Briefly, the ST-Line brings the appears of the ST, however not its value or efficiency, to the usual Edge. The mannequin consists of sporty-looking physique cladding, an ST-style grille, extra aggressive aspect skirts, a set of gloss-black 20-inch wheels, and requisite ST-Line badging (so nobody confuses it for an actual ST).
Like nearly all different Edge fashions (sans the ST), the ST-Line depends on a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four for motivation. These horses are routed to the entrance wheels by means of an eight-speed computerized gearbox. All-wheel-drive, nevertheless, is an choice. These on the lookout for a bit further dynamic functionality from the Edge ST-Line can go for the ST Efficiency Brake package deal. Ford didn’t share what comes with the package deal, nevertheless it’s protected to imagine the choice provides—on the very least—extra fade-resistant brake pads. Different choices embody computerized parking, adaptive cruise management, and a lane-centering system.
With Ford abandoning the Fiesta and Focus within the states, the model’s crossover SUVs are trying to step as much as fill the sensible efficiency gap within the Blue Oval’s lineup. Notably, Ford additionally sells an ST variant of the Explorer. Whereas neither the Edge or Explorer ST are true replacements for the Fiesta and Focus STs of yore, each crossovers at the very least try and push efficiency boundaries.
The Edge ST-Line, although, comes off as considerably half-baked. In any case, it takes greater than some racy-looking trim and good wheels to make a efficiency car. That mentioned, the Edge ST-Line will seemingly do the trick for many who care extra about trying like they drive a sporty crossover above all else. Plus, with a beginning value of $39,345, the Edge ST-Line begins at greater than $5,000 lower than its ST sibling. In the event you desire worth and sporty appears over precise efficiency, then this is likely to be the Edge for you.