Most of the competitors to the 2009 Ford Edge have an available third row of seating, but the Edge makes do with very roomy appointments for five and generous cargo space.
The Tribeca offers a third row, but it’s unusable for all but small children.
The Toyota Highlander, recently redesigned, is one of the segment sales leaders, but the Edge has an edge in terms of features like the SYNC interface and Vista Roof.
Relative to the Edge, the Tribeca and CX-9 are a little sportier on the road, with a slightly firmer suspension setting and crisper handling, while the Highlander and Veracruz's styling is less exciting and possibly less offensive.
The Mazda CX-9 is a rival to the Edge, which has a slightly sportier character, but the two share mechanical underpinnings.
Finally, premium fuel is recommended for several of the Edge's competitors, but cheaper 87-octane fuel is fine for the Edge.
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|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 4-cyl||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 6-cyl|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility||Sport utility||2WD Sport Utililty||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door S||4-Door Wagon I4 FWD (Natl)||FWD 4-Door GLS||FWD 4-Door Sport||4-Door 5-Pass|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||4 Door Utility||4 Door Wagon||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Continuously Variable||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|