Subaru Outback vs Ford Edge

Compare the Subaru Outback to it's rivals on the road.

Comparing the Subaru Outback to the Ford Edge: Find Your Perfect Fit at Placer Motors in Helena, MT

Sporty, reliable, and all-around capable! These are just a few of the words we would use to describe the Subaru Outback. The Outback has done exceptionally well over the years. The Outback brings you a five-person wagon with ample space for both passengers and cargo. It's designed for both adventure enthusiasts and families, and the great price is just another great reason to buy or lease in Townsend, MT.

But, how does it stack up against similar models in the market, such as the Ford Edge? While the Ford Edge is also built for economical driving and provides space for up to five, the Ford Edge is quite different from the Outback. Here is a look at how the two models stack up head to head.

Comparing Power, Capability and Efficiency

To start off, the 2021 Subaru Outback will be more reliable when the winter seasons roll around in Montana City. The Subaru Outback comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive which is paired to a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® engine and a Continuously Variable Automatic transmission.

The Ford Edge does not come standard with all-wheel drive but instead offers front-wheel drive and a 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new Subaru Outback will also save you money at the gas pump. The Subaru Outback offers up to 23 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. The Edge only achieves up to 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

If you are looking for a reliable and connected new vehicle, the new Subaru Outback is an excellent option. The only major benefit to the Ford Edge is that the engine produces a bit more horsepower than the Outback. The Edge puts out 250 horsepower compared to the 182 horses from the Outback, but it's a minor disadvantage in the long run.

Comparing Technology and Safety

Both the new Subaru Outback and Ford Edge are engineered to protect you on the streets around Helena Valley. Both models come with advanced safety technologies that work together to assist you in avoiding potentially dangerous driving situations.

The 2021 Subaru Outback comes standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This safety package comes standard with the following systems:

  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

The Ford Edge does come with the Ford CoPilot360 suite of safety technology, but you'll have to pay more for the same amount as seen on the Subaru Outback.

Overall, your safety and peace of mind come first.

Comparing Interior and Technology Features

To help keep you connected while on the go in Helena, MT, you can enjoy the Subaru Outback's full infotainment center that is easily accessible from the center dash touchscreen. You'll have access to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations.

The Ford Edge is also available with smartphone integration and a touchscreen. But the major difference is the Subaru offers a standard seven-inch screen and an updated 11.6-inch option, which is not available in the Ford Edge.

Both interiors provide good amounts of cargo space and legroom, but because the Outback is in the wagon segment, you'll have a bit more space and comfort.

Test Drive a Subaru Outback Today

The 2021 Subaru Outback is for sale today at Placer Motors. If you've already test-driven the Ford Edge, see how it compares to the new Outback, and let us know if we have a winner! Shop our Outback specials. Our team is dedicated to your satisfaction and want you to take home the new car of your dreams.

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