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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Ford Edge Review

New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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New 2020 Ford Edge

2020 Ford
Edge

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MSRP*
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$26,795 to $39,945
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$31,100 to $43,265
Invoice* $25,187 to $37,240 $30,168 to $41,534
MPG - City 23 - 26 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 26 - 29
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Edge than in the Subaru Outback, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Subaru Outback and the Ford Edge.

Convenience
The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Edge, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Outback will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Edge. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Outback carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Edge.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Outback is much slimmer than the Ford Edge, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Outback takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Edge.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Outback has much lower torque than the Ford Edge, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Outback has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Edge, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Ford Edge for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Outback has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Edge.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Ford Edge. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Outback as you will in the Ford Edge.

Warranty
The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Edge.