The Competition: Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Edge
Ford Edge and Toyota RAV4 are both compact crossover SUVs which are manufactured by the Detroit based American car maker Ford Motor Company and Toyota City based Japanese car maker, Toyota Motor Corporation. Both of these car makers are the leaders in the trade and compete with each other along with a number of other similar car makers around the world. The Toyota RAV4 was the first compact SUV that gave this particular shape the huge success which it has seen today. The competitors of both of these vehicles are Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V etc.
Ford edge is available in three different engine types which are a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine with 240 hp and 270 pound feet, a 3.5 liter V6 with 285 hp and 253 pound feet and a 3.7 liter V6 with 305 hp and 280 pound feet. These engines are mated to a 6 speed auto transmission. On the other hand, the Toyota RAV4 comes with two engine options as a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with 179 hp and 172 pound feet and a 3.5 liter V6 with 269 hp and 246 pound feet. The four cylinder engine is mated to a four speed auto transmission and V6 is mated to five speed transmission.
Talking about the interiors, both the cars have great interiors. Both the cars have tilt and telescoping steering wheels. The Ford Edge comes with a high quality material used on the inside. There is ample legroom for extra comfort. The fit and finish is perfect which aids the luxurious looks. Along with all that, Panoramic Vista Roof is available in Ford Edge. You also get programmable ambient light capabilities. On the other hand, the looks of the new Toyota RAV4 are non-conventional. The front as well as rear seats are quite comfortable. RAV4 is very spacious and comes with large storage capacity.
On the exterior, Ford Edge sports a three bar grille and projector beam halogen headlamps. Along with that it also comes with polished exhaust tips, sculpted tails and spoiler. It sports 17 inch aluminum wheels on the base version and the higher end versions have broader wheels. The optional High Intensity discharged lamps are also available. The Toyota RAV4 comes with multi reflector halogen headlamps. The LED tail lamps and stop lamps add to its looks. Black grille is the part of the standard equipment. The glass is a High Solar Energy Absorbing is present on the windshields and side windows. The rear window defogger is also the part of the standard equipment.
If you are looking for an overall competent package in terms of a family car, Ford Edge is the perfect car for you. The MSRP of the Edge starts from $28,465 and goes up to $37,800 as you move up the trim level. On the other hand, the Toyota RAV4 is placed at a great price which starts from $22,025 and goes up to $25,015 as you move up the trim levels.