2011 Ford
Edge SEL
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Traverse LS

2011 Ford Edge SEL

9.6

Winner

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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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Spacious back seats
52.9 ft3
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

9.0

starting from

$30,240

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Traverse LS

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Ample cargo space
116.4 ft3
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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More passenger seats
8
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • Almost the same
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Crash Test Ratings 9.0 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Winner: Traverse LS
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  • The Traverse LS has 3.9x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Winner: Traverse LS
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  • The best price we've seen is $3,085 cheaper (around 10% less), $30,240 vs $33,325
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • More gears
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.6 vs 9.0

Luxury Features

Ford
Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Edge SEL's power seats; not available on the Traverse LS
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Edge SEL

Crash Test Ratings

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Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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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 5 stars The Traverse LS is 3.9x safer than the Edge SEL
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Cost

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Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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MSRP $33,325 vs $30,240 The Traverse LS has a great price and the Edge SEL is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 17 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Road Tests

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Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 7.9 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 141 ft The Edge SEL's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Traverse LS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs 16.2 s s @ 87.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.8 g The Traverse LS has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average Edge SEL
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Ford
Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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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 None vs OnStar

Performance

Ford
Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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Horsepower 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 281 HP @ 6,300 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Traverse LS's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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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 16.6 lb/hp The Edge SEL is a sporty car, while the Traverse LS is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Edge SEL has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 40.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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Passengers 5 vs 8 The Traverse LS has lots of passenger seats, but the Edge SEL has very few
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Cargo space 68.9 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3 The Traverse LS has lots of cargo room, and the Edge SEL is OK, too
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3 The Traverse LS has roomy front seats and the Edge SEL is OK
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Base payload capacity 909 lb vs Unknown
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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 SEL's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Traverse LS
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Edge SEL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Traverse LS
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Ford
Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet
Traverse LS
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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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 Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Edge SEL; but it's not available at all on the Traverse LS

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Edge Limited vs RAV4 Limited
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
2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Edge SEL vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Traverse LS vs Equinox LT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Traverse LS vs Enclave CXL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Traverse LT vs Tahoe LTZ
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 GMC Terrain SLE Traverse LS vs Terrain SLE
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Traverse LS vs Santa Fe

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