Ford Edge vs Ford Escape

Ready to get a new Ford SUV? With various options to shop among, our Crest Ford team wants to help make sure you ultimately get the one that's best for your travels around Detroit, Sterling Heights, and Warren, MI.

Below, you can get a more detailed look at the 2021 Ford Edge and 2021 Ford Escape to see which of these crossovers you prefer. See how the Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape match up when it comes to their performance, size, and features.

Edge vs Escape: Performance Specs

With either of these Ford SUVs, you'll enjoy smooth and stable driving. The difference will be in the capabilities of their engines. The 2021 Ford Edge is set to give you an exciting and sporty ride with either of its turbo engines.

That is because its standard 2.0L EcoBoost® turbocharged I-4 engine creates 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while its available 2.7L EcoBoost® twin-turbocharged V6 engine produces 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

If you are personally looking for great efficiency, you'll like what the Escape offers. Its standard 1.5L EcoBoost® I-3 engine gets an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG. It even offers an available hybrid engine that gets up to an EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway MPG, and also an available plug-in hybrid powertrain for an even more eco-friendly performance.  

Overall Size and Space

Both cabins come well-appointed and offer many upgraded features to enhance the comfort of all passengers. The Ford Edge is the larger of the two with 113.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, and each row will have over 40 inches of headroom.

The 2021 Escape has 104 cubic feet of passenger volume, plus another 37.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row. The cargo area even expands to 65.4 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down. The 2021 Edge has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its second-row seats and a maximum cargo volume of 73.4 cubic feet.

Although it's smaller in stature, with a shorter length, height, and width, the Ford Escape offers agile handling and extremely easy maneuverability in tighter areas. Its overall size also makes it easy to park, whether along the street or in a crowded lot. 

Technology Features of the Escape vs Edge

While there are many similar features found in these Ford SUVs, there are also a few unique innovations they each offer. With the 2021 Ford Edge, you'll get the most updated version of Ford's infotainment system-SYNC® 4A. Not only does it feature smartphone compatibility to play your music and keep in touch with friends, but it also comes with cloud-based connectivity and over-the-air updates.

With the Ford Escape, you can get many advanced features to provide a safer and more confident driving experience. Available Active Park Assist 2.0 lets the vehicle automatically steer its way into an open spot, while available Evasive Steering Assist helps you avoid potential frontal collisions by steering you away from a car that suddenly stops in front of you.

Come Find Your New Ford SUV!

The choice between the Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape will come down to the driving you personally do. While either is a great choice, the Edge offers space and versatility for family activities around Sterling Heights and Warren, Michigan, while the Escape may be ideal for daily commuting around Detroit, Michigan.

To make your final decision, you'll want to see what it's like behind the wheel for yourself. Contact us at Crest Ford now to schedule a test drive in the 2021 Ford Edge or 2021 Ford Escape!

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