Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Ford Edge Review

The style and technology - the kind of Ford Edge since he took the middle linker by storm from 2006 - are joined in a completely new way, giving customers more of what they want the 2011 model year.

"Customers have told us how much they like the Ford Edge to design and dynamic driving characteristics," said Mark Fields, Ford president of America. "We listened and made sure that the new 2011 Edge offers this and much more. - Including fuel economy, leadership, unexpected levels of silence, a new design, strong, with quality materials and MYFORD driver in Touch connection with a technology that will change the way people experience the vehicles'

Customers do Ford Edge as 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. Ford Edge 2011-now seeks to redefine the segment with a wide range of improvements.

"The new Ford Edge shows how to upgrade the Ford has become more than just design and interior touches," says Elaine Bannon, chief engineer. "We have taken all the Ford Edge and completely rebuilt, including the three new energy sources and two new items, a bold new look and all-new interior. If you add the unique MYFORD Touch, you have a vehicle that will continue to stand above the competition on the road. "

Improvement of power, which should be a leader in fuel economy

In addition to providing customer-oriented technology also presents new Ford Edge efforts impressive set of new transmission options for the customer. Both Ford Edge 3.5-liter V-6 and Ford Edge Sport 3.7-liter V-6 engine using advanced valve train (dual independent variable camshaft, or Ti-VCT) and strategies intelligent control to increase power and torque best in class level. It beats its competitors like the BMW X5, Lexus RX350 and the Audi Q5, while offering superior fuel economy 27 mpg (3.5-liter V-6 road).

3.5-liter V-6 produces 285 horsepower and 253 ft.-lb. torque and the 3.7-liter V-6 produces 305 hp and 280 ft.-lb. Torque - all on a normal fuel. Ford Edge is a superior fuel economy is not at the expense of power and performance. For example, 3.5-liter V-6 Ti-VCT technology for highway fuel economy is 15 percent better than the Nissan Murano, but produces 20 more horsepower.

Both engines are paired with six-speed automatic. SelectShift ™ automatic transmission is standard on the 2011 Ford Edge SEL and Limited, in which class-exclusive standard paddle activation SelectShift 2011 Ford Edge Sport.

Furthermore, the arrival of the new EcoBoost 2.0-liter I-4 engine in the coming months will allow customers greater choice and the kind of fuel economy first with more power and torque.

The new EcoBoost of the I-4 mated to a six-speed transmission that will help channel the impressive performance of the new EcoBoost engine. With the introduction of economy EcoBoost 2.0-liter I-4 of the fuel in the new Ford Edge will be 30 percent better than it was in 2006. most recent is the Ford EcoBoost fulfill the promise of 15 percent fuel economy improvement over the current Edge Ford 3.5-liter V-6 engine while offering the performance level of a six-cylinder.

In total, Ford Edge switch between engine and transmission of three engines - all deliver what should be the top or superior fuel economy and class leading power and torque for a real win-win for the customer.

A more connected driving experience

New 18-inch tires, standard on the Ford Edge SEL Ford Edge Limited, and new wheels are half an inch wider than the outgoing product provides a direction more engaging feel. Twenty-inch tires with new wider wheels are optional on the Ford Edge is limited while the Ford Edge Sport has class-exclusive 22-inch wheels standard.

Complement the new tires and wheels program is a suspension overturned. The shocks were springs and stabilizer bars adjusted to tighten handling. The shock now has a piston broadband allows engineers to tune loads for road and driving dynamics without sacrificing ride for handling or vice versa. The result is a more flat in the turns and hills while providing a comfortable ride.

New disc brakes on all four wheels provide better braking ability. Key updates include brake steel pistons, the larger rear rotors, revised documents brake booster revised gain pedal and revised ratios, which allow more initial bite and firmer skin, feeling more secure when customers press the brake pedal.

