2018 Ford Edge vs Escape

Whether you're making daily commutes around the Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg areas or getting away for the weekend, the SUV is a great tool for the job, and there are plenty to choose from.

Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg compared the 2018 Ford Edge vs. the Ford Escape to help you narrow down your options and decide which SUV best fits your specific needs.

2018 Ford Edge

2018 Ford Escape

EcoBoost® Engine



SUV Size



Passenger Volume

113.9 cu. ft.

98.7 cu. ft.

Total Cargo Volume

73.4 cu. ft.

68 cu. ft.

Enhanced Active Park Assist




2018 Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Engine Power and Efficiency

When looking under the hood, the 2018 Edge offers an available engine with some hefty power, while the Escape makes a more fuel economic option available.

Drivers who want a bit more power for weekend getaways will like the available 2.7L EcoBoost® engine in the 2018 Edge Sport trim.  With this engine you'll get a maximum of 315 horsepower, 350 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA-estimated 17 MPG city and 24 MPG highway fuel economy.

The 2018 Escape, on the other hand, is great for the road trippers among us and drivers with longer commutes. This model features an available 1.5L EcoBoost® engine with an EPA-estimated 23 MPG city and 30 MPG highway fuel economy. It also produces 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.

Ultimately, it's up to drivers to decide if increased power or fuel efficiency is the better upgrade to suit their needs.

Safety Features

Both the 2018 Ford Escape and Edge offer many features to keep you and your family safe. These include available collision prevention systems like:

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping System

These systems ensure safer highway driving by notifying drivers of vehicles in their side blind spots, automatically adjusting cruise control speeds to maintain safe following distances, and sending alerts to drivers when they drift out of their intended lane of travel.

For an added bit of visibility, the Edge also has an available front 180-degree camera located in the vehicle's grille. This camera encourages better-informed driving by helping you see around corners when navigating tight spaces.

The 2018 Escape doesn't make this feature available, but it builds an extra bit of safety right into its design. Its "safety cell" construction absorbs crash energy before it reaches the vehicle's occupants.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape Size & Maneuverability

Whether you're looking for a lithe design or a bit of extra cargo space, the Edge and the Escape give you options to suit your needs.

The 2018 Ford Escape packs in 98.7 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 68 cu. ft. of cargo volume, while remaining relatively compact and maneuverable.

The Escape also comes with several available technologies that help drivers safely navigate crowded areas like a rearview camera and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system.

It also includes an available Enhanced Active Park Assist system. This uses ultrasonic sensors to identify a suitable perpendicular or parallel parking space, and then automatically helps drivers park.

The 2018 Edge also makes these features available, just in a larger package. The Edge offers 113.9 cu. ft. of passenger volume-plenty of space for the whole family. It also includes 73.4 cu. ft. of total cargo volume for loading up the car and taking a day trip to Onondaga Lake.

Go for a Test Drive

Now that you've done your research, the best way to know for sure whether the 2018 Ford Edge or 2018 Ford Escape is right for you is to take one for a spin.

If you're in the Mechanicsburg or Harrisburg areas, come down to Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg and we'll get you behind the wheel. Contact us to schedule your test drive today.

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