2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Tipton Ford: Dare To Compare The 2018 Ford Edge vs. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

An SUV can make a great family hauler, offering a balance of efficiency, capability, and comfort. But which SUV should you choose? This article will look at the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse to find out which of these competitors comes out on top.

Engine Options

The 2018 Ford Edge takes the lead right off the bat by offering three different engines as opposed to the two that are available in the Chevrolet Traverse. The latter comes with a standard 3.6-liter V6 and also offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, both paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine of the Ford Edge is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine paired to a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to deliver 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The available 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine is capable of generating 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. A 315-horsepower rated 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine powers the Ford Edge Sport.

Efficiency

IThe standard 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that powers the 2018 Ford Edge boasts 29 mpg on the highway.* That's better than the maximum fuel efficiency offered by the 2018 Chevy Traverse, which delivers 27 mpg on the highway.

Design

These two competitors both offer options in the way of design and styling by providing a selection of attractive trim levels with varying wheels, grilles, and features. Each offers leather trim in their spacious cabins, and each offers a panoramic sunroof. The Ford Edge is also available with unique ambient lighting standard on the Titanium and Sport trims. This lighting illuminates certain areas of the cabin with colors like Ice Blue®, orange, or green, so the cabin's atmosphere can be adjusted to the mood. The Ford Edge offers an SEL Sport Appearance Package which adds eye-catching touches like a rear spoiler and premium cloth seats with Umber Miko® suede inserts.

More options and greater fuel efficiency make the Edge the better choice. Test-drive the 2018 Ford Edge at Tipton Ford.

*EPA-estimated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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