2011 Edge offers several new features Brake-related: Hill Start Assist, which reduces the roll back on hills, Trailer Sway Control, which provides more stability when the trailer is equipped with a trailer, Hydraulic Brake Assist, which provides more stopping power of arrest emergency, and segment-first readiness for Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support, which helps to reduce the speed brake and pre-payment will automatically engage the brakes and electronic assistance to help drivers stop more quickly when the system detects a collision is imminent.

New media cradle for improved management, helping to reduce road noise

Original Ford Edge makes a number of benchmarks in the general silence, and this tradition continues 2011 Ford Edge has a wind noise better than many high quality vehicles like the Lexus RX350, Acura MDX and the Audi Q5. Both front and rear frame mounts have been updated with the addition of the suspension tunability more and better NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). Most of the rear subframe bushing is the rubber rose more than 500 percent compared to the bushes out, improves the insulation between the frame and the body, which in turn helps to reduce road noise.

Both road noise and wind noise is significantly reduced in the 2011 Ford Edge due to improvements throughout the interior and exterior, including the propulsion system. Here is a summary of some of the other actions:

* Crystal and acoustic sound package: A package of sounds is an increased uptake in the cabin, which reduces high frequency noise more effectively than the materials that simply acts as a barrier. The result is a better articulation index, which measures how easy it is to listen and understand someone in the vehicle. The 2011 Ford Edge also features a speaker and microphone for SYNC ® has been moved so that it is closer to the driver for improved voice recognition. The windshield is thicker sound and now stuck on all models Ford Edge. Finally, baked expandable foam baffles in the wings and D-pillars help seal the road noise is not desired.

* Powertrain NVH improvements, three main actions to contribute to a calmer 2011 Ford Edge from a standpoint of powertrain NVH. The first is the more robust motor housing. The intake and exhaust have been completely reworked a number of the tray that matches the DNA of Ford Powertrain. Finally, a "hardening" of the torque converter reduces engine speed at the start and end events, which reduces engine noise.

* Aerodynamic improvements: Both lowered the front and a new chassis to improve protection against wind noise.

Bold, flowing design makes the Ford Edge crossover missed

Update bold design, which flows more transparent is reflected in a complementary interior, characterized by increased craftsmanship, improved materials and better performance. Improved management and smoother finish points of contact, and flexibility in terms of storage in the cabin and the Ford Edge 2011.

"For me, craft is not only the layout and finish," said Bannon. "It's also the experience and ergonomic layout, it is where we put the sewing material lines -. -. cut and expectations of all the information to give the customer a good experience "

An increased presence is announced by a bold grille and a spoiler that seems more designed. A pillar flows into the cap, adding subtle waves to create a more sculptural quality. packaging lines highlights both the front and new wheel lineup.

2011 Ford Edge Sport adds more power, distinctive appearance

The 2011 Ford Edge Sport is powered by a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V-6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and is similar to that said the 2011 Ford Mustang. The 2011 Ford Edge Sport includes all the content found on the Ford Edge SEL and a specially tuned suspension, transmission and paddle your own style.

The Ford Edge Sport exclusive class of 22-inch polished wheels with distinctive aluminum accents spoke Tuxedo Black. Other elements include a unique grille style Tuxedo Black, treatment of the headlights and smoked taillights, rocker, body-colored, oval chrome exhaust tips, door cladding, body color and the color of the revised lower body front and rear.

Key factors in the interior is liquid smoke silver appliques, are included in the smoke metallic leather seat inserts, silver, alloy pedals and a paddle levers class by itself, which triggers a six-speed automatic SelectShift to give customers the possibility of a fun-shift manual experience.

SelectShift mode, the transmission is to guess the pilot, which offers total control over gear selection and performance feel. Higher ratios, for example, are not sent to the red line, and below are entitled to the lowest possible speed, as defined by the speed of the engine.

When the system is in manual mode, the engine speed to provide faster and easier climb, and customers using the device application within the rev limiter.

