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    2019 Ford Edge ST To Begin At $43,350

      Arrives later this summer

    Ford's latest ST model, the 2019 Edge ST will be arriving at dealers later this summer with a base price of $43,350 (including destination). According to CarsDirect, the ST is $1,585 more expensive than the Edge Sport it replaces. But you're getting more car for the money.

    To begin, the Edge ST has a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 producing 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The Sport's 2.7L EcoBoost only produced 315 hp and 350 lb-ft. There's also a new eight-speed automatic with rev-matching, retuned suspension, and a more aggressive body kit.

    An optional Performance Brake Package that brings forth larger brake rotors and red calipers will add $2,695 to the base price. But as CarsDirect notes, you'll need to add Equipment Group 401A to get the brake package. 401A includes a number of comfort and convenience features such as heated and ventilated front seats; 180-degree camera, hands-free liftgate, navigation, and Ford's CoPilot+ suite of driver aids for an additional $5,585.

    Source: CarsDirect

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    😕 Why do I get a feeling that this is more price increase than actual value. I am sure all it took for the HP / torque increase was a computer remap. Packages seem decent but the base value of where you are starting at seems to be more inflation from the trade war than any real value.

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    35 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    Actually I think this will do well for Ford.

    Just found a way to save you $1274 bucks, ECU upgrade to get the ST engine performance from the detuned Sport motor.

    https://www.drivingline.com/articles/ecoboosted-finding-another-80-hp-in-ford-s-twin-turbo-d-27l-v6/

    http://www.jmschip.com/boostmax-2-7l-ford-ecoboost/

    This adds 70 HP and 59 lb-ft of torque to the Sports numbers. So you have 385 HP and 409 lb-ft of torque surpassing the ST's rating of 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.

    Everything I have looked at shows no difference between the motors of the ST and Sport other than the ECU. So one could save some coin and get better performance going with a remap of the ECU in the Sport.

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    On 7/9/2018 at 12:42 PM, dfelt said:

    😕 Why do I get a feeling that this is more price increase than actual value. I am sure all it took for the HP / torque increase was a computer remap. Packages seem decent but the base value of where you are starting at seems to be more inflation from the trade war than any real value.

    I think it is safe to assume there is more done to the vehicle than just a minor tune. 

    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Just found a way to save you $1274 bucks, ECU upgrade to get the ST engine performance from the detuned Sport motor.

    https://www.drivingline.com/articles/ecoboosted-finding-another-80-hp-in-ford-s-twin-turbo-d-27l-v6/

    http://www.jmschip.com/boostmax-2-7l-ford-ecoboost/

    This adds 70 HP and 59 lb-ft of torque to the Sports numbers. So you have 385 HP and 409 lb-ft of torque surpassing the ST's rating of 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.

    Everything I have looked at shows no difference between the motors of the ST and Sport other than the ECU. So one could save some coin and get better performance going with a remap of the ECU in the Sport.

    The ST is replacing the Sport. You won't be able to buy both at the same time(minus leftover last model years). 

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    It really comes down to how extensive the suspension re-do is.  If it's just slightly stiffer shocks (as I suspect), then @dfelt is right that it's probably not as much value added as the costs increase suggests.  If they actually changed the suspension geometry a bit, put in bigger roll bars, bushings, etc.... then @ccap41 is likely correct. 

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    Sounds like a decent upgrade.  It will be interesting to see what powertrain options and variations are available w/ the new Explorer and Bronco in the near future.

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    i have a feeling it will be like they did with the Fiesta and Focus for suspension and brakes. I would hope they would do those upgrades if they're changing from the Sport name to ST. 

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    On 7/11/2018 at 10:15 AM, ccap41 said:

    i have a feeling it will be like they did with the Fiesta and Focus for suspension and brakes. I would hope they would do those upgrades if they're changing from the Sport name to ST. 

    I would have liked to seen them use the variable dampening system they used in the Fusion Sport.

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    1 minute ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    I would have liked to seen them use the variable dampening system they used in the Fusion Sport.

    Is that Ford's version of magneride? 

    Is it off the table or just not announced yet as there really isn't much available on this yet. 

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    1 minute ago, ccap41 said:

    Is that Ford's version of magneride? 

    Is it off the table or just not announced yet as there really isn't much available on this yet. 

    It's one of those things that if they didn't mention it in the press release, it's probably not going to be there.  

    Essentially, yes it performs the same function but in a different way than magneride.  No one has gotten as fast as magneride though.

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