Ford’s Compact SUVs: 2018 Edge vs 2018 Escape
Ford’s Compact SUVs
When it comes to Sport Utility, Ford has a number of different options to choose from; smaller, compact SUVs for family and luggage, and larger SUVs for pretty much anything. Depending on your life and what you want to do with your vehicle, there are a ton of different options across the board. We’re going to compare the 5-passenger crossover SUVs of Ford’s lineup: the 2018 Edge and 2018 Escape. Both offer efficient performance and innovative technology.
More Cargo Space in the Escape
The Escape is Ford’s sporty option in the compact SUV lineup that boasts above-average cargo space. It has a premium interior with user-friendly technology, a good safety score and a great price point starting at $22,699. The Escape is a bit more compact compared to the Edge and has a smaller cabin size for passengers. However, it’s not super noticeable, just less legroom for back seat passengers.
The Escape provides 964L of trunk space and if that isn’t enough, the rear seats can fold completely down or a 60/40 split which practically doubles the space for more storage room.
When it comes to power, the Escape has a 2.5L engine and in comparison, the Edge has a 2.0L engine. The only new updates in the 2018 Escape is the new trim level: SEL, and the available 245-horsepower engine in the Titanium trim.
The Safest Edge
The Edge can comfortably seat 5 passengers and easily hold their luggage. However, it does sacrifice a bit of leg room for the driver in order to have more cargo space. It boasts a quiet and upscale cabin with smooth, car-like handling and is great for families because of its list of generous available safety options. A standard safety feature includes Ford’s Safety Canopy System: it deploys first and second-row curtain airbags for passenger head protection in the event of a rollover accident. They are intelligently designed to inflate between the passengers head and the window, even if they’re leaning towards the window! This is also standard in the Escape.
The Edge also has adaptive cruise control that keeps your vehicle a set distance away from the one in front of you. It also offers Enhanced Park Assist which actively steers the vehicle in and out of parallel parking spots. Perfect for new drivers who are still getting the hang of fitting into tight spots.
Other than safety options, the Edge offers a 6-speed automatic transmission and tons of tech features. The SYNC 3 option allows you to effortlessly connect your smartphone allowing mapping and communication functions through the vehicle.
What Are People Saying?
- People are praising the Edge for its roomy interior, range of engine options, and intuitive infotainment system.
- The Escape is gaining attention for its efficient engines and useful space that make it a smart compact SUV choice.
Which SUV Is Right For You?
If you’re looking for a sporty, compact SUV, the 2018 Escape or the Edge are worth taking for a test drive. If you’re looking for more research on Ford’s entire SUV lineup, check out our other blogs about the 2018 Ford Edge and the 2018 Ford Escape.