Summit Ford Helps You Decide Between the Ford Edge and Ford Escape

A head-to-head comparison of the 2023 Ford Edge vs. 2023 Ford Escape.

How Are the 2023 Ford Edge and Ford Escape Different?

Ford produces some of the most iconic nameplates in the automotive industry. That same theme is present in the manufacturer’s lineup of crossover SUVs. When people come into the Summit Ford showroom, they are faced with a lot of choices, and they are doing their best to sift through the relevant information. Now that the 2023 model year is ramping up, our team of product experts thought it would be helpful to get out in front of one of the most common questions we’ve heard this year; how are the 2023 Ford Edge and Ford Escape different? Follow along with us while we take a closer look at both SUVs.

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2023 Edge Vs. 2023 Escape Interior Space

A flexible interior is one of the top reasons people have gravitated to crossover SUVs. Both the 2023 Ford Edge and 2023 Ford Escape offer two rows of seats that can hold up to five passengers. There are some subtle differences in the available passenger and cargo dimensions. Take a look at the table below to get a better idea of what each SUV has to offer.

 2023 Ford Edge 2023 Ford Escape 
Headroom – Front/Rear (mm)   1,020 / 1,023  1,016 / 998
Leg Room – Front/Rear (mm)  1,081 / 1,030  1,077 / 1,035
Hip Room – Front/Rear (mm)   1,420 / 1,461  1,402 / 1,354
Cargo Volume – Seats Up/Down (L)   1,111 / 2,078  

1,062 / 1,852 (Gas Engine)
974 / 1,722 (Hybrid)

Performance Specs: 2023 Edge Vs. 2023 Escape

While the two popular Ford crossover SUVs share similar form factors and dimensions, the primary difference between the latest versions of the Ford Edge and Escape will be standard and available performance. Summit Ford customers interested in the 2023 Edge will be able to choose between a twin-scroll turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, making 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This engine is available on the SE, SEL, ST-Line and Titanium trim grades. The 2023 Edge ST is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 2.7-litre, V-6, making 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.

Customers that are looking for better fuel economy scores will want to focus their attention on the 2023 Ford Escape. A pair of hybrid power trains are available (gas-electric and plug-in hybrid), both making 163 horsepower (MAX: 192 hp with hybrid and 201 hp with plug-in hybrid) and 155 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, a pair of turbocharged gas engines are available, making 180 horsepower (1.5-litre, EcoBoost® I-4) and 250 horsepower (2.0-litre, twin-scroll EcoBoost® I-4).

Both Ford crossover SUVs feature similar connectivity technology and comfort features. Make an appointment with a Summit Ford product expert, today, if you would like to learn more about the 2023 Ford Edge, Ford Escape or any other new vehicle in our growing inventory.