Vehicle Comparisons:
Ford Escape vs Edge

2018 Ford Escape in Cinnamon GlazeWhen drivers in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler are looking for a new SUV, they have plenty to choose from. However, if you’re looking for a reliable ride with lots of user-friendly features, then you may want to consider the Ford Escape or the Ford Edge.

Both have plenty to offer, but only one can be right for you. We’ll help you decide which one in our Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge comparison. Learn all about these vehicles’ similarities and differences and contact us at Baierl Automotive if you have any questions.

Ford Escape vs. Edge Cargo Capacity

2018 Ford Escape Cargo SpaceWhether you want an SUV for yourself or need it for your family of five, you deserve one with lots of interior room.

Luckily, you’ll find that in both the Ford Escape compact SUV and the  Ford Edge midsize SUV. In the Escape, you get 43.1 inches of front legroom, 37.3 inches of rear legroom, and 98.7 cubic feet of passenger volume. In the Edge, you get 42.6 inches of front legroom, 40.6 inches of rear legroom, and 113.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.

When it comes to cargo space, you’ll get up to 68 cubic feet in the Escape and up to 73.4 cubic feet in the Edge. Plus, each SUV has an available hands-free, foot-activated tailgate. To use, just swipe your foot under the rear bumper, and the liftgate will automatically open. This makes it easy to access the cargo area, even when your hands are full.

User-Friendly Technologies

If you’re driving the Ford Escape or Ford Edge, you’ll have lots of technologies to help make your commutes more enjoyable.

For instance, they both come standard with a SYNC® voice-activated infotainment system. It’ll make it easy to navigate through the various media options, like music and telephone settings.

Upgrade to a higher trim level, and you’ll find SYNC® 3 in either SUV. This infotainment systems allows you to sync your phone to the vehicle through Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. This way, you can listen to podcasts, send text messages, pull up directions, and more, without messing around with your phone while driving.

Plus, everything will be heard in concert-like quality. That’s because you’ll have the option of having a 10-speaker Sony stereo system in the Escape or a 12-speaker Sony audio system in the Edge.

Escape vs Edge Performance Specs

2018 Ford Escape in Lightning BlueThe Ford Escape is known for delivering quick acceleration and being quite nimble on winding roads. The Ford Edge, meanwhile, is known for being rather stable and controlled for a vehicle of its size. Either way, you’ll have an SUV that’s very pleasant to drive.

The Escape offers a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that delivers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. If you’re craving more power, then the Edge may be the one for you. It has an available 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine that churns out 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, if fuel efficiency is more of a priority for you, then you may gravitate toward the Escape. This SUV can achieve an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.1 However, the Edge isn’t too far behind, achieving an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.2

Additionally, each model comes standard in front-wheel drive, but offers an Intelligent 4WD System. It’ll monitor traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds. Then, it’ll transfer torque from the front wheels to the rear ones to prevent wheel slip from occurring. This way, you can drive on any road surface with complete confidence.

Test Drive the Escape or Edge

Whether you choose the Escape or Edge for your Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler trips, you’ll get a great-performing Ford SUV with lots of features.

If you’re ready to go on a fun escape or live life on the edge, contact us and schedule a test drive to get a better glimpse of these two SUVs at Baierl Automotive.


1 EPA-estimated rating of 23 city/30 highway/26 combined MPG, FWD, 1.5L EcoBoost. Actual mileage will vary.

2 EPA-estimated rating of 21 city/29 highway/24 combined MPG FWD 2.0L EcoBoost®. Actual mileage will vary.