Ford Edge vs. Explorer

When it's time to consider the right Ford SUV, you've got a few options. However, a lot of our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland find themselves torn between the Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer. At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're here to take a closer look at these vehicles to see which SUV may be right for you.

This comparison will show you what the differences are between the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Ford Explorer. We'll dive into what each Ford SUV offers, so you can decide for yourself on which model seems like the right pick for you.

Ford Edge vs Explorer Engine Specs & Performance

Both SUVs are known for their impressive and powerful performance. Each SUV even offers a few engine options to allow drivers to tailor their performance, whether they're seeking more power or efficiency. While both vehicles are capable of impressive feats, there's some interesting differences:

  • The Ford Edge offers the Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, which generates 245 horsepower and 275-lb ft of torque. It also offers the available 335-horsepower 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine.
  • The Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.
  • Of the three available engine options with the Explorer, the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 hits the highest output with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

With specs like these, it's clear to see that both the Ford Explorer and Ford Edge have great standard power. However, if you're looking for an SUV with more engine power, the 2019 Ford Explorer surpasses the Ford Edge in this category.

Is the Edge Bigger than the Explorer?

There's a fairly significant difference in space because the Explorer offers an additional third row. The Edge offers seating for five passengers, while the Explorer offers enough seating for seven passengers. The Explorer offers a little more room for front passengers, but the Edge comes close by less than half an inch in legroom. The Edge does, however, offer more legroom for its second-row passengers. There's a major difference in cargo room as well.

  • The Edge offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear, while the Explorer offers 21 cubic feet.
  • When the second row is folded down, the Edge features 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Explorer provides 43.9 cubic feet of cargo space with its third row folded down.
  • When both the second and third rows of the Explorer are folded, the cargo area opens up to 81.7 cubic feet.

Entertainment & Technology

Luckily, there are not many differences between the Edge vs. Explorer when it comes to their respective cabin features. Each vehicle comes with the intuitive SYNC® screen, which can be accessed through voice recognition. Both SUVs include a radio, USB, and auxiliary inputs that are compatible with portable media devices. Plus, there's Bluetooth® to easily stream audio and make hands-free phone calls.

2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Ford Explorer

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we hope that this Ford Explorer vs. Edge guide helped you see how these two iconic SUVs differ. Now that you're aware of the differences in power and space between both Ford SUVs, you may want to test out a specific model. Luckily, you can examine and experience both Ford models at our dealership. Drop in for a closer look or even for some hands-on experience behind the wheel.

Schedule a test drive with us at Richmond Ford Lincoln to see which of these Ford SUVs is right for you! We're here to help our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland for when they're setting out to find the SUV that's perfect for them.

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