GMC Terrain Vs. Ford Edge

By Justin Cupler | May 14th, 2019

Crossovers have a lot to offer buyers, including big spaces in smaller footprints and sedan-like driveability. Two crossovers that offer these benefits and more are the 2019 GMC Terrain and 2019 Ford Edge. While there is a lot about both crossovers for all our Orange Park buyers to love, you can only buy one. Which is the better crossover for your family? Continue reading to find out.

Exterior

The Ford Edge is a little long in the tooth relative to the GMC Terrain, as its last redesign came in 2015. That said, the 2019 Edge is still a stylish crossover boasting a sleek roofline, sharp body lines, and plenty of features to satisfy most buyers. New for 2019 is the Edge ST that replaces the old Sport trim. This model sports up the Edge with exclusive fascias, rocker panel extensions, wheels and more.

GMC just redesigned the Terrain for 2019, giving it an all-new look and reducing its weight. The Terrain boasts sharp lighting with a distinct wraparound signature lights that create a striking nighttime glare. It also features the on-trend floating roof and a more upright rear liftgate. While the Terrain is no luxury SUV, its range-topping Denali trim adds touches of luxury the Edge cannot reach, including LED headlights and tons of chrome accents.

Besides their looks, the GMC Terrain and Ford Edge have a huge gap in size, as the GMC is significantly larger in every key measurable. While the extra size helps in interior space, the smaller GMC is easier to zip through tight spaces with.

 

Measurement 2019 GMC Terrain 2019 Ford Edge Difference
Length 182.3 inches 188.8 inches -6.5 inches
Width 72.4 inches 75.9 inches -3.5 inches
Height 65.4 inches 65.8 inches -0.4 inches
Wheelbase 107.3 inches 112.2 inches -4.9 inches
Ground Clearance 6.9 to 7.9 inches
Curb weight 3,449 to 3,815 3,959 to 4,477 pounds -662 to -510

 

Advantage: 2019 GMC Terrain

  • Smaller and easier to manage
  • Premium-looking Denali trim
  • Loads of options

Advantage: 2019 Ford Edge

  • Sporty-looking ST trim
  • More traditional-looking headlights

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Ford Edge continues with its dated setup that includes a plain center stack lined with circular buttons for each function, recessed touchscreen, and an abundance of hard plastics. It does, however, have the ST model to set things off with ST-badged seats, a special infotainment splash screen, an ST steering wheel, and more.

The Terrain’s cabin is also simple but in a modern way. It features larger standard and optional touchscreens, more color, and some harder angles all tucked into a thinner dashboard. While the Edge has its ST model to ignite its popularity flame, the Terrain has its Denali trim that adds loads of premium goodies like HD radio, navigation, a power liftgate, a Bose seven-speaker sound system, premium leather upholstery, and more.

In roominess, the smaller Terrain just can’t hang with the 2019 Ford Edge. There is not a key measurable the Terrain beats the Edge in, and it loses big in cargo room. But this is one of the trade-offs buyers expect when signing up for a smaller crossover like the Terrain.

 

The Edge also wins in standard safety tech with adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and more standard. The closest you can come to this in the Terrain is the SLT trim with the optional Driver Alert Package II.

 

Measurement 2019 GMC Terrain 2019 Ford Edge Difference
Front headroom 38.2 to 40 inches 37.7 to 40.2 inches -0.2 to +0.5 inches
Front legroom 40.9 inches 42.6 inches -1.7 inches
Front shoulder room 57.2 inches 60.3 inches -3.1 inches
Front hip room 54.4 inches 55.9 inches -1.5 inches
Rear headroom 36.8 to 38.5 inches 37.9 to 40.3 inches -1.8 to -1.1 inches
Rear legroom 39.7 inches 40.6 inches -0.9 inches
Rear shoulder room 55.6 inches 60.5 inches -4.9 inches
Rear hip room 51.8 inches 57.5 inches -5.7 inches
Cargo room (second seat up) 29.6 cubic feet 39.2 cubic feet -9.6 cubic feet
Cargo  room (second row folded) 63.3 cubic feet 73.4 cubic  feet -10.1 cubic feet
Cargo room (max) 81 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 GMC Terrain

  • Stylish cabin
  • Tons of standard tech
  • Luxurious Denali trim

Advantage: 2019 Ford Edge

  • Sportier ST trim
  • Loads of standard safety equipment
  • Significantly roomier in all areas

Performance

With crossovers taking over as many families’ daily drivers, fuel economy has taken a new spot near the top in importance in this segment/ The 2019 GMC Terrain is among the best in this area with its standard 1.5-liter engine delivering up to 30 mpg highway, and its 1.6-liter diesel engine delivering an incredible 39 mpg highway. Sure, none of its engines are impressively powerful, though its 258-horsepower 2.0-liter engine delivers a sub-seven-second 0-to-60 time, but they are all efficient.

