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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2018 GMC Terrain, 2017 Detroit auto show2018 GMC Terrain
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2018 Honda CR-V2018 Honda CR-V
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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2018 Ford Edge has an eager feel and crisp design; safety scores and Sport ride quality give pause.
6.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
7.2
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.
7.0
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.
6.7
The 2018 Nissan Murano adds better active safety to complement its sharp looks and easy-driving nature.
MSRP From    
$29,315$23,580$24,995$24,250$31,000
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
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Turbo Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size Station Wagon
Style Name    
SE FWDFWD 4-Door L w/1SMFWD 4-Door SLLX 2WDFWD S
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 GMC Terrain2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 Honda CR-V2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 Nissan Murano