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2018 Ford Escape vs Ford Edge

The 2018 Ford Escape vs. the 2018 Ford Edge pits a pair of outstanding 2-row SUVs against each other. The Escape is more of a compact SUV, while the Edge, at least in terms of size, is a larger midsized offering from Ford.

Charles Gabus Ford is proud to have both the 2018 Escape and 2018 Ford Edge available on our lot. Drivers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny can test drive these SUVs and experience what each has to offer.

Ford Escape vs Ford Edge: Performance

The Ford Escape features three different engines, starting with the base engine, a 2.5L which produces 168 horsepower. The 1.5L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine advances the output to 175 horsepower, while the 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost® provides 245 horsepower. The available Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive system monitors the road conditions every 16 milliseconds and adjusts to handle the road ahead and provide necessary traction.

The 2018 Edge is similar to the Ford Escape in that it provides you three different engine options to choose from. On the Edge, the standard engine is a turbocharged 2.0L, which is fuel-friendly, providing 245 horsepower. This is enough for highway travels and city drives alike. The 2.7L EcoBoost® engine produces an impressive 315 horsepower, found on the Edge Sport trim. The sport-tuned suspension and shocks provide comfort and control, even on slick surfaces.

Escape vs Edge Interior Amenities

We spend a lot of time inside our vehicles, so it’s nice to know that they’re equipped for the ride ahead. The Ford escape has plenty of cargo room for any adventure, with up to 68 cu. ft. of space behind the front seats. The 60/40 rear seat backs can be folded down, but if both are left up, you’ll have 34 cu. ft.  The Edge comes with 39.2 cu. ft. behind the rear seats, a bit larger than what the Escape has to offer, and perhaps enough space for that extra hiking gear or a few more bags from the store.

A hands-free, foot-activated liftgate is an available feature in the Escape, making it easier to load in bags or cargo without having to put them down. The intelligent access with push-button start comes in handy when you want to get going. The stylish Ford Edge features the panoramic vista roof, which has a large panel that opens fully, with a rear skylight that lets the light in.

Ford Escape vs Edge: Technology

Ford’s SYNC® technology is convenient, and it come standard in both the Escape and the Edge. The available SYNC® 3 system is even better, with voice-activated technology and a Wi-Fi hotspot inside the vehicle. The touchscreen can help you find your favorite spots or navigate to a destination.

This technology also has Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability. Just link a compatible smartphone to the touchscreen and play music, read text messages, or use your favorite apps.

Review the Ford Escape vs Ford Edge

Get up close and personal with the 2018 Ford Escape and Ford Edge at Charles Gabus Ford. When visiting our showroom, you’ll be able to talk to an experienced sales professional capable of explaining the features offered in each car and answering any questions you might have.

Travel the streets of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny like never before in the 2018 Ford Escape or 2018 Ford Edge. Both SUVs are fun to drive, capable for any trip, and offer all the amenities a driver could want. Contact us today!