Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Car Review: 2011 Ford Edge

Car Review: 2011 Ford Edge - The 2011 Ford Edge receives updated exterior styling, new engines and a revised interior. The exterior design is bold and fluid, with a wide grille, lower front fascia and spoiler. For 2011, Edge is powered by a 285-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 or the first application of the new Ford EcoBoost 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Edge Sport is powered by a 305 hp 3.7-liter V6 engines are mated to all with 6-speed automatic transmission. Edge Sport includes 22-inch wheels of polished aluminum grille with black accents Tuxedo, Tuxedo Black, smoked headlights, smoked taillights, moldings, body color and chrome oval exhaust.

Paul Haggis: I've been a fan of the Ford Edge. The suspension is high enough so you can travel in the worst weather or conditions, but still low enough to be comfortable on paved roads. And as a four-wheel drive, the advantage can handle something that I never had to face. But as a front-wheel drive, which seems a little absurd. The interior is a perfect blend of space, utility and comfort to me. It is very luxurious, but not decadent. The product of many compromises, I'm always pleasantly surprised that the Edge is able to satisfy me. I would choose the edge over most other SUVs. And the brilliant Ford SYNC entertainment system is just icing on the cake.

Mike Meredith: The 2011 Ford Edge has been updated with a larger grille and a new front fascia to keep it fresh. The new 285-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission provides plenty of power, but I recommend to go with all-wheel drive option, not the standard front-wheel drive. The Edge is too big to feel the power going to the front wheels - you get some torque steer when accelerating hard, especially when cornering. It feels much more balanced with the power distributed to the four corners. The interior has also been improved, including shortcut buttons for the center console and two adjustable driver displays in the instrument cluster. Gone are the clunky square wheel spoke, replaced by a new three-spoke wheels that have a better feeling. One complaint: The headrests are designed to improve safety, but the way they force the driver's head rather than creating an uncomfortable driving position.

Perry Stern: the Ford Edge has been updated for 2011, as well as look and feel, and did a good job. Styling-wise, the Edge receives a bolder grille revised headlights, when the crossover a sportier look. 2011 Inside Edge has been updated with a new dashboard and steering wheel as well as new entertainment system Ford MyFord Touch. All controls are smooth - no key - which gives the instrument panel and a high-tech look. Unfortunately, I found the controls a little 'too sensitive at times were too sensitive, sometimes not at all. Edge gets more power in 2011 with fuel economy. I achieved 20 mpg in the city, which is a powerful vehicle of this size. Overall, the Edge is still an excellent choice for 5-passenger crossover market.