2020 Ford Edge ST-Line First Look: Edgy Looks, Mundane Powertrain

Source: MotorTrend
How many different ways can Ford slice the performance pie?

In Ford-speak, ST is short for Sport Technologies. It’s like M, AMG, or any of the other performance acronyms we’ve come to know and love over the years. Ford’s ST models are nothing new; it’s ST-Line of vehicles, however, are. Cue the 2020 Ford Edge ST-Line. It is not a variant of the six-cylinder Edge ST. Instead, the Edge ST-Line is a slightly sportier version of Ford’s run-of-the-mill, four-cylinder, mid-size crossover.

In short, the ST-Line brings the looks of the ST, but not its price or performance, to the standard Edge. The model includes sporty-looking body cladding, an ST-style grille, more aggressive side skirts, a set of gloss-black 20-inch wheels, and requisite ST-Line badging (so no one confuses it for a real ST).

Like almost all other Edge models (sans the ST), the ST-Line relies on a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four for motivation. Those horses are routed to the front wheels by way of an eight-speed automatic gearbox. All-wheel-drive, however, is an option. Those looking for a little extra dynamic capability from the Edge ST-Line can opt for the ST Performance Brake package. Ford did not share what comes with the package, but it’s safe to assume the option adds—at the very least—more fade-resistant brake pads. Other options include automatic parking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-centering system.