For those who’re choosing the 2019 Ford Edge over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip proper to the 2019 Ford Edge. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Ford Edge occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Ford Edge provides ruggedness and high towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Ford Edge, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this type of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Ford Edge’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall consistent with more fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate testing the 2019 Ford Edge’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Ford Edge are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Ford Edge also presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Ford Edge recent by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Ford Edge, which pushes the 2019 Ford Edge into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.