Ford Escape vs Ford Edge

2024 Ford Escape
2024 Ford Escape
$28,000MSRP
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2021 Ford Edge
2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
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2024 Ford Escape
$28,000MSRP
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2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$28,000

MSRP

$32,750

Average price

$16,734

Average price

$20,618

Listings

8967

Listings

9128
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

6.2 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Uncompetitive cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Comfortable
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor handling
  • Outdated technology
  • Poor value for money

Reviews Summary

Reportedly, Ford will discontinue the Escape at the end of the current fourth-generation run. Once among the most popular vehicles in its class, Ford recently zigged with the Escape’s design and positioning when the market zagged. Boxy, rugged-looking crossovers are what people want, not soft and sophisticated pseudo-cars like the current Escape. Fortunately, Ford has the Bronco Sport in its lineup, which is getting all of the automaker’s attention. Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Escape receives no major changes following a substantial makeover in 2023, though it appears the Base trim is canceled.

Reviews Summary

The Ford Edge proves that trends run in cycles. Launched in the early 2000s, the original Edge was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs, sporting car-like styling that sharply contrasted the more traditional-looking Ford Explorer of the time. However, new-car buyers realized they liked the roominess of three-row SUVs like the Explorer more, and interest in the two-row Edge waned.

Now, however, car shoppers are once again eyeing two-row midsize SUVs, this time as an alternative to sedans. The Edge is now part of a growing market segment that includes the Chevrolet Blazer, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Murano, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Yet while market dynamics have changed, the Edge hasn’t. The current second-generation Edge dates back to the 2015 model year, and even a substantial update undertaken for the 2019 model year is quickly receding in the rearview mirror. The Edge now sits between the much newer Explorer and Ford Escape in the automaker's SUV-heavy lineup.

Aside from some new tech features, the 2021 Ford Edge doesn’t get many significant changes, so we can evaluate it based on our experience with previous model years. As with the 2020 model year, trim levels include SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

1.5L 180 hp I3

Engine

2.0L 250 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

180 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

MPG City

27

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

34

MPG Highway

29
2024 Ford Escape
2024 Ford Escape
$28,000MSRP
Overview
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2021 Ford Edge
2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2024 Ford Escape
$28,000MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2021 Ford Edge
$32,750MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$28,000
$32,750
Average price
$16,734
$20,618
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.3
4.5
Expert reviews

6.2 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Comfortable
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Uncompetitive cargo space
  • Poor value for money
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Comfortable
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor handling
  • Outdated technology
  • Poor value for money
Summary
Reportedly, Ford will discontinue the Escape at the end of the current fourth-generation run. Once among the most popular vehicles in its class, Ford recently zigged with the Escape’s design and positioning when the market zagged. Boxy, rugged-looking crossovers are what people want, not soft and sophisticated pseudo-cars like the current Escape. Fortunately, Ford has the Bronco Sport in its lineup, which is getting all of the automaker’s attention. Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Escape receives no major changes following a substantial makeover in 2023, though it appears the Base trim is canceled.

The Ford Edge proves that trends run in cycles. Launched in the early 2000s, the original Edge was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs, sporting car-like styling that sharply contrasted the more traditional-looking Ford Explorer of the time. However, new-car buyers realized they liked the roominess of three-row SUVs like the Explorer more, and interest in the two-row Edge waned.

Now, however, car shoppers are once again eyeing two-row midsize SUVs, this time as an alternative to sedans. The Edge is now part of a growing market segment that includes the Chevrolet Blazer, Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Murano, and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Yet while market dynamics have changed, the Edge hasn’t. The current second-generation Edge dates back to the 2015 model year, and even a substantial update undertaken for the 2019 model year is quickly receding in the rearview mirror. The Edge now sits between the much newer Explorer and Ford Escape in the automaker's SUV-heavy lineup.

Aside from some new tech features, the 2021 Ford Edge doesn’t get many significant changes, so we can evaluate it based on our experience with previous model years. As with the 2020 model year, trim levels include SE, SEL, ST-Line, Titanium, and ST.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
1.5L 180 hp I3
2.0L 250 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
180 hp @ 6000 rpm
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG City
27
21
MPG Highway
34
29
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