Childre Nissan Compares 2014 Nissan JUKE VS 2014 Ford Edge Near Macon, GA

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2014 Nissan JUKE

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2014 Ford Edge

Safety Comparison

The Juke has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Edge doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Compared to metal, the Juke’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Ford Edge has a metal gas tank.

Both the Juke and the Edge have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact 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 and available all wheel drive.

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

Juke

Edge

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

266

322

Neck Injury Risk

26%

36%

Neck Stress

351 lbs.

439 lbs.

Neck Compression

64 lbs.

73 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

3 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

190

326

Chest Compression

.7 inches

.8 inches

Neck Stress

243 lbs.

334 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

554/739 lbs.

680/687 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 Nissan Juke is safer than the Ford Edge:

Juke

Edge

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

145

244

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

16 inches

19 inches

HIC

164

375

Spine Acceleration

36 G’s

53 G’s

Hip Force

790 lbs.

867 lbs.

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

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Juke’s reliability will be 63% better than the Ford Edge V6 and 83% better than the Ford Edge ECOBoost.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Juke third among sub-compact CUVs in their 2013 Initial Quality Study. The Edge isn’t in the top three in its category.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Juke (base engine) is faster than the Ford Edge (automatics tested):

Juke

Edge turbo 4 cyl.

Edge V6

Zero to 60 MPH

7.9 sec

8.9 sec

8.1 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.9 sec

5.2 sec

5.2 sec

Quarter Mile

16.3 sec

16.9 sec

16.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.6 MPH

83.6 MPH

87.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

Juke

Edge

2WD

Turbo 4 cyl./Manual

25 city/31 hwy

n/a

Turbo 4 cyl./Auto

27 city/32 hwy

21 city/30 hwy

3.5 V6/Auto

n/a

19 city/27 hwy

3.7 V6/Auto

n/a

19 city/26 hwy

4WD

Turbo 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/30 hwy

n/a

3.5 V6/Auto

n/a

18 city/25 hwy

3.7 V6/Auto

n/a

17 city/23 hwy

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Juke stops much shorter than the Edge:

Juke

Edge

70 to 0 MPH

176 feet

191 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

139 feet

147 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

146 feet

159 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Juke’s standard 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’s standard 65 series tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Juke SV AWD handles at .85 G’s, while the Edge SEL AWD pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Juke performs Popular Mechanics’ emergency lane change maneuver 10.9 MPH faster than the Edge Limited (57.2 vs. 46.3 MPH).

The Juke SV executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Edge SEL (27.3 seconds @ .62 average G’s vs. 27.9 seconds @ .62 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Juke’s turning circle is 2.2 feet tighter than the Edge’s (36.4 feet vs. 38.6 feet). The Juke’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Edge Sport’s (36.4 feet vs. 39.3 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Juke may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1100 to 1250 pounds less than the Ford Edge.

The Juke is 1 foot, 9.8 inches shorter than the Edge, making the Juke easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Juke is 6.4 inches narrower on average than the Edge, making the Juke easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Juke has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The Edge uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Passenger Space Comparison

The front step up height for the Juke is 1.4 inches lower than the Edge (16.7” vs. 18.1”). The Juke’s rear step up height is 1.9 inches lower than the Edge’s (17.1” vs. 19”).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Juke 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.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Juke, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Edge.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Juke owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Juke with a number “5” insurance rate while the Edge is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Juke is less expensive to operate than the Edge because it costs $126 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Juke than the Edge, including $744 less for a water pump, $102 less for an alternator, $8 less for front brake pads, $99 less for a timing belt/chain and $417 less for a power steering pump.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Juke will be $6087 to $9155 less than for the Ford Edge.

Recommendations Comparison

The Nissan Juke has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

Juke

Edge

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

FALSE

Kiplinger’s Awards

2

1

Strategic Vision rates overall owner satisfaction with vehicle quality. With a Total Quality Index of 870, Strategic Vision rated the Nissan Juke 11 points higher than the Ford Edge for 2012.

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