Families and commuters alike love small crossovers like the 2019 Nissan Rogue and Ford Edge, top entries in a class famous for its comfort and safety features. So, which is better, the Rogue or the Edge? Our comparison guide puts these crossovers in the hot seat.
Biggest Value: 2019 Nissan Rogue
The Rogue costs less and delivers more. You heard that right; this family-friendly crossover wraps you in comfort and saves you thousands of dollars on up-front costs, with a starting price of just $24,920. Moreover, the Rogue comes standard with everything you could want out of a daily hauler, including roomy, comfortable seats and hands-free access to your smartphone. This Nissan even has your back, giving you a long list of standard safety gear, including automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
Should you decide you prefer the Ford Edge, it'll cost you. This crossover starts at $29,995. Though we must say that the Edge too comes with a robust standard lineup, including a Wi-Fi hotspot. That said, this standard lineup is not quite as robust as what you get with the Rogue. For example, for the same hands-free access to your phone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you have to upgrade to the mid-grade Edge SEL trim. And let's face it, no one want to pay way more to get less.
Comfiest Family Hauler: 2019 Nissan Rogue
Once you've experienced the Rogue's Zero Gravity front seats, there's no turning back. Designed to fit the contours of your body as if you were floating in outer space, these babies help you get through any commute, no matter how backed up the traffic. We're also into the roomy backseat and comfy ride quality, both of which add to the Rogue's stance as a top family hauler.
You can settle into the Ford Edge for the long haul, too, even if its front seats don't draw any inspiration from NASA. Ford's small crossover also treats family members to generous backseat space. If you find yourself wishing the Edge's ride were a bit smoother, remember that you can always choose the Rogue.
Thriftiest Commuter: 2019 Nissan Rogue
The Rogue's excellent fuel economy ratings make this SUV the best choice for commuters and families of travelers alike. This peppy crossover earns up to 26 city/33 highway mpg, putting you in a position to expand your savings account and monthly food budget alike.
The Ford Edge doesn't earn quite as much fuel economy, maxing out at 22/29 mpg. But, like the Rogue, it's got some sporty moves, including optional all-wheel drive for serious traction on soft surfaces and icy pavement.
Heftiest Towing Capabilities: 2019 Ford Edge
If you've got a hefty boat at home, you should know that the Ford Edge can tow a little bit more than the 2019 Nissan Rogue. Depending on which powertrain you select, the Edge can tow up to 3,500 pounds. By way of comparison, the Rogue towing capacity maxes out at 1,100 pounds.
All things considered, the 2019 Nissan Rogue has our hearts. The Rogue may not tow the biggest boats, but its comfy seats and thrifty ride blow the competition away. Get this crossover because you want the best overall value.