2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Ford Edge exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior front fascia and drivers side

If you are searching for a new SUV, but have no clue what one is the best fit for you, we might be able to help you. Here at Sleepy Hollow Auto, we have a good idea on what vehicles provide a quality experience for the driver, and the 2018 Ford Edge is no exception. So, in order to prove it, we’ve decided to compare the Ford Edge to one of its common competitors; the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe.

In order to remain as specific as possible, we have taken the specs of the two lowest trims for each. This means that you’ll be looking at the SE trim with the 2.0L 4cyl Turbo engine for the Ford Edge, and the SE trim with the 3.3L 6cyl engine for the Santa Fe.

Many SUV shoppers look for some specific things when shopping for their future vehicle; power, fuel efficiency, and how much space you have in the vehicle. So, those are the specs we’ve taken for this comparison. Now, let’s figure out what these specs mean for these two SUVs.

2018 Ford Edge


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

245 hp Horsepower 290 hp
275 ft.-lbs. Torque 252 ft.-lbs.
21/29/24 mpg Fuel Economy 18/25/21 mpg
39.2 cu. ft. Cargo Space 13.5 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Ford Edge

As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe are pretty close when it comes to power. When most people think of power, they automatically think of horsepower. However, that’s only part of the power. The other part is how much torque the engine gives. So, as you can see, the Edge has less horsepower than the Santa Fe, but it has more torque. This means that you will get around the same amount of power for both the Edge and the Santa Fe.

However, the fuel economy is where the Edge pulls away from the Santa Fe. While the two get around the same amount of power, the Edge gets better fuel economy than the Santa Fe. It has 24 miles per gallon combined, while the Santa Fe has 21 mpg combined.So, same power, but it uses less gas.

Now, for all who are looking for space to haul around gear, then you will most likely want to investigate the Edge over the Santa Fe. The Ford Edge has a whopping 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Santa Fe has only 13.5 cu. ft. For those who are uncertain how much that is, the 13.5 cu. ft. of the Santa Fe is less than some sedans, like the 2018 Ford Fusion, which has 16.0 cu. ft. of cargo space. So, if you are looking for a vehicle that can handle a lot of cargo, you may want to choose the Edge.

Hopefully, this has helped you in your search for your new SUV. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here at Sleepy Hollow Auto.

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