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Attractive, aggressive styling; interior comfort; available technology; three exciting engine choices
Ford's popular Edge crossover is significantly refreshed for 2011. Exterior sheetmetal is revised, with a new front end that features softer, more aerodynamic lines as well as a new headlight design. The front fascia in all but the base model has vertical LED running lamps, while revisions to the taillights and rear bumper contribute tighten the look from the rear. Inside, Ford has upped the use of high-quality materials to improve look and tactile feel of interior surfaces. It's also better insulated for a quieter ride. The center stack is new and ergonomically spot-on, and it contains the interactive MyFord and MyFord Touch interface, as well as Ford's Sync infotainment system. A new 3.5L V6 is under hood putting out 285 horsepower, up from the previous V6 model's 265 hp. Despite the power increase, the unit returns 27 mpg on the highway--a 3 mpg increase over the previous engine. The Edge Sport will utilize a new 3.7L V6--a powerplant shared with the latest Mustang. In the Sport it produces 305 hp and 280 ft-lb of torque.