2011 Ford Edge Overview
Sporting an edgier exterior, refined interior, greater power and a host of performance and technological upgrades, the 2011 Ford Edge crossover is as sharp-looking as they come.
Coming off a year where the Edge had only one engine to choose from, Ford decided to add three all-new engines to the 2011 version. A standard 3.5-liter, 285-horsepower V-6 receives 20-more horsepower than last year’s model. If that isn’t enough power for you, a 3.7-liter, 305-horsepower V-6 answers the call. Both are mated to a six-speed transmission and come in standard front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. An EcoBoost inline-four engine will provide better fuel economy, but isn’t scheduled to hit dealerships until the end of 2010.
The 2011 Edge is available in four trims: SE, SEL, Limited and Sport, and competes with the Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander and Dodge Journey. Even though the Edge is labeled a ‘crossover,’ it features up to 68.9 cubic feet of cargo space and the EasyFold remote seat release stows the rear seat in mere seconds. With a 3500-pound towing capacity the Edge proves that it isn’t just a pretty face.
On the outside, the Ford Edge is bold and cutting, borrowing its new-look, horizontal-bar grille from the Fusion sedan. Sleeker headlights, a new sloping bumper and standard 17-inch aluminum wheels give the 2011 Ford Edge a fresh, new look. A power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, high-intensity-discharge headlights and 22-inch polished wheels are optional. Let the sunshine in with the available panoramic Vista Roof that can slide, or tilt open.
On the inside, the 2011 Ford Edge improves its look, feel and sound with better-quality materials, all-new MyFord Touch information and entertainment system and enhanced soundproofing. The MyFord Touch system is comprised of three LCD screens: one on either side of the speedometer and an 8-inch center touch-screen. Even the buttons below the screen are touch-sensitive, which add to the Edge’s futuristic feel.
Ford’s SYNC system integrates connectivity to your Bluetooth and MP3/iPod players. An available navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link and premium, 390-watt, 12-speaker premium Sony sound system and HD radio with iTunes tagging provide a crisp and seamless media experience.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Ford Edge has you and yours covered. The optional blind spot warning system, backup camera and collision-warning system help prevent an accident. An electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control, antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows come standard.
A sleek exterior, technologically advanced interior and improved power are proof that the 2011 Ford Edge is on the cutting….well, you know.