Alert (which has proven to be especially useful when driving in a parking lot), the Lane-Keeping System (a major inclusion for those who tend to sway from lane to lane), and the auto high-beam headlamps (thus taking away one needless chore that the driver would have to deal with). Of course, the rear-view camera is another useful inclusion, as drivers can constantly monitor everything that’s happening around their vehicle.
While it isn’t featured until the umbrella of the Ford Co-Pilot360 offerings, the Evasive Steering Assist function is another clever inclusion. Occasionally, hard braking isn’t enough to avoid a collision. Thanks to this technology, the SUV will provide the driver with steering support, reducing the chance that they end up in a crash.
First Look at Convenience
Ford is also focused on delivering an optimal driving experience, and many of the Ford Edge’s technologies will assure that you always have the utmost control of your SUV.
For example, the Adaptive Cruise Control system will allow the driver to take a brief break without completely compromising safety. The system will cause the SUV to maintain its pre-set speed, and it will adapt if the traffic slows down or speeds up. The accompanying stop-and-go technology means you won’t have to commit the utmost focus while traveling in traffic, as the vehicle can accelerate or decelerate based on the flow. Plus, thanks to the Lane Centering capabilities, drivers can even relax a bit when it comes to steering.
All of these convenience features are intended to improve the overall driving experience, thus allowing you to better focus on the road.
First Look at Performance
The 2019 Ford Edge is seemingly offering a long list of new technologies and amenities, and this sentiment surprisingly includes the engine. Brands generally tend to lean on their tried-and-true offerings, but that’s not the case with this nameplate, as Ford has unveiled an all-new engine. Either way, based on the early reports of the Edge’s accompanying system, we’re confident this offering will be one of the brand’s mainstays for years to come.
The 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine delivers a surprising amount of power, as drivers can ultimately anticipate 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Accompanied by an intuitive eight-speed automatic transmission, drivers can truly expect one of the smoothest rides in the entire class.
Ford’s engineers have also done an admirable job of assuring that drivers are constantly in complete control of their new SUV. For instance, the Edge ST is equipped with a number of notable mechanical features, like the “road-gripping” all-wheel-drive system, the athletic suspension, and the “race-inspired” paddle shifters. In other words, you can expect this SUV to truly deliver the “sport” (without completely compromising the vehicle’s drivability).
First Look at Exterior
Predictably, drivers can also choose from an assortment of exterior paint offerings, allowing them to find a color that truly matches their persona. The various options include
- Ruby Red
- Baltic Sea Green
- Agate Black
- Burgundy Velvet
- Ingot Silver
- White Platinum
- Blue Metallic
- Stone Gray
- Ford Performance Blue (available only on the 2019 Ford Edge ST)
Regardless of what option you end up choosing, we’re sure you’ll be satisfied with the eye-catching style of the 2019 Ford Edge.
First Look at Interior
Of course, to top it all off, Ford’s engineers added a number of technological amenities to the 2019 Ford Edge, assuring that it delivers one of the best driving experiences in the industry.
The intuitive touchscreen infotainment system will provide you with all of the applications you could possibly need. Whether you need some guidance via the navigation system or a nice distraction via the satellite radio, it’s all possible in the Ford Edge. Speaking of music, the 12-speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System by HARMAN will provide occupants with an unmatched listening experience.
Prefer to jam out to your smartphone’s playlists? Well, you’ll never have to worry about the gadget running out of juice. Thanks to the available wireless charging pad, your smartphone will always be operating with a full battery.
The interior provides more than top-notch technology. Rather, the cabin can be adorned in a number of luxurious upholstery offerings. When building a 2019 Edge Titanium, customers can opt for either the Ebony interior offering or the Ceramic option. Both of these upholstery options will add a bit of elegance and luxury to the SUV, an attribute that’s usually absent from many of its competitors.