Compare 2009 Ford Edge vs 2008 Toyota Highlander

2009 Ford Edge
2008 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $25,129 $26,635
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $27,511 $29,545
4-Door AWD SEL 15 22 $29,195 $31,395
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $30,018 $32,300
4-Door AWD Limited 15 22 $31,702 $34,150
4-Door FWD Sport 17 24 $32,252 $34,755
4-Door AWD Sport 15 22 $33,935 $36,605
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,129
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,635
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$444 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Provided you don’t mind the lack of a third-row seat, the 2009 Ford Edge stands out in a crowded field as thoroughly competent, well rounded, and fashionable. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.5 145.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.8 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.8 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.2 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.0 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4078 3979
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 4500 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6250 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.24
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Edge Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
W/L-shaped lower control arms Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/trailing blade control arms Sport-tuned
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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