Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

2012 Ford Edge vs. 2012 Honda Accord: Which One Should I Buy?

Ford Edge 2012
2012 Ford Edge

Comparing a small SUV or a crossover to a sedan or coupe doesn’t quite seem fair: while the crossover is likely to cost more, it will also have a different skill set than the car as well as a completely different footprint and background for the vehicle. This pairing is no different, as the Ford Edge is quite unsurprisingly more expensive by a fair margin – nearly $5,000 for the base model of each vehicle.

Both the people-moving crossover and the sleek coupe offer decent gas mileage, stylish options and responsive handling. The MyFord Touch screen is considered to remind people of an iPhone; meaning the interface is incredibly intuitive. The Ford’s five-seat niche as a crossover has provided an EcoBoost, friendly fuel option that allows it to get up to 30 mpg highway when activated.

Honda Accord 2012
2012 Honda Accord

Interior Room

The inside of the Ford Edge feels quite spacious, with extra headroom for adults in the rear seats. The additional sport trims that are available add a lot of extra cost but with very little additional benefit, so it’s best to stay away from them for that reason alone. The difficult backseat access for the Accord makes it tough to keep that one if you have small children. The first fifty times you want to drag them out, that’s fine – but your next statement may be “Don’t make me come out there!” so they’ll know you really mean it.

Economic Run Time

When you consider the overall cost of ownership of the Honda Accord, you’ll see that the attractive profile and the additional gas mileage make it even more attractive; especially consider you’ll have to shell out all that extra cash up front for the Ford Edge. The 32 mpg for the Accord on the highway and 23 mpg city really rack up against the 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway of the Ford crossover. Oddly, the fuel tank of the Honda Accord is larger than that of the Ford Edge by half a gallon, which is unexpected.

Driving Excitement

When you’re looking for pure fun and fancy, the Ford Edge is going to give you that SUV excitement with the higher seat, quicker pick-me-up on the acceleration, but it does provide a longer turning radius so you’ll have a little more trouble maneuvering it into parking spots.

When you’re deciding between these two vehicles, keep the gas mileage and higher potential rollover rating on the Ford Edge in mind.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.


Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


More related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0222 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input
P0222 code definition Throttle/Pedal Position Switch/Sensor B Circuit Low Input What the P0222 code means The manufacturer specifies a range of acceptable voltage to be produced from the throttle position...

Related questions

Q: How do I set my automatic rearview mirror?

If your Accord has an automatic mirror, you can set it to automatically adjust depending on the amount of light that hits it. It’s an electrochromatic mirror, and is self-adjusting. If you look at the bottom edge of the mirror,...

Q: How do I use the Car Finder feature?

We’ve all been there before. You park in front of the store and go inside to do your shopping. After you check out, you exit the store, only to find that you’ve forgotten where you parked. Your car has a...

Q: Dashboard screen is out

Hi. Early MyFord Touch and Ford Sync infotainment systems have a lot of problems. If your screen is completely blank and not just frozen, I don't think the reset will help. There is a technical service bulletin regarding the problem...