2011 Ford Edge SEL

Matt Tierney
#Ford, #Edge

The Edge's major update for 2011 has resulted in surprisingly nice materials in the cabin, which are especially noticeable from the first time you close the door, as its inside handle is lined with nice grippy plastic. I'm not so keen on MyFord Touch and its supersensitive touch controls for audio tuning and climate controls, but I could probably get used to it after spending a more time with the vehicle. The information-heavy instrument panel features some nice colors and graphics, but I actually think the bright teal speedometer needle is the coolest aspect of the gauge cluster.

As Eric mentioned, the revitalized Edge is much sportier than its predecessor, not to mention most of its rivals. I was particularly impressed with its willingness to turn-in and its crisp handling, although it does exhibit moderate amounts of body roll. The high load floor in the cargo area is a bit off-putting, however, making the sporty Edge less utilitarian than some of its competitors.

Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor

Nice vehicle but how can Ford distinguish it from the new Explorer...at least in the public's mind. I understand the new Explorer is off-road worthy, whereas the Edge is not. Both are nice looking cars and are much different than the Grand Cherokee which has an impeccable off-road pedigree.

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