Comparing the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Ford Edge

After ending a generation of vehicles that helped many drivers with all their transport needs, the 2019 Subaru Forester enters the picture and our car lot as a completely redesigned Subaru SUV that sets a new standard. The two-row SUV grew its following with its capability, ingenuity, and smart design, which are all aspects coming in the 2019 Forester that also adds new features and more that drivers are sure to love.

The 2019 Subaru Forester enters a crowded SUV class, but to highlight all that it has to offer, we've compared the new Subaru Forester and the 2019 Ford Edge so that car shoppers trying to choose between the two have an easier time. See how the Forester and Edge compare below!


The price of a new vehicle is often the place to look first as you narrow down your options, and the 2019 Subaru Forester is much more affordable than the 2019 Ford Edge. The Edge starts just south of $30,000 while the Forester has three trim levels with starting prices below that Ford Edge base model. Not only that, the Subaru Forester comes standard with many systems, like all-wheel drive and Apple CarPlay, that drivers will have to pay to add to the base Ford Edge.

Interior Design

The 2019 Subaru Forester has more compact exterior dimensions than the 2019 Ford Edge, but that doesn't stop the Subaru SUV from providing just as much cabin space as the Edge. When comparing aspects like passenger space and cargo room, the Subaru Forester holds advantages over the Edge such as the legroom for the driver and the size of the cargo area when you fold the second row of seats down. Plus, most trims of the Subaru Forester come standard with reclining rear seats for additional comfort, which the Ford Edge can't claim.


The engineering of an SUV plays a key role in the comfort, capability, and even value of your model, and the 2019 Subaru Forester makes changes to its engineering to improve all those aspects. Even with all-wheel drive, the Subaru Forester is more efficient than the Ford Edge, 33 mpg highway vs 29 mpg, and that all-wheel drive in the Forester gives it better traction in less than ideal road conditions. Plus, the Forester is nimbler, thanks to active torque vectoring, than the Ford Edge, so you can still get excited when behind the wheel of the Subaru SUV!

Safety Features

Affordability, performance, and cabin space are all traits car shoppers want from their next SUV, but we also know many have safety as a priority, and the Subaru Forester does too! The 2019 Subaru Forester is an IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick+, their highest award tier, while the 2019 Ford Edge did not earn an award from the IIHS. How did the Subaru Forester achieve this? Well, it comes standard with the EyeSight® suite of driver-assist tech, which includes adaptive cruise control not standard on the 2019 Edge, and it offers more, like steering responsive headlights, that the Ford Edge does not.

Other Technologies

A smart safety suite isn't the only thing the 2019 Subaru Forester has in store for drivers that choose it over the 2019 Ford Edge. For example, the Subaru Forester comes standard with an infotainment system that is compatible with Apple and Android devices so that you have no problems using mobile apps or making hands-free calls, which you won't get standard with the Ford Edge. Plus, the 2019 Subaru Forester has more, like reverse automatic braking and a driver attention monitoring system, not in the 2019 Edge.

Find Your 2019 Subaru Forester at Our Dealership!

The info above highlights all that makes the redesigned Subaru Forester another standout of the SUV class, and if you'd like to see how you can use its design, performance, and features on any trip, come on by our Subaru dealership! We can show you around our new Forester offers and discuss financing your new car with you so that your shopping experience is free of hassles!