Subaru Outback vs Ford Edge

Are you in the market for an SUV but afraid of getting stuck with a gas guzzler? You should consider midsize SUVs like the Subaru Outback and Ford Edge. Both of these vehicles have been touted as the best options in this automotive class. However, choosing which of these vehicles to get you around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area is no easy feat.

We're going to help you figure out which of these vehicles is the best bet for you by comparing them. We'll pay close attention to handling and efficiency, entertainment amenities, and safety features. By reading this comparison of the 2017 Subaru Outback and the 2016 Ford Edge, you'll learn which one offers you more.

Subaru Outback vs Ford Edge: Vehicle Handling & Efficiency

The 2017 Subaru Outback is equipped with the 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER® engine and the Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission). This engine lays flat under the hood and offers a low center gravity while eliminating drag. The horizontally opposed valves on the BOXER® engine provide a power boost to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Due to this low center of gravity of the engine, the Outback gets an EPA estimated 25/32 mpg city/highway.

The Ford Edge features the 2.0-liter Twin-scroll 4-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel efficiency, this engine is no match for the BOXER® because it only gets 20/30 mpg city/highway.

Entertainment Amenities

The Subaru Outback features the STARLINK™ 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen display. The Ford Edge features the SYNC® system, which include a 4.2-inch display screen. Each vehicle has a radio and a CD player, but the Subaru Outback features HD Radio®. This lets you listen to standard stations at a much higher sound quality. This radio also includes iTunes® Tagging, which lets you bookmark a song to download later.

These vehicles also feature Bluetooth® connectivity systems. These systems let you integrate your phone with the infotainment systems. You can easily make or receive phone calls from the road or stream music directly from your phone into the sound system.

Safety Features

The 2017 Subaru Outback features Vehicle Dynamics Control, and the 2016 Ford Edge features AdvanceTrac®. These active safety features help you stay in control in slippery conditions by providing brake pressure to wheels with the least amount of traction in an effort to guide you back onto your path. This feature is more effective in the Subaru Outback due to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

In terms of collision protection, each vehicle is equipped with advanced airbags. These front airbags will actively adjust their inflation rate to correspond with the severity of impact. These vehicles also feature seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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In this article, drivers like you from the Dover, Odessa, and Middletown area learned about these similar midsize SUVs. However, you also learned that the Subaru Outback offers you more in each of these categories. The best way to see if it's the vehicle for you is by getting behind the wheel.

Schedule your test drive with us at Winner Subaru.


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