2018 Ford Edge vs Escape

Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford Edge

2018 Ford Edge

  • Standard Engine2.0L I4
  • Horsepower245hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *21 / 29
  • Transmission6-Speed Shiftable Automatic


2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

  • Standard Engine2.5L I4
  • Horsepower168hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *21 / 29
  • Transmission6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 Ford Edge vs 2018 Ford Escape

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If you’re in the market for a durable, capable and innovative SUV, then you’re probably looking at both the 2018 Ford Edge and 2018 Ford Escape. With the reliability and reputation that only comes with Ford vehicles, you can rest assured that both vehicles would make a great investment. If you’re having trouble deciding between these vehicles, then look no further. Here are some of the similarities and differences between these SUVs.

Performance

The 2018 Ford Escape is a compact SUV while the Ford Edge is a midsize SUV. Both vehicles are equipped with three different engine options. In terms of power, the Ford Edge has the upper hand with its powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine that boasts an impressive 315 horsepower. For maximum power in the 2018 Ford Escape, be sure to choose the 2.0-liter EcoBoost twin-scroll four-cylinder engine which puts out 245 horsepower. In terms of transmissions, both the Escape and Edge are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission that features SelectShift technology. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are available in the Ford Edge, but not the Escape. Both vehicles boast a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs when equipped with the Ford Class II Tow Package.

Technology

In terms of technology, both the 2018 Edge and 2018 Escape feature some of the most up-to-date features on the market. In base models, you can expect Bluetooth connectivity which allows for hands-free phone calls and streaming of music, USB ports, and a standard rearview camera. Top trim levels will feature SYNC® 3 technology, which integrates features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. In addition, both vehicles feature the coveted FordPass app, which allows you to find parking spaces, compare fuel prices, schedule service at the dealership and much more at the push of a button.

Safety

When it comes to safety, you can expect that each Ford sedan, SUV, and truck is loaded with some of the most up-to-date safety features on the market. Both the Ford Edge and Escape can be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, and Blind Spot Monitor that gives you extra confidence on the road. Found in the Edge but not the Escape is an available 180-degree camera and inflatable rear seat belts. Auto shoppers can rest assured that both vehicles were engineered with safety in mind; the NHTSA gave both vehicles a 5-star overall crash test rating. Whether you choose the 2018 Escape or Edge, you can rest assured that advanced safety features are present in each vehicle.

When it comes to power, comfort, and safety, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Ford Escape or Edge. Visit our Ford dealership to check out both vehicles and take them out for a test drive. Our friendly and courteous sales staff will help you compare models and trim levels to make sure you drive off of our lot with the vehicle that suits your needs best.


* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.