Hyundai Santa Fe vs Ford Edge

The roads of Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island are ripe for adventure. Will you answer the call in a new midsize SUV? In this 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Ford Edge comparison, you can begin exploring your options.

Study up on these two SUVs and see which has the qualities you care about most. When you're ready to learn more, reach out to us at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head!

Santa Fe vs Edge: MPG Fuel Economy

Efficiency is important on any adventure. You'll spend less time at the fuel pump with a vehicle designed to maximize your fuel economy. In this respect, the 2019 Santa Fe and Edge notch solid numbers. In both SUVs, you'll see up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG in the base configurations.

Both vehicles come equipped with smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmissions. They optimize your driving dynamics for fuel economy and ensure power gets to the drive wheels.

You'll find automatic stop/start systems in these vehicles, too. In fact, Idle Stop & Go comes standard on all Santa Fe trims. Unfortunately, its Ford equivalent is a bit scarcer: It only comes standard on SE 2.0-liter EcoBoost® FWD trims.

SUV Technology Features

From the longest journey to the shortest commute, you'll want in-car technology to keep you connected. The Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Edge oblige with intuitive infotainment. The Hyundai Blue Link® and Ford SYNC® 3 systems make connectivity easy for everyone.

Available 8-inch touchscreens with navigation make it easier to see and interact with maps. Voice-guided directions can take you to your destination with fewer wrong turns along the way. Find the cheapest gas and your favorite restaurants nearby!

Both vehicles offer smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You can use your apps wherever the road takes you from the infotainment screen. These features come standard in the Hyundai SUV. Unfortunately, they're only available as options in the Ford.     

Safety Features & Ratings

Neither the 2019 Santa Fe nor Ford Edge is short on driver-assist features. Via Hyundai SmartSense and Ford Co-Pilot360™, they offer standard features like:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Alert with Pedestrian Detection
  • High Beam Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist

However, the Hyundai SUV offers even more standard. Only in the Santa Fe will you get Driver Attention Warning, a feature that can analyze driving patterns. If it detects signs of drowsy or inattentive driving, it will warn you, so you can pull over and rest.

Another notch in the Santa Fe safety belt? It earned a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the IIHS, their highest designation. While the Edge performed well in IIHS safety tests, it lost out on this highest honor.   

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Ford Edge: The Verdict

As you can see, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Edge are quality midsize SUVs. However, you can see in our car comparison that the Hyundai really excels in terms of safety, technology, and fuel-saving features.

Do you value those qualities in your Bluffton, Beaufort, or Hilton Head Island drive? If so, schedule a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head. We'll get you in the driver's seat for some firsthand experience!

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