2011 Ford
Edge SEL
vs. 2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

9.9

starting from

$40,040
"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 Limited

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Comparable towing weight
1,650 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 SEL

9.3

Runner-up

Ford Edge SEL

starting from

$33,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge SEL

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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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Very inexpensive
$33,325
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited has 3 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 9 vs 6
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Edge SEL
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Grand Cherokee Limited
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 9.0
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited has 3.9x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Edge SEL
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited can carry more than 80% more weight, 1,650 lb vs 909 lb
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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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 $6,715 cheaper (around 20% less), $33,325 vs $40,040
Performance 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Ford Edge SEL Winner: Edge SEL
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  • The Edge SEL has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Edge SEL'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 9.3

Entertainment System

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Grand Cherokee Limited has more speakers and the Edge SEL is OK, too
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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 Limited 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 SEL

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Limited'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 Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Grand Cherokee Limited

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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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 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

Practicality

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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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 1,650 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 Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Edge SEL
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Edge SEL has a good number of cupholders, but the Grand Cherokee Limited 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 Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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MSRP $40,040 vs $33,325 The Edge SEL has a reasonable price, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 18 mpg The Edge SEL has OK city mileage, while the Grand Cherokee Limited 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 Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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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 SEL has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Limited 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 SEL is a sporty car, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Limited'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 Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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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 None

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Ford Edge SEL Ford
Edge SEL
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 8.1 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 134 ft The Grand Cherokee Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Edge SEL is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.3 s s @ 86.6 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 87.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.76 g The Edge SEL has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Grand Cherokee Limited
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Ford Edge SEL 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Edge SEL vs Outback 2.5i Limited
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