Ford Edge vs Explorer

The Ford family of crossovers provides several options to accommodate busy and growing families. Two you might consider are the 2017 Edge vs Explorer.

In the following Ford Explorer vs Edge comparison, Ray Price Stroud Ford takes a closer look at the similarities and differences between these two vehicles to help you choose one that's the best fit for your family.

Read about the Ford Explorer and Edge before taking your favorite one for a spin around Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Nazareth and Lehigh Valley, PA.

Ford Edge vs Explorer Interiors

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The most noticeable difference between the 2017 Ford Explorer and Edge is the size of their interiors. While each provides spacious seating and generous cargo room, the Ford Edge crossover accommodates five passengers, whereas the Ford Explorer fits seven.

With up to 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space, 151.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, and three rows of seating, the Explorer may be better suited for larger families. But that's not to say the Edge can't serve as a spacious and versatile people mover.

To learn even more about the Ford Explorer, check out our detailed Ford Explorer review here. 

You'll still get up to 73.4 cubic feet of storage space and 113.9 cubic feet of passenger volume with the Edge. In fact, unless you need three rows of seating, you may prefer the Ford Edge, as its smaller size makes it easier to maneuver. Choosing between the Edge and 2017 Explorer may come down to the passenger space you need, though both are excellent options for driving around the little ones.

To learn even more about the Ford Edge, check out our detailed Ford Edge review here. 

Ford Crossover Performances

The Ford Explorer and Ford Edge deliver confident, sure-footed performances with potent powertrains, smooth-shifting automatic transmissions, and features like Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. While each provides smooth, satisfying rides and sharp acceleration, the Ford Explorer creates more power to make up for its larger size.

  • Explorer Performance
    The Explorer's standard engine is a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 that makes 290 horsepower. Drivers can also opt for a 280 horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost® engine that gets up to an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG. A 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 producing a Best-in-Class 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque is available, as well.
  • Ford Edge Performance
    The 2017 Ford Edge's standard 2.0L EcoBoost® engine makes 245 horsepower, though drivers can upgrade to a 280 horsepower 3.5L Ti-VCT V6, or a 315 horsepower 2.7L EcoBoost® V6. Each delivers a smooth and engaging ride with sharp acceleration and plenty of power.

Ford Edge or Explorer: Schedule a Test Drive Today

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If you're considering a crossover, the Ford Edge or Explorer are excellent options. There may be some differences between their interiors, performances, and capabilities, but the Edge vs Explorer are great choices for drivers seeking their next family vehicle.

If you're still not sure whether the Ford Explorer or Edge is right for you, Ray Price Stroud Ford is here to assist you. Our Ford dealership serves drivers across the Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Nazareth and Lehigh Valley, PA areas, and we'll help you choose the best SUV for your driving needs and routine.

Schedule dual test drives of the 2017 Ford Edge and Explorer at Ray Price Stroud Ford to find out which one is right for you. 

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