As you look for your next SUV, there are plenty of enticing features out there to consider. Having space, technology, performance, and more, will make those future drives something to look forward to. Ford SUVs are designed for driver and passenger comfort across all models.

Debating between the 2021 Ford Edge and Ford Escape? Our team at Friendly Ford of Hamilton is here to show you what makes these two SUVs different, so you can better decide which one is well suited to your Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, lifestyle.

Edge vs Escape: Interior Dimensions

Whether you're cruising to work or heading out of town on the weekend, you'll spend a lot of time behind the wheel of your SUV. In order to understand comfortability, you'll want to take a look at cabin measurements.


Ford Edge

Ford Escape

Headroom in. (front/rear)



Legroom in. (front/rear)



Shoulder Room in. (front/rear)



Hip Room in. (front/rear)



As you can see, both the Escape and the Edge offer ample space for all five passengers to stretch out during long treks. Where these vehicles differ, though, is in cargo room. The Escape offers 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, so you can store groceries and weekend bags; while the Edge bumps up cargo room to 39.2 cubic feet. Fold the rear seats flat in these SUVs to gain a maximum of 65.4 cubic feet of cargo room in the Escape, and 73.4 cubic feet in the Edge.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Safety Technology

To keep you better protected on the open road, the Edge and the Escape come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™, which includes the following systems:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

The Ford Escape is also available with an added safety feature to assist with parking. Active Park Assist 2.0 takes control of the wheel when you're parking, so you only need to focus on braking, accelerating, and changing gears-simplifying even parallel parking maneuvers.

Ford Edge vs Escape: Performance Comparison

Choosing your next vehicle may all come down to performance. The right amount of power and efficiency can help you have a more enjoyable journey wherever you roam, so it's important to look at engine specs of your desired ride.

Both the Ford Edge and Ford Escape offer two gas powertrains for you to choose from, allowing you to find the specific amount of power you crave. If you're interested in a more invigorating drive with powerful shifts and acceleration, opt for the available 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged engine in the Edge with 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Feeling this power at your fingertips will have you anticipating hitting the highway.

However, if fuel efficiency is more important to you, you may prefer the hybrid motor selections in the Escape. Its 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I4 Hybrid engine earns an EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway MPG, to create an everyday drive with minimal gas station stops. The hybrid engines available in the Ford Escape will save you time and money at the pump.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Infotainment Technology

Whether you're a solo driver making daily commutes, or bringing family and friends along for the ride, having fun and useful tech systems makes your ride even more enjoyable.

Both the Edge and the Escape come equipped with the Ford exclusive SYNC® technology. This system uses voice recognition that allows you to give a variety of commands, allowing you to stay connected. The Edge comes standard with SYNC® 3, which includes a number of improvements to the system's ability:

  • Enhanced voice recognition
  • High-speed performance
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Automatic updates via Wi-Fi

The Edge and Escape both come with FordPass Connect™ features that use the paired app to control your vehicle remotely. You'll be able to start and stop the engine, lock and unlock doors, and access information like mileage, fuel levels, and vehicle location.

The Edge also includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot as part of the FordPass Connect™ system. This hotspot allows up to 10 devices to be connected at once and from a distance of up to 50 feet away. The Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on the Edge, and an available option on the Escape.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Premium Audio System

Audiophiles looking to experience their favorite playlists in a new way will find premium audio systems to turn their rides into their own personal concert halls. Both the Edge and Escape have high-end audio systems available for those craving high-quality sound.

The premium audio systems on both Ford SUVs are powered by the audio experts at Bang & Olufsen® for a hi-tech experience. Your favorite artists will sound more immersive and pure, thanks to these systems.

The Edge B&O sound system comes with 12 speakers placed throughout the interior for a surround-sound experience. In the Escape, the B&O sound system comes with 10 speakers and a subwoofer for added bass for an oomph as you rock the cabin.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Interior Comforts

When you plan on bringing family and friends along for your next road trip, a comfortable interior makes the journey better for everyone. Both the Edge and Escape have available dual-zone automatic temperature control. Both you and your front passenger can find your personal preferences to enjoy for those long journeys.

Also available to both the Edge and Escape is the wireless charging pad. This makes it easier than ever to keep your phone's battery at 100%. If you need even more charging power, the Edge has available 12V power outlets to use.

Ford Edge vs Ford Escape: Test Drive Your Favorite SUV Today!

The best way to learn which Ford SUV is right for you is to get behind the wheel. Stop by the showroom at Friendly Ford of Hamilton today to schedule a test drive of the Edge and/or Escape. See you soon, Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, New York!

Make an Inquiry


Friendly Ford of Hamilton

2536 Route 12B
Directions Hamilton, NY 13346

  • Sales: (315) 824-2440
  • Service: (315) 824-2440
  • Parts: (315) 824-2440


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed