With many crossover and SUV options to choose among from Ford, you may be wondering which one is the right match for you. Our team at Friendly Ford of Hamilton is here to help show you the key differences between two of our most popular models: the Ford Edge and Ford Explorer.

If our Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, friends have any questions along the way, just give us a call.


Edge vs Explorer: Supreme Towing Power

A bold adventure vehicle calls for the proper engine to propel you forward. More power output also means you'll be able to tow your camper or trailer with ease.

In the Ford Edge, you'll have your choice between the following powertrains:

  • Twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost® turbocharged engine: 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged engine: 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque

When properly equipped, this SUV can haul a maximum of 3,500 pounds, meaning you can bring your lightweight travel trailer or a few jet skis on your next weekend escape. 

If you need more brawn to carry your small hard-sided RV or small recreational boat, then you'll prefer the two engines the Ford Explorer has to offer:

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 turbocharged engine: 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged engine: 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque

When properly armed, this SUV can handle a maximum of 5,600 pounds. So, the answer to which vehicle is right for you depends on your specific hauling needs.

Interior Measurements in these Ford SUVs

Another important aspect when selecting an SUV is interior space. The Ford Edge offers a cozy interior for up to five passengers along with 39.2 cubic feet of space for groceries, weekend bags, and camping gear. If more room is needed for bulky items, simply configure the 60/40 split rear seat for up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo room.

If you have a larger family, consider selecting the Ford Explorer with seating for seven. Three rows of seating means you'll have more seating configurations as well as extra cargo space:

  • Behind Third Row: 18.2 cubic feet
  • Behind Second Row: 47.9 cubic feet
  • Behind First Row: 87.8 cubic feet

Ford Edge vs Ford Explorer: Advanced Safety

No matter which Ford SUV you choose, you can explore the road with added peace of mind thanks to standard Ford Co-Pilot360™. This suite of safety systems includes the following technologies:

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps: Maintains high beams to provide you with an illuminated view of the road ahead. If another vehicle is approaching, it automatically toggles to low beams, so no one's view is compromised.
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert: Keeps an eye on your side blind zones and alerts you to detected vehicles, so you know when it's safe to change lanes. When backing out of a parking space it lets you know when another vehicle is approaching.
  • Lane-Keeping System: Detects unintentional lane sway and alerts you to help you stay on track.
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking: Measures the distance between you and frontal obstacles, letting you know when you're too close. If needed, it applies the brakes to help you avoid impact.

For even greater protection, you can arm either the Ford Edge or Ford Explorer with Active Park Assist. This feature intelligently steers you into designated parking spaces to make even parallel parking a breeze.

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

Interested in the roomy and secure Ford Edge? Or do you need the added interior space and towing capabilities of the Ford Explorer? Either way, you can test drive your favorite SUV at Friendly Ford of Hamilton today.

Our Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, New York, neighbors can give us a call to get started. See you soon!

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