2020 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2020 Ford Edge

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Safety

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The XT5 Premium Luxury/Sport’s optional pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Edge doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Cadillac XT5 are height-adjustable, and the 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 has only front height-adjustable 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 XT5 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.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The XT5 Premium Luxury/Sport offers optional Reverse Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Edge doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the XT5 Premium Luxury/Sport helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The Edge doesn’t offer a night vision system.

The XT5 Premium Luxury/Sport 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 XT5 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Cadillac XT5 is safer than the Ford Edge:

XT5

Edge

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

26%

27%

Neck Stress

198 lbs.

200 lbs.

Neck Compression

20 lbs.

23 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

122/416 lbs.

423/514 lbs.

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

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 Cadillac XT5 is safer than the Ford Edge:

XT5

Edge

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

184 lbs.

281 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

43 G’s

45 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

12 inches

18 inches

Spine Acceleration

39 G’s

53 G’s

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

Warranty

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The XT5 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.

Cadillac’s powertrain warranty covers the XT5 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 XT5’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Edge’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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The XT5’s optional 3.6 DOHC V6 produces 65 more horsepower (310 vs. 245) than the Edge’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Car and Driver the Cadillac XT5 V6 is faster than the Ford Edge turbo 4 cyl.:

XT5

Edge

Zero to 30 MPH

2.3 sec

2.6 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.6 sec

8.3 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

11.3 sec

13.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

17.8 sec

23.3 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

7 sec

9 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.4 sec

4.3 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.7 sec

5.5 sec

Quarter Mile

15.2 sec

16.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the XT5’s fuel efficiency. The Edge doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

The XT5 FWD’s standard fuel tank has a gallon more fuel capacity than the Edge FWD’s standard fuel tank (19.4 vs. 18.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The XT5 AWD’s standard fuel tank has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Edge AWD’s standard fuel tank (21.7 vs. 18.5 gallons).

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Cadillac XT5 higher (6 out of 10) than the Ford Edge (5). This means the XT5 produces up to 6.9 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Edge every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Cadillac XT5, 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 XT5’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Edge:

XT5

Edge

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

12.4 inches

The XT5’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Edge AWD are solid, not vented.

The XT5 stops much shorter than the Edge:

XT5

Edge

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

187 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

111 feet

129 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Cadillac XT5’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Ford Edge only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling

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The XT5 offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Edge’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The XT5 AWD handles at .84 G’s, while the Edge Titanium AWD pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The XT5 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Edge Titanium (27 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 28.2 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the XT5’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the Edge’s (38.7 feet vs. 40.4 feet). The XT5 w/20” wheels’ turning circle is 3 feet tighter than the Edge ST with 22” wheels’ (39 feet vs. 42 feet).

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Cadillac service is better than Ford. J.D. Power ranks Cadillac third in service department satisfaction. With a 69% lower rating, Ford is ranked 24th.

Ergonomics

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The XT5’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 XT5 Premium Luxury/Sport 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 XT5’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 XT5 offers an optional 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 XT5’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 XT5 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.

The XT5’s optional Automatic Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting and stopping automatically, with the driver only responsible for switching from reverse to drive. The Edge Titanium/ST’s automatic parking system requires operating the brakes and transmission to safely park.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the XT5 owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the XT5 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 XT5 is less expensive to operate than the Edge because typical repairs cost less on the XT5 than the Edge, including $15 less for front brake pads, $24 less for a fuel pump, $86 less for front struts and $94 less for a power steering pump.

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