Pecheles Automotive Compares 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander VS 2018 Ford Edge Near New Bern, NC

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander

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2018 Ford Edge

Safety Comparison

The Outlander SEL/GT offers optional Forward Collision Mitigation, 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.

Both the Outlander and the Edge have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver 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, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Mitsubishi Outlander is safer than the Edge:

 

Outlander

Edge

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Restraints

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Steering Column Movement Rearward

0 cm

5 cm

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Max Chest Compression

24 cm

25 cm

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Lower Leg Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Outlander its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 60 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Edge was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.

Warranty Comparison

The Outlander comes with a full 5-year/60,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Edge’s 3-year/36,000 mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Mitsubishi’s powertrain warranty covers the Outlander 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Ford covers the Edge. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Edge ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Outlander’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Edge’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Mitsubishi vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Mitsubishi 20th in reliability. With 43 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 31st.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Car and Driver the Outlander GT 3.0 SOHC V6 is faster than the Ford Edge V6:

 

Outlander

Edge

Zero to 30 MPH

2.6 sec

3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

7.6 sec

7.7 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

16.1 sec

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Outlander

Edge

 

2WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/30 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

 

n/a

17 city/26 hwy

3.5 V6/Auto

4WD

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/29 hwy

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

 

3.0 V6/6-spd. Auto

20 city/27 hwy

17 city/23 hwy

3.5 V6/Auto

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Outlander stops shorter than the Edge:

 

Outlander

Edge

 

70 to 0 MPH

179 feet

187 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

120 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Outlander’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Edge SE/SEL’s standard 60 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Outlander’s turning circle is 5.6 feet tighter than the Edge’s (34.8 feet vs. 40.4 feet). The Outlander’s turning circle is 7.2 feet tighter than the Edge Sport with 22” wheels’ (34.8 feet vs. 42 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Mitsubishi Outlander may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 800 pounds less than the Ford Edge.

The Outlander is 3.3 inches shorter than the Edge, making the Outlander easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Outlander GT AWC is quieter than the Edge Sport AWD (39 vs. 42 dB).

Passenger Space Comparison

The Outlander has standard seating for 7 passengers; the Edge can only carry 5.

The Outlander has 14.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Edge (128.2 vs. 113.9).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Outlander has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Edge doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Outlander’s available headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the Edge’s headlights are rated “Poor.”

The Outlander’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.

The Outlander has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Edge SEL/Titanium/Sport.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Outlander owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Outlander with a number “1” insurance rate while the Edge is rated higher at a number “8” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Outlander is less expensive to operate than the Edge because typical repairs cost much less on the Outlander than the Edge, including $544 less for a water pump, $198 less for an alternator, $91 less for a starter, $10 less for front struts, $500 less for a timing belt/chain and $140 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Mitsubishi Outlander will be $2631 to $3063 less than for the Ford Edge.

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