2013 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

2013 Ford Edge 4-door SE FWD Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

With five seats, available all-wheel drive, and at least one version with a 30-mpg EPA highway rating, the Ford Edge draws fire from some top sellers in the crossover segment.

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 don't quite hit the same fuel-economy numbers, but both are stylish entries with underpinnings that have a reputation for durability (Altima, Camry).

In Ford's own lineup, two other crossovers are worth a long look before you choose an Edge: the latest Explorer has seven seats, but the third row's a little smaller than some; it has 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.

The 2013 Escape is a little smaller than the Edge, but much more nimble, and its top mileage numbers reach an EPA-estimated 33 mpg.

2013 Ford Edge 4-door SE FWD Side Exterior View2013 Ford Edge
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Quick Specs
The 2013 Ford Edge cuts through the crossover clutter with a 30-mpg turbo model, MyFord Touch's step-ahead connectivity, and exceptional interior room.
The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a good, affordable choice for cost-conscious families, but it doesn't skimp on comfort, safety, or the latest connectivity features.
After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance.
The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
The 2013 Nissan Murano trades away some utility and space-efficiency in the name of style and refinement.
The Toyota Venza gets substantial improvements in entertainment and connectivity for 2013; otherwise it remains a comfortable, practical, and somewhat stylish pick for those who don't need a rugged SUV.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol I4Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class     
FWD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDAWD Sport UtilitySport Utility
Style Name     
4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door BaseAWD 4-Door S4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilityWagon
Automatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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