2011 Ford
Edge SEL
vs. 2011 Honda
CR-V

2011 Ford Edge SEL

9.9

Winner

Ford Edge SEL

starting from

$33,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge SEL

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Quite powerful
285 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
7.9"
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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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Sporty performance
15.0 lb/hp
2011 Honda CR-V

9.2

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Less safe for the driver in head-on collisions
4 stars
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good braking distance from 60mph
123 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • The Edge SEL has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Performance 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • Around 60% more powerful, 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
  • The Edge SEL's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.0 lb/hp vs 18.8 lb/hp
  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $9,920 cheaper (around 30% less), $23,405 vs $33,325
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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Edge SEL
2011 Ford Edge SEL
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 CR-V
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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
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 4 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 3 stars The Edge SEL is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Performance

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Edge SEL
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CR-V
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Horsepower 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The Edge SEL is fairly powerful, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Edge SEL has more gears and the CR-V is OK, too
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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 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 18.8 lb/hp The Edge SEL is a sporty car, while the CR-V 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 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Cost

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Edge SEL
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
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MSRP $33,325 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price and the Edge SEL is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage and the Edge SEL 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

Entertainment System

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Edge SEL
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CR-V
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The CR-V 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Edge SEL does not
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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 Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Edge SEL; but it's not available at all on the CR-V

Practicality

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Edge SEL
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.9 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 909 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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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 Optional vs Not Available The Edge SEL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the CR-V
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Cupholders 8 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Edge SEL
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 None vs None

Road Tests

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Edge SEL
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2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The Edge SEL's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the CR-V is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 123 ft The CR-V has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Edge SEL is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.6 s @ 87 mph vs 16.9 s @ 82 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.77 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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 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
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Honda Accord EX-L CR-V EX-L vs Accord EX-L
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Nissan Murano LE CR-V vs Murano LE
2011 Honda CR-V EX-L 2011 Toyota Highlander SE CR-V EX-L vs Highlander SE
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i CR-V vs X3 xDrive28i
2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX CR-V vs Accord Crosstour EX

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