2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Ford Escape


2016 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Escape

2016 Ford Edge


Engine:

2.0-Liter Inline 4

Horsepower:

245 hp

Torque:

275 ft-lbs.

Fuel Economy:

20 city / 30 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2016 Ford Escape


Engine:

1.6-Liter Inline 4

Horsepower:

178 hp

Torque:

184 ft-lbs.

Fuel Economy:

23 city / 32 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed Shiftable Automatic

2016 Ford Edge vs 2016 Ford Escape

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If you're looking for an SUV but are unsure of whether you prefer a midsize or crossover vehicle, consider two great choices from the Ford lineup: the 2016 Edge and the 2016 Escape. The Escape is a sporty, nimble compact SUV that seats five, perfect for singles who need generous cargo space or those with a small family. It's packed with fun infotainment features, too, making it an ideal choice for the tech-savvy shopper. If you need a larger car or one with more powerful performance, the Edge might be a better choice for your needs. With high-quality options that wouldn't be out of place in a luxury car, it's popular among drivers who are interested in sophistication. Read on to learn more about the 2016 Ford Edge and Escape to determine which is the right choice for you.


Performance

If you choose the Escape, you can stick with the 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine included with the base model, or upgrade to one of two available turbocharged four-cylinder engines: a 1.6-liter engine that produces 178 horsepower and a 2.0-liter engine that produces 240 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The standard engine earns an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg city/highway, while the turbocharged engines get an estimated 23/32 mpg.

Those who prefer the power of a V6 should go for the Edge. While the midsize SUV comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 245 horsepower, you can upgrade to either a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 or the Sport trim, which comes with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 producing 315 horsepower. The base model gets 20/30 mpg, while the V6 earns 18/26 mpg city/highway and the Sport model earns 17/24.


Appearance

The 2016 Escape is based on the same platform as the Ford Focus, and shares the youthful, aggressively stylish feel of that vehicle. And while the 2016 Edge has the athletic feel that its name suggests, it's true claim to fame is its unique footprint, bridging the gap between smaller vehicles like the Escape and larger, three-row competitors. The difference between the two vehicles is subtle but key; think of the Escape as the Edge's slightly more fashionable older sibling.

On the inside, both vehicles set the bar for high-quality, soft-touch materials in this class. The Edge has a more upscale feel, while the Escape will appeal to trendy millennials. Both designs have a streamlined center console that houses Ford's brand-new SYNC 3 infotainment system.


Safety

While both the Ford Edge and Escape have good overall safety ratings, there are some variances. The Edge earns a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while the Escape gets four stars overall from the NHTSA. Both vehicles get the highest rating in four crash test categories from the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety.

Both the Edge and Escape come standard with a rearview camera, and have available drier assist features that use sophisticated systems of sensors and cameras to survey the road and help you avoid potential hazards. These include parking assist, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control functionality.


Still not sure whether the Ford Edge or Ford Escape best meets your needs? Visit us at Lake Keowee Ford today to test drive both in person.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.