2011 Ford
Edge SE
vs. 2012 Ford
Escape Limited

2012 Ford Escape Limited

8.8

starting from

$26,995

Reasons to buy the Ford Escape Limited

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Keyless entry
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.4"
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Leather
Standard
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Power seats
Standard
2011 Ford Edge SE

8.4

Runner-up

Ford Edge SE

starting from

$28,465

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge SE

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Quite powerful
285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Safer for passengers in the rear in side collisions
5 stars
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OK brakes
Disc
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Escape Limited Winner: Escape Limited
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Escape Limited; not available on the Edge SE
  • Leather comes standard on the Escape Limited; the Edge SE only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Escape Limited's power seats; not available on the Edge SE
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 6.4
2011 Ford Edge SE Winner: Edge SE
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  • The Edge SE has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
  • The Edge SE has 1.5x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • The Edge SE has 1.5x less risk of serious injury, 3 stars vs 2 stars
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Ford Escape Limited Winner: Escape Limited
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $1,470 cheaper (around 10% less), $26,995 vs $28,465
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • More gears
  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.4 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

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Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Escape Limited's power seats; not available on the Edge SE
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Escape Limited; not available on the Edge SE
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Escape Limited; the Edge SE only offers cloth seats

Crash Test Ratings

Ford
Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Escape Limited
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Front driver crash test 3 stars vs 2 stars Poor protection, 21% to 35% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The Edge SE is 1.5x safer than the Escape Limited

Cost

Ford
Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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MSRP $28,465 vs $26,995 The Escape Limited has a great price and the Edge SE is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 19 mpg vs 21 mpg The Escape Limited has great city mileage and the Edge SE is pretty reasonable
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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

Ford
Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 10.7 seconds The Edge SE's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Escape Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 147 ft The Edge SE's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Escape Limited is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 87 mph vs 18.1 s @ 81 mph The Edge SE's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Escape Limited's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Ford
Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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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 Drum The Edge SE has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Ford
Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Horsepower 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 171 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Edge SE is fairly powerful, but the Escape Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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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 14.3 lb/hp vs 19.3 lb/hp The Edge SE is a sporty car, but the Escape Limited is sluggish
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 36.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Edge SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.9 ft3 vs 66.3 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 55.0 ft3 Both average size front seats
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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 Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Escape Limited offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Edge SE
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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 SE
2011 Ford Edge SE
2012 Ford Escape Limited Ford
Escape Limited
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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 Optional Like your tunes? In the Escape Limited, you can upgrade to 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 Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Escape Limited; but it's not available at all on the Edge SE

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Ford Edge Limited 2011 Honda CR-V Edge Limited vs CR-V
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
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Escape Limited vs Grand Cherokee Laredo
2012 Ford Escape XLS 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Escape XLS vs Outback 2.5i
2012 Ford Escape XLT 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition Escape XLT vs Liberty Limited Edition
2012 Ford Escape XLT 2011 Nissan Murano SL Escape XLT vs Murano SL
2012 Ford Escape Limited 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i Escape Limited vs X3 xDrive28i

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