Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge

When you're actively seeking out your next midsize, and you're torn between models, making the decision isn't always easy. If you happen to be stuck choosing between the 2018 Ford Edge vs. the 2018 Ford Escape, you've got a tough choice ahead of you. Have no fear-at Richmond Ford West, we're here to help.

To help our friends in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas, we're going to have these two impressive midsize SUVs face off. In our 2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 Ford Escape comparison, we're going to explore how these models differ in engine power and performance, passenger and cargo space, and style and design. We hope that this comparison helps you learn enough about both models, so you can decide which midsize SUV is right for you.

2018 Ford Edge vs. 2018 Ford Escape: Engine Power & Performance

Even though the Ford Edge and Ford Escape seem similar, their differences in engine power are very noticeable. The Ford Edge features a standard twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine. The Ford Escape comes equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. However, the Ford Escape can be upgraded to feature the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine.

  • The Ford Edge SE, the base model, can deliver 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque with its standard engine.
  • The Ford Escape produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque with its 2.5L engine.
  • Both SUVs feature the 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.

Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape: Cargo Capacity

The Ford Edge and the Ford Escape are both equipped to carry five passengers. The Ford Edge features 113.9 cubic feet of cabin space. The Ford Escape opens up its cabin with 98.7 cubic feet. In terms of cargo space, the Ford Edge offers a bit more space with 39.2 cubic feet, and 73.4 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. The Ford Escape features 34 cubic feet, and 68 cubic feet with the folded rear seat.

  • The Ford Edge features more headroom with 40.2 inches in front and 40.3 inches in the rear, while the Ford Escape has 39.9 inches of front headroom and 39 inches in the rear.
  • The Ford Escape has the advantage with front legroom, offering 43.1 inches, while the Ford Edge features 42.6 inches.

Style & Design

Each of these midsize SUV delivers an exceptional style and body design. Both vehicles feature the iconic Ford emblem and grille. The Ford Edge features a longer body, which is easy to spot when you look at the hood and the rear of the cabin. The Ford Escape is a bit more compact than the Ford Edge, but still carries a unique style as a Ford midsize SUV.

Choosing the Ford That's Right for You

Now that you're familiar with both models and how they differ, you're closer to making your decision. However, you may still need a little more information to make your choice a little easier. You can always drop by and see us to get a closer look at these vehicles. You can even take them out for a test drive to see which one feels right.

Schedule a test drive at Richmond Ford West to help figure out your best midsize SUV options. At Richmond Ford West, we're always happy to help our friends and neighbors in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas along the way towards their next car.

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