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Five-Seater Capable Crossovers: Compare the 2019 Ford Edge 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 contender is the turbocharged 2019 Ford Edge.

Both of these crossovers are fun to drive, and both offer a lot of features. Both 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.

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

  • Even with a larger and more powerful engine, the 2018 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
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