2015 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

2015 Ford Edge
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Ford considers the Edge as going against a relatively narrow group of vehicles that includes the Nissan Murano, the Toyota Venza, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and to some degree, the Lexus RX.

The five-seat Ford Edge sells urban style as much as it does all-weather traction.

We'd research a few other crossovers while shopping for the new Edge—among them, the GMC Terrain and Chevy Equinox, which offer high-economy four-cylinder engines, roomy interiors with sliding second-row seats, and nicely turned out interiors.

The Nissan Murano is very passenger-comfort-oriented, and it has a relaxed V-6-and-CVT setup that feels like the polar opposite of the twin-turbo EcoBoost Sport model; it’s soft, elegant, and a bit traditional on the inside, although we like its bold exterior.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport shares the Edge's more compact appeal (versus the long-wheelbase Santa Fe) and its turbocharged engine is energetic, as is its swoopy interior.

The Toyota Venza is more appealing to us than its final ratings might indicate: it's a handsome five-door that's just big enough to be useful.

And Honda's CR-V continues to be one of the go-tos in the compact crossover class; it has excellent interior space and strong resale value.

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Quick Specs
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Provided you don’t need third-row seating or a luxury badge, the 2015 Ford Edge offers everything you might want in a comfortable, stylish, tech-savvy crossover.
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The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is more refined and quiet than many of its competitors, while offering the versatility and value that a budget-conscious family would expect.
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The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave.
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The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is really two vehicles in one, with the larger model geared toward big families and the smaller Sport version good for those with smaller broods.
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The 2015 Nissan Murano lures in empty-nesters with its flamboyant new design, then hooks them with just the right mix of confident performance.
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The Toyota Venza gives up all SUV styling pretenses in favor of big-hatchback utility and a truly carlike atmosphere.
MSRP From     
$28,100$22,120$23,445$24,950$29,560$29,065
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
4-Door SE FWDFWD 4-Door L2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door 2.4FWD 4-Door S4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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