On the back of some significant updates for 2019, our automaker's mid-size crossover was quick to catch the attention of the auto research and valuation pros. What did they single out for special mention? Get the scoop here at Countryside Ford Inc.

For one, the new Ford Edge offered no shortage of revised style points, both to its front end and rear, resulting in a more aggressive physique to complement an already wide and imposing stance. The SUV's performance presence came to fruition for the expert, however, in its all-new ST trim, praised as "super-sporty." Enhancing the eponymous outgoing trim, Edge ST, the reviewer claimed, offered "distinct thrills," nods to Focus and Fiesta ST siblings. These owed to a turbocharged 335-horsepower V6, a KBB favorite feature, as well as to a new eight-speed auto transmission, gripping tires, and a tuned suspension.

Kelley Blue Book was also quick to point out the new Edge for offering more standard equipment than ever, including new driver-assist features like Ford Co-Pilot360&#trade;, a comprehensive suite of active safety and driver-assist features. The "evolved" SYNC 3 infotainment system, for another instance, and another favorite of Kelley Blue Book, also captured attention. It offered both the expanded versatility of Ford+Alexa integration and improved Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, the likes of which are now compatible with the crowdsourced navigation app Waze.

Of course, there's plenty more to look forward to in the 2019 Ford Edge, too. It also features everything from a choice among cloth, leather-trimmed, and perforated leather accommodations to plenty of cargo capacity -- up to 73.4 cubic feet of space with rear seats folded, to be sure, as well as the ability to tow up to 3,500 pounds with a Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package equipped. Edge even gets good mileage in FWD, up to an EPA-estimated 22 city mpg, 29 highway mpg, and 25 combined mpg. And, with Internet connectivity via an available FordPass Connect&#trade; 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and optional 12-speaker B&O audio, it's easy to keep everyone entertained for the trip.

If you're eager to check out what else is under the hood and in-cabin in our automaker's latest mid-size SUV, you can, right here at 330 Transit Road in Columbus, WI. Give us a call to schedule a test drive or stop by for a visit, and we'll give you the grand tour!