Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011 Ford Edge SEL Review

The Ford Edge midsize family SUV was thoroughly overhauled for the 2011 model year and for starters it can easily be said that this kiddie hauler is now a real looker. The interior also was given the full mommy makeover treatment with a high tech electronic gauge display and the addition of Ford's controversial MyFordTouch system.

My SEL model was equipped with that system which adversely affected Ford's quality rankings recently and included the newly updated Sync system that works much better in models like the Flex, Fusion and Taurus. While the connectivity and voice activation functionality of the system is still top notch, controlling song selection functions via the USB/iPod integration plug-in is less straightforward via the center mounted touch screen.

More specifically, the arrow for scrolling through song playlists on your iPod is so small that it is hard to hit accurately as you are driving. A small niggle but one that could seriously irk you over time. The MyFordTouch system has two individual LCD electronic pods where you can display navigation, phone, audio functions or even program it to display an electronic tachometer. Unfortunately, this tachometer was about as realistic as something you would fine in a 1980s arcade driving game. Either fit a real tachometer or one that looks like one, Ford. Please.

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