Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. Edge | Features & Specs

Built for style, comfort, and versatility, the Ford SUV lineup is redefining what to expect from modern vehicles. To help you find the right model for you, the team at Paul Heuring Ford has prepared the following 2020 Explorer vs. 2020 Escape vs. 2020 Edge comparison page.

The 2020 Ford Explorer starts at $32,765 MSRP, the 2020 Ford Escape starts at $24,885 MSRP, and the 2020 Ford Edge starts at $31,100 MSRP. You can take an in-depth look at all three SUVs with our Explorer review, Escape review, and Edge review pages. To see what's available at our dealership in Hobart, IN, browse our Explorer inventory, Escape inventory, or Edge inventory. You can also lock in a great monthly rate with our Explorer incentives, Escape incentives, or Edge incentives. If you have additional questions, call us at (877) 411-5014 or send us a message online.

Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. Edge

Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. EdgeTechnology Features

Modern drivers expect their new vehicle to be equipped with the latest technologies, and these Ford SUVs don't disappoint. Inside the 2020 Explorer, Escape, and Edge, you'll find SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, a voice-activated navigation system, and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto™ smartphone integration. In the following chart, we've highlighted some of the unique tech features found in these connected SUVs:

2020 Ford Explorer Tech Features

  • 4.2-, 6.5-in. LCD productivity screen or 12.3-in. digital instrument cluster
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen or optional 10.1-in. portrait touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Dual headrest rear seat infotainment system

2020 Ford Escape Tech Features

  • SYNC infotainment system with 4.2-in. display or 8-in. touchscreen
  • 12.3-in. digital instrument cluster
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Head-up display

2020 Ford Edge

  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Dual headrest rear seat infotainment system
Ford Explorer ST side profile view

Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. EdgeSafety Features

When shopping for a family vehicle, safety is paramount. Thanks to the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist features, the Explorer, Escape, and Edge feature all the essentials, as well as smart systems like a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), lane keeping system, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Consult the following chart to learn more about each SUV's safety offerings:

2020 Ford Explorer Safety Features

  • Forward sensing system
  • 360-degree camera with split view
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Pedestrian alert sounder

2020 Ford Escape Safety Features

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Pedestrian alert sounder

2020 Ford Edge Safety Features

  • Forward sensing system
  • Enhanced active park assist
  • Front 180-degree camera with split view
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
Ford Escape side profile view

Ford Escape

Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. EdgeTowing Capacities Available

One of the main benefits of driving an SUV is the ability to tow boats or trailers. To ensure that your favorite SUV has the capability you demand, check out the Explorer, Escape, and Edge towing capacities below:

2020 Ford Explorer5,600 lbs. Max Towing Capacity
2020 Ford Escape2,000 lbs. Max Towing Capacity
2020 Ford Edge3,500 lbs. Max Towing Capacity

Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. EdgeEngine Options

No matter which SUV has caught your eye, you'll have severa; options when choosing your powertrain. All three models offer several versions of Ford's dynamic EcoBoost® engine, and the Explorer and Escape include hybrid configurations as well. Performance specs for all Explorer, Escape, and Edge engines are as follows:

Ford Explorer Engine Specs

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMPG
Enhanced 3.0L EcoBoost V6400 HP415 lb.-ft.18 city / 24 hwy
3.0L EcoBoost V6365 HP380 lb.-ft.18 city / 24 hwy
3.3L Hybrid V6318 HP322 lb.-ft.27 city / 29 hwy
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder300 HP310 lb.-ft.21 city / 28 hwy

Ford Escape Engine Specs

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMPG
1.5L EcoBoost 4-cylinder181 HP190 lb.-ft.27 city / 33 hwy
2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder250 HP280 lb.-ft.23 city / 31 hwy
2.5L Hybrid 4-cylinder200 HP155 lb.-ft.44 city / 37 hwy

Ford Edge Engine Specs

EngineHorsepowerTorqueMPG
2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder250 HP280 lb.-ft.21 city / 29 hwy
2.7L EcoBoost V6335 HP380 lb.-ft.19 city / 26 hwy
Ford Edge side profile view

Ford Edge

Ford Explorer vs. Escape vs. EdgeInterior Features & Cargo Space

When shopping for a family vehicle, safety is paramount. Thanks to the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist features, the Explorer, Escape, and Edge feature all the essentials, as well as smart systems like a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), lane keeping system, and automatic high-beam headlamps. Consult the following chart to learn more about each SUV's safety offerings:

2020 Ford Explorer Interior Features

  • Up to 87.8 cu.-ft. of cargo space
  • Seating for up to seven passengers
  • Heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats
  • B&O® 14-speaker audio system
  • Twin-panel moonroof

2020 Ford Escape Interior Features

  • Up to 65.4 cu.-ft. of cargo space
  • Seating for up to five passengers
  • Heated front seats
  • B&O 10-speaker audio system
  • Power panoramic Vista Roof®

2020 Ford Edge Interior Features

  • Up to 73.4 cu.-ft. of cargo space
  • Seating for up to five passengers
  • Heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats
  • B&O 12-speaker audio system
  • Power panoramic Vista Roof

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