In the 2020 Ford Edge and Honda CR-V, you can combine power with efficiency and high-tech safety with modern comfort. So how do you choose between these crossovers? Our comparison guide takes a closer look at each model’s pros and cons.
Roomiest Cabin: 2020 Ford Edge
The 2020 Edge impresses with its plush, supportive seating. As a midsize crossover, the Edge is also the roomiest of the pair. If your family needs extra rear-seat legroom and a seriously spacious cargo hold, it’s your best option. With 39.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats, you’ll be able to pack for road trips with all your favorite sports gear and shoe options.
We’re also fans of the CR-V’s stylish interior and high-end cabin materials. Honda has yet to release the 2020 CR-V’s actual cargo space numbers, but, as a compact crossover, it’s likely to deliver less room for your stuff than the Edge. The same goes for passenger space – a compact can’t help but be slightly less spacious than a midsize crossover like the Edge.
Best Infotainment Lineup: 2020 Ford Edge
The Edge’s Sync 3 infotainment system impresses with its 8-inch touchscreen and smart graphics. The system itself is easy to figure out and even easier to use, thanks to a responsive interface and savvy voice controls. Sync 3 also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can interact with smartphone apps directly from the Edge’s touchscreen.
Luckily, the Honda CR-V infotainment system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. We say luckily because Honda’s infotainment interface can be slow to respond and less than intuitive. Skip this hassle by sticking with your phone’s infotainment options.
Most in Standard Safety: 2020 Honda CR-V
This year, the CR-V comes standard with a wealth of high-tech driver aids. Features like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist offer a safer ride without costing you extra. This year, adaptive cruise control is also standard equipment, helping you maintain your cruise according to traffic flow.
The 2020 Ford Edge also comes standard with these safety features, along with blind-spot monitoring. However, the CR-V also includes adaptive cruise control on its base model, while the Edge makes you pay extra for this technology.
Premium Performance: 2020 Ford Edge
If your decision comes down to which crossover offers the most power, you’re definitely going to want the Edge. This sporty crossover comes standard with a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Should you crave even more power, the Edge ST delivers the goods with its enthusiastic twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6, a beast that makes 335 horses and 380 pound-feet of torque. Properly equipped, the Edge can tow up to 3,500 pounds’ worth of boat or Jet Ski.
This year, the CR-V does away with its old base engine, a slowpoke that no one will miss. Instead, every model comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that kicks up dust with 190 horses and 179 pound-feet of torque. As you can see, however, the CR-V isn’t quite as powerful as the Edge. It also tows less weight, maxing out at 1,500 pounds.
The new CR-V has some great new features in store, but the 2020 Ford Edge remains the best choice for anyone who wants to maximize passenger space and modern performance.