2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2011 Ford
Edge Limited

2011 Cadillac SRX

9.8

starting from

$35,490

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Massive towing weight
3500 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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Good braking distance from 60mph
126 ft
2011 Ford Edge Limited

9.6

Runner-up

Ford Edge Limited

starting from

$37,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge Limited

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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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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
Practicality 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The SRX can carry around 4x more weight, 3500 lb vs 909 lb
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
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
  • Almost the same, $35,490 vs $37,325
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Edge Limited
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • The Edge Limited has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 12 vs 10
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both provide sporty handling
  • More gears
Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Practicality

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.9 ft3 vs 61.1 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 55.2 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 909 lb vs 3500 lb The SRX can carry a phenomenal amount of weight, and the Edge Limited 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 Standard vs Not Available The Edge Limited'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 8 vs 4 The Edge Limited 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

Cost

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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MSRP $37,325 vs $35,490 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 18 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The SRX 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Edge Limited's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The SRX 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Edge Limited's is very short

Luxury Features

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a 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 Edge Limited

Entertainment System

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Number of speakers 12 vs 10 Both have more speakers, but the Edge Limited in particular has a large number
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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

Safety Features

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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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 MyFord vs OnStar

Road Tests

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 8.6 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 126 ft The SRX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Edge Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 87 mph vs 16.9 s @ 85 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.82 g The SRX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Edge Limited
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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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 3 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Ford
Edge Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Horsepower 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM The Edge Limited 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 Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the SRX 's semi-automatic transmission and the Edge Limited'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 15.0 lb/hp vs 15.9 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Edge Limited has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 GMC Terrain SLT SRX vs Terrain SLT
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Acura RDX SRX vs RDX
2011 Cadillac SRX 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ SRX vs Traverse LTZ
2011 Cadillac SRX 2011 Cadillac CTS CTS-V SRX vs CTS CTS-V
2011 Ford Edge SE 2012 Ford Escape Limited Edge SE vs Escape Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Edge Limited vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Ford Explorer Edge Limited vs Explorer
2011 Ford Edge SE 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Edge SE vs Traverse LT
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS Edge SEL vs Equinox LS

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