2019 Ford Edge ST will start at $43,350, top out at $52,000

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The 2019 Edge ST has a black mesh grille, specifically tuned suspension, standard all-wheel drive, special badging and performance seats.

Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming 2019 Edge ST — the automaker’s first crossover to carry a performance badge — will cost about $ 1,500 more than the outgoing Edge Sport trim it replaces.

The midsize crossover, on sale this summer, will start at $ 43,350, including shipping, and will top out at nearly $ 52,000, according to a pricing sheet released to dealers and shared with Automotive News. The outgoing Edge Sport trim starts at $ 41,765.

The ST includes an optional brake package that costs $ 2,695 and comes with 18-inch disc brakes and 21-inch black aluminum wheels. The brake package is part of a larger equipment group that costs an additional $ 5,585 and includes Ford’s newly branded Co-Pilot360 collection of driver-assist features, heated and cooled seats and a hands-free liftgate.

The Edge ST will be powered by a specially tuned 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that Ford says is the most powerful in the segment, generating 335 hp and 380 pound-feet of torque. While it competes in a midsize crossover segment with vehicles such as the Subaru Outback and Honda Pilot, Ford is targeting performance-oriented luxury vehicles from Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Porche, noting the Edge ST costs less and delivers similar, if not greater, performance numbers.

The vehicle also has a black mesh grille, specifically tuned suspension, standard all-wheel drive, special badging and performance seats.

Fuel economy figures have not yet been released. CarsDirect first reported the pricing news.

The Edge ST is part of a freshening that includes slight cosmetic changes to the base model Edge. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a new eight-speed transmission that gets 250 hp, 5 more than the current model, and 275 pound-feet of torque.

Ford said it has sold 1.3 million Edge crossovers since 2006. That includes U.S. sales of 142,603 in 2017, a 6 percent gain over 2016, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Sales are down 4.5 percent through the first half of 2018.

Ford says the midsize crossover segment has grown 50 percent since the Edge was launched in 2006. The segment grew 0.6 percent in 2017 to 884,829 vehicles.

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