Sporty and stylish, the 2020 Ford Edge and Chevrolet Trax offer fun-loving family travel. But the question remains: which crossover is right for you? Our comparison guide takes a closer look at these popular options.
Premium Comfort: 2020 Ford Edge
With one of the roomiest cabins in its class, the midsize Ford Edge is a great pick for families and carpoolers. Thanks to its extensive legroom and nicely contoured cushions, there’s not a bad seat in the house. As you climb the trim model hierarchy, the Edge provides greater luxury with leather upholstery, heated seats, and ambient cabin lighting.
As a compact crossover, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax can’t help but be smaller than the Edge. Of course, its reduced legroom may not matter to some – especially parents of small children. The Trax definitely competes in the luxury department, though, with everything from heated front seats to faux leather upholstery on offer.
Stay Connected: It’s a Tie!
If the 2020 Ford Edge and Chevy Trax have one thing in common, it’s an impressive standard tech lineup. Both of these crossovers come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – must-have smartphone integration technology that lets you use your phone without actually picking it up and looking away from the road. The Edge and Trax also have a Wi-Fi hotspot in common – a feature that comes in handy when your smartphone connection is dwindling. And both crossovers come standard with dual USB ports, making it easy to keep devices up and running.
Performance-Oriented Ride: 2020 Ford Edge
The 2020 Ford Edge will get you where you’re going in style, thanks to its powerful engine options and smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. The SE, SEL, and Titanium trim models feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that provides healthy acceleration with 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The Edge ST trim lives up to its reputation for athleticism with a special twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 rated for 335 horses and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Though its turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine can keep up with traffic well enough, the Trax just isn’t as sporty. The engine makes 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque and uses a six-speed automatic transmission to power the front wheels. As with the Edge, the Trax offers optional all-wheel drive to improve safety on icy roads and light trails.
Top EPA Ratings: 2020 Chevrolet Trax
Between the pair, the compact Trax delivers the thriftiest ride. With front-wheel drive, this compact crossover earns 28 mpg combined (26 city/31 highway mpg). Add all-wheel drive and there’s a slight drop in efficiency, with the Trax earning 26 mpg combined (24/29 mpg).
As a midsize crossover, the Edge isn’t quite as efficient. However, it does an excellent job of combining sporty performance with general thriftiness, earning up to 24 mpg combined (21/29 mpg).
Although the Chevrolet Trax has a lot to offer, the 2020 Ford Edge is the right choice for drivers with places to go and families to haul. This midsize crossover not only gives you more room to spread out, but it also treats you to a sporty ride and optimal connectivity.