Greene Ford Compares 2014 Ford Edge VS 2014 Jeep Cherokee Near Cumming, GA

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2014 Ford Edge

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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Safety Comparison

Both the Edge and the Cherokee 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.

Warranty Comparison

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

There are over 38 percent more Ford dealers than there are Jeep dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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 Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 13th in reliability. With 51 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 29th.

Engine Comparison

The Edge has more powerful engines than the Cherokee:

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.

Cherokee 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

184 HP

171 lbs.-ft.

Cherokee 3.2 DOHC V6

271 HP

239 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Ford Edge 2.0 ECOBoost is faster than the Jeep Cherokee 4 cyl.:

Edge

Cherokee

Zero to 30 MPH

3.2 sec

3.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.9 sec

10.9 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.2 sec

7 sec

Quarter Mile

16.9 sec

18.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.6 MPH

78.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Edge FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Cherokee (18.3 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Cherokee (19.2 vs. 15.9 gallons).

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee are solid, not vented.

The Edge stops shorter than the Cherokee:

Edge

Cherokee

60 to 0 MPH

132 feet

138 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

153 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Cherokee (235/65R17 vs. 225/60R17). The Edge Sport’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Cherokee (265/40R22 vs. 245/65R17).

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 Cherokee’s optional 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport has standard 22-inch wheels. The Cherokee’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 4.9 inches longer than on the Cherokee (111.2 inches vs. 106.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.7 inches wider in the front and 2.5 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Cherokee.

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .82 G’s, while the Cherokee Limited 4x4 pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

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 Cherokee doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has .6 inches more front headroom, 1 inch more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .8 inches more rear headroom, 6.4 inches more rear hip room and 3.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Cherokee.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Cherokee with its rear seat up (32.2 vs. 24.8 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Cherokee with its rear seat folded (68.9 vs. 54.9 cubic feet).

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the Cherokee’s in almost every dimension:

Edge

Cherokee

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

32.2”/69”

33.9”/67.6”

Max Width

56”

49.2”

Min Width

42”

39.4”

Height

33”

28.8”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Edge SEL/Limited/Sport’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee’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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Consumer Reports rated the Edge’s headlight performance “Good” to “Very Good” (depending on model and options), a higher rating than the Cherokee’s headlights, which were rated “Poor” to “Fair.”

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