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2019 Ford Edge

Starting Price: $30,990 | Price yours

Above Average: There’s a new sportier variant, the ST, that gives the 2019 Ford Edge a 335-horsepower engine.

Below Average: Not very fuel-efficient and somewhat lower resale value when compared to a Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Subaru Outback.

Consensus: The 2019 Ford Edge gets a revamp for 2019 that gives it both an enthusiast and practical appeal. With a roomy, stylish cabin that comfortably seats 5, and exterior good-looks that makes it stand out in a sea of sameness, it’s a good buy. 
 

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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Starting Price: $33,190| Price yours

Above Average: Jeep has always been synonymous with off-roading and the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a good blend of off-road ability and on-road comfort.

Below Average: Being good at both on and off-roading, means that the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a wide range of muscular powerplants, but at the expense of fuel efficiency.

Consensus: The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is rugged yet can be upfitted with luxury  and performance trim levels that makes it equally at home on- or off-road.
 

The 2019 Ford Edge gets ample interior space for five and an updated nose that makes it look a bit more, well edgy. With its wide stance (which can make it tricky to parallel park or park in narrow spots), it is stable and aggressive looking on the street-particularly in the souped-up ST version. The Ford Edge is the first vehicle in the Ford line-up to get the sportier ST variant and it includes a 335-horsepower 2.7-liter V6 engine which gives it 20 more horsepower than the 2018 Sport version. All-wheel drive comes standard on both versions of the Edge including the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower. Ford has added Amazon’s Alexa to the cabin and Android Auto and CarPlay now work with Waze in the new Ford Edge. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is solid and delivers decent performance from its standard 3.6-liter V6 but also offers V8 power up through the wild 707-horsepower Hellcat Hemi that the competition doesn't. The Grand Cherokee really shines off-road and V8 versions tow up to 7,200 pounds. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and gets more soft-touch materials inside than its predecessor. The driving position leaves something to be desired though, because the steering wheel neither tilts, nor telescopes enough and it takes some getting used to.

Similarities

Family-sized SUVs with a diverse range of engine options and some good optional equipment.  

Ford Edge Advantages

If you want something that speaks more to your inner auto and tech enthusiast, the 2019 Ford Edge is the right SUV for you.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Advantages

Off-road capability, towing power and good on-road feel.

Final Recommendation

If you’re looking for something that is capable off road and on, then the Jeep Grand Cherokee would be our pick in this comparison. While it does not get fantastic fuel-efficiency, it’s resale value and its abilities make it a good buy.

  2019 Ford Edge 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 2.0-liter turbo I4 3.6-liter V6
Horsepower 250 @ 5500 RPM 295 @ 6400 RPM
Torque 280 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM 280 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
Transmission Automatic, 8-Spd Automatic, 8-Spd
Fuel Economy 25 combined/ 22 city /29 highway 21 combined/19 city/26 higway
Also Available 2.7-liter turbo V6 V8, 5.7-liter V8, 3.0-liter diesel V6, 6.4-liter V8, 6.2-liter supercharged V8
Specs    
Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 5 stars 4 stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 112.2 inches 114.7 inches
Overall Length 188.8 inches 189.8 inches
Width 85.8 inches 84.8 inches
Height 68.3 inches 69.3 inches
Turning Diameter 39.3 feet 37.1 feet
Headroom, Front 40.2 inches 39.9 inches
Headroom, Rear 40.3 inches 39.2 inches
Legroom, Front 42.6 inches 40.3 inches
Legroom Rear 40.6 inches 38.6 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 60.3 inches 58.7 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 60.5 inches 58.0 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 113.9 cu. ft. 105.4 cu. ft
EPA Cargo Volume 73.4 cu. ft. 68.3 cu. ft. 
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