Comparison: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Ford Edge

Comparison: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Ford Edge

Drivers shopping for midsize crossovers and SUVs have so many options today that comparison shopping can seem like a chore. To make things easier on our greater Richmond customers, we brief our staff on how our models stack up to the competition.

Case in point: our one-to-one comparison of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Ford Edge. Both SUVs are popular among Virginia drivers, but the differences could sway you.

Read on to find out which midsize crossover comes out ahead, then visit us in Chester to get behind the wheel of a brand new Santa Fe:   

Safety Ratings and Tech

Hyundai Santa Fe

It would be hard to beat the Santa Fe in safety ratings, as it was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earned a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2017 Santa Fe is available with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, High Beam Assist, Dynamic Bending Lights, auto-leveling headlights, and Smart Cruise Control as part of the Ultimate Tech Package. The Premium Package adds Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, and an array of other convenience features.

Ford Edge

While the Edge received the same scores as the Santa Fe in NHTSA tests, the IIHS had a different take on the Ford crossover. It earned Good scores in all categories except small overlap front impact, where it got an Acceptable rating. It did not earn a Top Safety Pick title.

The Edge is available with Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Warning with Brake Support, Blind Spot Information System, Reverse Sensing System, Enhanced Park Assist, Lane-Keeping System.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2017 Santa Fe has one engine option to make things simple for shoppers. The powertrain is a 3.3-liter V6 engine mated to a 6-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission, making 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. (The Santa Fe Sport has additional engine options if you don’t need quite that many ponies and want to maximize fuel economy.)

The Santa Fe FWD has a fuel economy of 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway, while AWD models get up to 18 MPG city and 24 MPG highway.

Ford Edge

The Edge has three engine options, starting with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Upper trims come with the option for a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, while the highest trim has a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that makes 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy varies by model, but ranges from 17 to 21 MPG city and 24 to 30 MPG highway. The most fuel-efficient model is the base, which lacks some horsepower when compared to the Santa Fe.


Hyundai Santa Fe

Starting at $30,800 MSRP

Ford Edge

Starting at $23,750 MSRP

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