2021 Ford Escape
2021 Ford Edge

2021 Ford Escape

vs.

2021 Ford Edge

1.5L 3cyl Turbo

Engine

2.0L 4cyl Turbo
181 HP

Horsepower

250 HP
27 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

21 city / 29 hwy*

Serving Crestview , FL

The race to be the best SUV of the year has always been quite competitive, and 2021 was no different. Both the 2021 Ford Escape and 2021 Ford Edge are impeccable vehicles with powerful engines, spacious interiors, and many technology features.

However, there are slight differences between the two that make them suitable for different kinds of drivers. Below, we dissect the similarities and differences between both vehicles to help you take your pick.

For most people, SUVs tick all the boxes. They are stylish, modern-looking, and immensely safe. At the same time, they are stable on all sorts of road conditions and terrains.

Both these Ford cars are remarkable in their own ways. But there are specific differences in their safety scores, performance, tech features, and interiors that may make one better than the other.

Engine Options

Ford is popular for offering versatile engine options in its vehicles, and the company has done the same in these two cars too. The 2021 Escape has two four-cylinder engines. It also comes in two hybrid options that you can compare in the 2021 Ford Escape virtual test drive.

Its 1.5L EcoBoost engine is the base engine with 181 horsepower that is sufficient for your everyday driving needs. Meanwhile, if you upgrade to the 2.0L EcoBoost engine, the horsepower goes up to 250.

The 2021 Edge has a 2.0L standard turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower. The Sports Technology trim level has a V6 engine with 335 horsepower that makes it perfect for highways. It takes the win over Ford Escape, especially if you like taking the acceleration up a notch.

Technology

Both Ford Escape and Edge have modern technology features, such as Bluetooth capability, infotainment screen, and USB port. The large touchscreen on the front makes interaction and navigation a breeze for Ford drivers. Both cars also feature the SYNC® 3A system that allows you to connect Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with your phone.

You can read text messages, access playlists, and navigate the map on the infotainment screen.

Interior

The Ford Escape has a 65.4 cubic feet cargo space as compared to the 73.4 cubic feet space in the Ford Edge. The latter takes the win in this regard since it also has split-fold-flat rear seatbacks. So, you can make as much space as you want in the back by adjusting the seats.

Safety

Both cars have standard safety features, such as driver and passenger airbags. The vehicles also have front side, rear head, and front head airbags.

Other safety features include electronic stability control, child safety locks, traction control, lane departure warning, daytime running lights, and a blind-spot monitor. The virtual test drive lets you see the safety features in action.

Fuel Efficiency

Both the Ford Edge and Ford Escape use gasoline as an optional fuel. Meanwhile, the estimated fuel economy for the Ford Edge in the city is 21 miles per gallon. For the Ford Escape, it is 27 miles per gallon.

On the highway, the estimated fuel usage for the Ford Edge is 29 miles per gallon, whereas the Ford Escape goes on for 33 miles per gallon. In terms of mileage, the Ford Escape takes the crown.

However, Ford Edge has a larger fuel tank (18.4 gallons) than the Ford Escape (14.8 gallons).


An online test drive is one of the best ways to evaluate a new sport utility vehicle such as the Ford Escape. The process is very simple and convenient as you can complete it from the comfort of your own home. Recently, the online test drive has emerged as a very popular way for people to evaluate vehicles and make the most informed purchase decision.An online test drive 2021 Ford Escape works by following a few steps. First, you go on the dealership website and schedule a time to complete the test drive. At the scheduled time, you then watch a video through the perspective as a passenger in the front seat. This goes on for 15 minutes. During this time, you are given information about packages, features and pricing options. After the 15 minutes are up, you are then able to proceed to the next step which is to fill out an application and complete the purchase.


*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.