When choosing your vehicle you have to make a lot of considerations, probably the most common consideration to make is what size you want your new vehicle to be. When buying an SUV or truck there are many different size ranges and each of those sizes will be perfect for the right driver.
Today, we’ll be talking about two separate Ford SUVs: The Ford Edge & The Ford Escape.
Within this article, we’ll go through the size ranges and what you can expect from each of these vehicles. If the only thing holding you back on making your purchase is size then we’ve definitely got you covered. Without further adieu, let’s dive in to check out The Ford Edge & The Ford Escape.
Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape
Today we will only be comparing the 2020 Ford Edge and the 2020 Ford Escape, thus, if these are not the vehicles you are deciding between, this article may not be for you. If you are looking for specifications on an older model, we would suggest looking elsewhere.
First thing’s first, let’s get the basics out of the way, in case you didn’t know or were not sure, the 2020 Ford Escape is a compact crossover vehicle and the Ford Edge is a midsize SUV.
The Ford Edge will give you 113.9 cubic-feet overall. 73.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume is all yours when the rear seats are folded down. The Ford Escape will give you 104.0 cubic-feet of passenger volume and 65.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind the front row seats.
So, if we’re simply asking which is bigger, the answer is clear: The Ford Edge is the larger vehicle, but let’s dig a little bit deeper.
Which Ford Vehicle is Best For You?
Okay, now that you know which car is bigger, we are sure you are curious about more specifications. Do not worry, we have got you covered. Although we cannot tell you which one to pick, we will hand you over to the experts at Cars US News to let you know what they think.
Among Ford’s competent SUV lineup, the 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Edge are two affordable, high-scoring popular choices. However, motorists in the market for an SUV like the Escape or the Edge might have a hard time comparing a compact SUV with a midsize SUV.
The 2020 Escape and 2020 Edge are both five-seaters and have many other features and scores in common. In this article, we compare the Edge and the Escape to see how they stack up in terms of their tech features, safety scores, predicted reliability ratings, performance, and interiors.
Although the 2020 Escape has a lower starting price than the 2020 Edge, since the Escape is a smaller SUV, some drivers might want to consider whether the Edge is worth the upgrade for their personal lives. Both vehicles have pros and cons, so check out the following slides to see how these Ford siblings compare in this SUV showdown.
We continuously update our scores and ratings as new data becomes available, so those mentioned here may not match those listed in our vehicle reviews.
What is important to you? If it is cargo space, then go ahead and choose the Ford Edge. Here is what Cars US News had to say about the cargo space for both vehicles.
The 2020 Edge provides more cargo space than the Escape, as one can expect is the bigger of these two SUVs. In the trunk, the Edge can accommodate 39.2 cubic feet of storage, which can increase up to a total of 73.4 cubes with the second row folded down.
The 2020 Escape offers more cargo space than many compact SUVs, with 33.5 cubes in the trunk and up to 65.4 cubes with the back seats folded, but it still has less room than the Edge.
How about comfort?
Well, the experts over at Cars US News believe that when it comes to comfort, the Ford Escape is the winner:
The 2020 Escape, a comfortable five-seater, offers supportive seating with good visibility that can accommodate tall adults comfortably in the front and rear seats – an unusual find in a compact SUV.
The back seats can slide back and forth up to 6 inches, adjustable for maximum comfort, and the window seats include two complete sets of LATCH connectors for booster seat installations.
The Escape comes standard with cloth upholstery, but synthetic or genuine leather upholstery is available. Other available options include heated and power-adjustable front seats.
As for the 2020 Edge, it is also a five-seater with plenty of space for adults in both rows and has a driver’s seat that offers good visibility. The downside is how the seats can feel unsupportive, particularly on the sides.
The Edge comes standard with cloth upholstery and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. Drivers can add optional synthetic or genuine leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated rear seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated and power tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel.
Which Vehicle is Considered the Better Choice?
We love both cars and feel they both have something (actually many things) to offer to each customer. However, don’t take our word for it. Here is what the experts over at Five Star Ford had to say:
The 2020 Ford Escape is all-new this year, completely redesigned with a form factor that’s been brought into the future. The new Escape is longer, lower, wider, and 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor, with strong performance increases across the board.
The Ford Edge has been refreshed as early as last year, offering features like dual-zone climate control across all trim levels. The main differentiation between these SUV’s is in their size.
While both of these SUV’s seat five people, the Ford Escape is best described as a small sport utility vehicle, whereas the Ford Edge is a midsize SUV. This translates into the Escape being 8.3-inches shorter overall than the Edge, and 1-inch less wide.
Size impacts fuel economy as well, resulting in the Escape being slightly superior in this category. The Escape gets six more miles per gallon in the city, and four more on the highway.
If horsepower is a primary concern of yours, the 2020 Ford Edge offers better power and torque on most of its models, although the 2.0L Ecoboost engine available on the SEL and Titanium Escape variants yields nearly identical performance to the 2.0L DOHC 16-valve twin-scroll EcoBoost engine that’s available on the standard Edge trims.
Both the 2020 Ford Edge and the 2020 Ford Escape received the highest ratings possible when it comes to the front and side-impact crashworthiness.
These vehicles have front crash prevention technology that scored well in both vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to pedestrian scenarios, making them both IIHS Top Safety Picks.
The Escape is touted for ease of use when it comes to LATCH safety systems, which secure children’s car seats to the vehicle. Both of these SUV’s offer Ford Co-Pilot 360 standard, which includes auto high-beam headlamps, Lane-Keeping Systems, a rearview camera, Hill Start Assist, and Post-Collision Braking.
On both vehicles additional safety technology like evasive steering assist and Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go-lane centering are available.
Now that you have all of the options available to you you simply have to decide which car works best.
After all, when choosing a car it is all about personal choice and preferences. We can assure you that Ford makes quality vehicles, and whichever you choose will work wonderfully!