The Ford Edge is a half-size larger than compact crossovers like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, and it has a more refined ride than those models.
Yet with its 30-mpg highway rating in EcoBoost form, it's a viable alternative to those models.
With five seats and available all-wheel drive, it draws from a wide range of models.
The Chevy Equinox has a four-cylinder model with a 32-mpg highway rating; it's nciely styled and trimmed, with good packaging that includes a sliding second-row seat.
The Nissan Murano and Toyota Venza have comparable interior appointments and are both stylish entries like the Edge.
The latest Explorer has seven seats, but the third row's a little smaller than some; it has some of the same powertrains as the Edge but adds a turbocharged V-6 this year in a Sport model that's an SHO in all but name.
With an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway, the Ford Escape is a little smaller than the Edge but a stylish, tech-loaded alternative for those who don't need as much space.
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