The 2021 Ford Edge and Ford Escape are two great SUVs to drive the family around in. For those in Mechanicsburg, Newtown, Churchville, or Woodside, Pennsylvania, who have been looking to try out a new SUV, one of these Ford models might be the right choice for you.

Check out this Ford Edge vs. Ford Escape comparison that our team at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown put together on these two models, and feel free to contact us if you'd like to learn more!

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Quick Facts


Ford Edge

Ford Escape

EPA-estimated MPG

21 city/29 highway

28 city/34 highway

Seating Capacity



Passenger Volume

113.9 cu. ft.

104 cu. ft.

Maximum Cargo Volume

73.4 cu. ft.

65.4 cu. ft.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Engine Options

Let's first discuss the engine options between the Ford Edge and Ford Escape, because they are considerably different.

On the Ford Edge, you would have the following two choices:

  • 2.0-liter EcoBoost®
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost® 

The 2.0-liter will produce 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the optional 2.7-liter will get you 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque.

If you opt to purchase the Class II Trailer Tow Package with an all-wheel drive configuration, you'll be able to pull up to 3,500 pounds.

The Ford Escape, on the other hand, offers hybrid engine options that the Edge does not. The Ford Escape has the following choices:

  • 1.5-liter EcoBoost®
  • 2.0-liter EcoBoost®
  • 2.5-liter hybrid
  • 2.5-liter plug-in hybrid

Both available hybrid engines produce up to 165 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. The 1.5L EcoBoost® will get you 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0L EcoBoost® takes it up a notch to 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Some of the Escape engines also offer towing. The 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, when equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package, gives this model a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

Ford Edge vs Escape: Fuel Economy

It's interesting to compare the models and their fuel economy, given that the Escape offers those hybrid engines. As expected, the hybrid engines will get you considerably more miles on the road before having to refuel or recharge.

The 2.5-liter hybrid engine on the Escape will get you an EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway MPG. Compare that to the Edge model's 2.0L EcoBoost®, which will get you an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG. Both estimates are shown on a front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration.

As you can see, the Ford Escape model's hybrid engine is quite impressive and will be able to take you pretty far. It's a great choice for those looking to experience this newer type of engine and see for themselves the distance it can achieve.

Ford Edge vs Escape: Interior Features

The Edge and Escape each have their own unique interior features, as well as some similarities.

The following table outlines some interior features found on the base trims of each model:




Climate Control System

dual-zone automatic temperature control

manual single-zone

Driver's Seat

4-way manual

6-way manual

Rear Seat Fold

60/40 split

60/40 split




As you move up to the higher trim levels, some of these features can be upgraded. For example, on the Ford Edge ST, you can get the following cool upgrades as either standard or available features:

  • 10-way power driver's and front passenger seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Optional heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel, available

The Escape Titanium offers much the same. With it, you can also access these standard and available features:

  • 10-way power driver's seat
  •  6-way power passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel, optional

Test Drive a Ford Edge or Escape Today!

Both the Ford Edge and Escape are great models to choose from. Whether it's the Escape model's hybrid engine that appeals to you, or the Edge model's interior upgrades, there's sure to be something on each car that any driver in Mechanicsburg, Newtown, Churchville, or Woodside, PA, would appreciate.

If you'd like to take either one for a test drive, then contact us at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown today to schedule an appointment!

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