2015 Ford Edge vs. 2015 Honda Odyssey

Should West Michigan Drivers Make the 2015 Ford Edge Their Next Family Vehicle?

If you look at a lineup like Ford’s, you may wonder where their minivan is. Ford isn’t the only automaker that’s trying to push West Michigan drivers to adopt a crossover like the 2015 Ford Edge as their next family vehicle, but we’re not quite sure it’s up to the task. The Edge offers 73.5 cubic feet of expandable cargo space and can comfortably seat up to five, but that’s going to be cutting things close for a family of four. And if you’ve got a bigger family, good luck. The Edge does give drivers access to some nice features, like the Ford Sync and MyFord Touch tech amenities, but they both require upgrades. The standard Edge comes up short on features and doesn’t seem ready to compete with the minivans of the world.

One such minivan that looks to be giving the Edge a tough time among West Michigan drivers is the 2015 Honda Odyssey, which has seating for up to eight and can expand its cargo area to as much as 148.5 cubic feet. Standard amenities on the Odyssey LX outshine those on the Edge, too. Each Honda Odyssey comes with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (the Honda i-MID), SMS texting, Pandora internet radio, a rearview camera, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and more on the basic LX trim level. And if you do decide to upgrade the Odyssey, you can get access to features that feel like they should be upgrades—like the HondaVac vacuum cleaner on the Touring Elite trim, which makes short work of any messes in your minivan.

Take a look at our side-by-side comparison between the Edge and the Odyssey below, then let us put you behind the wheel of a new Odyssey for a test drive at a West Michigan Honda Dealer.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.