The 2019 Ford Edge tugs at the heartstrings of performance-car lovers with its standard 250-horsepower four-cylinder engine and optional 335-horsepower turbocharged V-6 engine that delivers a sports-car-beating 5.7-second 0-to-60 time.

 

2019 GMC Terrain 2019 Ford Edge Difference
Engine 1.5-liter turbo 4-cyl 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 170 hp at 5,600 rpm 250 hp at 5,500 rpm -80 hp
Torque 203 lb-ft at 2,000 to 4,000 rpm 275 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm -72 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.) FWD (std.) / AWD (std.)
0-60 time 8.9 seconds 7.3 seconds +1.6 seconds
Towing capacity 1,500 pounds 3,500 pounds -2,000 pounds
MPG City 24 to 26 mpg 21 to 22 mpg +2 to +5 mpg
MPG Highway 28 to 30 mpg 28 to 29 mpg 1 to +1 mpg
MPG Combined 26 to 28 mpg 23 to 25 mpg +1 to +5 mpg
Optional engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl 2.7-liter turbo V-6
Horsepower 252 hp at 5,500 rpm 335 hp at 5,500 rpm -83 hp
Torque 260 lb-ft at 2,500 to 4,500 rpm 380 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm -120 lb-ft
Transmission 9-spd automatic 8-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.) AWD
0-60 time 6.8 seconds 5.7 seconds +1.1 seconds
Towing capacity 3,500 pounds 3,500 pounds
MPG City 21 to 22 mpg 19 mpg +2 to +3 mpg
MPG Highway 26 to 28 mpg 26 mpg 0 to +2 mpg
MPG Combined 23 to 24 mpg 21 mpg +2 to +3 mpg
Optional engine 1.6-liter turbo-diesel 4-cyl
Horsepower 137 hp at 3,750 rpm
Torque 240 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm
Transmission 6-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 9.7 seconds
Towing capacity 1,500 pounds
MPG City 28 mpg
MPG Highway 38 to 39 mpg
MPG Combined 32 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 GMC Terrain

  • Huge fuel economy advantage
  • Peaceful ride
  • Torquey diesel engine

Advantage: 2019 Ford Edge

  • Huge performance from ST trim
  • Better standard towing

Pricing and Features

The 2019 GMC Terrain has six trim levels to pick from  — SL, SLE, SLE Diesel, SLT, SLT Diesel, and Denali — and their starting prices range from $26,195 to $38,995.

 

The 2019 Ford Edge offers four trim levels: SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST. Their starting prices range from $29,995 to $42,355.    

2019 GMC Terrain Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SL: $26,195

  • 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Hill-descent control
  • Automatic engine stop/start
  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Active aero shutters
  • LED signature daytime running lights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Acoustic laminated windshield
  • Deep-tinted rear glass
  • Automatic-on/off HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Heated, power mirrors
  • Black mirror caps
  • Black lower body trim
  • 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Single-zone manual climate control
  • GMC Infotainment System
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Two USB data ports (one type A and one type C)
  • Two USB charge-only ports
  • Cruise control
  • 3.5-inch monochromatic driver information display
  • Power door locks
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Keyless open
  • Keyless ignition
  • OnStar
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • GMC Connected Access
  • Flat-folding passenger’s seat
  • Four-way manual front seats
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Overhead sunglasses storage
  • Power windows with express up/down driver’s glass
  • Express-up passenger’s and rear windows
  • Teen Driver
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Rearview camera
  • Theft-deterrent system

 

SLE: $29,295

  • All SL features, plus
  • Body-color mirrors
  • Compass display
  • 4.2-inch multicolor driver-information center
  • Carpeted rear floor mats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

SLE Diesel: $32,995

  • All SLE features, plus
  • 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Oil pan heater
  • Power liftgate
  • Luggage rack side rails
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Remote ignition

 

SLT: $32,095

  • All SLE features, plus
  • 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels with Gray-painted accents
  • Fog lights
  • Luggage rack
  • Mirror-integrated LED turn signals
  • Dual-zone automatic climate controls
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • SiriusXM
  • Two USB ports (type A) in the center console
  • Interior accent lighting
  • 110-volt rear power outlet
  • HD rearview camera
  • Remote ignition
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats

