2019 Ford Edge vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Edge are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Edge has standard Post Collision Braking, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Edge and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available all wheel drive and front and rear parking sensors.

Warranty

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

There are almost 18 times as many Ford dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Edge’s warranty.

Reliability

The Edge has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 47 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in reliability. With 75 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

The Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 4 more horsepower (250 vs. 246) and 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (280 vs. 269) than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Edge ST’s standard 2.7 turbo V6 produces 39 more horsepower (335 vs. 296) and 85 lbs.-ft. more torque (380 vs. 295) than the Range Rover Evoque R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Edge gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Evoque:

MPG

Edge

FWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/29 hwy

AWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

Range Rover Evoque

AWD

2.0 turbo 4-cyl. (246 HP)

20 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4-cyl. (296 HP)

21 city/26 hwy

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Ford Edge uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Edge has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Evoque (245/60R18 vs. 235/60R18). The Edge ST’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (265/40R21 vs. 245/45R21).

The Edge ST’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 Range Rover Evoque’s optional 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Edge’s wheelbase is 6.6 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (112.2 inches vs. 105.6 inches).

Chassis

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Edge ST uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The Edge has 1.3 inches more front headroom, 2.6 inches more front legroom, 3.7 inches more front shoulder room, 2 inches more rear headroom, 6.8 inches more rear legroom and 5.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Range Rover Evoque.

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

The front step up height for the Edge is 1.2 inches lower than the Range Rover Evoque (17.5” vs. 18.7”). The Edge’s rear step up height is .5 inches lower than the Range Rover Evoque’s (18” vs. 18.5”).

Cargo Capacity

The Edge has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 21.5 cubic feet). The Edge has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat folded (73.4 vs. 50.5 cubic feet).

The Edge’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in every dimension:

Edge

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

41.7”/74.8”

31.6”/63.3”

Max Width

63.3”

51.2”

Min Width

45.3”

41.4”

Height

34.5”

27.6”

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

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

Ergonomics

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/ST’s exterior PIN entry system. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its InControl can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Edge Titanium/ST offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Edge has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Ford Edge (except SE) offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The Edge (except SE) 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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

The Edge is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Economic Advantages

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Edge is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Evoque because typical repairs cost much less on the Edge than the Range Rover Evoque, including $63 less for front brake pads, $422 less for a starter, $289 less for fuel injection, $314 less for a fuel pump and $350 less for front struts.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the Ford Edge, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Ford Edge outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by almost 14 to one during 2018.

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