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NO paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD... WHAT??

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#1 OFFLINE   tk2fast

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:09 PM

Does anyone else find it strange that Ford decided not to include paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge, except for AWD. I think it's essential to have, especially when driving mountain roads. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

 

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:45 PM

I have more faith in the Edge's transmission than my shifting reflexes, especially in 'S' mode.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

My driving includes 8% plus down grades that benefit greatly from a manual downshift. Otherwise I have to really "lay" on the brakes. Would the edge downshift on an 8% downgrade? Correct me if wrong, but I don't think so. If it was just normal driving that is more common, I would not be too concerned about manual shifting.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:29 AM

Compared to my previous 2011 MKX with the 3.7L engine, the 2.7L EcoBoost has very weak engine braking on manual downshifts, so I suspect that manual downshifting on the 2.0 will not help on steep downhills. I think that's one area where there is really no replacement for displacement.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:41 AM

That's interesting omar302...  Good point!



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:22 AM

It's not the engine, it's the programming (probably for better mpg).

 

I have the 3.5LEB in my F150 and it does fine with downshifting on a steep hill to provide engine braking.  You might need to put it in sport mode.

 

My contact doesn't know for sure whether selectshift is really missing on FWD versions - we'll just have to wait and see.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:09 AM

Thanks akirby. Appreciate you checking.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:57 AM

on my '16 Ti 3.5 AWD, if the cruise control is set and i go downhill, the car downshifts on its own to attempt to slow down and keep that speed. it usually goes over though but i guess you could compensate by lowering the cruise speed more.

 

one of the features i like most about my edge is the paddle shifters. i would never go back to a car without them.

 

and now that you can only get a V6, albeit it an ecoboost one, in the sport model, i'm not so sure i'm going to buy another edge. i don't care for the ecoboost 4 cyl. i don't really want to pay all that extra for the "sport" model just to get a V6.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 12:07 PM

i don't really want to pay all that extra for the "sport" model just to get a V6.


The difference between fully optioned 2018 Sport & Titanium V6 AWD models is only US 1,585/-.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

I agree ben senise; No paddle shifters is a "deal breaker" for me. 90% of my driving is mountainous with very steep downgrades. 

 

It just makes no sense to me that Ford would do this. Ugh! Does anyone have an Email of someone at Ford that makes these decisions?



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 01:24 PM

Ford is migrating to a strategy of using Drive Modes instead of manual shifting.  Using the Sport drive mode will give you lots of engine braking.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 01:49 PM

Thanks Waldo, just do not want to purchase a 2019 only to find out the drivability would not be satisfactory on extreme mountain roads.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:20 PM

It is possible Sport mode will give you enough engine braking on steep mountain rodes.   You'll just have to wait and test it to be sure.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:04 PM

I guess a thorough test drive is in my future.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:33 PM

The difference between fully optioned 2018 Sport & Titanium V6 AWD models is only US 1,585/-.

 

i my edge with one option; the heated steering wheel. all the other carp is a waste of money for me.

the difference in price was substantial.



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:19 PM

The order guide has finally been posted. I can’t copy it and repost it from my ipad so here’s the link:

http://www.blueovalf...tion/?p=1036755


SelectShift is standard on all models not just AWD which makes sense.

Adaptive cruise is still optional on all models including Black Label and Reserve. Ridiculous.

It does say CCD suspension is standard on the Reserve models which would include FWD models. But it still says AWD includes the CCD suspension, so who knows for sure.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:48 PM

Ugh! Does anyone have an Email of someone at Ford that makes these decisions?


Phone
1-800-392-3673

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P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

The order guide has finally been posted. I can’t copy it and repost it from my ipad so here’s the link:
http://www.blueovalf...tion/?p=1036755
SelectShift is standard on all models not just AWD which makes sense.
Adaptive cruise is still optional on all models including Black Label and Reserve. Ridiculous.
It does say CCD suspension is standard on the Reserve models which would include FWD models. But it still says AWD includes the CCD suspension, so who knows for sure.


Sorry guys this was supposed to go to the MKX forum.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 06:29 PM

Strange that Ford decided to take away SelectShift (paddle shifters) on the FWD 2019 Edge but is standard on the MKX (Nautilus). Not even an option!



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:56 PM

Trying to get an answer about the discontinuation of paddle shifters on the 2019 Edge FWD is useless. Cannot even get Ford to return an email except one which said "not my job" Talk to someone else. VERY DISAPPOINTING!






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