2018 Ford Escape vs Ford Edge: Winner Ford of Dover

Whether you're considering a midsize or a compact, an SUV is a terrific way to run errands and travel with your family around Odessa, Middletown, and Dover. They offer lots of convenient space, and the ability to get you through tough road conditions.

But, which Ford SUV is right for you and your family? Winner Ford decided to highlight what two of Ford's best SUVs have to offer in this 2018 Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge comparison.

Engine

Each one of these SUVs has three options for what's powering it under the hood. For the 2018 Escape, the first choice is a 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine that gets 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.

The second, slightly more powerful option, is a 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 engine that gets 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.

The EcoBoost® design gives this engine more power and efficiency, while Auto Start-Stop Technology helps with fuel consumption.

The most powerful engine available for the Escape is a 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 that can get up to 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. This one is also equipped with Auto Start-Stop Technology.

All three of these engines are paired with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. With the Auto Start-Stop Technology, the 2018 Ford Escape gets an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway.

The 2018 Ford Edge begins where the Escape ends with the same 2.0L EcoBoost® engine. The next step up from there is a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 that gets 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The final engine available is a 3.5L V6 engine with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT). This gives it great output and allows it to get up to 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

Each Edge engine also works with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, however, they all feature steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to give you the freedom to manually change gears with just the flick of your wrist.

While the larger of the two SUVs, the 2018 Ford Edge is also very fuel-efficient. It gets an EPA-estimated 29 MPG highway.

Cargo

There's plenty of space for storing cargo inside the Escape. The trunk area gives you 34 cubic feet of space. To create twice as much room, use the 60/40 split-fold rear bench seats to get 68 cubic feet of cargo room.

Available roof rails let you tie longer items up top, while the powerful engines and tow package can haul up to 3,500 pounds.

As the bigger of the two, the Edge gives you a little more room for storage. There's 39.2 cubic feet of space with the backseats upright. It also has 60/40 split-fold rear seats that fold down to give you 73.4 cubic feet of storage space.

A roof rack is available on this midsize SUV and it also has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

Interior

Part of being great SUVs for families is having a comfortable interior for everyone. In the 2018 Ford Escape, the driver and front passenger have 43.1 inches of front legroom, while passengers in the backseat have 37.3 inches of legroom.

The total passenger volume in this compact SUV is 98.7 cubic feet.

The interior of the Ford Edge has a little more space all the way around. Up front, there's 42.6 inches of front legroom. In the back, passengers have 40.6 inches of rear legroom.

Overall, there is more room to stretch out in this midsize SUV. The 2018 Ford Edge has a total passenger volume of 113.9 cubic feet.

Which SUV Is Right For You?

It's clear that both these Ford SUVs are great choices for drivers in Odessa, Middletown, and Dover looking for lots of power, comfort, and cargo room.

So, if you want to learn more about either SUV after checking out this 2018 Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge comparison, visit us today and take them out for test drives.

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