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EXPLORING FLORIDA IN THE 2019 FORD EDGE ST AWD

Hey Darlings! It’s your favorite Southern Belle! I’m so excited to share my amazing adventures and thoughts on the 2019 Ford Edge. This is my first time driving a Ford Edge and wasn’t sure if it would be a good fit for my family until it arrived. I was surprised that it was a crossover SUV which means its not too big and not too small. It was a great fit for my family of three even though I’m down to two. You all know that I love a Full-size SUV but they way that these crossovers are giving me love has me desiring one. The size, look and drive were exactly what is needed for my family. We had the opportunity to take this beauty for a spin and since the kids were heading back to school we decided to take a quick trip to Jacksonville, Florida by way of pit stopping in my hometown Savannah. The kids always game and was equally excited to hit the open highway so they packed a bag with enough items for  week and off we went hitting 75 South. 

2019 Ford Edge ST AWD

The exterior was definitely appealing to the eyes. The performance Blue Met was simply beautiful. Lately its been something amazing about these blue cars that have been grabbing my attention. The Blue Met simply looked amazing parked in my yard. I actually had a dream about a blue suv parked in my drive way a month before the Ford Edge was delivered so imagine how surprised I was when this beauty arrived. Talk about Deja Vu. Here are a few highlights of the exterior:

  • Beltline Molding – Black
  • Easy Fuel Capless Filler
  • Head lamps: Auto Bi-Led, Auto High Beam & Wiper Activated
  • Privacy glass: rear doors
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Mirrors: PWR/HTD/Man Fold LED SIG/Approach Lamp

The interior was on point! Trust me the kids and I had no complaints. I’m a sucker for leather seats. What stood out immediately for me was that the seats had both the cooling and heating options. The dual zone climate was truly needed because this has been one hot summer. The weather in Atlanta is nothing like Savannah and Florida was a steam pot. Trust me I needed this option and the kids were in heaven with the options of controlling their climate in the backseat. Our first stop was in Savannah, Georgia for a quick lay over until we headed down to Jacksonville. It’s a blessing that I have a great best friend whose house that we can always crash and save on hotel cost. The ride was so smooth that once my feet hit the ground in Savannah I was so relaxed from the 3.5 hour drive. I had the opportunity to spend time with my best friend, visit my sister & mom and grab some delicious food from a few of my favorite restaurants. 

2019 Ford Edge ST AWD

We picked up some extra cargo while in Savannah. My little cousin joined us as we made our way to Florida. The drive is only about 2 hours from Savannah. It’s an easy peasy drive. The car gets 21 MPH on the city and around 26 MPH on the highway. We actually didn’t need to get more gas until we were mid way to Florida. I love that the Edge is great on gas. I only filled the car up twice during the week of the test drive. 

Florida

2019 Ford EdgeThe weather was set to be partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms but as you can see the moment that we crossed over the Florida border BJ captured this shot and the weather was hot and sunny with side of sunshine. There’s just something about the warm weather in Florida. Once we arrived at our hotel we decided to head out and check out the beach. We ended up at Ponte Verde Beach which is a secluded private beach near Saint Augustine. The sound of the waves hitting the shore was so relaxing. To just stand still and marvel in the beauty that God has created was breath taking.

Florida

Florida

Florida

The kids had an amazing day unwinding, running along the beach and enjoying the water with one another. I stood back and captured some candid moment with the kids. Once they had all the Vitamin Sea that they could handle for the day we headed back towards Jacksonville to find a restaurant for dinner. The amazing front desk agent suggested that we try Boiling Crawfish so we headed there to try them out. The Bowling Crawfish ended up being a hidden gem and I couldn’t wait to share my experience with my audience. The restaurant is has a sports bar feel with televisions everywhere so it doubles as a great family restaurant and one to go to for the big games.

Boiling Crawfish

Boiling Crawfish

Boiling Crawfish

2019 Ford Edge

The next day we headed out to find our next adventure. We found ourselves at the Jacksonville Beach with the infamous pier. This particular beach is one that thousands of people visit when in Florida. The water was filled with families enjoying the cool water while seagulls scouted the sand for treats.

Jacksonville, Florida

Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

The kids made their ways to the water for a little fun before we accidentally ran into the our next hidden gem, Sweet by Holly.

There’s not a time that we’ve traveled that we haven’t found a bakery and had our fair share of sweets. Sweet by Holly was located in a strip mall not to far from our hotel. Trust me after my initial visit I made one more pit stop there before heading back to Georgia.

Sweet by Holly

We returned to Savannah for a few days filled with great food, spending time by the pool and creating memories with family and friends. The week simply flew by far too fast. 

Pool Time

The functionality of the Edge was on point! Here are a few bells and whistles that stood out to me:

  • Auto Start Stop Tech
  • B&O Sound System, 12 Speakers
  • FordPass Connect 4G WI-Fi Hotspot Telematics Modem
  • Lane-Keeping System Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist w/AEB
  • SYNC 3 8″ Screen w/Applink
  • Latch Child Safety Locks

2019 Ford Edge

Jacksonville, Florida

2019 Ford Edge

Florida

Latch Child Safety System

B & O Sound System

The 2019 Ford Edge packs a powerful punch under the hood with is 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine and 8-SPD Auto Transmission. I had to take a glance under the hood after the amazing road trip that we had. My 16-year-old had to school me that the hood is held up by hydraulics which was super cool. Ford has thought of everything. They’re a brand that I can say definitely stands by their slogan “FORD BUILT’.

2019 Ford Edge

2019 Ford Edge

So your wondering whats the price point right? The MSRP on the 2019 Ford Edge is around $43,355.00 plus $6080.00 for the total options for a grand total of $48,435 and well worth every cent. Keep in mind that this particular model that I test drove also includes these extras:

  • Wireless charging pad
  • Panoramic Vista Roof
  • Remote Start System
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist

We’re in the market for a car since my SUV died on us over 19 months ago and we’re narrowing our choices down and this one has definitely made the cut. Stay tuned for more of our Family Travel Adventures.

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