Midsize CUV: Ford Edge
The Ford Edge received top honors in the Midsize SUV category while the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Murano tied for second place. A midsize crossover SUV with seating for five, the Ford Edge comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine generating 285 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. A more fuel-efficient, 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine is available with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is only available on the V6 engine. There is also a more powerful 3.7-liter V6 on the Ford Edge Sport that generates 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. With the EcoBoost engine, the Edge gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway while the standard V6 nets 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The 3.7-liter V6 doesn’t suffer too greatly with the added performance, getting an 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway rating.