Ford Edge vs. Toyota RAV4

When it's time to tackle roads with a little more style and space, you may be considering a midsize SUV like the Ford Edge vs Toyota RAV4. While both vehicles certainly offer a lot to their respective drivers, you'll want to choose the one that's right for you. At Richmond Ford West, we're here to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump learn more about what these vehicles offer and how they differ.

Keep reading our 2019 Ford Edge vs RAV4 comparison to find out which midsize SUV is right for you!

Toyota RAV4 vs. Ford Edge: Engine Power & Options

The Ford Edge and Toyota RAV4 are equipped with very different engines. The Edge includes its Twin Scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine at its base level while the Toyota RAV4 features a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Each of these engines come paired with 8-speed automatic transmissions. On top of the turbocharged advantage, the Edge includes an additional engine option while drivers of the RAV4 only get the one engine.

  • The Edge 2.0-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine delivers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
  • The RAV4 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine maxes out at 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
  • The optional 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost®, available with the Edge, produces 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Edge vs. Toyota RAV4 Interior

There's a pretty significant difference with the Edge and RAV4 when it comes to their cabin space. The Edge includes 113.9 cubic feet of space for its five passengers while the RAV4 is a bit cramped with its 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space in its cabin. The difference in space carries over with individual passenger space and cargo room.

  • The Edge offers 40.2 inches of head room and 42.6 inches of leg room for front passengers while the RAV4 includes 37.7 inches of head room and 41 inches of leg room in the front row.
  • There's 40.3 inches of head room and 40.6 inches of leg room in the second row of the Edge while the RAV4 offers 39.5 inches of head room and 37.8 inches of leg room.
  • The RAV4 offers 37.6 cubic feet of space for cargo that expands to 69.8 cubic feet when the second row is folded.

Style & Appearance

The recent redesign for the Toyota RAV4 is definitely an improvement, but it was designed to blend in and not stand out. The Edge, on the other hand, carries over its prolific style and appearance, with its smooth curves, its aggressive front and rear, and its sleek and defined grille and front fascia. The 2019 RAV4 tries to emulate the Edge, but nowhere near the size, stature, or powerful presence.

2019 Ford Edge vs Toyota RAV4

Now that you're familiar with both midsize SUVS from reading our Ford Edge vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison, you're closer to making your decision. Our Glen Allen Ford dealership we hopes this guide helped you see the major differences between both vehicles, and of course, the notable advantages that the 2019 Ford Edge has. But if you need to learn more, you can always swing by our dealership for more details and insight.

Learn more by browsing our inventory of Ford Edge models at Richmond Ford West. We're proud to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump get the vehicle that's perfect for them!

2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 Specs

2018 Ford Edge White Both vehicles offer a strong performance with their respective engines. However, there's a clear leader of the pack and it's the Ford Edge. It comes standard with a 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine that's turbocharged. The RAV4 simply comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine as its base level options.

  • The Ford Edge can deliver 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Toyota RAV4 falls behind at 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.
  • Each SUV comes equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Ford Edge vs Toyota RAV4 Competing Cabin Space

The Ford Edge and Toyota RAV4 each offer an impressive amount of cabin space for their five respective passengers. Each crossover even offers considerable cargo space behind the rear seats, making them both great vehicles for the adventurous driver. However, there are some differences in the offered passenger space that may affect the comfort of the riders.

  • The Edge offers 40.2 inches of headroom in the front and 40.3 inches of headroom in the rear.
  • The RAV4 offer 39.8 inches of front headroom and only 38.9 inches of rear headroom.
  • The Ford Edge includes 40.6 inches of rear legroom vs. the 37.2 inches of rear legroom found in the RAV4.

Style & Appearance

2018 Ford Edge Maroon Both the Edge and RAV4 have their distinctive crossover looks, but there are a few differences that could sway your final decision. The Edge offers a more compact SUV appearance, with its notable sporty tires, its clean and compact front grille, and the smooth door indentations that highlight the vehicle's style and abilities.

The RAV4, on the other hand, doesn't quite carry over the smooth appearance of the Edge. Instead, the RAV4 includes a boxy grille, and the combination of its short ground clearance and its rounded-off rear give the vehicle the appearance of a minivan without its midsection.

Deciding on Your Next Crossover

Now that you've taken a closer look through our Ford Edge vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison and you saw how these two crossovers differ, you're closer to making your decision. At Richmond Ford West, we hope that you found this guide helpful at showing you what both vehicles offer and, of course, you're now aware of the notable advantages that the Ford Edge holds, which is why you should browse our inventory for a closer look.

Contact our team at Richmond Ford West for more information. We're here to provide the necessary help for our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump for when it's time to find the right car!



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