Greene Ford Compares 2015 Ford Edge VS 2015 Infiniti QX50 Near Buford, GA

Responsive image

2015 Ford Edge

Responsive image
VS

2015 Infiniti QX50

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 QX50 doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

To help make backing safer, the Edge SEL/Titanium/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 QX50 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Edge and the QX50 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 25 times as many Ford dealers as there are Infiniti dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2014 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Infiniti vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in initial quality. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 23rd.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 8 lbs.-ft. more torque (275 vs. 267) than the QX50’s 3.7 DOHC V6. The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 83 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 267) than the QX50’s 3.7 DOHC V6.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge gets better fuel mileage than the QX50:

Edge

QX50

2WD

ECOBoost 4 cyl./Auto

20 city/30 hwy

n/a

V6/Auto

18 city/26 hwy

17 city/25 hwy

ECOBoost V6/Auto

18 city/27 hwy

n/a

4WD

ECOBoost 4 cyl./Auto

20 city/28 hwy

n/a

V6/Auto

17 city/25 hwy

17 city/24 hwy

ECOBoost V6/Auto

17 city/24 hwy

n/a

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Edge SE 2.0 ECOBoost FWD offers an optional system to automatically turn off the engine when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The QX50 doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Edge uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine for maximum performance). The QX50 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

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 QX50 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the QX50 (245/60R18 vs. 225/55R18). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the QX50 (265/40R21 vs. 245/45R19).

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 QX50 Journey’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 21-inch wheels. The QX50’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 QX50’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Edge’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The QX50 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 2 inches longer than on the QX50 (112.2 inches vs. 110.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.1 inches wider in the front and .1 inches wider in the rear than on the QX50.

Chassis Comparison

The front grille of the Edge ECOBoost uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The QX50 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Edge Sport uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The QX50 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 22.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the QX50 (113.9 vs. 91.7).

The Edge has 3 inches more front hip room, 5.5 inches more front shoulder room, 1.9 inches more rear headroom, 12.1 inches more rear legroom, 7.5 inches more rear hip room and 5.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the QX50.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Edge’s rear seats recline. The QX50’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the QX50 with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 18.6 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the QX50 with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 47 cubic feet).

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the QX50’s in almost every dimension:

Edge

QX50

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41.5”/73.5”

30”/64”

Max Width

45.1”

54”

Min Width

45.1”

39.3”

Height

34.4”

25”

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults or children, the Edge offers an optional power cargo door, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or optionally by just kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The QX50 doesn’t offer a power cargo door.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The QX50 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The power windows standard on both the Edge and the QX50 have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Edge is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The QX50 prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

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 QX50 doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

The Edge Titanium/Sport’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The QX50’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Edge Titanium/Sport detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The QX50 doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The QX50 offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Edge and the QX50 offer available heated front seats. The Edge Titanium/Sport also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the QX50.

The Edge Titanium/Sport’s optional air conditioned front seats cool the driver and front passenger and help take the sting out of hot leather in Summer. The QX50 doesn’t offer air conditioned front seats.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Edge Titanium’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The QX50 doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The QX50 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Edge’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The QX50 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages Comparison

The Edge will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. Kiplinger’s estimates that the Edge will retain 37% of its original price after five years, while the QX50 only retains 36%.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge won the Check it Out award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue. The Infiniti QX50 didn't win any award.

The Ford Edge outsold the Infiniti QX50 by almost 40 to one during 2014.

© 1991-2016 Advanta-STAR Automotive Research. All rights reserved. Who We Are
Click here to view the disclaimers, limitations and notices about EPA fuel mileage, crash tests, coprights, trademarks, and other issues.

Disclaimer

Purchase prices plus tax, tag, title, and Georgia lemon law fee. Prices include the listed rebates and incentives. Please verify all information. We are not responsible for typographical, technical, or misprint errors. Inventory is subject to prior sale. Contact us via phone or email for more details.