North Georgia Ford Compares 2018 Ford Edge VS 2019 Infiniti QX50 Near Ellijay, GA

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2018 Ford Edge

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2019 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.

Both the Edge and the QX50 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee 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, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 15 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’ 2017 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 fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 21 more problems per 100 vehicles, Infiniti is ranked 23rd, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s optional 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 12 more horsepower (280 vs. 268) than the QX50’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 47 more horsepower (315 vs. 268) and 70 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 280) than the QX50’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

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 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 FWD’s standard fuel tank has 2.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the QX50 (18.3 vs. 16 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the QX50 (19.2 vs. 16 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 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. 235/55R19). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the QX50 (265/40R21 vs. 255/45R20).

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 Essential’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 20-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).

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 QX50 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 9.5 cubic feet more passenger volume than the QX50 (113.9 vs. 104.4).

The Edge has 3 inches more front legroom, .3 inches more front hip room, 2.4 inches more front shoulder room, 1.2 inches more rear headroom, 1.9 inches more rear legroom, 3.7 inches more rear hip room and 3.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the QX50.

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. 31.4 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. 65.1 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The QX50 doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics Comparison

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, and its InTouch Services™ can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

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 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 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 QX50 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations Comparison

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

 

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Consumer Reports® Recommends

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Car Book “Best Bet”

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The Ford Edge outsold the Infiniti QX50 by over 8 to one during 2017.

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