2011 FORD EDGE

Dramatic freshening of the 2011 Ford Edge includes an extensive exterior redesign, improved materials and class-exclusive technology.
The 2011 Edge showcases Ford’s new powertrain options. Both the Edge 3.5-liter V-6 and Edge Sport 3.7-liter V-6 use advanced engine valvetrain technology and clever control strategies to increase horsepower and torque to best-in-class levels.
The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 285 horsepower and 253 ft.-lb. of torque while the 3.7-liter V-6 delivers 305 horsepower and 280 ft.-lb. of torque. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the arrival of the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine delivers class-leading fuel economy with impressive power and torque.
New 18-inch tires, standard on the Edge SEL and Edge Limited, and new wheels that are one-half inch wider than the outgoing product provide a more engaging steering feel. Twenty-inch tires with new wider wheels are optional on the Edge Limited while the Edge Sport has class-exclusive 22-inch wheels standard.
Shocks, springs and stabilizer bars have been adjusted to tighten handling. The shocks now feature a high-flow piston. The result is a flatter response through turns and over hills while still providing a comfortable ride.
The industry-first MyFord Touch driver connect technology provides a smarter, safer, simpler way to connect drivers with in-car technologies and their digital lives. It replaces traditional vehicle buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, crisp LCD screens and five-way controls like those found on cellphones and MP3 players.
Base model estimated mpg: 19/27
Estimated starting price: $27,300
Compiled by Motor Matters

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