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2016 Ford Edge vs. 2017 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Edge offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Ford Explorer, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Edge, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Edge as you will with the Ford Explorer, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Edge is a better financial choice over the Ford Explorer, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Edge will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Edge is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Edge, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Edge and the Ford Explorer are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Edge will do just as well as the Ford Explorer, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Edge has a little less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Ford Edge has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Edge has less cargo space than the Ford Explorer, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Edge comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Explorer.

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2016 Ford
Edge

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MSRP*: $28,700 - $40,900

2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,160 - $53,235
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 21 16 - 19
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 22 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $27,696 - $39,060 $30,070 - $50,839

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.