2018 Subaru Outback vs. Ford Edge Comparison


We Help Nederland Drivers Decide between the 2018 Subaru Outback and Ford Edge

Here at JK Subaru, we know that Nederland drivers are hardly bereft of options when shopping for a safe, dependable and family focused crossover. However, your search for the best crossover will inevitably conclude with the 2018 Subaru Outback!

Whatever you're seeking from your next crossover, chances are you'll find that and more in the 2018 Outback. After all, the Outback possesses a spotless safety record, long-lasting dependability and standard all-wheel drive to name a few of its appealing qualities. The Outback also features a versatile, modern interior that's home to a bevy of the latest safety and connectivity features to better serve your driving needs. When matched with competitors like the Ford Edge, it's abundantly clear that the 2018 Outback is simply a better crossover from top to bottom, inside and out!


The 2017 Outback continues Subaru's tradition of providing vehicles that are specifically focused on your safety. As with every Subaru, the Outback is available with leading-edge safety features like Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology, reverse automatic braking and blind spot monitoring.

When so equipped, the Outback engages lane departure warning and forward collision warning to prevent collisions and assure your safety behind the wheel. As a result, the 2018 Subaru Outback earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and Superior rating in front crash prevention. On the other hand, the 2018 Ford Edge failed to achieve the same safety grade as the Outback. If safety is of utmost importance to you, then the 2018 Outback is clearly a better choice than the Ford Edge.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Another one of the Outback's many strong points is Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which is a standard feature. Along with 8.3 inches of ground clearance, the AWD Outback displays deft handling and confidence-inspiring performance in all driving conditions. With AWD, the Outback is ready for anything whether you're chasing off-road adventure or driving in adverse road conditions. Unfortunately, you'll have to pay considerably more money to equip the Ford Edge with all-wheel drive!

Fuel Efficient Performance

Luckily for you, the 2017 Outback doesn't ask you surrender fuel economy for the sake of power or all-wheel drive. With Subaru's Lineatronic CVT, the Outback achieves up to 32/25 mpg hwy/city, which makes it a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV). On the contrary, the front-wheel drive Edge can only muster 29/21 mpg hwy/city.

Comfort, Convenience and Tech Features

Despite its lower pricing, the 2018 Outback is comparably equipped to the Edge. The Outback now comes standard with integrated roof rails that make it easy for you to transport luggage, bikes, camping gear and everything in-between. That comes in addition to the Outback's class-leading amount of cargo space. No similar feature is standard in the Edge.

The Outback also keeps you connected with the STARLINK media hub that provides touchscreen access to your smartphone. Additional features include a Harman Kardon sound system, power rear liftgate and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone users.


You'll find that the 2018 Outback is simply a better value than the Ford Edge. Proof of that comes with the Outback's reasonable starting price of just $25,645, which compares favorably to the Edge's starting price of $28,950. In addition, the top-of-the-line Outback 3.6 Touring costs $38,195 while a comparable Edge model will cost you $40,900. The 2018 Outback is undeniably your preferred option in terms of overall value!

Now, are you ready to learn more about the advantages of driving a 2018 Outback? If so, come on down to JK Subaru in Nederland, TX to arrange for your test drive today!

2018 Subaru Outback vs. Ford Edge

  • Outback earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. The Edge failed to do so.
  • All-wheel drive is standard in the Outback while merely option in the Edge.
  • 2018 Outback is less expensive than the Ford Edge with a starting price of $25,645 vs. $28,950.
  • Enjoy better fuel economy ratings in the Outback (32/25 mpg hwy/city) when compared to the Edge (29/21).
  • 2018 Outback retainsits value better than any other vehicle in its class, according to ALG
  • Subaru Outback is the longest-lasting midsize SUV in its class

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