Jones Ford Wickenburg Compares 2016 Ford Edge VS 2016 Cadillac SRX Near Wickenburg, AZ

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2016 Ford Edge

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2016 Cadillac SRX

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the Edge inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The SRX doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Edge Titanium/Sport offers an optional 180-degree camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The SRX only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Edge and the SRX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Edge is safer than the Cadillac SRX:

Edge

SRX

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Edge is safer than the Cadillac SRX:

Edge

SRX

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

118 G’s

168 G’s

Hip Force

281 lbs.

370 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

114

224

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

297

614

Spine Acceleration

53 G’s

60 G’s

Hip Force

585 lbs.

901 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, and an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Edge as a “Top Pick” for 2015. The SRX is not a “Top Pick” for 2015.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 12th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 15 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 21st, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 10 lbs.-ft. more torque (275 vs. 265) than the SRX’s 3.6 DOHC V6. The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 7 more horsepower (315 vs. 308) and 85 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 265) than the SRX’s 3.6 DOHC V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge gets better fuel mileage than the SRX:

Edge

SRX

2WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

21 city/30 hwy

n/a

3.5 V6/6-spd. Auto

18 city/26 hwy

17 city/24 hwy

3.6 V6/Auto

4WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

20 city/28 hwy

n/a

3.5 V6/6-spd. Auto

17 city/25 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

3.6 V6/Auto

2.7 turbo V6/6-spd. Auto

17 city/24 hwy

n/a

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Edge SE 2.0 ECOBoost FWD offers an optional system to automatically turn off the engine when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The SRX doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Edge has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The SRX doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Edge stops shorter than the SRX:

Edge

SRX

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the SRX (245/60R18 vs. 235/65R18). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the SRX (265/40R21 vs. 235/65R18).

The Edge SE/SEL’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the SRX’s standard 65 series tires. The Edge Sport’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the SRX’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 21-inch wheels. The SRX’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The SRX’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Edge’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The SRX doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 1.7 inches longer than on the SRX (112.2 inches vs. 110.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 1 inch wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than on the SRX.

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .87 G’s, while the SRX 4 pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge Sport AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1 seconds quicker than the SRX 4 (26.2 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .63 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The Ford Edge may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 pounds less than the Cadillac SRX.

The front grille of the Edge uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The SRX doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 13.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the SRX (113.9 vs. 100.6).

The Edge has .5 inches more front headroom, 1.4 inches more front legroom, .5 inches more front hip room, 2 inches more front shoulder room, 1.9 inches more rear headroom, 4.3 inches more rear legroom, 2.8 inches more rear hip room and 4.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the SRX.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the SRX with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 29.8 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the SRX with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 61.1 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Edge easier. The Edge’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 29 inches, while the SRX’s liftover is 30.1 inches.

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the SRX’s in almost every dimension:

Edge

SRX

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41.5”/73.5”

38.3”/69.3”

Min Width

45.1”

44.6”

Height

34.4”

29”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The SRX doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Edge’s available cargo door can be opened just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The SRX doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its cargo door, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics Comparison

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport’s exterior keypad. The SRX doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its OnStar ® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

The Edge SE/SEL’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The SRX’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The SRX doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Edge Titanium/Sport’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The SRX doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Edge owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Edge will cost $360 to $2070 less than the SRX over a five-year period.

The Edge will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. Kiplinger’s estimates that the Edge will retain a greater percentage of its original price after three and five years than the SRX.

Edge

SRX

Five Year

37%

23%

Three Year

47%

39%

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Edge will be $7210 to $9161 less than for the Cadillac SRX.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge won the Check it Out award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue. The Cadillac SRX didn't win any award.

The Ford Edge outsold the Cadillac SRX by 89% during the 2015 model year.

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