Ford Edge or Escape? Both Available Here at Springfield Ford!

Highlighting the Differences of the Ford Edge and Ford Escape and Why Drivers Around Philadelphia May Prefer One Over the Other

There are two Ford SUVs, the Edge and the Escape, leading the charge of the crossover craze, and each excels at the aspects that drivers love about crossovers, like their blend of space and performance. But, car shoppers will notice some differences between them that may sway them towards one or the other, which is why we were happy to compare the two for those considering a new crossover SUV. See below or call to learn more!

Cost and Value

Looking at starting price, the Ford Escape has a clear advantage as its base model comes in at just over $24,000 while the base of the Edge is just under $30,000. There are, however, other aspects to consider, like the fact that all-wheel drive on the Edge won't cost as much as upgrading the Escape base to that system. Those around Upper Darby will also find that the Edge comes standard with a more powerful engine and a better standard feature package, so there's more to consider than at first glance.

Design and Space

The Ford Escape is smaller in every exterior measurement (height, length, width), but some around Chester prefer that if they have to navigate in tighter quarters. However, even with that size difference, the Escape isn't far behind the Edge in terms of cabin space as it has a 34-cubic foot cargo space, the Edge has 39.2 cubic feet, and a max cargo capacity of 68 cubic feet, the Edge is at 73.4 cubic feet. Beyond that, the Ford Edge holds advantages in rear legroom, 40.6 inches, and has a wider back seat, so if you regularly drive with a full car, then the Ford Edge may be the way to go.


The Ford Edge is clearly the more performance-focused of the two SUVs, but the Escape isn't a slouch in this regard. The Edge comes standard with a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that is also the most powerful engine option for the Escape. However, the Edge offers a V6 engine with its ST trim from the Ford Performance team that captivates any around Havertown with 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Need power for a different job? Both of these models top out at 3,500 pounds of towing.


Ford uses many of the same systems and features throughout its lineup, and that's a positive as many drivers enjoy all these different technologies. The Edge and Escape both offer the SYNC® 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone electronic temp control, a hands-free smart tailgate, a 110-volt outlet, and more. However, the Edge does offer several features, from cooled front seats to a rear-seat entertainment system, that the Escape is not available with.


As with any model that sports a blue oval badge, the Ford Escape and Edge each prioritize passenger safety, and it shows with each earning 5-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA in recent years. Crash test ratings add peace of mind, but with the driver-assist features that each offers, you'll have the help you need to avoid accidents. These features are part of the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology package in the Edge and the Ford Safe and Smart™ package in the Escape, but the features are similar, from adaptive cruise control to blind spot monitoring.

Visit Springfield Ford Today to See The Differences of These SUVs for Yourself!

Another aspect that these models have in common is that you can find and enjoy each of them when you make the trip to our Ford dealership. If this comparison has settled the decision between the two for you, great! But, if you want to test drive or see them in person before deciding, our dealership in Springfield, PA is the place to do so!

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