Tipton Ford Dare To Compare: 2018 Ford Ecosport vs Escape vs Edge

Although the 2018 Ford EcoSport, Escape, and Edge are siblings in the brand's SUV lineup, they each have different strengths to consider. Depending on what you want most out of a vehicle will determine which model is right for you, but with three such incredible choices, there's definitely no wrong pick.


The Edge is not only considerably larger than both the EcoSport and Escape, but it also offers more cargo space for transporting both people and possessions. The Edge yields 73.4 cubic feet of trunk space. The EcoSport delivers only 50 cubic feet maximum cargo volume, while the Escape offers a bit more, at 67.8 cubic feet. The Edge has 114 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the EcoSport has just 91 cubic feet, and the Escape has just 98 cubic feet. 


All three models boast impressive efficiency, but the Escape and Edge yield a bit more potency than the EcoSport. The EcoSport achieves 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.* The SEL version of the Escape attains 30 mpg on the highway, when paired with the 1.5-liter engine that yields 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.* All three lower trims of the Edge yield 29 mpg on the highway, while outputting 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.*


The Escape and the Edge models come with more standard and optional features than the EcoSport. A CD player and MP3 capability come standard on the Escape and Edge. The Edge also bestows an auxiliary port and 12 speakers, while offering available cooled front seats, three features which the EcoSport and Escape lack. 

A brief comparison reveals that the Escape is the better choice for efficiency, while the Edge offers the most space and amenities. The Escape provides a middle ground between the two. Experience the differences between each of these three models when you stop by Tipton Ford to test drive them all. 

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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