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2023 Ford Edge vs. 2023 Ford Explorer Review

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2023 Ford
Edge

MSRP*: $37,945 to $46,485
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2023 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $36,760 to $56,075
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MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG 18 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 73.4 ft3 87.8 ft3
Engine
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 335-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, 8-Speed A/T 10-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 250 - 335 hp 300 - 400 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 5,000 - 5,600 lbs
Exterior Length 188.8 in 198.8 in
Exterior Width 75.9 in 78.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 40.6 in
Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Edge offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Ford Explorer. 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Edge will have less of an impact on your bank account 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.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Ford Edge for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Edge has a little less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Edge doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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.