2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Ford Edge

The 2017 Ford Edge and Explorer are well-rounded crossovers doubling as family people movers and off-road adventurers. Choosing the best one for your driving needs can be difficult, so Wayne Ford decided to compare their similarities and differences side-by-side. 

If you're in the market for a Ford crossover around Wayne, Paterson, or Clifton, then keep reading to find out whether the Edge or Explorer is right for you. Afterwards, schedule a test drive at Wayne Ford.

Edge vs. Explorer Performance

Whether you get behind the wheel of a Ford Explorer or Ford Edge, you can expect a confident and sure-footed ride. Each provides smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmissions and available features like intelligent all-wheel drive, which optimizes traction to maintain grip on rugged terrain or slick, slippery roads.

  • Ford Edge Performance
    With its standard 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, the Edge delivers up to 245 horsepower. Drivers can upgrade to a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 that generates 280 horsepower, or a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 kicking out 315 horsepower.
  • Ford Explorer Performance
    The 2017 Explorer exerts 290 horsepower when equipped with its 3.5L Ti-VCT V6. From there, drivers can move up to a 280 horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost. The most powerful engine, however, is a 3.5L EcoBoost®, which gets a best-in-class 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

However, the Ford Explorer produces more horsepower than the Ford Edge to make up for its larger size. Both crossovers provide plenty of power, but the Explorer may be more appropriate if you need an SUV with more passenger space or towing capabilities.

Explorer vs. Edge Dimensions

While there are many similarities between the Ford Edge and Ford Explorer, one of the key differences between them are their sizes. You can tell just by looking at them that the Ford Explorer is the larger of the two, offering seating for seven passengers and over 151 cubic feet of interior volume. The Edge provides accommodations for five and has just under 114 cubic feet of interior volume. 

That's not to say the Edge is small. Drivers still get nearly 40 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seat, which increases to nearly 74 cubic feet when its second row is folded down. Some drivers may prefer the Edge for its smaller size, especially if they don't need three rows of seating. However, the Explorer may be more appropriate for larger families since it provides up to 81 cubic feet of storage and plenty of room for the little ones.

Test Drive a Ford Crossover Today!

As you can see, the Ford Edge and Ford Explorer are great options for crossover shoppers despite their differences in design, performance, and capabilities. We know choosing between the two is tough, so we encourage you to stop by our showroom to get behind the wheel of them yourself.

If you need help deciding between the 2017 Explorer and Edge, schedule dual test drives at Wayne Ford.

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