Powered by a 3.7L V6 making 305-hp, the 2011 Ford Edge Sport with AWD takes this compact crossover to new heights

Ford takes their brawny yet stylish Edge crossover and makes it even bolder with the 2011 Ford Edge Sport with AWD, paving the way with class-leading features and industry-first technologies—a habit Ford is becoming accustomed to these past several years.

A new 3.7L V6 makes 305-hp, 40-hp more than the outgoing Edge Sport. Advanced valvetrain technology contributes to impressive fuel economy as well, getting 18 mpg city and 25 mpg on the highway. For a more spirited drive, the 2011 Edge Sport also finds new steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.

Arguably the best-looking, most fearless midsize crossover on the market with the Ford Edge, the 2011 Ford Edge Sport takes exterior styling even further, adding class-exclusive 22-inch (yeah, 22-inch) wheels. These forged aluminum rims feature Tuxedo Black spoke accents and a polished finished giving the Edge Sport that aftermarket impact.

Matching Tuxedo Black painted front grille along with dual chrome exhaust tips and distinct headlamps/taillights reaffirm that this is indeed the Edge Sport trim. Body-color front and rear fascias, door caps and side skirt rocker moldings all contribute to the sleek, stealthy look.

MyFord Touch comes standard in the 2011 Ford Edge Sport that includes a 4.2-inch full colour LCD screen nestled between an analog speedometer and an 8-inch touch-screen LCD located top and centre. Pumping out 390 watts of continuous power, the 12-speaker Sony Audio System with a Class D all-digital amplifier sounds brilliant.

Inside, the Edge Sport cabin sees leather-trimmed seats with contrast stitching, Silver Smoke metallic leather inserts and 10-way heated power driver seat with power lumbar and memory settings. Both accelerator and brake pedals are aluminum-covered, providing that extra sporty flair.

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