2020 Ford Edge vs 2020 Ford Escape 

2020 Ford Edge vs 2020 Ford Escape

If you’re looking for a new SUV that blurs the divide between power and efficiency, the Ford lineup is an excellent place to start. But when it comes down to the athletic Edge and the all-new Escape, which model proves the best fit for your lifestyle? Discover the answer here in our comparison of the 2020 Ford Edge vs the 2020 Ford Escape.

The 2020 Ford Edge midsize SUV slots just above the 2020 Ford Escape compact SUV in terms of overall sizing. But for interior space, these lineups aren’t all that different. Both feature seating for up to five with just north of 42 and 40 inches of legroom in the first and second rows, respectively. But where the Edge really shows its size is in its cargo area, where it manages to muster up 5.7 cubic feet more space than the Escape. You can see more details in the table below.

2020 Ford Edge 


2020 Ford Escape 

$31,100 Starting MSRP  $24,885

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
250 hp, 275 lb-ft

Base Engine 

1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3
181 hp, 190 lb-ft

39.2 cubic feet Cargo Space  33.5 cubic feet
1,500 - 3,500 lbs. Towing Capacity  1,500 - 3,500 lbs.

Comparing the Performance, Interior Space and Features of the Ford Edge and Ford Escape SUVs 

As the table shows, the 2020 Ford Edge wins the battle for horsepower with its potent turbo. For the most athletic drive, we recommend the Edge ST, which gets a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 amped up to 335 horsepower. But if you’re looking for an efficient gas option, the 2020 Ford Escape’s base turbo is your best bet, scoring 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Escape drivers can also opt for a 2.0-liter EcoBoost good for 250 horsepower or a 2.5-liter hybrid setup good for 200 horsepower.

But if an impressive features list is in your crosshairs, the Ford Escape has a leg up in this department. All-new this year, the Escape puts up some major pros with the available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, updated infotainment setup, sliding second-row seats and selectable drive modes.

Atlanta-area drivers interested in the Edge and Escape SUVs are invited to test drive each lineup for themselves at Akins Ford in Winder, GA.