Jones Ford Buckeye Compares 2017 Ford Edge VS 2017 Audi Allroad Near Phoenix, AZ

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2017 Ford Edge

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2017 Audi Allroad

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 Allroad 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 Allroad only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The Edge offers optional 911 Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Allroad doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Edge and the Allroad have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, 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 and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

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

There are almost 11 times as many Ford dealers as there are Audi 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 Allroad’s 420-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 8 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 14th, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

The Edge’s optional 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 28 more horsepower (280 vs. 252) than the Allroad’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Edge Sport’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 63 more horsepower (315 vs. 252) and 77 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 273) than the Allroad’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

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 Allroad requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Edge FWD’s standard fuel tank has 3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Allroad (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 Allroad (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 Allroad doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Edge Sport’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Allroad (265/40R21 vs. 245/45R18).

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 Allroad’s 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 21-inch wheels. The Allroad’s largest wheels are only 18-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 Allroad doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 1.3 inches longer than on the Allroad (112.2 inches vs. 110.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.7 inches wider in the front and 3 inches wider in the rear than on the Allroad.

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 Allroad 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 Allroad doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 21.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Allroad (113.9 vs. 92).

The Edge has 1.3 inches more front legroom, 4.4 inches more front shoulder room, 2.1 inches more rear headroom, 4.9 inches more rear legroom and 6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Allroad.

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

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Allroad with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 24.2 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Allroad with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 58.5 cubic feet).

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

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 Allroad doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, 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 Allroad doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

On a hot day the Edge’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Allroad can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

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 Allroad doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Edge has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Allroad only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

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 Allroad 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 Allroad doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Edge 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 Allroad 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 Audi Allroad by over 59 to one during the 2016 model year.

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