2018 Ford Edge vs. Honda CR-V

September 20th, 2018 by

2018 Ford Edge for Sale

Let’s Compare the Two

Interior Dimensions

When it comes to interior comfort and design, both the Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V are quite roomy, offering a comfortable ride with plenty of space for five passengers. Front headroom in each of the vehicles is practically the same. Both vehicles also offer similar legroom in the rear. Both models offer ample second-row headroom with the Ford Edge offering a little over an inch more.

Front hip room sees the Ford Edge allowing almost an inch more of space.

Although second-row legroom, front-row headroom, and second-row headroom are all comparable on the Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V, the Ford Edge offers more overall passenger volume.

The Ford Edge has much more front shoulder space; a little over two inches more than the CR-V. The additional second-row hip room is an extra bonus with the Ford Edge; approximately eight extra inches of space.

Overall, both vehicles are substantial and roomy, but the Ford Edge offers a little more space for a little more riding comfort than the Honda CR-V.

Exterior Dimensions

Both the 2018 Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V are classified as mid-sized SUVs. Although appearing similar in size if you were looking at them from afar, the 2018 Ford Edge is actually much bigger. When it comes to overall vehicle weight, the 2018 Ford Edge outweighs the Honda CR-V by over 600 pounds. This extra weight gives the Ford Edge the advantage when it comes to protecting the occupants inside.

The Ford Edge is two inches taller than the Honda CR-V. The Ford Edge has a rear track width approximately an inch wider than the Honda CR-V, giving the Ford Edge better weight distribution across the vehicle. The front track width is also a little bit wider on the Ford Edge, nearly two inches wider than the Honda CR-V. The wheelbase on the Ford Edge is a little bit wider on the Ford Edge, approximately 7.5 inches wider. When it comes to width without mirrors, the Ford Edge spans nearly three inches wider than the Honda CR-V. The rear-wheel size on the 2018 Ford Edge is just a little bit bigger than the rear-wheel size on the Honda CR-V and likewise, the front-wheel size on the Ford Edge is also a little bigger than the Honda CR-V. The overall length of the 2018 Ford Edge exceeds the overall length of the Honda CR-V, approximately 7.5 inches longer altogether.

The Ford Edge, therefore, is a better option for those looking for a mid-size SUV that’s easy to park around town but doesn’t compromise on size.

Brakes

When it comes to brakes, both the 2018 Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V come with four-wheel ABS brake systems excellent at maintaining vehicle stability, offering better steering and preventing wheel lock on all four wheels. Both vehicles also come with front and rear disk brakes that are favored over drum brakes. The disk brakes on the front and rear of both vehicles allow for better cooling and reduce brake fade – the reduction of braking power and efficiency.

The brake rotors on the 2018 Ford Edge are just a little bit thicker than the rotors on the Honda CR-V. The rear brake rotor diameter on the Ford Edge is a little over two inches thicker than the rear brake rotors on the Honda CR-V. Just as the rear brake rotors on the Ford Edge are thicker than the rear brake rotors on the Honda CR-V, the front brake rotors on the Ford Edge are also over two inches thicker. Neither vehicle comes with rear drums.

In summary, the 2018 Ford Edge has thicker rotors that will ultimately provide longer brake life.

Engine, Transmission and Fuel Capacity

Both the 2018 Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V have gasoline direct injection that offers excellent engine efficiency. Compared with the Honda CR-V, the 2018 Ford Edge has more fuel tank capacity with room for four extra gallons of fuel. Although both vehicles have excellent horsepower, the SAE net torque on the 2018 Ford Edge is better than the Honda CR-V, which means the 2018 Ford Edge can go faster than the Honda CR-V and accelerate more quickly. The SAE net horsepower on the 2018 Ford Edge also outperforms the SAE net horsepower on the Honda CR-V.

When it comes to engine type, the 2018 Ford Edge is equipped with an intercooled turbo premium unleaded engine while the Honda CR-V offers a regular unleaded engine. Both the 2018 Ford Edge and the Honda CR-V have front-wheel drive transmissions.

The reverse ratio on the 2018 Ford Edge is slightly higher than the reverse ratio of the Honda CR-V. This ratio represents the number of turns of the input shaft to the number of turns of the wheel. The 2018 Ford Edge’s higher ratio indicates better truck performance as well as better towing capacity when compared to the Honda CR-V. This higher ratio gives the 2018 Ford Edge the advantage when it comes to sending more of the torque power to the rear tires. For tough or frequent towing jobs, the 2018 Ford Edge would be a better choice.

The Honda CR-V has an automatic transmission with OD whereas the 2018 Ford Edge has a continuous variable transmission. This CVT w/OD transmission gives the 2018 Ford Edge the ability to shift seamlessly through an infinite number of gear ratios smoothly. This gives the 2018 Ford Edge the advantage when it comes to climbing hills while avoiding gear hunting. The lighter weight CVT w/OD transmission that comes with the 2018 Ford Edge means improved fuel efficiency and better power capability.

Both the 2018 Ford Edge for sale in Leavenworth and the Honda CR-V offer excellent drivability and performance, but the 2018 Ford Edge offers a little more interior comfort, has a little bit larger exterior, a little bit more engine and transmission power, a little more fuel capacity, and a better braking system. These advantages make the 2018 Ford Edge an overall better choice than the Honda CR-V.

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