2011 Ford Edge Priced at $27,220
The new 2011 Ford Edge, with its significant upgrades, comes in at $200 less than last year, at $27,220 � but don't be surprised when the price creeps up like bad underwear when option packages are factored in.
The Edge is available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and Sport. The SE, SEL and Limited come with a 285-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Sport boasts a 305-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 with upgraded paddle shifter transmission.
The SE trim offers just the basics: power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry, AC and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The SEL, at $30,220, buys you dual-zone automatic climate control, particulate air filter, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The Limited costs $34,220 and includes heated front seats, 12-speaker Sony sound system and HD radio.
For an added $395, SEL and Limited models have an available Class II towing hitch that tows up to 3,500 pounds.
The Sport, priced at $36,220, comes with the more powerful 3.7-liter V-6, a unique set of 22-inch aluminum wheels and a sport-tuned suspension. Loaded with every available option, including rear-seat LCD screens, the Edge Sport tops out at $44,330.
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- Gregg Fidan
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