Product Comparison: Minn Kota Edge 45 vs MotorGuide X3

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General Specifications
About the Product
Don't let the size fool you. Edge's compact mount is built with extruded, anodized aluminum for rugged, no-nonsense strength. Add a rock-solid Latch & Door mount and an impact resistant composite head, and you have a motor that's perfect for smaller boats and big days on the water.
MotorGuide is excited to introduce the new X3 trolling motor, designed to deliver better performance and durability for anglers looking for the best value in the 40 to 70 pound thrust range. The X3 is a rugged trolling motor constructed with durable components and loaded with premium features, like our Variable Ration Steering (VRS) technology.
Minn Kota
Edge 45 (1355947)
X3-70 / 45"
Key Specs
For Use In
Max Amp Draw
Peak Thrust
45 lbs.
70 lbs.
12 V
24 V
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Minn Kota Edge 45 Latch & Door - Foot Control - 12V-45lb-45"
  • The prop was to be the new style with the weed cutter edges but insted it was a prop that was smaller than the one on my 35lb.
  • It has plenty of thrust to push the boat around, and extremely easy to take in and out of the water. I would recommend it.
  • The trolling motor stopped working on speeds 1 and 2 3,4,5 seem to be working very slow and this is after one summer.
MotorGuide X3 Trolling Motor - Freshwater - Foot Control Bow Mount - 70lbs-45"-24V
  • The x3 55 is far superior to the old 54 pound thrust motor guide that I swapped out, very little torque on high speed making it a breeze to steer with the foot control,ordered one day in two days it was at my door. Less expensive than any where else , free shipping and no TAX!!!!!!
  • The X3 Digital is quiet, responsive, and doesn't seem to drain the battery like my old one.
  • I highly recommend this motor for smaller bass boats that operate on a 12v system, and very highly recommend as the place to buy.
  • This motor is great been using it for about three months, no problems at all .
  • I am using the 24 volt, 55 pound thrust on an aluminum 18' flatbottom outboard jet. So far this trolling motor is strong and efficient with battery usage.
Size & Weight
52 in.
58 in.
45 lbs.
26.9 lbs.
16 in.
23 in.
8 in.
8 in.
Shaft Length
45 in.
45 in.
2-Blade Safari
Recommended Boat Length
16 - 18 feet
17 - 21 feet
What customers say about "Construction"
Minn Kota Edge 45 Latch & Door - Foot Control - 12V-45lb-45"
  • Quick mount to the bow and I was ready to go. Works great!
  • Mounted on the bow of my 18' x 8' Starcraft Jon Boat. The flexible shaft is great.
MotorGuide X3 Trolling Motor - Freshwater - Foot Control Bow Mount - 70lbs-45"-24V
  • Easy to install and works great
  • The unit opens and retracts smoothly back into it's cradle base. The base is very strong and is essentially bullet-proof.
  • We've had the trolling motor out on the water 4 times now and it's performed flawlessly with no issues at all. That's a total of over 20 hours of fishing. I highly recommend this unit for anyone wanting a reliable and smooth operating unit.
  • A lot of great features and easy to install and operate.
  • Mounting hardware absolutely sucks. They send 1/4"x2" bolts that you cannot get a socket on. It's impossible.
Type Of Control
Wired Foot Pedal
Wired Foot Pedal
Number Of Speeds
5 Speeds
5 Speeds
Pinpoint GPS
Latch & Door Bracket, Heel-Toe / Cable-Steer Foot Pedal, Directional Indicator
Directions Indicator, Battery Meter, New Rugged Composite Shaft, Precision Response Steering, Variable Ratio Technology, Composite Locking Pins
Integrated Sonar
Accessories Included
Control Pedal, Connection cables
Control Pedal, Connection cables
What customers say about "Features"
Minn Kota Edge 45 Latch & Door - Foot Control - 12V-45lb-45"
  • The mechanical foot control is much larger and more difficult to use than the previous electronic foot control.
  • The rotary speed control is hard to make small adjustments in speed.
  • Power cable was too short for my setup as I have the battery stored under the deck.
  • It is a simple motor and doesn't have any fancy features but for the price that's as expected.
MotorGuide X3 Trolling Motor - Freshwater - Foot Control Bow Mount - 70lbs-45"-24V
  • Foot pedal is to fast. People are right. There is no slow.
  • This motor replaced a 21 year old 30lb MotorGuide. Very easy to operate and highly recommend the digital model for the variable speed. Very solid and well built motor.
  • Foot control operated the unit very well with excellent control. I really liked the "pull-pull" design of the foot control cable system, smooth and easy.
  • The speed control rotating knob on the foot control is smooth and precise.
  • The digital power technology prolongs battery life, giving me more hours on the water. The infinite motor speeds make boat control easy.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year
2 year
Other Information
429.99 $

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