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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|2017 Ford EdgeBrowse Used Listings||2017 GMC TerrainBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Mid-Size Station Wagon||N/A|
|SE FWD||FWD 4-Door SL||LX 2WD||FWD S||V6 Sport w/Technology|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MOTION|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2017 Ford Edge vs. 2017 GMC Terrain||2017 Ford Edge vs. 2017 Honda CR-V||2017 Ford Edge vs. 2017 Nissan Murano||2017 Ford Edge vs. 2017 Volkswagen Touareg|