Currently, I hold the keys to the new Ford Edge ST. The seating position is too high. The throttle is far more touchy than expected. The exhaust does its impression of a performance exhaust, which means it drones. And the price tag, as tested, is $52,000. I have yet to push the Edge ST hard yet to see if there’s a sporty edge to be found, yet I already feel this vehicle will continue to leave me scratching my head.
There are other SUVs and CUVs that pack in actual, honest-to-goodness performance in the way they drive. The Trackhawk rips. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadriphonicatastic hauls groceries and ass. A Range Rover Sport SVR is a face melting luxury bus.
Do you accept the notion that automakers can truly build an enjoyable, engaging sport utility vehicle or crossover?