Greene Ford Compares 2014 Ford Edge VS 2014 GMC Terrain Near Flowery Branch, GA

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2014 Ford Edge

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2014 GMC Terrain

Safety Comparison

Both the Edge and the Terrain 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 GMC Terrain:

Edge

Terrain

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

36

79

Chest Movement

1 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

180 G’s

Hip Force

415 lbs.

547 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

244

256

Spine Acceleration

40 G’s

48 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

53 G’s

63 G’s

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 1.1% to 5% less likely to roll over than the Terrain.

Warranty Comparison

The Edge’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Terrain’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

There are over 74 percent more Ford dealers than there are GMC dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Edge has a 150-amp alternator. The Terrain’s standard 120-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Edge has a 600-amp battery. The Terrain only offers a standard 525-amp battery.

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 GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 13th in reliability. With 7 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 17th.

Engine Comparison

The Edge has more powerful engines than the Terrain:

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.

Terrain 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

182 HP

172 lbs.-ft.

Terrain 3.6 DOHC V6

301 HP

272 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Edge Sport is faster than the GMC Terrain 4 cyl.:

Edge

Terrain

Zero to 60 MPH

7.6 sec

9.2 sec

Quarter Mile

15.9 sec

16.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.9 MPH

82.4 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

Edge

Terrain

2WD

3.5 V6/Auto

19 city/27 hwy

17 city/24 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/23 hwy

3.6 V6

3.7 V6/Auto

17 city/23 hwy

n/a

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

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Edge stops shorter than the Terrain:

Edge

Terrain

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Terrain (235/65R17 vs. 225/60R17). The Edge Sport’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Terrain (265/40R22 vs. 235/55R18).

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 Terrain’s optional 55 series tires.

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

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.5 inches wider in the front and 3.1 inches wider in the rear than on the Terrain.

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .82 G’s, while the Terrain SLE pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Edge Sport AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2 seconds quicker than the Terrain SLE (27 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 29 seconds @ .56 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Edge’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Terrain’s (38.6 feet vs. 40 feet). The Edge Sport’s turning circle is 3.3 feet tighter than the Terrain w/19" wheels’ (39.3 feet vs. 42.6 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Edge has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Terrain (7.9 vs. 6.9 inches), allowing the Edge to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

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 Terrain doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 8.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Terrain (108.4 vs. 99.6).

The Edge has .2 inches more front headroom, 3.2 inches more front shoulder room, .1 inches more rear headroom, 5 inches more rear hip room and 3.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Terrain.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Terrain with its rear seat up (32.2 vs. 31.6 cubic feet). The Edge has a larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Terrain with its rear seat folded (68.9 vs. 63.9 cubic feet).

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

Ergonomics Comparison

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 Terrain’s power windows’ 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 Terrain 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.

Intelligent Access optional on the Edge Limited/Sport allows you to unlock the doors, cargo door and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The GMC Terrain doesn’t offer an advanced key 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 Terrain’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.

The Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Terrain doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

Both the Edge and the Terrain offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Edge has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Terrain doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Terrain doesn’t offer a filtration system.

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 Terrain 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 $510 less than the Terrain over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Edge is less expensive to operate than the Terrain because it costs $406 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Edge than the Terrain, including $315 less for an alternator, $133 less for front brake pads, $240 less for fuel injection, $376 less for a fuel pump and $15 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge outsold the GMC Terrain by 30% during 2013.

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