New 2011 Ford Edge Shown at Chicago Auto Show

By Ford Social Member

The 2010 Chicago Auto Show will offer the first look at the 2011 Ford Edge which aims to redefine the segment with a wide-ranging scope of improvements.

“You can jump in the 2011 Ford Edge and bring your technology – your lifestyle – with you and have everything at your fingertips,” said Elaine Bannon, chief engineer. “The 2011 Ford Edge gives you all the capability and flexibility you want along with great style.”

Elaine gave us a tour of the 2011 Ford Edge, pointing out the newest features, which you can watch in this video.

In addition to delivering customer-focused technology, the new Edge also showcases Ford’s impressive drive to bring new engine technology to the customer. Both the Edge 3.5-liter V-6 and Edge Sport 3.7-liter V-6 use advanced engine valvetrain technology (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, or Ti-VCT) and clever control strategies to increase horsepower and torque to best-in-class levels. This beats competitors such as the BMW X5, Lexus RX350 and Audi Q5, all while delivering unsurpassed fuel economy of 27 mpg (3.5-liter V-6 highway).

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 – all on regular fuel. Edge’s unsurpassed fuel economy is not at the expense of power and performance. For example, the 3.5-liter V-6 with Ti-VCT technology delivers highway fuel economy that is 15 percent better than the Nissan Murano but produces 20 horsepower more.

Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The SelectShift Automatic™ transmission is standard on the 2011 Edge SEL and Limited series, with class-exclusive paddle activation of the SelectShift standard on the 2011 Edge Sport.

In addition, the arrival of the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine in the months ahead will give customers still more choice and will deliver class-leading fuel economy with impressive power and torque. The new EcoBoost I-4 will be mated to a six-speed transmission that will help channel the impressive performance from the new EcoBoost engine. With the introduction of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4, fuel economy on the new Edge will be 30 percent better than it was in 2006. Plus, Ford’s newest EcoBoost engine will deliver on the promise of 15 percent fuel economy improvements versus the Edge’s current 3.5-liter V-6 engine while offering the performance feel of a six-cylinder.

The bolder, more seamlessly flowing exterior design freshening is mirrored by a complementary interior, characterized by increased craftsmanship, improved materials and overall better execution. Improved fit-and-finish, softer touchpoints, and flexibility in terms of stowage in the cabin and throughout mark the 2011 Ford Edge.

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 cell phones and MP3 players. Click here to read more information on MyFord Touch.

MyFord driver connect technology headlines the list of 12 class-exclusive standard and available features and technologies for the 2011 Ford Edge, joining SYNC; Easy Fuel® (standard); SecuriCode keyless entry keypad; Blind Spot Mirrors (standard); MyKey™ (standard); AdvanceTrac® with RSC (Roll Stability Control™, standard); Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support; Cross Traffic Alert; and 22-inch wheels and paddle activation on the 2011 Edge Sport.

You can read more about the 2011 Ford Edge by clicking here.

Customers made the Ford Edge the No. 1-selling vehicle in its segment in its first full year on the market, and more than 330,000 have been sold since its launch in late 2006.

The 2011 Ford Edge will be built at Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, Canada, and will be available in dealers this summer.
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The 2011 Ford Edge ranks 9 out of 23 Affordable Midsize SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 61 published reviews and test drives of the Ford Edge, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The refreshed Ford Edge has sharp new styling, a higher quality cabin and powerful engine options. Best of all, the Edge offers revolutionary touch controls for the stereo and entertainment systems.
chicago auto car dealerships 05/10/2010
Automakers have been cutting back on car shows as they seek to trim their budgets during the difficult economy. General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC scaled back their presence at the L.A. show, where they unveiled no new cars and held no briefings.
Mark H. 03/18/2010
Where is the new Eco-boost turbo V6? I want it in the NON-Sport version - I Don't like the black grille or the 22 inch wheels on the '11 Sport. Give me the chrome semi-split 20's, chrome grill, touring suspension, turbo, keep it around $37K and it's in my garage. Go Ford!
Jerry Barnes 03/05/2010
Is the 2011 any lighter than the heavy 2010 model? Also, are there any plans for a 7 seat version to compete with the Mazda CX9 and GM Crossovers - or are you banking on the boxy Flex or the 2011 Explorer to fill this niche?
Bob Steeves 02/17/2010
I have a 2007 Edge leased new in January 2007. It now has 85,000 KM and I have had no maintainance except scheduled maintainance. It is a quality vehicle, very comfortable and handles well. We are on our 4th trip to Florida with our Edge and in my opinion it is the best vehicle I have ever driven. I will definitely purchase another Edge when my lease is up.
Bill DeJoseph 02/10/2010
Hope this new EDGE is available with a King Ranch edition
edvard 02/10/2010
I just had a few opinions for this design as well as some other current Ford cars and trucks. There seems to be a tendency these days for Ford to shrink their lights. Simply put, the tail lights on the new F-150, Focus, and the headlights on this Edge look too small and out of proportion with the body. I know the current Focus is on the way out, but there is a HUGE amount of blank space in the trunk area. It gives the car a imbalanced look.

The Edge above has a bit too much open space between the edge of the grill and lights area and the corner of the bumper/fender area. I think adding just a little trim in the area would break up the space just a bit.
New 2011 Ford Edge Shown at Chicago Auto Show
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