Differences Between 2016 Ford Escape and 2016 Ford Edge

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Model Comparisons on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at 3:48 pm
2016 ford escape vs 2016 ford edge

So, you think it’s time you got behind the wheel of a new SUV but you’re not sure which one is right for you? It’s a tale as old as time, really… or at least as old as this huge surge in SUV/crossover popularity we’ve seen in the last decade or so. If you’ve got it narrowed down to the two smaller Ford SUVs, the Escape and the Edge, we’re here to help you take a look at how the two compare. We’ll take a look at the similarities, and more importantly, differences between the 2016 Ford Escape and 2016 Ford Edge.

Similarities between the Escape and the Edge

First, we’ll go over some areas where the 2016 Escape and Edge are similar. Both adhere to the popular compact crossover body style that families and adventure-seekers alike seem to enjoy so much:

4×4 Capability: While both the Ford Escape and Edge come standard with a 4×2 configuration, both have a 4×4 option that Colorado drivers might just be finding themselves opting for with our winter road conditions and copious opportunities for all-terrain adventure.

Transmission: Whether you go for the Escape or Edge, the standard transmission will be a 6-speed automatic with SelectShift sequential shift control.

Warranty: Both of these Ford crossovers come with a 36 month/36,000 mile basic warranty, 60 months/60,000 miles on the powertrain and for corrosion perforation, and a 60 month/60,000 mile roadside assistance warranty.

Basic Entertainment: Both the Escape and Edge come standard with a 6-speaker audio system, steering wheel audio controls, and Bluetooth compatibility.

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How are the Ford Escape and Ford Edge different?

2016 Escape
2016 Edge
Fuel Economy
22 city/31 hwy
20 city/30 hwy
Passenger Volume
98 cu. ft.
114 cu. ft.
Max Cargo Volume
67.8 cu. ft.
73.4 cu. ft.
Recommended Fuel
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
17" Steel
18" Painted Aluminum

As you can see, there are some significant differences between these two models, and it really comes down to how much car you’re looking for. The Edge is, by most accounts, larger and better-equipped, from its exterior stance, interior space, and heftier engine. Edge also includes more premium features both standard and available, including lumbar support for the driver, an auxiliary input jack, and available DVD player for rear passenger entertainment.

Ford Escape and Ford Edge interior differences

On the other hand, if you’re not as interested in brawn, space, or additional bells and whistles, the Escape might be just what you’re looking for, with its value-laden, economical approach to the game. Between slightly better fuel economy and a more affordable recommended fuel, you’ll also be saving for miles to come if you end up going with the Escape.

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