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2011 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

 
2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
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There's no third-row seat in the 2011 Ford Edge, while many other vehicles its size have one available.

The recently redesigned Chevrolet Equinox is another five-passenger crossover well worth considering; its base 182-horsepower four-cylinder engine is adequate and very fuel-efficient, and the Equinox, while not feeling quite as upscale inside as the new Edge, is impressive for small families.

The Toyota Highlander is a bit larger inside and offers three rows of seating, along with four-cylinder or V-6 engines, but it's much more conservative in look and feel.

Those who like attractive, sporty-feeling interiors will want to consider the five-passenger Nissan Murano, while those who want a little more utility—in the way of standard all-wheel drive—should take a look at the Subaru Tribeca.

Both the Tribeca and Murano only come with larger, less fuel-efficient six-cylinder engines.

That's also the case with the Mazda CX-9; crisp handling and a sportier driving feel are what sets the Mazda apart.

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8.2
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Provided you don't need a third-row seat, the 2011 Ford Edge is at last, at the leading edge of mid-size crossovers, with one of the best driver interfaces in the business.
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The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover.
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With the 2011 Subaru Tribeca, first-class safety credentials and excellent all-weather handling ensure your precious ones are looked after, but if you need more than five seats, we suggest going with a bigger vehicle.
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The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
MSRP From   
$27,640$29,135$30,495$28,090
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas Flat 6Gas I4
EPA Class   
FWD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door Sport4-Door 3.6R PremiumFWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5777
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door SUV4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door Sport Utility4 Door
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
 
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