Are you in the market for a new mid-sized SUV and contemplating opting for the 2022 Toyota Highlander? If yes, here is an in-depth comparison article between the 2022 Toyota Highlander and the 2022 Ford Edge to give you a better idea of what makes the 2022 Highalnder a better option of the two.
The 2022 Highlander is offered in 11 trims, namely L, LE, Hybrid LE, XLE, Hybrid XLE, XSE, Bronze Edition, Limited, Hybrid Limited, Platinum, Hybrid Platinum. Pricing ranges from $35,305 MSRP for the base L trim and goes up to $49,010 MSRP for the top-end Hybrid Platinum trim. On the other hand, the 2022 Edge only has five trims on offer, namely SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST. The base Edge SE trim sells for $34,905 MSRP while the top-end Edge ST trim has a starting price tag of $43,760 MSRP.
2022 Toyota Highlander
2022 Ford Edge
||2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder|
|295 hp / 263 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||250 hp / 275 ft-lbs.|
|16.0 cu. ft.
||39.2 cu. ft.|
It is visibly clear that the Highlander is more powerful than the Ford Edge when it comes to horsepower ratings. The Edge surely does take the spot when it comes to torque output. The Ford Edge has a more powerful powertrain option on offer as well. But it does not offer a hybrid option like the Highlander. All in all, the Edge surely has an edge over the Highlander in terms of performance while the Highlander claims an advantage when it comes to fuel efficiency.
Coming to the interior, both the SUVs offer well-put-together cabins that fit the expectations of their consumers. But the overall fit-and-finish quality of the Highlander’s cabin is a step above the Ford Edge. The 2022 Highlander’s base trim comes with fabric-trimmed seats as well as power-adjustable front seats. Moving to the higher trims will upgrade the upholstery to leather along with heated and ventilated front seat functions. The same applies to the Ford Edge as well. But where the Toyota Highlander excels at is its third-row seating which improves the overall practicality of the vehicle. The Highlander’s third-row might not be spacious. But it surely offers enough space for situations where extra space might be required.
In terms of technological features, the Highlander is equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi hotspot, tri-zone automatic climate control, HD Radio, and six-speaker sound system, to name some of them. Optional features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, wireless device charging, ambient interior lighting, an 11-speaker JBL premium stereo system, and a navigation system. While the Ford Edge offers a similar list of features, it misses out on a couple of features. Sure, it does offer a bigger touchscreen interface. But the ease of usage is a lot better in the Highlander compared to the Edge.
The 2022 Highlander is also extremely well equipped when it comes to safety and driver assistance features. The same can be said about the Ford Edge as well. But when it comes to reliability, durability, long-term feasibility there is no doubt that the 2022 Toyota Highlander clearly stands on top.