2011 Ford Edge
The 2011 Ford Edge has received many revisions for the new model year. When it was first launched in 2006, it did not jump off the dealership lots with too much speed. Ford then grabbed New York Yankee, Derek Jeter to do some commercials and it seemed as if they just starting selling like beers at the stadium. The current and now slowly outdated version of the Edge has now topped 400,000 sales, which is truly a great achievement.
The 2011 Edge features a new grill, which is the most noticeable and gives a sportier look. The rear end of the Edge looks extremely similar to the 2010 model, which most likely has something to do with the amount of sales and how much the model was liked.
The 2011 Sport model remains as an option; as it comes with dark tint chrome and 22 inch wheels which set it apart from standard models.
Interior-wise, an all-new dash as been applied to the 2011 Edge, as well as a new steering wheel, standard 8-inch touch screen display, and a MyFordTouch center stack. The Edge’s gauges feature a single, center-mounted speedometer, with color LCD screens on either side to make it look futuristic. These screen, along with the touch-screen display, play a big roll with the Edge’s new Sync system.
Then 2010 Edge only had one engine option, which was the 3.5 liter, V-6, but now there are a couple more choices for Ford buyers. The 3.5 liter stays on board for the 2011 model, but gains an extra 20 horsepower, bringing the total to 285 horsepower. Although Ford added power to the 3.5 liter engine it actually gets a 3 MPG increase over the 2010 model, bringing it to 27 MPG highway, and 19 MPG city as well.
The curb weight is 4,473 lbs.
For the performance junkies, the 2011 Ford Edge Sport is equipped with a 3.7 liter, V-6…which is the same engine you’ll find in the Mustang. This engine is stocked with 305 horsepower, and chops 1.2 seconds off the 2010 Sport’s 0-60 time. The 2011 Sport model achieves 25 MPG highway, which is the same as the 2010 model, but this model has a 40 horsepower improvement.
The next engine is Ford’s famous 2.0 liter EcoBoost motor which will be an option starting sometime next year. This engine will offer around 230-240 horsepower and will achieve somewhere around 30 MPG.
The 2011 Edge has gotten an overall driving dynamics adjustment which upgraded the steering, suspension and brakes of all models. The suspension is tighter and more responsive, but we feel that some previous Edge owners may not like the sportier ride because it tends to be a little rougher…although more precise. Some drivers fall in love with that “loosey goosey” ride, but we will just have to see.