Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge

Our friends around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump often stop by Richmond Ford West and ask us, what are the key differences between the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Ford Edge? To help answer this question and ensure you're getting the right SUV for your unique lifestyle, we've created a Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge comparison.

In the coming sections we'll be highlighting key characteristics of both SUVs such as the engine specifications, the available safety features and driver assistance technology, plus the interior dimensions.

Engine Specifications: Ford Escape vs Ford Edge

The energetic acceleration and dynamic, responsive handling of the Ford Escape and 2019 Ford Edge can be chalked up to the thrilling engine options offered by both vehicles.

Let's start by looking at the available engine bays of the Ford Escape, which are represented in the bulleted list below:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder makes 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder that makes 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L EcoBoost® makes 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque

Alternatively, you have the 2019 Ford Edge, which only offers two engine choices, yet both supply this sporty SUV with plenty of pop for highway driving as well as quick accelerations from a standstill:

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder makes 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 makes 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque

Ford Edge vs Escape Interior: Which Is Bigger?

Cabin space for passengers and all their supplies is a top priority for many drivers, and the Ford Escape and Ford Edge excel in this specific area.

If we start by looking at the measurements inside the Ford Edge, a few numbers jump off the page immediately. First, there's plenty of first row legroom, 42.6 inches, and second row legroom, 40.6 inches. Second row passengers will also benefit from favorable horizontal spacing like 57.5 inches of hip room and 60.5 inches of shoulder room.

Overall, the passenger volume in the Ford Edge hits 113.9 cubic feet. As for cargo, there's 39.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 73.4 cubic feet with the second row folded down.

If we now turn our attention to the Ford Escape, we'll find similarly favorable dimensions such as:

  • 43.1 inches of front legroom
  • 37.3 inches of second row legroom
  • 52.4 inches of second row hip room
  • 55.2 inches of second row shoulder room
  • 98.7 cubic feet of passenger volume
  • 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind second row
  • 68 cubic feet of maximum cargo space

Although the passenger and cargo space are more than enough in the Ford Escape, if you're looking for a bigger SUV-the Edge might be a better ride for you.


Infotainment Technology

The technology inside the Ford Edge and Ford Escape will help you enjoy the road in an entirely new way.

To start, there's the SYNC®3 system in the Ford Escape that offers an appealing amount of connectivity possibilities. In addition to this, there's the available FordPass™ Connect setup.

The Edge is similarly intuitive with available features like SYNC® 3 and FordPass™ Connect with Wi-Fi® hotspot.

Ford Edge vs Escape: Which Will You Choose?

The best way to determine which is your favorite between the Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge is by test driving both models! So, contact Richmond Ford West and we'll happily arrange a time for you to cruise around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump!

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