Traveler’s Guide to the 2011 Ford Edge


Ford Edge imageThe 2011 Ford Edge is the perfect illustration of classic Americana meets new American innovation, technology and design. Along with the 2011 Fiesta the Edge was one of the first Ford vehicles to showcase Ford’s Kinetic Design. The Edge was however, the very first vehicle to showcase MyFord Touch, Ford’s state-of-the-art infotainment system. The perfect companion for any traveler MyFord Touch aggregates Phone, Navigation, Entertainment and Climate into an easy to use touch screen interface found on the center console. Phone’s equipped with bluetooth functionality will connect straight to the system allowing you, the driver to field calls while keeping your eyes on road and hands on the wheel.

Ford Edge offers both veteran and would be traveler’s the luxury of spacious trunk and cabin room. This vehicle trait becomes especially useful if you’re the type of person who tends to over pack (myself included). If the trunk space isn’t large enough for you, there’s always the ability to fold down the second row of seats.

Lebanon Ford Traveler Tip: If you’re looking to either purchase or rent a 2011 Ford Edge we suggest obtaining one equipped with a panoramic sunroof. This will completely enhance your destinations experience. So whether you’re driving through the streets of a bustling metropolis or down the open road you’ll feel fully immersed in your surroundings.

2011 Ford Edge Specs
The 2011 Edge looks great and has revolutionary driver technology. And its performance is every bit as impressive. The new 3.5L V6 engine with Ti-VCT (twin-independent variable-cam timing) delivers best-in-class 285 horsepower plus unsurpassed fuel economy.* 27 hwy mpg, EPA-estimated on SelectShift models, FWD.

Edge gets noticed. It’s just part of its nature. From the bold front grille through the fluid shapes and smooth lines that run the length of its body, Edge looks like nothing else on the road. With a sleek roof, an aerodynamic shape and a commanding profile, Edge is ready for action.

The available panoramic Vista Roof™ features a large forward panel that tilts up or opens fully, plus a fixed-rear skylight. So whether you’re sitting up front or seated in back, Vista Roof lets in more of the world above.

The available fold-flat front passenger seat back helps make the most of the interior. With this seat in the folded position, Edge can accommodate cargo up to eight feet long. Standard on Limited and Sport, available on SEL.

The industry-first available MyFord Touch™ lets you to customize systems like available navigation and climate control, your mobile phone and music library, in a way you’ve never experienced. Using touch controls and voice commands, it combines two five-way switch pads on the steering wheel with three LCD displays – two in the instrument cluster, and one 8-inch touch-screen display in the center stack. The displays are customizable and let you decide what you see on the instrument panel.

Seating Capacity: 5
Passenger Volume [cu. ft.]: 108.4
Cargo Volume Behind First Row [cu. ft.]: 68.9
Cargo Volume Behind Second Row [cu. ft.]: 32.2

MyFord Touch

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