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2019 Ford Edge

Ford Edge

2019 Ford Escape

Ford Escape

Ford Edge vs. Escape



21 mpg city/29 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

22 mpg city/29 mpg highway
2.4L 4-cylinder

Standard Engine

Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® Turbocharged 4-cylinder
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

Seating Capacity


Ford SYNC®


Drivers from Peoria to Washington tell us all the time how much they love their 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Ford Edge! Both SUVs are hailed for their interior features and clever storage solutions, which makes them ideal vehicles for solo travelers and families alike. But at the end of the day, you can only choose one! So, what will it be? Compare the new Ford Edge vs. Escape with us below to find out.

Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape: Price

For many East Peoria shoppers, choosing their next SUV is as simple as finding out which one is most on par with their budget. Explore the starting MSRP of the entry-level and top-tier trim levels for the new Escape and the Edge:

  • 2019 Ford Escape S: $24,105 MSRP
  • 2019 Ford Escape Titanium: $32,620 MSRP


  • 2019 Ford Edge SE: $29,995 MSRP
  • 2019 Ford Edge ST: $42,355 MSRP

As you can see, if you’re on a tighter budget, the Ford Escape may end up being your best option.

Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape: Performance

When you pop the hood of the 2019 Escape, you’re met with a 168-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability. The standard drivetrain is front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available on the higher trim levels. You’ll earn an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway in the Escape.

The Ford Edge is equipped with a more powerful engine – a twin-scroll EcoBoost® 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 250 hp. It features an 8-speed automatic transmission and FWD, while AWD is optional. While the Edge has a slightly more powerful engine than the Escape, it also gets slightly better fuel economy, earning an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

Wondering about towing power? The Ford Escape towing capacity is 3,500 pounds, and the Edge’s towing capacity comes in at the same maximum figure!

Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape: Interior Features & Cargo Capacity

When you step into the cabin of a Ford Escape, you’ll find the following standard features:

  • Ford SYNC®
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Six cupholders
  • Ice Blue® Instrument Panel Cluster Lighting

Pekin drivers who appreciate a fully-loaded interior may prefer the Edge, as it comes with quite a few standard feature upgrades compared to the Escape:

  • Cargo Management System
  • Eight cupholders
  • FordPass™ Connect with WiFi Hotspot
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

When it comes to interior space, both Ford SUVs have a five-person seating capacity. The smaller Ford Escape offers 68 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down or 34 cubic feet with the rear seat upright, while the Edge offers 73.4 cubic feet with the rear seat down and 39.2 cubic feet with the rear seat upright.

Test Drive the Ford Edge and Ford Escape at Mike Murphy Ford!

If you’re still having trouble deciding whether the Ford Edge or the Ford Escape is the right vehicle for you to drive to the best East Peoria restaurants, schedule a test drive in both models! Before you stop in, continue your research on the Edge and other Ford models when you compare Ford vs. Chevy, or specifically the Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, and be sure to browse our new Ford specials!



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