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More power and fuel economy for refreshed Ford Edge, but the real story is MyFordTouch


The 2011 Ford Explorer might be getting all the public attention right now, but don’t let that fool you—Ford hasn’t forgotten about its Edge mid-size crossover.

NEW V6 ENGINES ADD POWER, FUEL ECONOMY

We’ll get to MyFordTouch in a bit, but first, some basics. The Edge will be sold in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport. The SE, SEL, and Limited are available with a 285-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, which gains about 20-hp over last year’s model. And later this model year, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder will join the lineup.

The Edge is available with both all-wheel and front-wheel drive, and Ford is claiming that fuel economy
is 19-mpg city/27-mpg highway on the front-wheel drive SE, SEL, and Limited models, and 18/26 for all-wheel drive. Sport models are rated at 18/25 with front-wheel drive and 17/23 with all-wheel drive.

The transmission is a six-speed automatic unit with manumatic shifting--Sport models offer paddle shifters.

Rather than share the 3.5-liter V6 with the rest of the lineup, for 2011 the Sport is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that is borrowed from the Mustang pony car. In this iteration it makes 305 horsepower and 280 ft-lbs of torque. Other Sport goodies include 22-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension.

Available Edge features include a blind-spot warning system, Ford’s MyKey programmable key system, a rear-view camera, reclining second-row seats, a cargo area that can handle eight-foot long items, trailer-sway control, dual USB ports, RCA jacks, a memory card slot, Ford’s Sync infotainment system, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, Ford’s Easy Fuel capless fuel filler, satellite radio, wireless cell phone link, remote keyless entry, remote start, and a push-button start.
Read AutoGuide's Complete 2011 Ford Edge Review Here
 

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okay, this is all nice and dandy but that front is too much IMO. tone it down. Oh well.

So is this going to eat into Explorer sales or vise versa?? especially now that the Explorer is car based SUV not a body on frame anymore. What about the Flex? is that going away right?

I assume the Explorer will be the flagship CUV?? With the Edge below that??? Just don't want Ford making a mistake of too many overlapping cars.
 

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okay, this is all nice and dandy but that front is too much IMO. tone it down. Oh well.

So is this going to eat into Explorer sales or vise versa?? especially now that the Explorer is car based SUV not a body on frame anymore. What about the Flex? is that going away right?

I assume the Explorer will be the flagship CUV?? With the Edge below that??? Just don't want Ford making a mistake of too many overlapping cars.
The Edge is much improved over before like the Fusion, but you are right, Edge sales will definitely get hit when the new Explorer comes out. It seems to be a similar situation in which Toyota has the Highlander and Venza indirectly competing against each other, and so far, the Highlander sells better.
 

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why do i keep seeing faces on a lot of new cars...

 

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The Edge is much improved over before like the Fusion, but you are right, Edge sales will definitely get hit when the new Explorer comes out. It seems to be a similar situation in which Toyota has the Highlander and Venza indirectly competing against each other, and so far, the Highlander sells better.


For sure. But the Venza is aimed at a different market than the Highlander. The Venza is the "sporty" version, obviously aimed at the Mazda CX-7 and the Edge as well as some others. So maybe the Edge is the sporty version of the Explorer.

But yea there is overlap. :thumbsup:
 

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is this all-new or just a face lift? looks like a face lift...
 
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