North Georgia Ford Compares 2019 Ford Edge VS 2019 Volvo XC60 Near Jasper, GA

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2019 Ford Edge

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2019 Volvo XC60

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 XC60 doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

Both the Edge and the XC60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive and front and rear parking sensors.

Warranty Comparison

Ford’s powertrain warranty covers the Edge 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Volvo covers the XC60. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the XC60 ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 10 times as many Ford dealers as there are Volvo dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Edge’s reliability 13 points higher than the XC60.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Volvo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 41 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 29th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in reliability. With 10 more problems per 100 vehicles, Volvo is ranked 22nd.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Volvo vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 8 places higher in reliability than Volvo.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge AWD turbo 4 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the XC60 T5 AWD (21 city/28 hwy vs. 20 city/27 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Edge uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The XC60 T5 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Edge has 5.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 13.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC60’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 15.9 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Edge’s brake rotors are larger than those on the XC60:

 

Edge

XC60

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

12.7 inches

Rear Rotors

12.4 inches

11.9 inches

The Edge stops much shorter than the XC60:

 

Edge

XC60

 

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the XC60 (245/60R18 vs. 235/60R18). The Edge ST’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the XC60 (265/40R21 vs. 255/45R20).

The Edge ST’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 XC60’s optional 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The XC60’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The front and rear suspension of the Edge uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the XC60, which uses transverse leafs springs in the rear. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

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 XC60 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

The Edge ST AWD handles at .87 G’s, while the XC60 T8 eAWD Momentum pulls only .80 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge ST AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1 seconds quicker than the XC60 T5 AWD Momentum (26.2 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .64 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 XC60 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 XC60 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 10.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XC60 (113.9 vs. 103).

The Edge has 2.2 inches more front headroom, 1.1 inches more front legroom, 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, 2.3 inches more rear headroom, 2.6 inches more rear legroom, 2.1 inches more rear hip room and 4.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the XC60.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Edge’s rear seats recline. The XC60’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the XC60 with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 30.2 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the XC60 with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 50.6 cubic feet).

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the XC60’s in every dimension:

 

Edge

XC60

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41.5”/73.5”

37.8”/68.7”

Max Width

45.1”

n/a

Min Width

45.1”

n/a

Height

34.4”

30.6”

Ergonomics Comparison

On a hot day the Edge’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the XC60 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’s exterior PIN entry system. The XC60 doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its Volvo On Call can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Edge has standard extendable sun visors. The XC60 doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Edge (except SE) 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 XC60 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Edge is less expensive to operate than the XC60 because it costs $54 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Edge than the XC60, including $189 less for a water pump, $59 less for front brake pads, $419 less for a starter, $218 less for fuel injection, $459 less for a fuel pump and $20 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

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

 

Edge

XC60

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

FALSE

Car Book “Best Bet”

TRUE

FALSE

The Ford Edge outsold the Volvo XC60 by over six to one during 2017.

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