2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2011 Ford
Edge SEL

2011 Cadillac SRX

10.0

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Massive towing weight
3,500 lb
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Ford Edge SEL

9.3

Runner-up

Ford Edge SEL

starting from

$33,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge SEL

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Power outlets
Standard
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Average cargo space
68.9 ft3
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Quite powerful
285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Average highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the SRX
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX can carry around 4x more weight, 3,500 lb vs 909 lb
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings - vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance - vs 10.0
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  • More gears
Overall 10.0 vs 9.3

Luxury Features

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the SRX

Practicality

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SRX
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Edge SEL
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 61.1 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.2 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 3,500 lb vs 909 lb The SRX can carry a phenomenal amount of weight, and the Edge SEL is comparable to most other vehicles
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The Edge SEL's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the SRX
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The Edge SEL has a good number of cupholders, but the SRX does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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SRX
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Edge SEL
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The SRX has more speakers and the Edge SEL is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

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SRX
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Edge SEL
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MSRP $42,415 vs $33,325 The Edge SEL has a reasonable price, while the SRX is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The SRX 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Edge SEL's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The SRX 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Edge SEL's is very short

Safety Features

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SRX
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Edge SEL
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Road Tests

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 8.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 134 ft The SRX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Edge SEL is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s s @ 85.0 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 87.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.76 g The SRX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Edge SEL
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
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Edge SEL
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs 3 stars
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs 5 stars

Performance

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SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX
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Edge SEL
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Edge SEL is fairly powerful, but the SRX is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both the SRX 's semi-automatic transmission and the Edge SEL's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp The Edge SEL is a sporty car, while the SRX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 38.6 ft

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 GMC Acadia SLE SRX vs Acadia SLE
2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS SRX vs Traverse LS
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Cadillac CTS 3.6 SRX vs CTS 3.6
2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Edge Limited vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Edge SEL vs Traverse LS
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Honda CR-V Edge SEL vs CR-V
2011 Ford Edge SE 2012 Ford Escape Limited Edge SE vs Escape Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Edge SEL vs Explorer Limited

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