You have a car, they put car tires on it.
Same reason non-trailhawk jeep cherokees come with a car tire.
Ah, so since basically my vehicle is a raised car, that's why. correct?
Stick to UHP or HP tires for Edge. It will work much better then tire that is dedicated to SUV with some off road capability.
I was in Las Vegas 5 weeks ago and hit nail. Wheil outside was OK, looked normal, inside of my Bridgestone Dualer H/L 400 RFT was shredded. So in order not to screw up my transfer case, I got 4 new tires (old were 5/32).
They only had Michelin Premier LTX (SUV tire) and Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus (also SUV tire) since it was Saturday, and I was leaving early Monday morning. Now Verde is HP tire, Premier is grand touring, more what you would probably think of as SUV tire. I like Michelin so got it in 255/50 R19 size.
In hindsight, I suppose to go with Pirelli. Michelins are amazing in rain, very well balanced, comfortable. But X5 suspension overwhelms them fast. They have super soft thread. And while that might work in some light snow (do not care about it since I drive on snow tires in winter) in dry they cannot match capability of BMW suspension.
So, stick to what Ford recommended for Edge. if tires are hard etc. maybe Michelins I have would be good solution for you.