Kemna Automotive Group Compares 2018 GMC TERRAIN VS 2018 Ford Edge In IA

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2018 GMC TERRAIN

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2018 GMC TERRAIN

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2018 Ford Edge

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the GMC Terrain’s rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Ford Edge doesn’t offer comfort guides on its rear seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Terrain are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Edge doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Terrain SLT/Denali offers optional Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Edge offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Terrain Denali offers an optional Surround Vision to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Edge 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.

Both the Terrain and the Edge have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

The Terrain’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Edge’s (6 vs. 5 years).

GMC pays for scheduled maintenance on the Terrain for 2 years and 24,000 miles. GMC will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance (up to 2 oil changes). Ford doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Edge.

Reliability Comparison

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Terrain has a standard 700-amp battery. The Edge’s 590-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that GMC vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks GMC fifth in reliability, above the industry average. With 84 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Terrain 1.6 Diesel gets better fuel mileage than the Edge 2.0 EcoBoost:

 

 

Terrain

Edge

 

FWD

Auto

28 city/39 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

 

AWD

Auto

28 city/38 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

 

On the EPA test cycle the Terrain gets better fuel mileage than the Edge:

 

 

Terrain

Edge

 

2WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/30 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.0 EcoBoost/Auto w/Start/Stop

 

 

n/a

20 city/29 hwy

2.0 EcoBoost/Auto

 

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

22 city/28 hwy

17 city/26 hwy

3.5 V6/Auto

4WD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/28 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 EcoBoost/Auto

 

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

21 city/26 hwy

17 city/23 hwy

3.5 V6/Auto

Regardless of its engine, the Terrain’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Ford only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the Edge SE 2.0 ECOBoost FWD.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Terrain has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Edge doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Terrain w/17” wheels’ turning circle is 3 feet tighter than the Edge’s (37.4 feet vs. 40.4 feet). The Terrain w/19” wheels’ turning circle is .4 feet tighter than the Edge Sport with 22” wheels’ (41.6 feet vs. 42 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The GMC Terrain may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 600 pounds less than the Ford Edge.

The Terrain is 5.8 inches shorter than the Edge, making the Terrain easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Terrain’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Edge does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Terrain’s front and rear power windows all lower 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 Edge’s passenger windows don’t open automatically.

The Terrain’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Ford only offers heated mirrors on the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport.

When the Terrain with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Edge’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

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