Today, SUVs are as versatile as they are dependable. While certain SUVs focus more on performance or safety, others are geared towards in-cabin technology. It all depends on the SUV you choose! So, how do you choose the SUV with the right features and performance for your travels around Richmond? Well, it starts with research-and we're here to help with that.

Our Ford Edge vs. Subaru Outback comparison pits both of these popular SUVs against one another to determine which one is the best choice for your drives around Mechanicsville and Ashland. After you're done reading our detailed review, reach out to our team at Richmond Ford Lincoln to set up a test drive.

2020 Subaru Outback vs Ford Edge Performance

One of the nice things about both the 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Ford Edge is that you can select your preferred engine. Both SUVs offers a pair of dynamic engines. While their performance is similar, the Edge comes out on top in the end.

The highest output from the Subaru Outback comes from its 2.4L turbocharged engine, which reaches 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Edge outperforms the Outback with its 2.7L V6, an EcoBoost® engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

You'll also have a collection of additional performance-enhancing features if you opt for the ST trim level on the Ford Edge. They include:

  • Rotary gear shifter
  • Active grille shutters
  • Torque Vectoring Control
  • 20-inch bright-machined aluminum wheels

Ford Edge vs Subaru Outback Size

When it comes to daily practicality, it's important to have enough space inside your SUV for your passengers and essential items. From the outside, you may not notice the difference in cargo space between the 2020 Ford Edge and 2020 Subaru Outback. So, let's find out what the difference is!

Let's start with the headroom. The Edge offers more front and rear headroom than the Subaru Outback. In the 2020 Ford Edge, you'll have 40.2 inches of front headroom and 40.3 inches of rear headroom, while the Outback offers just 40.1 inches of front headroom and 39.1 inches of rear headroom.

When it comes to rear legroom, too, there's a substantial difference. While both SUVs provide more than 42 inches of front legroom, the Outback only offers 39.5 inches of rear legroom. As for the Edge, it provides 40.6 inches of rear legroom.

Finally, the Edge provides more cargo space behind the second row-39.2 cubic feet, to be exact. For the Outback, the cargo capacity behind the second row is just 32.5 cubic feet!

Standard Safety Features

As many drivers know, both Ford and Subaru are dedicated to ensuring you and your passengers remain safe and protected while on the road. Therefore, many safety features are shared between both SUVs. However, the 2020 Ford Edge provides a more comprehensive package on the base model.

The standard trim of the Ford Edge comes with the Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of state-of-the-art safety systems. With this package, you'll have:

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

It also comes with BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert to give you a heads up if a vehicle is in your blind spot. That way, you can confidently merge onto the highway and change lanes. It also comes in handy when you're reversing out of a parking spot in a crowded parking lot!

Subaru offers a similar system for the Outback, but it doesn't come standard.

2020 Ford Edge vs Subaru Outback

When you're deciding between 2020 Ford Edge and 2020 Subaru Outback, we believe that the Ford Edge is the better SUV for many drivers. With its powerful engine, spacious cabin, and standard safety package, it'll keep you comfortable and protected on the roads around Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville.

Want to test out the Edge? You can by contacting Richmond Ford Lincoln today!


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