The midsize SUV class offers a perfect combination of roomy passenger space and large, versatile cargo capacity. If you're interested in upgrading your car to a midsize SUV, you'll want to consider the Ford Edge and the Honda CRV, two great options in the class. But how do you know which model is best suited to your particular needs?

This comparison of the 2017 Ford Edge vs Honda CRV will help you answer that question by laying out all of the important specs of these vehicles side by side for you to compare. You'll be able to see which SUV performs better where you need it most, so you can make a well-informed purchase that's perfect for your commutes around Washington, Greenville, New Bern, and beyond.

Overview: Ford Edge vs Honda CRV

Both of these midsize SUVs offer seating for five on standard cloth upholstery. The 2017 Ford Edge offers a 315-horsepower engine, while the Honda CRV only reaches a maximum of 190 horsepower. If your commute requires you to accelerate quickly to highway speeds, you may prefer a vehicle with a strong engine. Both cars come with standard front-wheel drive and can be equipped with optional all-wheel drive for improved traction and control.

For a complete breakdown of the 2017 Ford Edge, check out our full vehicle review.

Interior Comfort & Cargo

Inside the 2017 Ford Edge, you'll find 40.2 inches of front passenger headroom, while the Honda CRV has only 38 inches of front headroom. The Edge also offers front legroom measuring 42.6 inches, compared to the CRV's 41.3 inches of front legroom.

In the back seat, the Ford Edge has 40.3 inches of headroom, while the Honda CRV has 39.1 inches. Rear legroom measures 40.6 inches in the Edge and 40.4 inches in the 2017 Honda CRV. Cargo capacity with all seats in use is identical, with both SUVs offering 39.2 cubic feet.

Tech Features: Edge vs CRV

Both cars come equipped with a standard display screen and rearview camera, which makes reversing and parking easy. Bluetooth® connectivity and USB ports are also standard on both SUVs. The Ford Edge comes standard with a proximity key and push-button start, allowing you to conveniently get in and start up the engine without having to remove the key from your pocket or purse. These features are optional on the Honda CRV.

On either car, you can opt to add a navigation system and a suite of driver-assisting safety technologies, which include Automatic Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more. The Ford Edge offers automatic high beams and rain-sensing windshield wipers, which aren't available on the 2017 CRV.

Test Drive Your Midsize SUV

Think your commute would benefit from the addition of one of these versatile and well-equipped SUVs? Our team at Pecheles Ford thinks you'll love the 2017 Ford Edge for its large cargo area, roomy seating, and advanced tech features.

Contact us today to schedule a test drive of the Edge, and soon we'll have you driving the streets of Washington, Greenville, and New Bern in your great new SUV.

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