2017 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Edge isn't as family-focused as crossovers like the Toyota Highlander or Ford's own Explorer SUV.

Instead, the Edge is pitched against a narrower set that includes the Nissan Murano and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Among its rivals, the GMC Terrain takes a somewhat more mainstream route; it offers a high-economy four-cylinder engine, a roomy interior with a sliding second-row seat, and a nicely turned-out dash.

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 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 Sport model; it’s soft, elegant, and a bit traditional on the inside, although we like its bold exterior, plus it gets impressive mileage with a V-6.

We might mention the Volkswagen Touareg as a wild card.

It can get quite expensive, like the Edge, but it follows a more rugged look and more traditional SUV layout.

Lastly, the Honda CR-V aims for best-in-crossover class this year with a revamped design.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Ford Edge skips third-row seats for better road manners, but it could stand a round of comfort and safety upgrades.
The 2017 GMC Terrain is a square-jawed compact crossover SUV that can haul when equipped with the available V-6.
It's hard to imagine a compact crossover better aligned with the needs of most buyers than the 2017 Honda CR-V.
The 2017 Nissan Murano is smooth and polished—and that may be just the ticket for buyers who want a high seating position and the availability of all-wheel drive.
Although it might be sold alongside pedestrian Jettas, the Volkswagen Touareg looks and feels nearly like a full-on luxury SUV at a (slightly) cut-rate price.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDMidsize Station WagonsN/A
Style Name    
SE FWDFWD 4-Door SLLX 2WDFWD SV6 Sport w/Technology
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility4MOTION
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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