When it comes to finding a spacious and stylish midsize SUV, you may have noticed that there are currently a lot of options available on the market. With each model offering its own unique set of advanced features, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which model would best suit your needs.
At first glance, the Ford Edge and the Ford Escape may seem to be very similar. However, just like all of the other vehicles in their class, these two models also offer their own unique set of features. To help you decide which model would be best for you, here is an in-depth look at the Escape and the Edge.
Exterior Design Comparison
The Edge has a sporty and elegant exterior design. Some of the key exterior features that come standard on the Edge include 18-inch aluminum wheels with a Sparkle Silver paint, a bold grille, and a body-coloured rear spoiler. The edge also comes standard with Bi-LED headlights, which perfectly combine both high beams and low beams into one brilliant stream of light. The Edge also comes standard with LED daytime running lamps and LED taillamps to help improve visibility.
The Escape has a more athletic exterior design. Like the Edge, the Escape also comes with a sleek, body-coloured rear spoiler. It only comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, but the wheels come with Sparkle Silver-painted covers. There are 18-inch wheels available. A pair of chrome exhaust tips help to round out the Escape's stunning and sporty exterior design.
Interior Technology Features
The Escape comes standard with a 4.2-inch display; however, a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display is available. The larger display is powered by Ford's innovative Sync 3 System that comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A larger 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is available as well as a built-in navigation system and a heads-up display.
Sitting in the centre of the dash of the Ford Edge is an extra-large 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display. This massive display uses Ford's Sync 4A operating system and comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Like the Escape, the Edge also offers an optional built-in navigation system.
Interior Cargo and Passenger Capacity
Both the Edge and Escape offer two rows of seating and are able to comfortably fit up to five people. However, the Edge does offer slightly more passenger space and interior cargo space.
The Escape provides up to 2,945 litres of total passenger volume. It also provides up to 869 litres of cargo space behind the second-row seats.
The Edge, however, is able to provide up to 3,225.4 litres of passenger space and offers up to 1,110.8 litres of cargo space behind the second-row seats.
Safety is the top priority in both the Edge and the Escape. Both of the vehicles come standard with a variety of safety features. They also come standard with Ford's Co-Pilot 360 technologies, which add a suite of driver-assist features to the vehicle.
Some of the key driver-assist features that you can find on the Edge and the Escape include:
• Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
• Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)with Cross-Traffic Alert
• Enhanced Park Assist (Available)
• Evasive Steering Assist (Available)
• Rear View Camera
• Built-in Voice-Activated Navigation (Available)
• Lane-Keeping System
• Automatic High Beams
• Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering (Available)
Engine Options and Fuel Efficiency
Both of these vehicles offer a variety of impressive engines to choose from. The Edge offers two gas-powered engine options, and the Escape offers two gas-powered engine options as well as an available hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Here are the different engine options and fuel economy ratings that each vehicle offers.
• 2.0-litre I-4 turbocharged engine with EcoBoost delivers 250 horsepower and is able to get an estimated 11.6 L/100km in the city and 8.5 L/100km on the highway.
• Available 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 twin-turbo engine that is able to deliver 335 horsepower and gets an estimated 12.6 L/100km in the city and 9.3 L/100km on the highway.
• 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine delivers 181 horsepower and gets an estimated 8.5 L/100km in the city and 6.8 L/100km on the highway.
• 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine delivers 250 horsepower and gets an estimated 10.5 L/100km in the city and 7.5 L/100km on the highway.
• 2.5-litre I-4 Hybrid engine delivers 221 Horsepower and gets an estimated 5.4 L/100km in the city and 6.3 L/100km on the highway.
• 2.5-litre I-4 Plug-In Hybrid engine gets an estimated 2.2 L/100km in the city and 2.2 L/100km on the highway.
Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Which Vehicle is Right for You?
Both the Ford Edge and The Ford Escape are stylish and impressive vehicles. When deciding which vehicle is right for you, you should first consider what traits are most important to you. The Edge has a more spacious interior that comes with more standard technology features. However, the Escape offers more trim levels and also offers more fuel-efficient powertrain options to choose from.
If you are still having a hard time deciding which vehicle is right for you, Bayfield Ford can help. You can talk to one of our experienced and knowledgeable sales associates to find out more information about each model. Or, you can build and price your new Ford SUV today.