Are you in search for the perfect crossover, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Ford has been creating some of the best crossover SUVs for years, and the 2015 Ford Edge and 2015 Ford Escape are no exception. But what’s the difference between these two highly popular crossovers and which one is best for you? Check out these comparisons below to make your choice,
From look at the outside, it is easy to see that the Escape and Edge are in the same category. While the Edge and Escape both share some elements of the classic Ford design, like similarly flared wheel arches, a familiar taillight shape and a repurposed profile. Likewise, there are some clear differences like the Edge’s larger grille and the Edge’s red band across the back that connects both taillights. Another major difference is that the Edge is larger than the Escape with just a quick glance — and indeed it is. Showing at 188.1 inches long, the Edge is precisely 10 inches longer than the Escape, making the Edge more of a midsize SUV and the Escape more of a compact SUV.
These two crossovers also share both a great deal of similarities and differences when it comes to the inside of their cabin. Just some of their similarities include a comparable control layout and some identical switches and buttons, along with an overall interior look that clearly stems from the same designer. However, there are differences, as well. The Edge offers capacitive touch controls, while the Escape doesn’t, for example. The Edge also boasts more upscale materials, an upgraded gauge cluster, and more room in front and in back. The Edge also touts improved cargo capacity over its smaller Escape sibling.
What is more, the 2015 Escape and 2015 Edge offer three engines. In the Escape, base models get a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which returns up to 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Drivers looking to save a little fuel will want to opt for the 178-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which offers up to 23 mpg city/33 mpg hwy. Topping the hp range is a 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which boasts a still-impressive 22 mpg city/30 mpg hwy.
Overall, these two vehicles prove to be incredibly diverse and useful for today’s modern driver. Hurry in to Bill Brandt Ford today so you can take them both for a test drive and compare them for yourself!