What about the utility stuff?
The Tiguan doesn’t quite offer as much room for people and things, but it’ll still tow 2.5 tonnes, and it scores well on tech, with R-Lines boasting the natty Virtual Cockpit we admire so much in Audis, among other goodies. There’s plentiful room inside the Edge, but it’s a large thing to park and thread through traffic. Its American roots are plain to see, not least when it bongs at you. Noise-cancelling tech ensures life is pretty serene otherwise.
Verdict: while the Ford Edge is low on the SUV pecking order, good value and a familiar badge will sell it. The Volkswagen Tiguan though, is sharp to look at and drive, and feels good throughout.