The Nissan Murano is also distinctively styled and has a nicer interior, but lacks any optional engines. The Toyota Venza offers a four-cylinder, but Toyota's optional infotainment system isn't as comprehensive as MyFord Touch. The Subaru Outback is efficient and roomy, but the interior is far from luxurious. The Dodge Journey offers a third-row seat and UConnect Touch is easier to use than MyFord Touch, but it's less powerful and less refined.
Ford's Edge gives crossover buyers a lot of choice, something people downsizing from full-size SUVs would appreciate. There's a fuel-efficient model for people who enjoy the efficiency of their car or small crossover but need more space, or a performance model for those who don't want to lose all of the sportiness of a less-practical vehicle. Combine that with a long list of optional features and advanced infotainment systems and any Edge is worth a look if you're in the crossover market.