If you are in the market for a mid-sized SUV, the name Toyota Highlander would have surely popped up. Here is a detailed comparison article between the 2022 Toyota Highlander and the 2022 Ford Edge by Gale Toyota in Enfield, Connecticut to give you a better idea about the 2022 Highlander as well as its advantages over the Ford Edge.
Toyota offers 11 trims for the 2022 Highlander. They are L, LE, Hybrid LE, XLE, Hybrid XLE, XSE, Bronze Edition, Limited, Hybrid Limited, Platinum, Hybrid Platinum. The base L trim costs $35,305 MSRP* while the top-end Hybrid Platinum trim costs $49,010 MSRP*. Coming to the Ford Edge, it can be configured as extensively as the 2022 Highlander. Only five trims are offered for the 2022 Edge. They are SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST. The Edge’s price starts at $34,905 MSRP* for the base SE trim and goes up to $43,760 MSRP for the top-end ST trim. Both the SUVs carry forward to the 2022 model year without any significant changes except for a few updates.
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.
||250 hp / 275 ft-lbs.|
When it comes to power output and performance, the Highlander’s base engine produces more horsepower than the Ford Edge. However, the Ford Edge’s torque output is higher. Also, Ford offers an additional powertrain on offer that is more powerful than the Highlander. On the flip side, Toyota offers an additional hybrid powertrain. Hence, both the SUVs have their own strong points. The Ford Edge is more powerful than the Highlander. On the other hand, the Highlander is more fuel-efficient than the Edge.
Coming to the interiors, both the SUVs have elegantly finished cabins. The base Highlander gets fabric-trimmed seats and power-adjustable front seats. Higher trims get leather upholstery along with heated and ventilated front seats. Ford Edge also offers similar features. However, the Edge does not offer an optional third-row seating like the Highlander.
The Toyota Highlander comes with a wide variety of technological features, including an eight-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, tri-zone automatic climate control, Satellite Radio, HD Radio, and a six-speaker sound system. Features like a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, wireless device charging, ambient interior lighting, an 11-speaker JBL premium stereo system, and a navigation system are optional. All Ford Edge trims come with a 12-inch touchscreen display. This sure does sound better than the Highlander. However, the list of features and the usability of Edge’s system is not as user-friendly as the Highlander.
Overall, the 2022 Toyota Highlander clearly stands out against the 2022 Ford Edge.