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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.
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:
As you can see, if you’re on a tighter budget, the Ford Escape may end up being your best option.
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!
When you step into the cabin of a Ford Escape, you’ll find the following standard features:
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:
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.
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!