How Does the Ford Edge Compare to the Ford Escape?

In the debate between Ford Edge vs. Escape, consumers need to look at the small details when deciding which Ford SUV model is best suited for them.

Let’s examine both competitive models in more detail below:

Ford Edge vs. Escape

The 2020 Ford Escape boasts five trim levels, which are S, SE, SEL, Sport, and Titanium.

The Ford Edge is a midsized SUV crossover that was first introduced in 2006.


Ford Edge’s style is similar to previous models, except for the addition of a rotary gearshift dial. In the 2020 Ford Escape, you will see a new gearshift. The cabin in the Ford Edge is more open than in the Escape. In both models, drivers can expect an 8-inch touch screen in the base models. Styling in the Ford Edge is cleaner where the screen is seamlessly assimilated into the console, whereas the screen, knobs, and buttons appear to be distracting in the Escape.

Tires and Wheels

Drivers will get a cushioned ride in the Escape with its 17-inch tires. The Edge gives riders a more firm ride with tire and wheel packages ranging from 18 inches to 21 inches.


In the Ford Edge vs Escape debate, comfort levels are the same in both models. In the Edge, passengers can stretch out their legs in 42.6 inches of space in the front and 40.6 inches in the back. The Escape model offers similar dimensions with 42.4 inches in the front and 40.7 inches in the rear. The Escape also has a sliding second-row option for better passenger flexibility.

Cargo Space

In this category, Ford Edge is a clear leader. It offers up to 39.2 cubic feet of storage space when the rear seats are occupied. Except in the base models, the Edge has quick-release seats that can be folded down to provide up to 73.4 cubic feet. In contrast, the Escape provides 34 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are being used and 68 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

Safety Features

Both the Escape and Edge are equipped with similar safety features and tech. These are:

  • Rear traffic alerts
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Post-collision braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Dynamic brake support
  • Pre-collision warning
  • Back-up camera

Visit our University Ford dealership in Durham, NC, to draw your own conclusion in the Ford Edge vs. Escape debate. We also serve customers from Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Cary.

Source: Ford