2020 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Ford Edge

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Safety

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Both the Envision and Edge have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Envision has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Edge’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The Envision Premium 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 Envision and the Edge 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, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Buick Envision is safer than the Ford Edge:

Envision

Edge

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

81

114

Spine Acceleration

23 G’s

45 G’s

Hip Force

492 lbs.

647 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

12 inches

18 inches

HIC

247

297

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

477 lbs.

585 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty

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The Envision comes with a full 4-year/50,000-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 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

Buick’s powertrain warranty covers the Envision 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Ford covers the Edge. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Edge ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

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

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Buick vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Buick fifth in reliability, above the industry average. With 28 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

Engine

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The Envision Premium’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder produces 7 more horsepower (252 vs. 245) and 20 lbs.-ft. more torque (295 vs. 275) than the Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Buick Envision Premium, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Edge.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Envision’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Edge:

Envision

Edge

Front Rotors

12.6 inches

12.4 inches

The Envision stops shorter than the Edge:

Envision

Edge

60 to 0 MPH

127 feet

129 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Envision 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

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The Envision Premium handles at .81 G’s, while the Edge Titanium pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Envision Premium executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Edge Titanium (27.5 seconds @ .63 average G’s vs. 28.2 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Envision Premium’s turning circle is 2.5 feet tighter than the Edge ST with 22” wheels’ (39.5 feet vs. 42 feet).

Chassis

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The Buick Envision may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 200 to 450 pounds less than the Ford Edge.

The Envision is 5.1 inches shorter than the Edge, making the Envision easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Towing

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All models of the Envision can be flat towed on all four wheels, allowing recreational vehicle owners to bring it with them on the road. When they reach their destination, the Envision can be unhitched and driven around locally. Only the Edge ST can be dinghy towed.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Buick service is better than Ford. J.D. Power ranks Buick 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 46% lower rating, Ford is ranked 24th.

Ergonomics

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The Envision Premium offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Edge doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Envision’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 rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open them fully.

The Envision’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/ST.

When the Envision Essence/Premium 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.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Envision owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Envision with a number “8” insurance rate while the Edge is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Envision is less expensive to operate than the Edge because typical repairs cost much less on the Envision than the Edge, including $222 less for a muffler, $28 less for fuel injection and $209 less for a timing belt/chain.

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