 

SLT Diesel: $34,895

  • All SLT features, plus
  • 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Two-position memory driver’s seat and mirrors
  • Six-way power passenger’s seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Universal home remote

 

Denali: $38,995

  • All SLT features, plus
  • Larger disc brakes
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Dual exhaust with bright tips
  • Enhanced-ride suspension
  • Body-color door handles with chrome surrounds
  • LED headlights
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Chrome mirror caps
  • Trailer hitch close-out cover
  • Body-color lower body trim
  • 19-inch bright machined aluminum wheels
  • Six-way power passenger’s seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Two-position memory for driver’s seat and mirrors
  • Universal home remote
  • Navigation
  • HD Radio
  • Bose seven-speaker audio system
  • Denali-specific front doorsill plates
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Lane-change alert
  • Blind-zone monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear park assist
  • Safety alert rear seat

2019 Ford Edge Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SE: $29,995

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Auto engine stop/start
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Electric power steering
  • 18-inch Sparkle Silver wheels
  • Hill-start assist
  • Auto-on/off headlights
  • Intermittent speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Power mirrors
  • Black mirror caps
  • Body-color door handles
  • Black lower cladding
  • Dual brushed stainless-steel exhaust
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Bright grille
  • Active grille shutters
  • Black beltline moldings
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Manual, single-zone climate control
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Overhead console with sunglasses storage
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Four 12-volt power outlets
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down front windows
  • Power door locks
  • Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • Cargo net
  • Compass
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • One smart-charging USB port
  • SYNC
  • FordPass Connect
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • AM/FM/SiriusXM audio system
  • Cloth seating
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Rearview camera
  • Ford MyKey
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Enhanced active park assist
  • Hill-descent control

 

SEL: $33,300

  • All SE features, plus
  • 18-inch split-spoke Sparkle Silver aluminum wheels
  • LED fog lights
  • Heated power mirrors with puddle lights
  • Mirror-integrated LED taillights
  • Body-color mirror
  • Bright-beltline molding
  • Silver roof-rack side rails
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Two smart-charging USB ports
  • SYNC 3
  • Unique cloth seats
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Six-way power passenger’s seat
  • Second-row EasyFold seat
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Reverse sensing system

 

Titanium: $38,760

  • All SEL features, plus
  • Body-color door handles with bright accent
  • LED signature daytime running lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Memory-linked mirrors
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Remote ignition
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel with memory setting
  • Two 4.2-inch LCD displays in the instrument cluster
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • B&O premium audio system from Bang & Olufsen
  • Bright, illuminated door-sill plate
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • 10-way power passenger’s seat
  • Leather sport seats
  • 19-inch nickel-painted aluminum wheels
  • Perimeter alarm

 

ST: $42,355

  • All SEL features, plus
  • 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive
  • Performance Drive Dynamic
  • 20-inch bright machined-aluminum wheels with high-gloss-black pockets
  • Gloss-black-painted mesh grille with an ST logo
  • Body-color door handles
  • Unique front and rear fascias
  • Dual polished-stainless-steel exhaust tips
  • Black beltline moldings
  • Unique carpeted floor mats
  • Ford Performance door scuff plates
  • Heated power mirrors with memory
  • Puddle lights
  • Mirror-integrates turn signals
  • Signature LED daytime running lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel with memory settings
  • Perforated leather seating with City Silver stitching and an ST logo
  • Aluminum pedals
  • Two configurable 4.2-inch driver information center
  • B&O premium audio system from Bang & Olufsen
  • Leather seats with Miko inserts
  • Heated front seats
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • 10-way power driver’s seat

Who Should Buy the 2019 Ford Edge?

Need to stretch out a bit? The larger 2019 Ford Edge offers loads more room than the GMC Terrain. It also offers better performance, especially in the ready-to-race ST trim.

Who Should Buy the 2019 GMC Terrain?

Want a fuel efficient, well-equipped crossover on a budget? The 2019 GMC Terrain offers that in its lower trim levels. Opt for the Denali model, and you approach luxury-car levels at a sub-$40,000 price.

 

Does the 2019 Ford Edge seem like the perfect crossover for you? Head down to Garber Automall serving Orange Park today to test drive it and see what it can offer your family. Whether you need a commuter car to get to work in Jacksonville or a weekend cruiser to get you to Fleming Island for some R&R, the 2019 Ford Edge will get you there in style. Can’t make it to our Jacksonville area Ford dealership today? Swing by our online inventory page to check out what 2019 Edge models we have in stock and choose one to test drive at your earliest convenience.