Jones Ford Casa Grande Compares 2013 Ford Edge VS 2013 Cadillac SRX Near Casa Grande, AZ

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2013 Ford Edge

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2013 Cadillac SRX

Safety Comparison

Both the Edge and the SRX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact 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.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Edge is safer than the Cadillac SRX:



Front Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

168 G’s

Rear Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

40 G’s

43 G’s

Into Pole


5 Stars

4 Stars




Spine Acceleration

53 G’s

60 G’s

Hip Force

867 lbs.

901 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Instrumented handling tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and analysis of its dimensions indicate that the Edge is .5% to 3.9% less likely to roll over than the SRX.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 3 times as many Ford dealers as there are Cadillac dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need 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.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 5 lbs.-ft. more torque (270 vs. 265) than the SRX’s 3.6 DOHC V6. The Edge Sport’s standard 3.7 DOHC V6 produces 15 lbs.-ft. more torque (280 vs. 265) than the SRX’s 3.6 DOHC V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge 4 cyl. FWD gets better fuel mileage than the SRX FWD (21 city/30 hwy vs. 17 city/24 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Edge gets better fuel mileage than the SRX:




3.5 V6/Auto

19 city/27 hwy

17 city/24 hwy


3.7 V6/Auto

19 city/26 hwy



3.5 V6/Auto

18 city/25 hwy

16 city/23 hwy


3.7 V6/Auto

17 city/23 hwy


The Edge has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The SRX doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Edge stops shorter than the SRX:



70 to 0 MPH

175 feet

180 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

147 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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

The Edge Sport’s 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 has standard 22-inch wheels. The SRX’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The SRX’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 1.8 inches wider in the rear than on the SRX.

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .82 G’s, while the SRX 4 pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver 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). The Edge Sport’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the SRX’s (39.3 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 Ford Edge may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 300 pounds less than the Cadillac SRX.

The Edge is 6.1 inches shorter than the SRX, making the Edge easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Edge offers available electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The SRX doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 7.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the SRX (108.4 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, 1.4 inches more rear hip room and 2.4 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 (68.9 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 automatic 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 or the driver can’t contact the service.

The Edge’s standard 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.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Edge owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Edge will cost $1490 to $1950 less than the SRX over a five-year period.

The Edge will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The Intellichoice estimates that the Edge will retain 44.13% to 45.79% of its original price after five years, while the SRX only retains 41.41%.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Edge will be $7867 to $15183 less than for the Cadillac SRX.

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