Jones Ford Casa Grande Compares 2014 Ford Edge VS 2014 Dodge Journey Near Casa Grande, AZ

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2014 Ford Edge

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2014 Dodge Journey

Safety Comparison

The Edge Limited offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The system also pre-charges the brakes to begin deceleration more quickly. The Journey doesn't offer a collision warning system.

The Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Journey doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Journey doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Edge offers optional SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Journey doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Edge and the Journey 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, 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 Dodge Journey:

Edge

Journey

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

36

68

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

128 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

40 G’s

46 G’s

Hip Force

567 lbs.

1028 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

53 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

867 lbs.

1061 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 2% to 4.5% less likely to roll over than the Journey.

Warranty Comparison

The Edge’s 5 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Journey runs out after 100,000 miles.

There are over 33 percent more Ford dealers than there are Dodge dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Edge has a standard 600-amp battery. The Journey’s 525-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Dodge vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 13th in reliability. With 63 more problems per 100 vehicles, Dodge is ranked 31st.

Engine Comparison

The Edge has more powerful engines than the Journey:

Horsepower

Torque

Edge 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

240 HP

270 lbs.-ft.

Edge 3.5 DOHC V6

285 HP

253 lbs.-ft.

Edge Sport 3.7 DOHC V6

305 HP

280 lbs.-ft.

Journey 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

173 HP

166 lbs.-ft.

Journey 3.6 DOHC V6

283 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Edge Sport is faster than the Dodge Journey V6:

Edge

Journey

Zero to 60 MPH

7.6 sec

7.7 sec

Quarter Mile

15.9 sec

16 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.9 MPH

87.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge 2.0 ECOBoost gets better fuel mileage than the Journey 4 cyl. FWD (21 city/30 hwy vs. 19 city/26 hwy).

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

Edge

Journey

2WD

4 cyl./Auto

n/a

19 city/26 hwy

3.5 V6/Auto

19 city/27 hwy

17 city/25 hwy

3.6 V6

3.7 V6/Auto

19 city/26 hwy

n/a

4WD

3.5 V6/Auto

18 city/25 hwy

16 city/24 hwy

3.6 V6

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 Journey doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Edge’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Journey are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Journey (235/65R17 vs. 225/65R17). The Edge Sport’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Journey (265/40R22 vs. 225/65R17).

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 Journey’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport has standard 22-inch wheels. The Journey’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Journey doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 3.6 inches wider in the front and 2.9 inches wider in the rear than on the Journey.

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .82 G’s, while the Journey Limited AWD pulls only .76 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge Sport AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.7 seconds quicker than the Journey Limited AWD (27 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 28.7 seconds @ .6 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

The Edge is 8.2 inches shorter than the Journey, 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 Journey doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 1 inch more front hip room, 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, 3.5 inches more rear legroom, 1.9 inches more rear hip room and 1.8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Journey.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Journey with all its rear seats folded (68.9 vs. 67.6 cubic feet).

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

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults or children, the Edge SEL/Limited/Sport offers an optional power rear liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The Journey doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Ergonomics Comparison

When two different drivers share the Edge Limited/Sport, the memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for both. Each keyless remote activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Journey doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Edge Limited/Sport’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Journey doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Edge’s driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Journey’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Edge’s available exterior keypad. The Journey doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

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 Journey’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Edge has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Journey only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Edge Limited offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Journey doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Edge owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Edge will cost $105 less than the Journey over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Edge is less expensive to operate than the Journey because it costs $511 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Edge than the Journey, including $291 less for an alternator, $22 less for front brake pads, $39 less for fuel injection, $95 less for a fuel pump and $136 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge outsold the Dodge Journey by 54% during 2013.

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