Ford Edge vs. Explorer

Ford continues to dazzle those in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville, thanks to their array of versatile vehicles. If you're trying to determine which SUV is right for your lifestyle, consider reading through this Ford Edge vs. Explorer comparison. In the coming sections, we'll be moving through a range of key traits in both models. We'll cover interior dimensions, engine specifications, and available safety features.

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Ford Edge vs. Explorer Specs

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Ford Edge have versatile engine lineups that allow you to customize the performance of your SUV to better fit your daily needs. However, where the Ford Edge differs from the Ford Explorer is in its engine options.

The Ford Explorer is the more powerful SUV, offering three distinct engine options. The Ford Edge only offers two. The most powerful Explorer engine is a rugged 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that generates a whopping 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The Edge touts a 2.0L 4-cylinder that is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and can generate 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Alternatively, there's the 2.7L turbocharged V6 which shares the same transmission as the previous motor but can generate 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Edge vs Explorer: Which is Bigger?

Space is a luxury that both the Ford Edge and Ford Explorer provide in abundance whether you need passenger room or cargo area. However, the Ford Explorer offers more interior room and cargo capacity than the Ford Edge, including:

  • 41.4 inches of front-row headroom
  • 40.6 inches of second-row headroom
  • 42.9 inches of front-row legroom
  • 39.5 inches of second-row legroom
  • 33.3 inches of third-row legroom

Cargo space is another plus for the Ford Explorer as it measures 21 cubic feet behind the third row, 43.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 81.7 cubic feet maximum.

Although smaller, the Ford Edge still touts generous interior proportions, including:

  • 40.2 inches of front headroom
  • 40.3 inches of second-row headroom
  • 42.6 inches of first-row legroom
  • 40.6 inches of second-row legroom

The Ford Edge also offers ample cargo space that configures to your needs. For instance, there's 39.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seats. If you fold those seats flat, that number climbs to 73.4 cubic feet.

Safety & Driver Assistance Technology

Lastly, we arrive at the safety features in the Ford Edge and Ford Explorer.

The Ford Edge has a Rear View Camera to provide you with added vision when attempting to reverse. There's also the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ which comes in handy during an accident.

With the Ford Explorer, you'll receive the Ford Safe and Smart™ Package that includes rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam headlamps, a Lane-Keeping System, plus Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support.


Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer

You really can't go wrong with either the 2019 Ford Edge or the 2019 Ford Explorer. If you're looking for a larger SUV with more power, the Ford Explorer offers these options over the Ford Edge. However, the Ford Edge offers a spacious interior and ample cargo room for all its passengers.

To see how each model handles around the streets of Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville, get in touch with your friends at Richmond Ford West and we'll set you up with a test drive!

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