When looking for a reliable SUV with exciting features, there's no shortage of options. However, the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Ford Escape are two SUVs that stand out from the rest. With that being said, which of these highly capable SUVs is the one for you?

If you live in the Kittanning, Slippery Rock, Worthington, Harrisville, and Clarion area, you know how important it is to have a dependable, long-lasting vehicle that performs time and time again. Check out  this comparison of the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Ford Escape to help you evaluate their benefits for yourself and make a thorough, informed decision.   

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Distinctive Power

The Ford Edge and the Ford Escape both bring solid performance to the table. Each of these SUVs has three optional engines that offer unique experiences with varying degrees of power. The three options for the Ford Edge are the 2.0L EcoBoost®, the 2.7L EcoBoost®, and the 3.5L Ti-VCT. The 2.0L EcoBoost® delivers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, the 2.7L EcoBoost® produces 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, and the 3.5L Ti-VCT has 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

The engines available for the Ford Escape are the 2.5L Duratec, the 1.5L EcoBoost®, and the 2.0L EcoBoost®. The 2.5L Duratec provides 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, the 1.5L EcoBoost® produces 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.0L EcoBoost® offers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Ford Edge gets you up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG highway. The Ford Escape is a little more efficient with up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG highway.  When it comes to performance, it depends on whether you prioritize power or gas mileage.

Convenient Technology

Both impressive Ford SUVs are enhanced with technology designed to provide you with an overall driving experience that is just as smooth as the drive itself.

Compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, the available SYNC® 3 in the Ford Escape and Ford Edge lets you connect and control your smartphone. It also gives you Wi-Fi® Hotspot connectivity through a responsive touchscreen and voice-activated technology.    

Also available for these SUVs is the FordPass™. This handy app lets you schedule your service appointments, remotely start your Ford Edge or Ford Escape, compare fuel pump prices, and more. It's largely an equal match when it comes to infotainment and convenience features.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Safety Features

The 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Ford Escape both have state-of-the-art safety features that add a sense of assurance and security to their respective driving experiences. The following safety features are shared by both vehicles: 

  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™. In the event of an accident, this standard system for both cars automatically turns on the hazard lights and alerts first responders of your location.
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert. Both SUVs are available with the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert. This helpful safety feature monitors your blind spots and alerts you when they are occupied. The Cross-Traffic Alert lets you know when a vehicle is up to 15 yards away while backing up.   
  • Lane-Keeping System. This available system warns you when you unknowingly drift out of your lane. 

The 2018 Ford Edge also has the Front 180-Degree Camera that works to eliminate surprises by letting you see around corners when driving at slow speeds, which can come in handy as it's a larger SUV. 

Take a Test Drive to Learn More

Now that you know the facts, it's time for you to get in the driver's seat. The Edge is a bit larger with more powerful engines, while the Escape gives you better fuel economy and a more compact profile. If you're in the Kittanning, Slippery Rock, Worthington, Harrisville, and Clarion area and you're ready to make your final decision between the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Ford Escape, contact Butler County Ford to schedule your test drive.   

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