If you have an adventurous lifestyle or you just find yourself hauling a lot of stuff around, an SUV is the perfect solution.  It provides the extra space you need to carry all your gear, it offers plenty of wiggle room for passengers, and it tends to perform much better off the pavement than smaller vehicles.  But which one is right for you?  SUVs come in various shapes and sizes ranging from personal cargo carriers to family haulers, but if you want a solid middle ground, we encourage you to take a closer look at the Ford Edge.  To give you a sense of what this SUV is like, we set it next to the Honda CR-V to see how they compare to one another.

The Competitors

To truly appreciate how the Ford Edge and Honda CR-V stack up against each other, it helps to understand what each one is.  Both are SUVs, of course, but the Ford Edge falls into the mid-size SUV category while the Honda CR-V classifies as a compact SUV.  The CR-V is a capable daily driver with plenty of space, but if you need more passenger space and hauling power to take on your various adventures, the larger Edge is the way to go.


While both SUVs can carry up to five passengers, the Edge is slightly larger than the CR-V overall, gaining a few inches in length, width, and height.  This results in the Edge boasting a passenger volume that surpasses that of the CR-V by about eight inches, earning it more space for passengers to stretch out.  This is particularly noticeable in the second row in which shoulder and hip room provide plenty of comfort without forcing passengers to feel cramped.  The CR-V surpasses the Edge's maximum 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space by just a couple of inches, but it sacrifices quite a bit passenger volume to do so.


If you need power, the Edge leaves the CR-V behind.  The Edge's standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission churns out up to 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.  You can also opt for a 280-horsepower 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 for a bit more oomph.  Even if you upgrade to the CR-V's most powerful engine, you'll only get up to 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.  

You can even kick it up a notch with the Edge and upgrade to the top-tier Sport trim which comes with sport-tuned suspension and standard Intelligent AWD for improved handling, larger 20-inch wheels, and a roaring turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine that can fire up an incredible 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.


Both the Edge and the CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds, but if you need more strength without classing up to a much larger vehicle, the Edge has your back with the Class II Trailer Tow Package.  Available on the mid-tier SEL and Titanium trims, this package more than doubles the Edge's towing capacity to a stunning 3,500 pounds, giving you the ability to load up with your heavy gear and big toys.  Complete with trailer sway control, this package helps you safely manage your loads so you can drive confidently without leaving anything behind.

Safety and Technology

Safety is a top priority for both the Edge and CR-V.  The Edge offers an available Ford Safe and Smart package that includes driver-assist features such as a forward collision warning with brake assist, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, and rain-sensing wipers to name a few. You can also add a front 180-degree camera that helps you see down alleys and around corners at slow speeds.  The CR-V also offers a suite of safety features known collectively as Honda Sensing that includes some similar functions.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on both the Edge and the CR-V.  The Edge also offers an optional 8-inch touchscreen to go with its SYNC 3 infotainment system, an interface that is an inch larger than the CR-V's display and a bit more user-friendly.  The Edge also offers FordPass, an app that adds an extra element of convenience to your drive by allowing you to find and pay for parking ahead of time, compare gas prices, and get important information about your vehicle with the touch of a button.

Visit Us Today to Learn More

The best way to see if the Ford Edge is right for you is to join us at our dealership and get into the driver's seat.  Stop by and see us today to learn all about this capable, powerful, stylish mid-size SUV!


Denny Menholt Ford

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