2009 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

2009 Ford Edge SE
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director


Those who want some measure of off-road ability might fare better with a truck-based vehicle like the Explorer.

Ford doesn't suggest that the 2009 Ford Edge is intended for off-roading, though with the available all-wheel drive, it should be fine with snow and mud.

2009 Ford Edge SE2009 Ford Edge
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2009 Nissan Murano2009 Nissan Murano
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2009 Toyota Venza2009 Toyota Venza
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2007 Hyundai Veracruz GLS2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View2008 Mazda CX-9
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2008 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 7-Pass Ltd Open Doors2008 Subaru Tribeca
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Quick Specs
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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.
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The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
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The 2009 Toyota Venza adds another flavor to the crossover melting pot, but it's a mild one.
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Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right.
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The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
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The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
MSRP From     
$26,635$27,680$25,975$27,045$29,400$29,995
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas 4-cylGas V6Gas V6Gas 6-cyl
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport UtilitySport utility2WD Sport Utililty2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door S4-Door Wagon I4 FWD (GS)FWD 4-Door GLSFWD 4-Door Sport4-Door 5-Pass
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555775
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SUV4 Door Utility4 Door Wagon4 Door Sport Utility4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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