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2015 Ford Edge vs. 2016 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review

Introduction
The 2015 Ford Edge and 2016 Ford Escape are both crossovers that seat five and are sold under the Ford brand, but both also have very different missions with the Escape having compact SUV dimensions while the Edge is decidedly midsize. Also, the Edge has been redesigned for 2015, adding new technology and styling.

Performance/Fuel Economy
Both contenders offer three engine choices. The Escape's are smaller and more efficient, starting with a 168-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Also available are two EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, making 173-hp and 240-hp. The base engine is front-wheel drive only, while the other two can be combined with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The Edge's three engine offerings start with a 245-hp, twin-scroll 2.0-liter four-cylinder. There are also two V-6 engines making 280-hp or 315-hp (EcoBoost). Each of the engines can be had with front-wheel (standard) or all-wheel drive. Fuel economy figures are better for the smaller Escape, topping out at 23/32 mpg city/highway while the best configuration for the Edge only hits 20/30 mpg. You'll get more performance out of the Edge, especially with those new EcoBoost engines, but the Escape promises more savings at the pump.

Interior
Both the Escape and Edge offer features such as navigation, a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and Ford's SYNC multimedia suite. However we should note that the 2016 Escape offers the latest version of SYNC 3, while it's not yet available on the Edge (this should be remedied when the 2016 Edge is introduced later in 2015). Both also offer a hands-free liftgate that you can open by waving your foot underneath the rear bumper. When it comes to features these two are on pretty equal ground, especially after the Edge moves up to 2016.

Comfort/Utility
Both vehicles seat five passengers. The larger Edge beats the Escape in front- and second-row room, and it also offers more cargo space with the second row up or folded, making it the better choice for those who prioritize interior size.

Safety
The Escape received a four-star overall rating from the NHTSA which trails the Edge and its five-star rating. The Edge also offers more airbag protection, with knee airbags to protect front occupants. Both also come with Ford's MyKey system which allows parents to set limits for young drivers, including stereo speed limits and speed alerts.

Conclusion
Though there are a lot of similarities between these two stablemates, there are clear deciding factors between the two contenders. The Edge offers more cargo and passenger space, and more power, making it the choice for those who are looking for more room or better performance. But the Escape will have appeal to those looking to save money on gas or live in urban environments, where its smaller dimensions make it easier to park and maneuver.

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2015 Ford
Edge

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MSRP*: $28,100 - $40,095

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Escape

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MSRP*: $23,450 - $31,485
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 20 22 - 23
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,484 - $37,389 $22,103 - $29,361

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