Jones Ford Casa Grande Compares 2018 Ford Edge VS 2018 Buick Envision Near Casa Grande, AZ

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2018 Ford Edge

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2018 Buick Envision

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the Edge inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Envision doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

Both the Edge and the Envision have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 51 percent more Ford dealers than there are Buick dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Buick vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Buick is ranked 13th.

Engine Comparison

The Edge has more powerful engines than the Envision:




Edge 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

245 HP

275 lbs.-ft.

Edge 3.5 DOHC V6

280 HP

250 lbs.-ft.

Edge Sport 2.7 turbo V6

315 HP

350 lbs.-ft.

Envision 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

197 HP

192 lbs.-ft.

Envision Premium 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

252 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge AWD 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the Envision Premium 4x4 2.0 Turbo (20 city/27 hwy vs. 20 city/26 hwy).

The Edge has 1.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Envision (18.5 vs. 17.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

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 Envision 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 Envision are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Envision (245/60R18 vs. 225/60R18). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Envision (265/40R21 vs. 235/50R19).

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 Envision Premium’s 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 21-inch wheels. The Envision’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 Envision doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 3.9 inches longer than on the Envision (112.2 inches vs. 108.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.8 inches wider in the front and 2.7 inches wider in the rear than on the Envision.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 13.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Envision (113.9 vs. 100.6).

The Edge has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front legroom, 1.5 inches more front hip room, 3.3 inches more front shoulder room, 1.8 inches more rear headroom, 3.1 inches more rear legroom, 4.4 inches more rear hip room and 4.7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Envision.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Envision with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 26.9 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Envision with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 57.3 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Edge. The Envision doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

On a hot day the Edge’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Envision can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport’s exterior keypad. The Envision 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 Envision’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Edge owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Edge will cost $490 to $2030 less than the Envision over a five-year period.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Edge will be $5459 to $7417 less than for the Buick Envision.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge has won recognition from these important consumer publications:




Consumer Reports® Recommends



Car Book “Best Bet”



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