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2011 Ford Edge

By luanpa in | September 5, 2010 | (4) Comments

2011 Ford Edge is a beefier take on the five-seat crossover CUV. It is sultrier shape than the blocky original Edge, but still clearly descendant from it.

The next generation SUV model, 2011 Ford Edge will be equipped with full fledged safety features like traction control, rear door child safety locks, electronic brakeforce distribution, stability control, dual front side mounted air bags, four wheel antilock braking system, tire pressure monitoring system, rear parking sensors, front and rear height adjustable headrests and remote anti-theft alarm system.

2011 Ford Edge is powered by a single 3.5-liter V6 and automatic transmission across the entire range since launch. Now, Ford has made significant changes to the outgoing model’s 3.5-liter V6 for increased power and efficiency, added a 3.7-liter V6 for the Edge Sport and added an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder which will make it’s North American debut in the Edge.

The outgoing 3.5-liter V6 was good for 265 horsepower, 16 city, and 24 highway mpg in front-wheel drive trim. The new 3.5-liter V6 will make use of the addition of Ti-VCT technology and improvements to the engine’s internal components, which result in a net output of 285 horsepower. Despite the increased power, Ford says this V6 will return 27 mpg on the highway — a 3 mpg gain over the previous model with the same displacement. Ford says this new engine will be unsurpassed in fuel economy, and beat many models in power, too.

For the first time the Edge Sport will enjoy an engine worthy of its name. The new 3.7-liter ti-VCT V6 is essentially the same V6 found in the new 2011 Mustang, and in the Edge it is good for 305 hp and 280 ft.-lb of torque. Like the new 3.5-liter V6 in the base and Limited Edge models, the 3.7-liter V6 will be mounted to a six-speed automatic transmission, but unlike the standard Edge, the Sport gains class-exclusive paddle activation of the SelectShift transmission. Ford says that it tuned this system to offer maximum driver control, removing the forced redline shifting found in most manually shiftable automatic transmissions.

Arguably the most important engine change for the Edge line will be the new 2.0-liter I4 EcoBoost engine — raising fuel economy by 30 percent over the original powertrain found in the Edge at launch. Although unofficial at this point, expected fuel economy is 19 to 21 mpg city, and as high as 31 highway. Power for this fairly diminutive powerplant is expected to be in the realm of 230 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

The interior is perhaps even more attractive than the sheetmetal. A sleek new center stack steals the show, housing Ford’s new MyFord and MyFord Touch vehicle-interface systems. These two are the next evolution of Ford’s Sync. MyFord will be standard on all 2011 Edges, but MyFord Touch costs extra. Both are vehicle-management systems using a small LCD screen in the gauge cluster—the fancier MyFord Touch gets two, one on either side of the speedometer—and a larger LCD screen in the center stack.

The 2011 Ford Edge price and availability will be announced at a later date. The new version’s line-up also includes the 2011 Ford Edge Limited and the 2011 Ford Edge Sport.

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4 responses to "2011 Ford Edge"

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