When a lower gear is selected while descending a long downhill in quality, the 2011 Ford Edge Sport shift mode select find that gear until the driver manually higher ratios or return to full auto mode. To ensure the safety movement, the transmission will downshift to the lowest acceptable rate, based on a calculated maximum speed. This means that if a vehicle was driving at highway speeds, the driver could not downshift to first in change mode select.

"The Ford Edge Sport 2011, with its unique powertrain, suspension and specially adapted unique style, offers a driving experience not seen in other crosses, and really appeal to the driving enthusiast," said Bannon. "Since the rest of the lineup 2011 Ford Edge, perfectly blends technology and style. "

Touch MyFord marks a new era of interaction

The first technology industry MyFord Touch Driver connection provides a more secure, easier to communicate with drivers of vehicles and technologies in their digital lives. It replaces the traditional vehicle buttons, buttons and gauges with bright, crisp LCD screens and control in five directions like those found on mobile phones and MP3 players.

Standard Limited 2011 Ford Edge and the Ford Edge Sport 2011, the system displays information MyFord Touch using two 4.2-inch full color LCD screens flanking an analog speedometer and LCD 8-inch touch screen at the top of the center console. A switch to five lanes on each side of the control bar of the wheel of information that appears in the corresponding data of the dashboard. The screens can be customized to display information relevant to each driver with a simple click of a button, voice commands or touch-screen printing.

The steering wheel has all the essential features available in a very compact right, which belongs to the hand of the driver, when he took the wheel. The five-way button familiar to anyone who has used a mobile phone or MP3 player.

Like the song? You can feel it

Also new on the 2011 Ford Edge is the first use in the world of iTunes ® tagging protocol in a receiver available factory-installed HD Radio ™. iTunes Tagging Protocol allows clients to "capture" a song they hear on HD Radio receiver for later purchase from iTunes. With one press of a "TAG" MyFord on a touch screen, the song information will be stored in the preset memory.

When a song is encoded, and customers on their system for iPod Dock SYNC marked track data is transferred to the iPod. Synchronize up to 100 tags can be maintained until the iPod is connected. When the iPod is synced with iTunes playlists of songs entered will be displayed. Customers can then preview, and if they want to buy and download songs from the iTunes Store are marked.

A major advantage of HD Radio is the sound quality of the show is much better because of digital transmission - FM sounds like CD and AM FM transmissions like today. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts are not susceptible to interference, cancellation and other issues.

2011 Ford Edge equipped with standard technology and class-exclusive

Controller technology MyFord values ​​provide a list of 12 rules and class-exclusive features and technologies available for the 2011 Ford Edge, joining SYNC, Easy Fuel ® (standard), keyless keyboard SecuriCode, blind spot mirrors (standard ); MyKey ™ (standard), AdvanceTrac ® with RSC (Roll Stability Control ™, standard), adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake assist, the Cross Traffic Alert and 22-inch wheels and a palette of activation in the 2011 Ford Edge Sport.

Here are more closely some of the technologies:

* Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Assist, the driver can set the speed of the vehicle and hold it without the accelerator, and warns the driver of a potential collision. It also helps to reduce the speed brake and pre-payment will automatically engage the brakes and electronic assistance to help drivers stop more quickly when the system detects that a collision is imminent.

* Blind Spot Information System (BLIS ®) with Cross Traffic Alert, a feature that helps to detect vehicles in blind spots during normal driving and traffic approaching the first turn off the parking lot.

* MyKey is designed to enable parents to encourage teenagers to drive safely and more fuel efficient and increase the use of seat belts. Standard feature MyKey allows owners to designate keys that reduce vehicle speed and volume.

* Easy Fuel Capless Fuel-Filler System is standard on Ford's unique feature, which uses a spring-loaded flapper door integrated to eliminate the need for the fuel cap.

"You can jump on the 2011 Ford Edge and bring its technology - lifestyle - with you and have everything within reach," said Bannon. "The 2011 Ford Edge gives you all the capabilities and flexibility you want in style."

The 2011 Ford Edge was built in Oakville, Ontario Assembly Complex, Canada, and will be available at dealerships in the summer of 2010.