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2019 Ford Edge vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse | A Mid-Sized SUV Comparison

Mid-sized SUVs with exceptional amenities and pure performance are all the rage these days, thanks to their combination of family-friendly technology and cargo space. To help you with your research, our experts at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA, have created this 2019 Ford Edge vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse comparison page. Below, we discuss the Ford Edge and Chevy Traverse engines, hauling capabilities, cargo space, safety, and technology.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be pitting the 2019 Ford Edge ST, with a starting MSRP of $42,355, against the 2019 Chevy Traverse All-Wheel Drive LT Leather, with a starting MSRP of $42,295.

If you’re most interested in the Ford Edge, you can check out our Ford Edge informational hub or have a look at our inventory. Once you have an idea of which model you want to try, see our lease and finance offers, then schedule a test drive. Would you like to speak to a Westlie Ford representative? Either call us at (360) 602-2490 or use our online form.

Edge vs. Traverse Engine & Towing

Both the Ford Edge and the Chevy Traverse have all-wheel drive and automatic stop-start technology. However, even though these two SUVs share some driving similarities, their engines deliver vastly different specs. The Ford Edge’s engine far outperforms the Chevy Traverse engine when it comes to horsepower, torque, and towing capacity. Have a look at the table below to see for yourself.

2019 Ford Edge ST - Ruby Red

2019 Ford Edge ST


Engine 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
MPG (city/hwy) 19/26
Horsepower 335 HP
Torque 380 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.
2019 Chevy Traverse LT - Cajun Red

2019 Chevy Traverse LT Leather


Engine 3.6L V6
MPG (city/hwy) 18/27
Horsepower 310 HP
Torque 266 lb.-ft.
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
2019 Ford Edge Interior Front at Night

Edge vs. Traverse Interior & Cargo Space

The Chevy Traverse and Ford Edge share some similar interior design choices, such as leather-trimmed seating and steering wheels, and heated driver and front passenger seats. However, the Ford Edge’s interior finishes are far bolder. For example, the Edge’s steering wheel comes with City Silver stitching and the ST logo, and its leather-trimmed seats feature Miko inserts. When it comes to cargo volume, the Ford Edge provides 39.2 cu.-ft. of trunk space, whereas the Chevy Traverse only has 23 cu.-ft. of trunk space. The comfortable interior of the Ford Edge also includes other features, some of which are listed below.

  • 60/40 split-fold-flat and reclining bench with fold-down armrest
  • Aluminum brake and accelerator pedal covers
  • Ten-way power driver’s seat with memory and ten-way passenger seat
2019 Ford Edge safety graphic

Edge vs. Traverse Safety

Our youngest passengers are always our top priority, which is why both the Ford Edge and the Chevy Traverse have the LATCH system. Additionally, both also offer a rear view camera, perfect for making sure you don’t back up into an unseen object. However, our experts agree that the Ford Edge’s safety features far surpass the Chevy Traverse’s offerings. Listed below are just a few of the safety aspects available for Ford Edge owners.

  • Personal Safety System™
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
2019 Ford Edge interior infotainment at night

Edge vs. Traverse Technology

Both the Ford Edge and Chevy Traverse have teenage driver safety systems built into their SUVs – Chevy’s named Teen Driver and Ford’s called MyKey®. Additionally, they both offer amazing sound systems. However, the Bose® premium audio system on the Chevy Traverse is only available, whereas Ford Edge’s B&O™ Premium Sound System by Bang & Olufsen comes standard. Listed below are some of the other ways our experts feel the Ford Edge outperforms the Chevy Traverse in technology.

  • SYNC® 3
  • Two driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD displays in cluster
  • Universal garage door opener

Schedule a Test Drive

Do you think the Ford Edge is the right SUV for you? Then it’s time to find the model you’d like in our inventory, explore our lease and finance offers, and then schedule a test drive! Feel free to call us at (360) 602-2490 if you have any questions, or reach out online.

2019 Ford Edge driving mountainside
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