Two Competitive Crossovers: Comparing the 2020 Subaru Outback and 2019 Ford Edge for Florence and Cincinnati Drivers

There are numerous elements you need to consider when shopping for a crossover or wagon to carry your family on your next adventure.  You might now exactly know what you are looking for when browsing for your potential SUV, but you will know what you like when you hear it.  Joseph Subaru of Florence wants to show you how the new 2020 Subaru Outback matches up against another competitive SUV, the 2019 Ford Edge.  You decide which features are agreeable to your family in Erlanger or Fort Mitchell.

Welcome the 2020 Subaru Outback

For years, the Subaru Outback has been the crossover of choice for families who like to explore terrain outside of their Covington or Fort Thomas comfort zone.  Its standard Symmetrical all-wheel drive has been an enticing feature for your journey across unpaved roads or even just the wintery days in Florence and Cincinnati.  From the powerful BOXER engine to the standard Subaru STARLINK infotainment system, there is a lot to love with the 2020 Subaru Outback.  There is no reason it shouldn't be the exciting crossover for you.

The 2020 Subaru Outback Vs. the 2019 Ford Edge

Subaru Outback in forest


New for 2020 the Subaru Outback brings you two different engine options.  The first is the standard 182-horsepower Subaru BOXER four-cylinder.  The second is an all-new 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that gives you a robust 260 horsepower.  All-wheel drive is standard on every Subaru model and the outback is no different.  The continuously variable automatic transmission is sure and smooth when shift through your environment.  You will be able to go farther with the EPA estimated 26 mpg when cruising around Covington and 33 mpg as you hit the interstate from Erlanger to Cincinnati.

The Ford Edge gives you a good deal of power as well with its standard turbocharged 2.0-liter and sportier twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6.  They are partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission.  They both give you an abundance of muscle but lack the smooth ride and handling you'll find in the Outback.  Not to mention the Ford Edge drinks your fuel at an alarming rate.  The V6 gets an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg for highway driving.


The 2020 Subaru Outback has solid reputation as the adventurous choice for drivers, because of its standard symmetrical all-wheel drive.  Its raised ground clearance and standard X-Mode setting ensure going off-road is no problem.  No terrain or environment is too tough for this rugged wagon.  It is perfect for getting around on the wintery days or cruising on a brisk fall day.  All-wheel drive is available on the Ford Edge, if you think to ask for it.  Unless you like being tossed around your cabin, you better stick to the smoother paved roads when you're behind the wheel of the Ford Edge.

Subaru Outback technology


As you would expect from two of the top names in SUVs, both the Subaru Outback and Ford Edge come with a similar list of standard safety features:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Automatic High beams

Safety is a priority for the 2020 Subaru Outback It is equipped with the EyeSight suit of driver assist features.  It includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision and lane departure warning, among other standard features.  Blind Spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are also available to protect you on the roads.

Ford's Co-Pilot360 is similarly stocked with safety features for the 2019 Ford Edge.  You'll get Pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection as part of that package.


It is hard to find something the Subaru Outback is lacking in the infotainment department.  From the start, the 2020 Outback has a dual-screen system, with both checking in at seven inches, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite radio.  A vivid 11.6-inch touchscreen is among the largest you'll find and acts as the command center for the operations.  A moonroof, dual-zone climate control and wireless device charging station are available.

The SYNC infotainment system of the Ford Edge has some nice features, FordPass Connect and its Wi-Fi hotspot.  For the good stuff you'll have to upgrade to the SYNC3 system to get smartphone integration and other features like Amazon Alexa.


From its advanced technology and fuel-efficient engine options, the 2020 Subaru Outback rises over the 2019 Ford Edge in many categories.  But you don't have to take our word for it.  You can come to Joseph Subaru of Florence and find out for yourself.  Plan to take the 2020 Subaru Outback for a test drive and you'll truly discover the difference.

Subaru Outback driving through desert