North Georgia Ford Compares 2016 Ford Edge VS 2016 Honda CR-V Near Chatsworth, GA

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2016 Ford Edge

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2016 Honda CR-V

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 CR‑V doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Edge Titanium/Sport offers an optional 180-degree camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The CR‑V only offers a rear monitor.

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 CR‑V doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Edge and the CR‑V 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, 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 and blind spot warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Edge is safer than the Honda CR‑V:




5 Stars

4 Stars



5 Stars

4 Stars

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

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 Honda CR‑V:



Front Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars




Chest Movement

.6 inches

.6 inches

Abdominal Force

118 G’s

176 G’s

Hip Force

281 lbs.

306 lbs.

Rear Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars




Spine Acceleration

45 G’s

61 G’s

Hip Force

647 lbs.

726 lbs.

Into Pole


5 Stars

5 Stars




New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 4 times as many Ford dealers as there are Honda dealers, which makes it much 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 590-amp battery. The CR‑V’s 410-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 12th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 14th.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 60 more horsepower (245 vs. 185) and 94 lbs.-ft. more torque (275 vs. 181) than the CR‑V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Edge’s optional 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 95 more horsepower (280 vs. 185) and 69 lbs.-ft. more torque (250 vs. 181) than the CR‑V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 130 more horsepower (315 vs. 185) and 169 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 181) than the CR‑V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Edge Sport 2.7 turbo V6 is faster than the Honda CR‑V:



Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile

14.3 sec

16.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

95.9 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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 CR‑V doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Edge FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR‑V (18.3 vs. 15.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the CR‑V (19.2 vs. 15.3 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 CR‑V 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 CR‑V are solid, not vented.

The Edge stops shorter than the CR‑V:



60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the CR‑V (245/60R18 vs. 215/70R16). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the CR‑V (265/40R21 vs. 225/65R17).

The Edge SE/SEL’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CR‑V LX’s standard 70 series tires. The Edge Sport’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the CR‑V Touring’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge SE/SEL has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the CR‑V LX. The Edge Sport’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels on the CR‑V Touring.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The CR‑V’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 CR‑V doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 9.1 inches longer than on the CR‑V (112.2 inches vs. 103.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.8 inches wider in the front and 2.6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the CR‑V.

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .87 G’s, while the CR‑V Touring AWD pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge Sport AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.1 seconds quicker than the CR‑V Touring AWD (26.2 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

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

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 9.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the CR‑V (113.9 vs. 104.1).

The Edge has .3 inches more front headroom, 1.3 inches more front legroom, 1.4 inches more front hip room, 1.7 inches more front shoulder room, 1.7 inches more rear headroom, 2.3 inches more rear legroom, 4.4 inches more rear hip room and 4.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the CR‑V.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the CR‑V with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 35.2 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the CR‑V with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 70.9 cubic feet).

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Edge’s available cargo door can be opened just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The CR‑V doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its cargo door, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

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 CR‑V doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Edge Titanium/Sport’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and 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 CR‑V doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The power windows standard on both the Edge and the CR‑V 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 CR‑V prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

On a hot day the Edge’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the CR‑V 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 CR‑V doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

The Edge SE/SEL’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 CR‑V LX/SE’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent. 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 CR‑V EX/EX-L/Touring’s manually variable intermittent wipers don’t change delay with speed.

The Edge has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The CR‑V has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the EX/EX-L/Touring.

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 CR‑V 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 CR‑V offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Edge and the CR‑V 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 CR‑V.

Optional air conditioned seats in the Edge Titanium/Sport keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The CR‑V doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The CR‑V 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 CR‑V doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Edge Titanium/Sport’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 CR‑V doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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