Compare 2017 Ford Edge vs 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Ford Edge


starting msrp

21 city / 29 hwy

est. mpg

2017 Ford Edge
2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Ford Explorer


starting msrp

17 city / 24 hwy

est. mpg

The 2017 Ford Edge vs 2017 Ford Explorer. What's Your Choice?

Serving Columbus, Westerville, and Gahanna, OH

Over the years, Ford has become known for producing world-class SUVs. The 2017 Ford Edge is one of the most highly rated crossovers on the market. Automotive journalists rave about the Edge’s spacious cabin and sharp styling. Featuring a performance-tuned suspension and steering system, the Sport model is especially fun to drive.

The 2017 Ford Explorer continues to offer a great deal of versatility. Not only does the Explorer benefit from a third-row seat, but it also has the ability to tow an impressive 5,000 pounds. Let’s take a look at how the new Edge compares to the latest Explorer.

2017 Ford Edge Exterior


Both of these SUVs have a versatile engine lineup. The Ford Edge comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which returns up to an efficient 30 mpg. You can also opt for a more potent V-6 engine. If you crave an additional dose of performance, step up to the racy Edge Sport. Its 315-horsepower engine allows the Edge to accelerate like a sports car. Although some drivers will enjoy the Explorer’s standard V-6 engine, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine increases the SUV's fuel economy to 27 mpg. Meanwhile, the Explorer's 3.5L EcoBoost engine pushes out a staggering 365 horsepower. While the Edge offers better overall fuel economy, the Explorer can tow a heavier load.

Off-Road Capabilities

Like the Ford Explorer, the Edge can be equipped with an Intelligent AWD system. The additional traction will definitely come in handy on slippery roads. The Edge also has enough ground clearance to tackle a snow-packed street. While the AWD Edge is a great vehicle for commuting in bad weather, the Ford Explorer is the better option for traveling off-road. Its 4WD package comes equipped with a few extra goodies. When driving in a rough environment, a Terrain Management System enables you to optimize the Explorer's traction. You will be able to choose from four different settings. Hill descent control also gives you enhanced security in hilly areas.

2017 Ford Edge Interior


Ford puts a great deal of effort into developing safe vehicles. Both the 2017 Ford Edge and the new Ford Explorer obtained a five-star overall safety rating. This means that your family will remain shielded by an extra layer of protection. These two SUVs also offer similar safety technologies. Ford’s standard Curve Control system helps provide additional stability on the road. If you allow a teen driver to get behind the wheel, Ford’s MyKey system can be used to set a speed limit. Some of the high-tech driving aids include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and a lane-keeping system. In contrast to the Edge, the Explorer can be equipped with a front-view parking camera.

As you can see, the Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge share a lot of great qualities. While the Explorer provides an extra seat in the back, the Ford Edge is especially efficient. To see which vehicle suits you the best, stop by our Ford dealer to take them for a test drive.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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