Compare 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Ford Edge
Specs at a Glance
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2018 Ford Edge
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As a true family vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe invites up to eight people for an enjoyable ride. This mid-size crossover SUV runs on a V6 engine and all-wheel drive. The 2018 Ford Edge is a compact crossover SUV that accommodates up to five individuals. Equipped with the Automatic Emergency Braking and more than five other accident-avoidance features, the Santa Fe has better overall safety technology than the Edge.
Standard in every 2018 Santa Fe, a V6 engine delivers a maximum of 290 horsepower at 6,400 RPM. Every combustion cycle in this 3.3 L engine uses natural aspiration during induction. When running at 5,200 RPM, the powertrain cranks out slightly more than 250 lb-ft of peak torque. Using the Ti-VCT technology, the Ford Edge’s six-cylinder engine can’t deliver more than 280 hp. Even though it has a twin-scroll turbocharger, the 2.0 L EcoBoost engine still doesn’t outperform the Santa Fe in horsepower capabilities. When it comes to changing gears, both crossover SUVs have automatic transmission systems with six distinct sequences. Paired with the Drive Mode Select, Hyundai’s SHIFTRONIC technology is more responsive and dynamic than Ford’s SelectShift mechanism. As you’d expect, these vehicles are available with an all-wheel drive that’s ready to roll in inclement weather. Having a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the Santa Fe is a lot stronger than the Edge. The Downhill Brake Control and Hillstart Assist Control give this robust Hyundai model an advantage on sloped roads.
Up to seven passengers can sit inside the Hyundai Santa Fe SE and SE Ultimate. This seating configuration includes captain’s chairs with armrests in the second row. The Limited Ultimate accommodates a maximum of eight occupants. Climate-controlled front seats provide year-round comfort in this premium model. To keep the second-row passengers warm in the winter, you could turn on heating for the bench seats. Having only five total seats, the Ford Edge simply can’t match the utility and convenience factors of the Santa Fe. This Hyundai also boasts a 115-volt power outlet that’s installed in the cargo space. Even the passengers in the third row have access to their own USB port. An illuminated ignition system, electronic parking brake and side window sunshades are among the many other convenient amenities that are installed in the Santa Fe.
The 2018 Santa Fe’s Automatic Emergency Braking can detect pedestrians in your intended path. Although it also has autonomous braking, the Ford Edge’s Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support doesn’t have pedestrian-detecting abilities. When it comes to minimizing the potential for high-speed collisions, Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control is just as functional as Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control. These innovative cruise control systems essentially ensure a fixed following distance on highways. When you want to change lanes in the Santa Fe, pay careful attention to the Lane Departure Warning. Dangerous situations might be diffused promptly by the Lane Change Assist. The Blind Spot Detection delivers extra margins of safety during lane merges. When you roll in reverse in this Hyundai crossover SUV, be ready for any warnings from the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. It will also be advantageous to look at live images that are recorded by a rear view camera.
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