Jones Ford Casa Grande Compares 2010 Ford Edge VS 2010 Cadillac SRX Near Casa Grande, AZ

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2010 Ford Edge

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2010 Cadillac SRX

Safety Comparison

The Edge’s blind spot mirrors use wide-angle convex mirrors mounted in the corner of each side view mirror to reveal objects that may be in the driver's blind spots. The SRX doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver's blind spots.

Both the Edge and the SRX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all-wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it much easier to get service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The Edge has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The SRX doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Edge first among midsize multi-activity vehicles in their 2009 Initial Quality Study. The SRX isn’t in the top three in its category.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 27 lbs.-ft. more torque (250 vs. 223) than the SRX’s standard 3.0 DOHC V6.

As tested in Popular Mechanics the Ford Edge is faster than the Cadillac SRX V6:

Edge

SRX

Zero to 60 MPH

7.7 sec

8.7 sec

Quarter Mile

15.7 sec

16.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.5 MPH

84.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Edge uses regular unleaded gasoline. The SRX with the 2.8 turbo V6 engine requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 25 to 50 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Edge stops shorter than the SRX:

Edge

SRX

60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the SRX (265/40R22 vs. 235/65R18).

The Edge Sport’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the SRX’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 22-inch wheels. The SRX’s largest wheels are only 20 inches.

The Edge has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the SRX, it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than on the SRX.

The Edge Sport handles at .83 G’s, while the SRX 4 pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Edge’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the SRX’s (38.6 feet vs. 40.3 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Edge has a greater minimum ground clearance than the SRX (7.9 vs. 7 inches), allowing the Edge to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Edge is 4.5 inches shorter than the SRX, making the Edge easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Edge Limited AWD is quieter than the SRX 4:

Edge

SRX

At idle

38 dB

43 dB

Full-Throttle

70 dB

73 dB

70 MPH Cruising

65 dB

70 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 7.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the SRX (108.3 vs. 100.6).

The Edge has .3 inches more front headroom, .6 inches more front shoulder room, .9 inches more rear headroom, 3.3 inches more rear legroom, 1.6 inches more rear hip room and 2.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the SRX.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the SRX with its rear seat up (32.2 vs. 29.8 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the SRX with its rear seat folded (69 vs. 61.1 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The SRX doesn’t offer power folding seats.

Ergonomics Comparison

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the available exterior keypad. The SRX doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its OnStar® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception.

The Edge’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The SRX’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Edge’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service available in a limited number of metro areas.) The SRX’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

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