Ford’s SUV selection has grown significantly over the last decade, with offerings for every price point and taste. Today we’ll explore the popular Ford Escape and the versatile cross-over Edge, two vehicles that offer both efficiency and versatility.
The Escape has been the to go entry level SUV for while, with an attractive starting price point of $22,960. Coupled with a modern design and three engine options, the Escape is a great option for families looking for cargo versatility. The base model sports a 2.5 liter Durance, a naturally aspirated engine with multi-port electronic fuel injection and a powerful output of 168 horsepower. Next up is the 1.6 liter EcoBoost, a turbocharged version delivering 178 hp. Also, available in SE and Titanium trims, a powerful 2.0 EcoBoost with 240 horsepower and optional four-wheel drive.
The new Edge, Ford’s smaller cross-over, starts at $28,100 and offers myriad of options and features. The engine line-up begins with a 3.5 Twin independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) V6 Engine, a combined 22 mpgs and 285 horsepower. Also available is a four-cylinder EcoBoost, which delivers an incredible 240 hp with a combined 24 mpgs. Edge Sport uses an agile 3.7 V6, with great town capabilities and 305 horsepower.
If you’re looking for more cargo space, the Edge is slightly bigger, as it can carry a maximum of 68.9 cubic feet compared to Escape’s 68.1. Although both can carry up to five passengers, Ford Edge provides more space and legroom to spare for passengers. The Escape is based on a smaller car platform shared with the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus, while the bigger Edge shares its frame with the Lincoln MKZ and Mazda 6.
For customers looking for more luxury and packages options, the Edge will definitely be the to go model. The top-of-the-line Edge Sport, starts at $37,600 and comes standard with a powerful 3.7 l V6 and 6-speed SelectShift transmission. Edge Sport also includes 22-in polished aluminum wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and leather-trimmed seats. The Escape Platinum, however, won0t get you more than a turbo-charged four-cylinder engine and 19-in wheels.
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