2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2020 Ford Edge

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Safety

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Forward Collision Mitigation optional in the Outlander as “Superior.” The Edge scores only 1 point and is rated only “Basic.”

The Outlander (except ES/SE/LE/SP) offers an optional Multi-View Camera 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 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 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

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 Mitsubishi Outlander is safer than the Ford Edge:

Outlander

Edge

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.4 inches

.6 inches

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

17 inches

18 inches

Spine Acceleration

41 G’s

53 G’s

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

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Outlander the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 106 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Edge was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.

Warranty

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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

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Outlander’s reliability 32 points higher than the Edge.

Engine

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As tested in Car and Driver the Outlander GT 3.0 SOHC V6 is faster than the Ford Edge turbo 4 cyl.:

Outlander

Edge

Zero to 60 MPH

7.6 sec

8.3 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

13.1 sec

13.7 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

21.9 sec

23.3 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

8 sec

9 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

16.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

89 MPH

86 MPH

Transmission

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The Outlander has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Edge doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Outlander stops much shorter than the Edge:

Outlander

Edge

70 to 0 MPH

179 feet

187 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

129 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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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

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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 ST with 22” wheels’ (34.8 feet vs. 42 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Outlander has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Edge (8.5 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Outlander to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Outlander’s minimum ground clearance is .3 inch higher than on the Edge ST (8.5 vs. 8.2 inches).

Chassis

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The Mitsubishi Outlander may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 650 to 950 pounds less than the Ford Edge.

The Outlander is 4 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 Titanium AWD (39 vs. 40 dB).

Passenger Space

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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

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The Outlander’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Edge’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

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/ST.

Economic Advantages

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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 “10” 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 $438 less for a muffler, $49 less for front brake pads, $12 less for front struts, $498 less for a timing belt/chain and $296 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 $2451 to $3598 less than for the Ford Edge.

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