January 19, 2019
I needed another SUV / Crossover, and fun to drive ones are getting rare. I was selling my 2008 Saturn Vue Redline edition. It was faster than most, and a good car, but was getting old and having little ticky tacky repairs. I compared the Mercedes GLA, GMC Terrain and Chevy equinox. Needed to get better mileage, and wanted power and all the bells and whistles. The Edge Sport comes through. It does take premium gas. The engine is smooth, no turbo lag, and cruises along. The Sync system is much better than people say. The 4 cal version is underpowered and is not getting much better mileage, the 3.5l V6 has similar power but is much slower and gets much worse mileage. New, I think a $40,000+ suv is a stretch, but used it was a great deal. The GLA gets better mileage and is great to drive, but didn’t give much in terms of rear passenger room, or storage in the back. The new Equinox is underpowered unless you get the 2.0l turbo and cost outweighed savings.
The Edge looks great and was reviewed well. We will see how it goes with a Ford, I have always been a GM buyer! Seats are heated AND cooled, great here in AZ, and are very comfortable. It is also QUIET inside but you can still hear that turbo 6 when driving which I appreciate! Great buy if you can find one!