Jones Ford Buckeye Compares 2017 Ford Edge VS 2017 Buick Envision Near Surprise, AZ

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2017 Ford Edge

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2017 Buick Envision

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 Envision doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

Both the Edge and the Envision 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, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 2 times as many Ford dealers as there are Buick dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The Edge has more powerful engines than the Envision:

 

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.

Envision 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

197 HP

192 lbs.-ft.

Envision Premium 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

252 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Edge AWD turbo 4 cyl. gets better highway fuel mileage than the Envision Premium 4x4 turbo 4 cyl. (20 city/27 hwy vs. 20 city/26 hwy).

The Edge FWD’s standard fuel tank has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Envision (18.3 vs. 17.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Envision (19.2 vs. 17.3 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 Envision 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 Envision are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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

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 Envision Premium’s 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Edge Sport offers optional 21-inch wheels. The Envision’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Edge has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Envision doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 4.3 inches longer than on the Envision (112.2 inches vs. 107.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Edge is 2.8 inches wider in the front and 2.7 inches wider in the rear than on the Envision.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Edge has 13.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Envision (113.9 vs. 100.6).

The Edge has .2 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front legroom, 1.5 inches more front hip room, 3.3 inches more front shoulder room, 1.8 inches more rear headroom, 3.1 inches more rear legroom, 4.4 inches more rear hip room and 4.7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Envision.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Envision with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 26.9 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Envision with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 57.3 cubic feet).

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

Ergonomics Comparison

The Edge’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Envision’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

On a hot day the Edge’s driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Envision 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 SEL/Titanium/Sport’s exterior keypad. The Envision 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 SE/SEL’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 Envision’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Recommendations Comparison

The Car Book by Jack Gillis recommends the Ford Edge, based on economy, maintenance, safety and complaint levels.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Edge second among midsize suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Envision isn’t in the top three.

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