2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Ford Edge SE

Compare the New Subaru Outback to Notable SUV Competition in Florence, KY

Narrowing down a prospective list of versatile family haulers for purchase and lease consideration? When it comes to competitive comparison research that can help to inform this important decision, our team at Joseph Subaru of Florence is happy to help.

Introducing the 2019 Subaru Outback

One of our favorite standard symmetrical all-wheel drive wagons, the 2019 Subaru Outback, warrants a comprehensive review from visiting Florence, KY shoppers. From this model’s SUBARU BOXER® engine configuration to its SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia infotainment and the flexible arrangement of cabin features it incorporates, we’re confident that you will find travel experiences become more rewarding after spending some time seated inside.

How Does this Model Rank Among Competitors?

Consider how one of the 2019 Subaru Outback’s most popular trim levels, the 2.5i Premium, fares when tested against a popular Ford Edge model below to gather necessary research insight and distinguish these respective SUVs as part of your fact-gathering process.

2019 Subaru Outback (2.5i Premium) vs. 2018 Ford Edge (SE)


Featuring a horizontally-appointed SUBARU BOXER® engine, the new Subaru Outback enjoys an edge in fuel economy estimates over the competing Ford Edge. Standard 25 miles per gallon city and 32 miles per gallon highway measurements are respectively preferable to the 21 miles per gallon city and 29 miles per gallon highway offered by the competition. Beyond superior efficiency output, the 2019 Subaru Outback's capable powertrain configuration translates to impressive towing capabilities. When properly equipped, this model tows up to 2,700 pounds of trailer equipment compared to just 1,500 pounds supported by the Edge model.


With a standard symmetrical all-wheel drive configuration, the 2019 Subaru Outback is configured for control regardless of the season, weather conditions or road surface variations. For the Ford Edge, all-wheel drive just comes as an available offering. Other design advantages of this this new Subaru wagon include a standard adaptive cruise control, fog lamps and a luggage rack. All these respective features, along with an optional sunroof and power liftgate, aren't offered with the competing Ford SUV trim.

Comfort & Convenience

The following cabin amenities and design highlights distinguish the comfort and convenience travel experience of the 2019 Subaru Outback over respective Ford Edge competition:

  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel vs. not available
  • Standard remote trunk release vs. not available
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control vs. not available
  • Standard power-adjustable driver's seat vs. not available

With extra head and leg room in the front row to both stretch out and acclimate, we even prefer the relaxing cabin environment of the 2019 Subaru Outback over the opposing model's interior layout.


Equipped with standard Subaru EyeSight® driver-assistance technology, the 2019 Subaru Outback prioritizes the reassurances you deserve both behind the wheel and seated inside. Using cameras and sensors, this new Subaru model incorporates active safety technology such as standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist. These alert and intervention functions aren't available with the comparable Edge.


From its SUBARU STARLINK™ touchscreen multimedia system to the smartphone app integration and premium audio it supports, the 2019 Subaru Outback keeps you connected in creative ways throughout your daily driving experiences. This new Subaru model's standard HD and SiriusXM® satellite radio, not available with the Ford Edge, can even help pass the time by in engaging fashion for longer rides.

Meet the 2019 Subaru Outback in Florence, KY

The 2019 Subaru Outback, a vehicle we confidently prefer to competing SUVs like the Ford Edge, is available to preview on our Subaru showroom floor here in Florence today. Give us a call to schedule a test drive appointment and plan a trip over soon!

; ;