2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Ford Edge Competitors

$28-39k mid-size SUV, designed in U.S.A., built in Canada 17-19 city / 23-27 hwy 323-486 mile range, gas engine
285 to 305 hp 213 to 225 cu. in. V6 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Ford Edge SEL is also often compared to cars. The 2011 Ford Edge SEL's top rivals come from Chevrolet (such as the Traverse LS and the Equinox LS) and Ford (such as the Explorer Limited and the Fusion SE)

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Edge SEL compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it has slightly more cargo space (68.9 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3), is significantly more powerful (285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM), is significantly sportier (15.0 lb/hp vs 19.1 lb/hp), has slightly more spacious back seats (52.9 ft3 vs 46.5 ft3) and has better traction (all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive).

However, on average it much less towing weight (909 lb vs 3,500 lb), is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (18 mpg vs 21 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (25 mpg vs 28 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and has a slightly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year).

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 123 ft vs 134 ft
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly less powerful: 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 7.9"
  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the CR-V and Edge SEL

  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.2 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Nissan Rogue SV

2011 Nissan Rogue SV
$25,950

Significant advantages of the Rogue SV (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Better city mileage: 22 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Rogue SV (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly less powerful: 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 41.9 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Sluggish performance: 20.5 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the Rogue SV and Edge SEL

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have power seats
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Rogue SV vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS
$23,805

Significant advantages of the Equinox LS (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much better highway mileage: 32 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 602 miles vs 475 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Equinox LS (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly less powerful: 182 HP @ 6,700 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Sluggish performance: 20.8 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly slower 0-60 mph time: 10.7 seconds vs 8.1 seconds

common strengths of the Equinox LS and Edge SEL

  • Both have spacious back seats: 50.1 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
$21,220

Significant advantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Higher towing capacity: 1,230 lb vs 909 lb
  • More ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.7" vs 7.9"
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 5 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much less cargo room: 33.5 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Significantly less powerful: 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 2 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Forester 2.5X and Edge SEL

  • Both have spacious back seats: 49.4 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Kia Sportage EX

2011 Kia Sportage EX
$23,990

Significant advantages of the Sportage EX (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,311 lb vs 909 lb
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 31 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the Sportage EX (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly less powerful: 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.8" vs 7.9"
  • Less cargo room: 54.6 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3

common strengths of the Sportage EX and Edge SEL

  • Both have power seats
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
  • Both have lots of cupholders: 8 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Sportage EX vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Cadillac SRX

2011 Cadillac SRX
$42,415

Significant advantages of the SRX (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Many higher towing capacity: 3,500 lb vs 909 lb
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the SRX (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Power outlets not available
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 45.4 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Significantly fewer cupholders: 4 vs 8

common strengths of the SRX and Edge SEL

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Let your passengers conveniently adjust their seat with the {better}'s power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the {worse}
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Cadillac SRX vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Edge SEL compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (18 mpg vs 16 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (25 mpg vs 23 mpg), is slightly sportier (15.0 lb/hp vs 17.1 lb/hp), has significantly more spacious back seats (52.9 ft3 vs 37.9 ft3) and has better traction (all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive).

However, on average it has slightly less cargo space (68.9 ft3 vs 115.0 ft3), has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 5 stars), has much fewer seats (5 vs 8) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (475 miles vs 528 miles).

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
$30,240

Significant advantages of the Traverse LS (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly more cargo room: 116.4 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • More seats: 8 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Traverse LS (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Power outlets not available
  • Power seats not available
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 41.8 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3

common strengths of the Traverse LS and Edge SEL

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Ford Explorer Limited

2011 Ford Explorer Limited
$38,360

Significant advantages of the Explorer Limited (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • More seats: 7 vs 5
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Explorer Limited (vs the Edge SEL)

  • CD player not available
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Much more cramped back seats: 36.9 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3

common strengths of the Explorer Limited and Edge SEL

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 25 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
arrow Compare the Explorer Limited vs the Edge SEL

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel
$42,870

Significant advantages of the Durango Citadel (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • More seats: 7 vs 5
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 566 miles vs 475 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Durango Citadel (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much more cramped back seats: 34.7 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Significantly fewer gears: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Durango Citadel and Edge SEL

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2012 Ford Flex SE

2012 Ford Flex SE
$30,180

Significant advantages of the Flex SE (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • More seats: 7 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Flex SE (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much more cramped back seats: 37.9 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the Flex SE and Edge SEL

  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the Flex SE vs the Edge SEL

2012 GMC Acadia SLE

2012 GMC Acadia SLE
$37,890

Significant advantages of the Acadia SLE (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Significantly more cargo room: 116.9 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • More seats: 8 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Acadia SLE (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Folding rear seats not available
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 42.6 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Navigation system not available

common strengths of the Acadia SLE and Edge SEL

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 GMC Acadia SLE vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Buick Enclave CXL

2011 Buick Enclave CXL
$41,790

Significant advantages of the Enclave CXL (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly more cargo room: 115.0 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Enclave CXL (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 41.0 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Sluggish performance: 17.3 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the Enclave CXL and Edge SEL

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Buick Enclave CXL vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Edge SEL compared to car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (15.0 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp), has significantly more cargo space (68.9 ft3 vs 23.8 ft3), is slightly more powerful (285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 182 HP @ 5,800 RPM), has slightly more spacious back seats (52.9 ft3 vs 45.9 ft3) and has slightly more gears (6 vs continuously variable).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (18 mpg vs 23 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (25 mpg vs 31 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 5 stars) and less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (3 stars vs 4 stars).

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
$29,220

Significant advantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • Paddle shifters comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Power locks not available
  • Sluggish performance: 21.0 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the Outback 2.5i Limited and Edge SEL

  • Lots of cargo room: 71.3 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.2 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2012 Ford Fusion SE
$23,625

Significant advantages of the Fusion SE (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 33 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion SE (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much less cargo room: 16.5 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 3 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Fusion SE and Edge SEL

  • Both have spacious back seats: 45.9 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the Fusion SE vs the Edge SEL

2011 Ford Taurus SHO

2011 Ford Taurus SHO
$38,950

Significant advantages of the Taurus SHO (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • Taurus SHO's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly faster 1/4 mile time: 13.7 s s @ 103.0 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 87.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the Taurus SHO (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much less cargo room: 20.1 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the Taurus SHO and Edge SEL

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.4 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Fairly powerful: 365 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
arrow Compare the Taurus SHO vs the Edge SEL

2012 Ford Focus Titanium

2012 Ford Focus Titanium
$23,495

Significant advantages of the Focus Titanium (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much better highway mileage: 38 mpg vs 25 mpg
  • Much shorter braking distance from 60mph: 110 ft vs 134 ft
  • Significantly better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 18 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Focus Titanium (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much less cargo room: 23.8 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Much more cramped back seats: 39.1 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3

common strengths of the Focus Titanium and Edge SEL

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
arrow Compare the Focus Titanium vs the Edge SEL

2011 Toyota Venza

2011 Toyota Venza
$27,885

Significant advantages of the Venza (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the Venza (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available
  • Sluggish performance: 20.7 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp

common strengths of the Venza and Edge SEL

  • Lots of cargo room: 70.1 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Very roomy back seats: 52.5 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.3 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Venza vs the 2011 Ford Edge SEL

2011 Kia Soul

2011 Kia Soul
$13,995

Significant advantages of the Soul (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 3 stars

Significant disadvantages of the Soul (vs the Edge SEL)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Power mirrors not available
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent

common strengths of the Soul and Edge SEL

  • Lots of cargo room: 53.4 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 49.2 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
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