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Three Hardworking Crossover SUVs: Compare the 2019 Subaru Outback to the 2019 Ford Edge and the 2019 Nissan Murano in the Hoover Area

Subaru and Ford have been in the process of making high-quality, reliable SUVs for a long time. They are known for their ability to work hard and are fun to drive, no matter what you choose to do with them. If you are looking for an SUV that you can throw a lot at, consider the 2019 Subaru Outback, the 2019 Nissan Murano or the 2019 Ford Edge. You might find one that you fall in love with.

Consider the three models below for a comparison.

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2019 Subaru Outback versus 2019 Ford Edge

  • The Subaru Outback offers a 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer® engine while the Ford Edge has a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® turbocharged engine
  • The Edge produces more horsepower and torque than the Outback
  • Subaru puts a Lineartronic® CVT six-speed automatic transmission in their model while the Edge comes with an eight-speed automatic
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback has a better fuel economy than the 2019 Ford Edge
  • Both models offer All-Wheel Drive: the Subaru Outback comes standard with this feature while the Ford Edge offers it as an option over the standard Front-Wheel Drive
  • The towing capacity of the Subaru Outback maxes out at 2700 pounds while the Ford Edge manages up 1500 pounds

  • The Outback gives occupants more headroom and legroom in the front while you get more headroom and legroom in the back with the Edge
  • The max cargo volume you can achieve with the Subaru SUV is 73.3 cubic feet while the Ford Edge can manage 73.4 cubic feet
  • The 2019 Ford Edge presents a 4.2-inch infotainment screen while the 2019 Subaru Outback comes standard with a STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia screen
  • The safety package on the Subaru SUV is overall better rated than the one that comes standard on the Ford SUV
  • Overall, the 2019 Subaru Outback checks in for a less expensive choice than the 2019 Ford Edge

Technology and Safety Features

Some big news for the 2019 model is the all-new inclusion of standard Subaru EyeSight Safety and Driver-Assistance features: adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and sway warning, pre-collision braking, and pre-collision throttle management. Add EyeSight package options for more, like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams. A rearview camera comes standard, along with dual USB ports in the front, a touchscreen display, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Nissan Murano

  • The 2019 Nissan Murano starts at $31,270
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback starts at $26,345
  • Both models are two-row crossovers with seating for five and plenty of interior cargo space
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility features come standard on both of these SUVs
  • A fully loaded Subaru Outback will run you a few thousand dollars less than a top-of-the-line Nissan Murano, giving you more for the money at every level

  • The most recent Nissan Murano safety rating from the NHTSA was only 4 stars, and it was not given a Top Safety Rating
  • The 2019 Subaru Outback was rated 5 stars for safety by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and was named a Top Safety Pick
  • Only the Outback offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive; AWD is an expensive upgrade on the Murano
  • The 2019 Murano offers more horsepower, but the 2019 Outback can tow more when properly equipped
  • The 2019 Outback has far better fuel economy than the 2019 Murano
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