North Georgia Ford Compares 2018 Ford Edge VS 2018 GMC Terrain Near Calhoun, GA

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2018 Ford Edge

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2018 GMC Terrain

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Edge are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The GMC Terrain doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

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 Terrain doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

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, plastic fuel tanks, 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, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

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

There are over 79 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

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 GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 13 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 16th, below the industry average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 6 places higher in reliability than GMC.

Engine Comparison

The Edge has more powerful engines than the Terrain:

 

Horsepower

Torque

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.

Terrain 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

170 HP

203 lbs.-ft.

Terrain 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

252 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Edge has 3.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Terrain’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 14.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge has 2.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Terrain’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 15.6 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 Terrain 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 Terrain are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Terrain (245/60R18 vs. 225/65R17). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Terrain (265/40R21 vs. 235/50R19).

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 Terrain’s standard 65 series tires. The Edge Sport’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Terrain Denali’s 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge SE/SEL has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Terrain. The Edge Sport’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels on the Terrain Denali.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Edge flat and controlled during cornering. The Terrain’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

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 Terrain doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 4.9 inches longer than on the Terrain (112.2 inches vs. 107.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.5 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than on the Terrain.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 10.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Terrain (113.9 vs. 103.2).

The Edge has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front legroom, 1.5 inches more front hip room, 3.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1.8 inches more rear headroom, .9 inches more rear legroom, 5.7 inches more rear hip room and 4.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Terrain.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Terrain with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 29.6 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Terrain with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 63.3 cubic feet).

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

Ergonomics Comparison

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 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.

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/Titanium/Sport’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport 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.

The Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Terrain’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

Recommendations Comparison

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

 

Edge

Terrain

Consumer Reports® Recommends

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Car Book “Best Bet”

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The Ford Edge outsold the GMC Terrain by 36% during the 2016 model year.

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