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Five-Seater Capable Crossovers: Compare the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Nissan Murano to the Indomitable 2019 Subaru Outback


As the wagon body style fades away from the non-luxury segment, the Subaru Outback has fewer and fewer direct rivals. Fortunately, its incredible mix of power, performance, capability, cargo room, and fuel efficiency makes it well-equipped enough to compete with just about any two-row, five-passenger SUV in Durham--and today's contenders are the turbocharged 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Nissan Murano.


These three crossovers are fun to drive, and offer a lot of features. They all could be a great fit for the North Carolina family on-the-go. But, take a closer look and see why the versatile and safe new 2019 Subaru Outback might be the better choice for you.

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2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Ford Edge

  • The 2019 Outback base model is more affordable than the 2019 Edge SE by over $3,000
  • Even when fully equipped, the new 2019 Outback 3.6R Touring is a better value than the loaded 2019 Ford Edge Titanium by about $2,500
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard on every new 2019 Outback wagon for reliable safety and legendary capability
  • All-Wheel Drive is only an option on the 2019 Ford Edge--a $1,995 option

  • Subaru consistently offers better resale values than Ford--so if you ever choose to sell your 2019 Outback a few years down the road, you'll get more for it than for a comparable used Ford Edge
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback offers 175 HP from a standard four-cylinder BOXER engine, up to 256 HP from an available six-cylinder BOXER engine
  • This Ford midsize SUV does have the edge in power, offering a range of 250 HP - 335 HP from its variety of engine options
  • That boost of power in the 2019 Edge, however, takes its toll on commuters--the 2019 Outback offers better fuel economy in the city and on the highway, for both standard and available engines
  • When properly-equipped, the 2019 Outback can tow up to 2,700 pounds--the standard 2019 Edge can only tow 1,500 pounds
  • Cargo space is nearly identical for the Outback vs Edge, but the Subaru Outback's design makes it easier to haul all shapes and sizes of gear, equipment, and luggage








2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Nissan Murano

  • Both the Nissan Murano and the Subaru Outback offer standard seating for five passengers, and the ability to carry a lot of cargo
  • The Nissan Murano received a 4-star safety rating from the NHTSA during 2018
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback received a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA, and was named a Top Safety Pick for its advanced safety features
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback boasts standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every model; the Nissan Murano comes standard with front-wheel drive
  • The 2019 Nissan Murano does offer more standard horsepower, but the 2019 Subaru Outback has a higher tow rating









  • Even with a larger and more powerful engine, the 2019 Subaru Outback actually delivers better city and highway fuel economy than the smaller Alltrack
  • Hatch-area cargo space in the Volkswagen Alltrack is limited to about 30 cubic feet--while the Subaru Outback gives you 5.5 cubic feet more
  • Total interior cargo space in the 2018 Golf Alltrack is a respectable 66.5 cubic feet--however, Subaru's Outback dominates with almost 7 cubic feet of additional space
  • Both wagons come standard with all-wheel drive; but no system is superior to Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive



















  • The Outback gives you a lot better fuel economy than the Murano, with 25 mpg in the city and up to 32 mpg on the highway
  • At the top of both of the trim-level lineups, the 2019 Subaru Outback is the better value (more features for the price) than the most expensive Nissan Murano
  • Both of these SUVs deliver effortless smartphone integration through standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • The 2019 Nissan Murano starts at $31,270
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback starts at $26,345
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