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2011 Ford Edge Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

Although the 2011 Ford Edge has mid-size exterior dimensions, Ford has smartly opted to fit just two rows of seating into this tall wagon—meaning that there's plenty of space for all.

The front seats are nicely upholstered and comfortable, although we're baffled by Ford's inconsistent power seat controls: fully powered for the driver, but a power lower cushion with a manual recline lever for the front passenger.

The 2011 Ford Edge doesn't have a third-row seat as do many other vehicles its size, but that pays dividends in passenger space for five.

Ford claims that the 2011 Edge has best-in-class legroom in the second row, and we're not inclined to doubt them. The rear seats now recline, and we fit four six-foot adults into the Edge without complaint.

Ride quality is on the firm side, but absorbent enough; and while the Edge Sport had a bit more road noise and a more active ride, we were surprised that it wasn't rougher still.

Build quality was very good considering that at the time of this review, we've only driven pre-production vehicles. We heard no interior creaks or other noises, and the noise suppression is good on the base car. The Edge Sport, as noted, produces more tire noise, an inevitable price to pay for its huge, very low-profile tires.

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