Should You Drive the Ford Escape or Ford Edge?

2017 Ford Edge

Choosing your next SUV can be a challenge, even if you already know that you want to drive a Ford. Since the Ford lineup includes multiple choices, there is one for everyone’s needs. However, you will still need to do some research to select the right one. Both the Ford Escape and Edge are excellent choices, but they will appeal to different Alabama drivers.

Starting Price

The first thing to consider when comparing vehicles is how much you can spend on your new Ford. As the Ford Escape is the smaller of the two models, it is also more affordable. The 2017 Escape starts at $23,600 while the Edge starts at $28,700. This makes it a bit more affordable than the average midsize sedan, and the price includes an upgrade in power, size, and a few more features as standard. It is also worth noting that the top Escape trim has a starting MSRP of $29,100 and the Edge’s top trim is $35,600. Of course, the Edge can also be equipped with more features, like 12 speakers compared to up to 10 in the Escape.

Things They Share

Whether you choose the Ford Escape or Ford Edge, you will get the same great warranty. They also both have a 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA and a standard rearview camera. Either way, you can enjoy active perpendicular and parallel park assist and parking sensors in the front, side, and rear.

Power and Efficiency

It should come as no surprise that the Ford Escape is better for those who want to maximize efficiency. After all, it is smaller and has a slightly less powerful base engine. The Escape can get up to *23 mpg for city driving and *30 on the highway. Meanwhile, the Edge gets up to *20 mpg in the city but matches the highway rating. While the Escape has the advantage in terms of efficiency, the Edge does for power. The Escape gets 168 horsepower standard or up to 240 horses. However, the Edge has can get up to 315 horsepower.

Cargo Space

Since the Ford Edge is larger than the Escape, it is better for Alabama drivers who want to maximize cargo room. It has 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 73.4 cubes with it folded down, beating most midsize SUVs. The Escape also leads its class, even if it is smaller than the Edge. With the Ford Escape, you get 34 cubes behind the second row and 68 cubes with it folded down.

If you still need help choosing between the Ford Edge and Ford Escape, talk to the team at Long Lewis Ford. Our friendly staff will help you figure out which SUV is right for your daily drives around Hoover, Alabama.


*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.