2011 Ford
Edge Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4 Limited

2011 Ford Edge Limited

9.8

starting from

$37,325

Reasons to buy the Ford Edge Limited

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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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Sporty performance
15.0 lb/hp
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Average 0-60 time
8.1 seconds
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

9.4

starting from

$27,665

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4 Limited

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Has 3 rows of seats
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More passenger seats
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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
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Edge Limited
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • The Edge Limited has 6 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 12 vs 6
  • Almost the same
Practicality 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Winner: RAV4 Limited
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  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • The RAV4 Limited has 2 more cupholders, 10 vs 8
  • Almost the same, 56.4 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
Performance 10.0 vs 9.3
2011 Ford Edge Limited Winner: Edge Limited
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  • The Edge Limited's power-to-weight ratio is around 30% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.0 lb/hp vs 20.0 lb/hp
  • The Edge Limited has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • Around 60% more powerful, 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Crash Test Ratings 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Winner: RAV4 Limited
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  • The RAV4 Limited has 1.8x less risk of serious injury, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Winner: RAV4 Limited
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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 $9,660 cheaper (around 30% less), $27,665 vs $37,325
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

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Edge Limited
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RAV4 Limited
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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 Limited's power seats; not available on the RAV4 Limited
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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 Edge Limited

Entertainment System

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Edge Limited
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RAV4 Limited
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Number of speakers 12 vs 6 The Edge Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, and the RAV4 Limited 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 Optional Like your tunes? In the RAV4 Limited, you can upgrade to 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 Limited; but it's not available at all on the RAV4 Limited

Practicality

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Edge Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 7 The RAV4 Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Edge Limited is OK, too
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Cargo space 68.9 ft3 vs 73.0 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 56.4 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 909 lb vs 959 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 Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 10 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Performance

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Edge Limited
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RAV4 Limited
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Horsepower 285 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Edge Limited is fairly powerful, but the RAV4 Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The Edge Limited has more gears, but the RAV4 Limited has very few
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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 20.0 lb/hp The Edge Limited is a sporty car, but the RAV4 Limited is sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The RAV4 Limited's drivetrain is better for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.6 ft vs 34.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Crash Test Ratings

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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 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 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Cost

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Edge Limited
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MSRP $37,325 vs $27,665 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 21 mpg The RAV4 Limited has great city mileage and the Edge Limited 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

Safety Features

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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 MyFord vs None

Road Tests

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Edge Limited
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0-60 mph 8.1 seconds vs 10.0 seconds The Edge Limited's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the RAV4 Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 130 ft The RAV4 Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Edge Limited is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph The Edge Limited's 1/4 mile time is average, but the RAV4 Limited's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.76 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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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
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Toyota Highlander SE RAV4 Limited vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2011 Toyota Camry LE RAV4 Sport vs Camry LE
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion RAV4 Limited vs Tiguan SE 4Motion
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Lexus RX 350 RAV4 Limited vs RX 350
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited RAV4 Limited vs 4Runner Limited

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for galan galan (1:22 PM, July 27, 2014)
This review is completely absurd. First, the 2011 Rav4 came with a V6 option. If you're going to compare these two vehicles than the least you can do is be honest enough to conduct an apples to apples comparison. The V6 gives the Rav4 269hp and a 0-60 speed of 6 seconds and it's AWD, not 4WD. And if you're wondering, yes I own a AWD Rav4 with the V6. :)