2011 Ford
Edge Limited
vs. 2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

9.9

starting from

$43,120
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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Comparable towing weight
1650 lb
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Safer for the driver in head-on collisions
5 stars
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.6"
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Moon roof
Standard
2011 Ford Edge Limited

9.4

Runner-up

Ford Edge Limited

starting from

$37,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge Limited

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Average highway fuel efficiency
25 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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Sporty performance
15.0 lb/hp
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Quite expensive
$37,325
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • The Grand Cherokee Overland's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Edge Limited
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Overland's standard sun roof
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • The Grand Cherokee Overland has 3.9x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Winner: Grand Cherokee Overland
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  • The Grand Cherokee Overland's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Edge Limited
  • The Grand Cherokee Overland can carry more than 80% more weight, 1650 lb vs 909 lb
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $5,795 cheaper (more than 10% less), $37,325 vs $43,120
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • The Edge Limited has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Edge Limited's power-to-weight ratio is more than 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.0 lb/hp vs 16.7 lb/hp
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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Number of speakers 9 vs 12 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 Yes vs No The Grand Cherokee Overland has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Edge Limited

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Overland'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 Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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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 5 stars vs 3 stars The better is 3.9x safer than the Edge Limited
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Practicality

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 68.9 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1650 lb vs 909 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 Standard vs Optional The Grand Cherokee Overland's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Edge Limited
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Edge Limited has a good number of cupholders, but the Grand Cherokee Overland is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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MSRP $43,120 vs $37,325 The Edge Limited has a reasonable price, while the Grand Cherokee Overland is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 18 mpg The Edge Limited has OK city mileage, while the Grand Cherokee Overland is very inefficient
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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

Performance

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Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Edge Limited has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Overland 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 16.7 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp The Edge Limited is a sporty car, while the Grand Cherokee Overland is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Overland's drivetrain is better for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 38.6 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge 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 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 Uconnect vs MyFord

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
2011 Ford Edge Limited Ford
Edge Limited
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 8.1 seconds The Grand Cherokee Overland has a good 0-60 time, but the Edge Limited is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 138 ft vs 134 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.4 s @ 92 mph vs 16.6 s @ 87 mph The Grand Cherokee Overland's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Edge Limited's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.74 g vs 0.76 g The Edge Limited has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Grand Cherokee Overland
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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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
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2012 Ford Escape Limited Grand Cherokee Laredo vs Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2011 Jeep Compass Limited Grand Cherokee Limited vs Compass Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X Grand Cherokee Limited vs Patriot Latitude X
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2011 Jeep Liberty Sport Grand Cherokee Laredo vs Liberty Sport

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