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2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Ford Edge driving near a body of water and a park vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe parked in the middle of a city

When you're looking to purchase a new SUV, you're going to have to go through a variety of different makes and models to find the one that fits your needs. With an SUV, there are so many options available, it can be hard to determine what style will be the best one for you. If you're just starting your search, you'll likely want to take a look at as many different possibilities as you can. If you're wanting to take a look at two vehicles that are very different, you can compare the 2018 Ford Edge vs the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. Both vehicles provide a spacious interior and high-powered performance, but one will likely be better for you than the other.

2018 Ford Edge


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Three Engine Options One
245 hp Standard Horsepower 290 hp
Five Seating Capacity Six
39.2 cu.ft. Interior Cargo Volume 13.5 cu.ft.

Options on the 2018 Ford Edge

For many drivers, it is important that the vehicle they choose has powerful performance, and in order to find a vehicle that fits all of their needs, they need to find a model that provides plenty of options. For example, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe only offers one engine options, which doesn't give drivers a lot of variety. However, on the 2018 Ford Edge, there are three different engine options available, so drivers can find the engine that gives them everything that they need. If you're just looking at the standard engines for power, you might think that the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, with a 3.3L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet is the be all, end all of powerful engines. While the 2018 Ford Edge's standard 2.0L EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine provides 245 horsepower, you'll find that the 275 pound-feet of torque and 24 combined mpg make it a more efficient option against the combined 21 mpg on the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. The other two engines on the 2018 Ford Edge include a 3.5L V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque and a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine on the Sport trim level with 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Another thing that drivers have to consider about their new SUV is if there will be enough room for their passengers and cargo. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe provides three rows of two seats for a total passenger capacity of six people, while the 2018 Ford Edge offers seating for five. While there is one more seat in the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, the passenger in the third row will have 30.9 inches of leg room. In the first and second row, there is some more space, with 41.3 and 40.4 inches respectively, but the 2018 Ford Edge is able to keep passengers more comfortable with 42.6 inches of leg room in the front, and 40.6 inches in the second row. To explore the passenger space and learn more about performance options on the 2018 Ford Edge first hand, drivers are able to visit Crossroads Ford Lincoln in Frankfort, KY, to learn more.