2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Ford Edge in Sandusky, MI

2018 ford escape vs ford edge

Have you decided you want the dependability, cargo space, and comfort provided by a Ford SUV, but haven't decided on a model? Two popular Ford SUVs for drivers in the Sandusky, MI area are the 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Ford Edge. To help you learn what features set these two SUVs apart, the experts at Tubbs Brothers Ford have created the following comparison page. Continue reading to learn more, or contact our Ford dealership in Sandusky, MI with any questions at (810) 648-0000.

Interior and Capacity

You and your family should be comfortable inside the cabin of your new SUV on trips of any length. Both the Ford Escape and Ford Edge seat five passengers with standard cloth-trimmed seating. However, you'll find the Ford Edge to have a larger cabin. There are a number of additional key differences you should be aware of before making your final decision. The interior and design differences between the Ford Escape and Edge include:

  • Only the Ford Edge offers the EasyFold® rear seat back release
  • A heated steering wheel is only an option with the Ford Edge
  • Heated rear outboard seats are only available with the Ford Edge
  • The Escape has 98.7 cu.-ft. of passenger volume, whole the Ford Edge offers 113.9 cu.-ft. of passenger space
  • Behind the first row, the 2018 Escape has 68 cu.-ft. of maximum cargo space, and the 2018 Edge has 73.4 cu.-ft. of room
  • The Ford Escape features a rear-seat center armrest

Safety and Technology

When you have your family and loved ones in tow, you want peace of mind knowing they are protected by modern safety features, and entertained with the latest connectivity options. The Ford Edge and Escape both offer leading protection and technology features, however there are a few differences you should be aware of including:

  • A Sony® audio system is available for both models with a 12-speaker system in the Ford Edge and a 10-speaker system in the Ford Escape
  • Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support is only available with the 2018 Edge
  • Rain sensing windshield wipers and a blind spot monitoring system are only available with the Ford Edge
  • A rear seat entertainment system is available with the 2018 Ford Edge

Engine and Performance

What kind of performance do you expect from your new SUV? The 2018 Escape and 2018 Edge offer different standard engine options, however regardless of which model you choose, you'll appreciate up to 29 MPG highway and front-wheel-drive. The Ford Edge includes a more powerful engine compared to the Escape, with 3,500 lbs. of maximum towing capacity. If you don't require the extra power for daily driving, then the Ford Escape is a perfect match. Complete engine specs for both SUVs can be found in the table below.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Ford Edge

2.5L I4


2.0L EcoBoost® I4

168 HP


245 HP

170 lb.-ft.


275 lb.-ft.


MPG city/highway


1,500 lbs.

Max. Towing

3,500 lbs.

Price and Incentives

The 2018 Ford Escape starts at $23,940 MSRP, and the 2018 Ford Edge starts at $29,315 MSRP. Regardless of which SUV you choose, you may qualify for exciting savings thanks to our Ford incentives. Take advantage of the current offers available before they expire. Claim your finance or lease special today by calling Tubbs Brothers Ford at (810) 648-0000.

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test drive the ford edge and escape

Whether you have decided the 2018 Ford Escape or Ford Edge is the perfect match for your daily drive, you can find the perfect model in the new inventory at Tubbs Brothers Ford. Once you have your eye on a particular Ford SUV, contact our dealership in Sandusky, MI to schedule a test drive appointment by calling (810) 648-0000 or by filling out our online form.

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