2010 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

2010 Ford Edge
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Unlike most of its similar-size competitors, the 2010 Ford Edge doesn't have an available third row of seating.

But its interior is a more comfortable place for four (or up to five) than several of its competitors, especially the Murano and Tribeca.

The slight interior improvements and new SYNC system introduced on the '08 Edge help make the Ford more competitive against top peers such as the Highlander.

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 have styling that's less exciting and possibly less offensive.

Premium fuel is recommended for several of the Edge's competitors, but cheaper 87-octane fuel is fine for the Edge.

The Mazda CX-9 is a rival to the Edge, which has a slightly sportier character, but the two share mechanical underpinnings.

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Quick Specs
If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2010 Ford Edge remains a satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right.
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.
The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas 6-cylGas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utililty2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door GLSFWD 4-Door Sport4-Door 5-PassFWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
4 Door SUV4 Door Utility4 Door Sport Utility4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door
Automatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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