With generous cargo space, a roomy interior, and a full suite of driver-assist technologies, it's easy to see why the 2020 Forester and Ford Edge are two of the most popular crossovers for Bloomfield, Newark, and Clifton drivers.

At Lynnes Subaru, we're committed to helping drivers make the right choice when it comes time to choose a new SUV. That's why we created this helpful 2020 Subaru Forester vs. Ford Edge comparison.

Read on to discover which of these SUVs is best for you! Then, contact us to schedule your test drive.

Forester vs Edge: Performance Capabilities 

You can expect great power with either SUV. However, the 2020 Forester combines a fun-to-drive attitude with legendary dependability to create a performance fit for both active families and solo adventurers.

Its 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® engine works with the standard SI-DRIVE and Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) systems to optimize engine response and deliver smooth shifts. The Edge, on the other hand, features a smaller standard 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that's paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Also, unlike the Forester, which includes Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive across all of its trim levels, the Edge relies on its front-wheel drive system to get you to where you need to go. While front-wheel drive doesn't provide the capabilities you may need to get through rough road conditions, the Ford Edge does provide drivers with the option to upgrade to an all-wheel drive system.

Comparing Fuel Economy Ratings

Whether you're running errands around town or headed out for a long weekend road trip, the Forester can provide the fuel economy you need to enjoy more of your adventure. Thanks to its cutting-edge CVT as well as auto start-stop technology, it can get up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.

The 2020 Edge doesn't come with a CVT, but it does offer auto start-stop technology. However, even with similar fuel-saving performance features, it still isn't as efficient as the Forester. Overall, the Edge only gets an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG when it's properly equipped.

Forester vs Edge: Interior Space and Cargo

Planning a trip to the Jersey Shore? You need an SUV that has room for everyone and everything you need for your summer getaway. The Ford Edge and Subaru Forester are both pretty spacious with seating for up to five, but the Forester has a bit of an advantage when it comes to legroom.

Compared to the 42.6 inches of front-seat legroom in the Edge, the Forester model's 43.2 inches of front-seat legroom provides more space for you and your tallest passengers to stretch their legs.

If you need to load cargo into the trunk, both SUVs make it easier with an available power liftgate. However, the 2020 Forester gives you access to 76.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, so you can bring along those extra beach chairs and bags for your trip. Unfortunately, the Edge falls slightly short offering just 73.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Forester vs Edge: Available Technology

Designed with the modern driver in mind, even the most tech-savvy will be impressed with the amount of standard and available features found inside the 2020 Forester and Edge.

Hit the open road with a few of your favorite mobile apps and your favorite playlists and podcasts with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Plus, both SUVs come with Wi-Fi capability, so you can keep yourself and everyone on board connected!

The Subaru Forester also offers its advance DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. It can detect signs of drowsy or distracted driving, so you can regain your focus and stay safe behind the wheel.

The Ford Edge has lots of available technologies to offer local drivers. However, it doesn't come with anything as advanced as the DriverFocus™ system in the Forester.

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2020 Subaru Forester vs Ford Edge: The Verdict

While both crossover SUVs offer drivers a wealth of smart features and space, it's clear that when it comes to overall dependability and quality, the 2020 Forester takes the top spot.

If you're a driver living near Bloomfield, Newark, or Clifton and you want to experience all that the 2020 Forester has to offer, visit Lynnes Subaru or go online to schedule a test drive today!

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