The 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Ford Edge are popular options in the Ford lineup for drivers near Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Nazareth, and Lehigh Valley. 

In fact, looking at the two side by side is an excellent way to decide whether you need a compact or midsize SUV in terms of size, performance, and feature availability. 

Let's take a closer look at the pair to see how they differ in this Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge comparison from the team at Ray Price Stroud Ford. 

Difference in Dimensions in the Escape vs Edge 

The biggest difference between the Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge is size. The Escape has a total wheelbase of 106.7 inches and a total overall length of 180.5 inches. On the inside, that translates to 104 cubic feet of passenger volume, including 42.4 inches of front legroom and 40.7 inches of rear legroom. 

  • The Ford Edge is larger with a total wheelbase of 112.2 inches and a total overall length of 188.8 inches. 
  • On the inside, that translates to 113.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, including 42.6 inches of front legroom and 40.6 inches of rear legroom. 
  • Both options are spacious and comfortable, with seating for up to five passengers in the base trim level. This includes plenty of elbow space for everyone.

Mechanical Differences Between Ford Edge & Ford Escape 

Another major difference between the two vehicles is in the engines they offer. The Ford Escape is a smaller vehicle and has a less powerful engine. However, it offers excellent fuel economy and highway pickup. 

The 2.5L I-4 engine in the Escape produces up to 200 horsepower. The Ford Edge is larger and requires a more powerful engine. The vehicle comes with a 2.0L I-4 turbo engine that produces up to 250 horsepower. 

Each model has a more powerful motor offering, too. For the Escape, there's a 2.0L 4-cylinder that makes 250 horsepower. As for the Edge, you can fit a 2.7L turbocharged V6 under the hood that generates 335 horsepower.

The Ford Edge and Escape are also both available with either front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

Safety Features in the 2020 Edge vs 2020 Escape

Safety and driver-assistance technology are key aspects of any Ford model. The Ford Escape and Ford Edge both come with a suite of standard technologies to help keep you protected on the open road.

Each standard setup includes slightly different features. For the Escape, Ford Co-Pilot360™ comes with the following systems:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Available Evasive Steering Assist
  • Available Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
  • Available Voice-Activated Navigation System

If you look at the Ford Edge, you see a range of worthwhile safety features with a bit of a difference. The Lane-Keeping System, BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps are just some of the shared features. Unique to the Edge, however, are available Enhanced Active Park Assist and Post-Collision Braking.

Storing Your Cargo in the Ford Edge & Ford Escape

Not only do the Edge and Escape represent spacious SUVs within the Ford lineup, their respective cabins are versatile enough to adjust to your daily needs.

Take the Ford Escape, for example. If you have five passengers seated in the vehicle, you can utilize 37.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row. If it's just you in the SUV, you can fold down the second-row seats and take advantage of 65.4 cubic feet of cargo volume.

The Ford Edge is similarly versatile. With the second row in use, you can fit 39.2 cubic feet of cargo into the trunk. Fold that second row down to open up more space, and you'll enjoy 73.4 cubic feet of total cargo capacity.

Choosing the Right Trim for Each SUV

In an effort to help you land an SUV that matches your day-to-day lifestyle, Ford offers a variety of trim levels for both the Escape and Edge.

The base S trim level on the 2020 Escape is a splendid choice thanks to the many standard infotainment and safety features. From there, you can move up to the SE trim or go one step further and grab the fuel-efficient SE Sport Hybrid trim level.

For those who emphasize style, the SEL trim for the Escape is a no-brainer. Finally, there's the fully loaded Ford Escape Titanium, which blends modern technology, eye-catching looks, and reliable performance.


All four trim levels on the 2020 Ford Edge offer a unique and appealing advantage. The base SE trim is feature-laden in the same way the base Ford Escape S is.

If you move up to the Ford Edge SEL, you'll have a range of styling packages to select from. You'll also see an uptick in infotainment connectivity thanks to a refined interface.

The Titanium, which is the third trim in the Edge, is a comfortable cruiser that will make an ideal companion on morning commutes. The high-grade materials along the seats and dashboard give the trim a sophisticated appearance.

Finally, the fully loaded Ford Edge ST ramps up the performance noticeably. You'll be able to get up to speed quickly in this vehicle. Then, thanks to the ST Performance Brake Package, you'll also be able to slow down quickly.

The ST Performance Brake Package includes 21-inch premium gloss black-painted aluminum wheels, front and rear vented disc brakes, unique front rotors, Colorado Red-painted brake calipers, brushless radiator cooling fan, performance brake pads, summer-only tires, and vented brake shields.

Schedule a Test Drive of Your Favorite Ford Model Today 

The Ford Escape and Ford Edge are available right now at your local Ford dealership near Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Easton, Nazareth, and Lehigh Valley. Ray Price Stroud Ford has a huge inventory of new, used, and certified pre-owned Ford vehicles to choose from. 

Check them out now in our convenient online inventory, then schedule a test drive of your favorite model at our local dealership. 

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