2019 Subaru Outback or Ford Edge Small SUV Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

Crossovers and SUVs are getting more and more popular with Americans every day for their convenient space and versatile performance -- but more and more of them are better as people-movers than enjoyable driving machines. The 2019 Subaru Outback is different. It's got both the convenience and safety features you need for your next family wagon as well as the powerful engine and sophisticated all-wheel drive system of a true off-road utility vehicle. Whether you're overland cruising through the wilderness or just dropping the kids off at school, the 2019 Subaru Outback has the comfort, efficiency, technology and safety you demand.

The 2019 Ford Edge offers a sleek appearance and an available performance-tuned engine, but is it the best value for a car your family plans to use every day? We'll show you why the 2019 Subaru Outback gives you more bang for your buck. We've compared both vehicles side-by-side in five key areas on this page.

Viewed from the side, the 2019 Subaru Outback reveals a long, elegant roofline that adds tons of convenient storage.

Best Small SUV Interior: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Ford Edge

Thanks to its high beltline and narrow windows, the 2019 Ford Edge can be a little claustrophobia-inducing and difficult to see out of, especially out the rear. We think the 2019 Subaru Outback and its station wagon-inspired proportions give you a car-like handling feel and superior visibility, without compromising size or capability. That makes it a godsend for drivers more used to driving sedans and hatchbacks who are looking to upgrade to something bigger that's not overwhelming.

A view of the modern, connected intrior of the 2019 Subaru Outback, featuring a touchscreen display.

Best Small SUV Technology: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Ford Edge

The base model 2019 Ford Edge comes with a small, button-operated screen in the center stack. That infotainment system comes standard only with Bluetooth phone connectivity. By contrast, every 2019 Subaru Outback gives you the convenience of a large touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto -- totally standard. You even get a standard HD radio receiver for enjoying local radio broadcasts in higher fidelity than ever before. You'll only find those features on the 2019 Ford Edge with a costly trim level upgrade. And since Subaru EyeSight® comes standard too, every 2019 Subaru Outback comes standard with dynamic cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed to safely follow traffic in front of you as it slows down and accelerates. That's yet another feature you'll need to spend more to have on the Ford Edge.

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Standard all-wheel drive and plenty of ground clearance helps this Outback easily ford a stream.

Best Small SUV Capability: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Ford Edge

When equipped with all-wheel drive (like every Subaru Outback), the 2019 Ford Edge is only able to achieve 28 highway MPG, a mediocre result in this segment. The 2019 Subaru Outback can reach 32 MPG so you'll spend considerably less on gas.

What's more, the 2019 Ford Edge can only tow 1,500 pounds when equipped with its standard engine. For towing small watercraft, ATVs, bikes and other trailers, the 2019 Subaru Outback gives you a standard towing capacity of 2,700 pounds.

And when the road ahead gets rough, the 2019 Subaru Outback is a dynamic performer on tricky terrain thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Hill Descent Control, X-MODE® low-friction surface optimization and 8.7" of ground clearance. The 2019 Ford Edge offers just 8.0" of ground clearance, AWD as an available upgrade, and no additional tech for off-road conditions.

A family explores their destination, having arrived safely in the 2019 Subaru Outback.

Best Small SUV Crash Test Scores: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Ford Edge

In crash tests carried out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, both these small SUVs earned the best-possible marks across the board, meaning they'll both provide industry-leading protection in a crash. But IIHS testing doesn't stop there -- they evaluate cars based on their autonomous driving aids, headlights and child seat anchors, too. When all these factors were considered, the IIHS gave the 2019 Subaru Outback the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award -- their highest safety honor! The 2019 Ford Edge didn't manage to earn any awards from the IIHS.

This illustration shows how EyeSight uses cameras to detect the traffic that surrounds your vehicle.

Best Small SUV Driver Assistance: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Ford Edge

Both the 2019 Subaru Outback and Ford Edge come standard with a suite of advanced sensor-based autonomous driving aids, to help protect you from sudden changes in traffic conditions. With standard pre-collision braking and lane-keep assist functions, both of these small SUVs can intervene on their own to prevent an accident -- but the Subaru Outback still offers you more. It comes standard with adaptive cruise control (an additional option on the 2019 Ford Edge) and can be equipped with reverse automatic braking as an additional option (something not available on the Ford Edge at all).

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Why Central California Loves To Buy Subaru At Shingle Springs Subaru

No matter what you need your next vehicle to do for you, a Subaru is up to the challenge. Advanced safety and capability technologies like Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance, X-MODE® off-road optimization and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive make a Subaru one of the most capable cars on the road anywhere. And a brand-new Subaru is the ultimate way to transport the whole family in style and comfort, even when the road ahead gets rough!

Come find yours at Shingle Springs Subaru. We're conveniently located right next to Highway 50 at Exit 37 just West of Placerville and East of Cameron Park. We invite you to take a test drive today -- it's the best way to experience Subaru performance, capability and quality for yourself.

2019 Subaru Outback2019 Ford Edge
$26,345Starting MSRP*$29,995
32 Highway / 25 CityStandard Fuel Economy (MPG)26 Highway / 19 City
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
73.3 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume73.4 Cubic Feet
StandardApple CarPlay / Android AutoAdditional Upgrade
StandardRoof RailsAdditional Upgrade
AvailableSteering-Responsive HeadlightsNot Available
2019 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety AwardsNone

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.