Drivers looking for a midsize SUV have long been able to find their match in the competent and confident Ford Edge. While this crossover will not be getting a redesign for the new model year, it will be benefiting from improved mileage numbers thanks to a plethora of fuel saving technology including new all-wheel drive disconnect, active transmission warm-up, and a new eight-speed automoatic transmission. But what are the 2019 Ford Edge fuel economy numbers? And how does all-wheel drive disconnect work?
2019 Ford Edge Fuel Economy
Why has Ford Edge mileage improved for 2019?
Several new efficiency measures have given the 2019 Edge an advantage over the previous year. A new eight-speed automatic transmission and active transmission warm-up offer better transmission performance right out of the gate. Auto Start-Stop, deceleration fuel shut-off and exhaust gas re-circulation also help the engine to run more efficiently while active grille shutters, underbody shields, and air curtains also act to streamline this crossover. The Edge also features the first ever all-wheel drive disconnect on a Ford vehicle.
How does all-wheel drive disconnect work?
All-wheel drive disconnect is a new feature for Ford vehicles that allows all-wheel drive equipped models to alternate between two-wheel and four-wheel driving automatically depending on conditions. This system evaluates driving conditions based on multiple factors, and delivers the best option to drivers. This means that all-wheel drive will kick in automatically when conditions are slippery or muddy, but only two-wheels will be used on dry highways to conserve fuel.
2019 Ford Edge Release Date near Brainerd MN
The 2019 Ford Edge should be available at dealerships like Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River (near Brainerd MN) starting toward the end of September. You can watch for it in our new Edge inventory or contact a member of the Kimber Creek Ford team for personalized updates.