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Old 07-26-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Cadillac SRX v Ford Edge

I am looking for advice on replacing my Forester. The issue is that I have to carry an electric wheelchair on a carrier and the new Forester ( and CR-V) only have a 150lb tongue weight rating. Both SRX and Edge offer 350lbs which will meet my requirements. I should also add that my wife, who is paraplegic, would like also like a soft ride and power seat. So I am looking at the SRX Luxury model and Edge Limited and would appreciate comments from anyone that owns one of these.

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Old 07-26-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee should be on your list as well. Probably cheaper than the SRX, easier to tow (easier to put transfer case in neutral), and has a tongue weight limit of 600lb+.

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We tow a Ford Edge Limited, good vehicle but a stiffer ride than the Cadillac.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:16 PM   #4
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We just got a 2014 Equinox LTZ. I googled the tongue weight and the 6 cyl version is 350 LBS. We also have a SRX Performace model. They're both nice rides, but for a toad, the Equinox weighs less, is cheaper and so far we love the ride and options of a LTZ. JMHO
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:32 PM   #5
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We tow a Cadillac SRX, very comfortable, lots of bells and whistles, remote start, remote window drop (nice in hot weather) good safety rating and decent mpg.
As far as flat towing

Blue Ox is all but invisible (no grill trimming)

no locking ignition (one less step)

2 whel drive

one button to push and you are ready

no fuse or switch's to pull or install

weighs 4224

we are fulltime so we wanted a comfortable, luxury, and sporty suv. This is our only vehicle.
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We had a Grand Cherokee some years ago and it was not very reliable but that is not my concern now. The problem is the seat is high off the ground and my wife has trouble transferring from a wheelchair. I looked at the new Cherokee but that has a very hard ride.
The V6 version of the LTZ has a sport tuned suspension so will probably have a hard ride too but I have not been able to check that out yet. Thanks for the suggestions.
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We tow an SRX and are surprised at how easy it is to do and how well the Blue Ox install works. They did all the work. Even the brake is easy as you can move the brake pedal, not just the seat to set it. Only trick was to turn off the automatic seat movement as it moved after I closed the door!

The button is under the shifter boot, which is a bit of a pain, but not a biggie. I carry a small screw driver in the door pocket to press the button. The instructions are in the manual. Be VERY careful to pull the lever to neutral, not drive. You have to visually check the position as you will have no light indicators with the ignition off.

I wish it was lighter, but that is life. Not sure on the Ford, But GM limits you to 65MPH.

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