The regular Edge is also refreshed for the 2020 model year, getting new fairing elements as well as a new hatchback, rear bumper and lighting. ST specific appearance indices include a wide mesh grid, side skirts, and two exhaust outlets. Inside, more aggressively reinforced front seats join an ST logo on the wheel, seatbacks and sill plates. The 2020 Ford Edge ST shares many of the 2019 Edge’s standard, optional driver and safety features.
So when work began about two and a half years ago on the Edge update, plans began to include a performance version worthy of the 2020 Ford Edge ST label. The Ford Performance team added power to the 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine from 315 to 335 hp. The torque is 380 lb-ft in good health with a standard all-wheel drive for handling. The fuel economy figures have not come out yet, but the 2017 Edge Sport with this engine is rated at 17/24 mpg city / highway. The rest of the Edge line is powered by Ford’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The turbocharged direct injection engine develops 250 hp, an increase of 5 hp and a torque of 275 lb-ft.
Ford will not release any performance numbers, so we can not say for sure whether the 2020 Ford Edge ST will provide a driving experience worthy of its high octane badge. But since performance is generally not a priority for family crossovers like Edge, it’s not like the ST is going to have a lot of direct competition. The ST looks at least sporty, and that may be all that matters to some owners. Ford has equipped it with a wider mesh grille and darker, side skirts, larger exhaust outlets and 21-inch wheels specific to the model. The Edge itself still looks like a Ford Taurus suffering from a bad allergic reaction, though.
The standard list of technology is important, with Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa integration and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices. Safety features such as front collision warning with automatic braking, blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, Lane Keeping Assist and crash braking are also included. Available features include wireless charging, remote start, a 12-speaker B & O Play audio system, and adaptive cruise control.