If you are in the market for a new SUV, you're likely considering the new 2019 Ford Edge. With its Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and all-new Rotary e-Shifter, the 2019 Edge offers many desirable features. While you're researching the best new SUV for your family, you might be wondering how the Ford stacks up against the competition. Let's take a look at how this new Ford SUV compares to the 2019 Toyota Highlander.
While both new SUVs come standard with many attractive features, you'll quickly find that the Ford beats the Toyota in safety, performance, and fuel economy.
When thinking about transporting your most precious cargo, you want a new SUV that helps keep your passengers safe. A notable safety distinction between the 2019 Ford Edge Titanium and the new Highlander is the presence of inflatable rear seatbelts. You'll find them on the Ford. You won't find them on the Toyota. If your 2019 Edge detects a crash, the inflatable rear belts will deploy. By inflating to a larger size, the force of impact is dispersed over a greater surface area of your body. This limits head and neck movement and reduces injuries to the neck, spine, and organs.
The 2019 Edge also comes standard with Post Collision Braking. If your Edge is in a collision, it will automatically apply the brakes to help prevent secondary crashes and further injuries. The 2019 Highlander doesn’t have this feature. If the airbags trigger in a collision and the brakes aren't applied, additional collisions won't have the protection of airbags since they were already deployed.
When thinking about an SUV that helps you and your passengers stay safe, look no further than the new Ford Edge. To get behind the wheel and discover these systems for yourself, schedule your test drive online.
|OVERALL STARS||5 Stars||4 Stars|
|STARS||5 Stars||4 Stars|
|NECK STRESS||200 lbs.||509 lbs.|
|NECK INJURY RISK||27%||47%|
|NECK COMPRESSION||23 lbs.||73 lbs.|
|STARS||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|NECK STRESS||180 lbs.||219 lbs.|
|NECK INJURY RISK||32%||32%|
When considering which new SUV has the lowest cost of ownership, accessibility to local Ford dealerships is a significant consideration. With approximately twice as many Ford dealerships in the United States as Toyota dealerships, finding a Ford service department is twice as easy. When your Ford requires routine auto maintenance or repairs covered by a warranty, you want a nearby Ford dealer
If you're shopping for an SUV, you want a vehicle that can keep up with your active lifestyle. According to, Motor Trend the Ford Edge ST outperforms the Toyota Highlander V6:
|Zero to 60 MPH||6.1 seconds||7.2 seconds|
|Quarter Mile||14.7 seconds||15.5 seconds|
|Speed in 1/4 Mile||93.4 MPH||92.6 MPH|
According to EPA-estimates, the Ford gets better fuel economy than the Toyota.
|FWD 2.0 Turbo 4 cyl.||FWD 2.7 DOHC 4 cyl.|
|22 city/29 hwy||20 city/24 hwy|
|AWD 2.0 Turbo 4 cyl.||AWD LE 3.5 DOHC V6|
|21 city/28 hwy||20 city/27 hwy|
As you can tell, the 2019 Ford Edge SUV bests the 2019 Highlander in fuel economy, warranty benefits, and safety features. At the end of the day, a test drive is more informative than any chart. For a hands-on experience, schedule your test drive the make the quick trip from Indianapolis to Community Ford in Mooresville, IN.