Ford has an impressive SUV lineup. So, how do you choose the right one for your drives through Cerritos, Long Beach, and Buena Park?

Two popular choices are the Ford Escape and the Ford Edge. With over 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, each one offers plenty of room for your gear. Plus, both SUVs offer plenty of high-tech features to make your life more streamlined.

When it comes to performance and design, though, there are a few key differences. Learn more in this 2019 Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge comparison from Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos.

Performance Specs

If you're looking for a capable compact for your commute, the 2019 Ford Escape has you covered. It has three engines to choose from, so you can choose one that fits your drive style. Each one teams up with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission to keep your drive smooth.

  • The 2.5L i-VCT generates 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 1.5L EcoBoost® I4 generates 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2.0L EcoBoost® I4 generates 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The 2019 Ford Edge, on the other hand, is great if you're looking to catch some thrills. While it only has two engines to choose from, each one offers a prompt turbo boost and dynamic performance. Plus, they team up with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

  • The twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I4 generates 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • The twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 generates 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

Where the Edge offers more of a performance boost, the Escape provides slightly better fuel economy. When you opt for the 1.5L EcoBoost® and front-wheel drive, the Escape can get an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.

The Edge, meanwhile, maxes out at an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG. To achieve that, you'd want to opt for the 2.0L EcoBoost® and front-wheel drive.

Exterior Design

At first glance, these two SUVs bear a close resemblance. The Escape is slightly smaller, with an overall length of 178.1 inches vs. 188.8 inches in the Edge. This means the Edge has a bit more interior space, but it's easier to maneuver tight city streets in the Escape.

The headlamp design also looks quite similar in both SUVs-until you turn them on. Depending on trim level, the Escape comes with either halogen projector or bi-xenon HID headlamps. In the Edge, each model comes instead with bi-LED headlamps.

There's also a matter of color. The Edge and Escape both offer colors like:

  • Ruby Red
  • White Platinum
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Ingot Silver
  • Baltic Sea Green
  • Agate Black

Want something blue? The Escape offers Lightning Blue, a bright electric tone that's sure to turn heads. In the Edge, you can get the slightly muted Blue, which has slate gray undertones. Or, if you opt for the Edge ST, you can get the royal Ford Performance Blue.

More interested in a warm color? Sedona Orange, which is a deep orange with copper undertones, is an option in the Escape. Meanwhile, the Edge offers a premium deep red color called Burgundy Velvet.

Ford Escape vs Ford Edge: Which Will You Choose?

In conclusion, the choice depends on what you're looking for in an SUV. The compact Ford Escape offers an efficient drive and can easily maneuver tight spaces. The high-performance Ford Edge, meanwhile, is more powerful and can carry more cargo.

To learn more, schedule a test drive with one or both of these SUVs at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos. Seeing them in person can help you decide which one you want to take home to Cerritos, Long Beach, or Buena Park.

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