2018 Ford Edge vs. Its Competition

2018 Ford Edge
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Ford Edge competes with some lovely and pricey five-seat crossover SUVs, and with some less expensive commuter specials, too.

Among those rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are the newest.

They’re slightly smaller, with a more economical focus in their engine lineups, with simple infotainment systems and all-wheel-drive options.

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 Edge Sport; 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.

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.

Lastly, the Honda CR-V lands on many shopping lists for good reason: it’s always efficient with its use of fuel and space, and safety scores are strong.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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Quick Specs
The 2018 Ford Edge has an eager feel and crisp design; safety scores and Sport ride quality give pause.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
The 2018 GMC Terrain tucks into a jazzy new body, and boasts a great new turbo-4 drivetrain, but needs to spread its safety message farther, and wider.
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Turbo Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDMidsize Station Wagons
Style Name    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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