Jones Ford Verde Valley Compares 2016 Ford Edge VS 2016 Land Rover Near Camp Verde, AZ

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2016 Ford Edge

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2016 Land Rover

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Ford Edge has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Edge and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in the IIHS moderate overlap frontal impact, side impact, rear impact, roof-crush crash tests, and an “Acceptable” rating in the newer small overlap frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Edge as a “Top Pick” for 2015. The Range Rover Evoque has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

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

There are over 22 times as many Ford dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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 Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 12th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 27 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 28th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 24th in reliability. With 70 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 29th.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 5 more horsepower (245 vs. 240) and 25 lbs.-ft. more torque (275 vs. 250) than the Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Edge’s optional 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 40 more horsepower (280 vs. 240) than the Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 75 more horsepower (315 vs. 240) and 100 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 250) than the Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Edge Sport 2.7 turbo V6 is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque:

Edge

Range Rover Evoque

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter Mile

14.3 sec

15.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

95.9 MPH

87.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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 Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Evoque (19.2 vs. 18.1 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 Range Rover Evoque 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 Range Rover Evoque are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Evoque (245/60R18 vs. 235/55R19). The Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (265/40R21 vs. 245/45R20).

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 Range Rover Evoque’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 21-inch wheels. The Range Rover Evoque’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 7.4 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (112.2 inches vs. 104.8 inches).

The Edge Sport AWD handles at .87 G’s, while the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Edge Sport AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.5 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door (26.2 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 27.7 seconds @ .66 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 Range Rover Evoque 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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

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

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 20.3 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 51 cubic feet).

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in every dimension:

Edge

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41.5”/73.5”

31.3”/62.2”

Max Width

45.1”

43”

Min Width

45.1”

39.2”

Height

34.4”

27.5”

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

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Edge. The Range Rover Evoque 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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its InControl 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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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 Range Rover Evoque has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Edge owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Edge will cost $1540 to $3760 less than the Range Rover Evoque over a five-year period.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Edge will be $8515 to $15885 less than for the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Edge won the Check it Out award in Kiplinger’s 2015 car issue. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque didn't win any award.

The Ford Edge outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by over 8 to one during the 2015 model year.

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