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Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ford Escape

2016 Ford Escape
$569
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Ford Edge

2016 Ford Edge
$577
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Above Average

The Ford Escape Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 18th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $569 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

Above Average

The Ford Edge Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 12th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $577 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$569
inexpensive
very expensive
$577
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.4
not often
way too often
0.4
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
minor issues
major issues
10%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(69 Reviews)
(22 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(11)
4 star
(25)
3 star
(12)
2 star
(14)
1 star
(6)

The Ford Escape ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.

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“2005 Ford Escape.....Biggest P.O.S. vehicle I have ever owned. YOU SUCK FORD AS USUAL. Didn't want to purchase vehicle, but I was in a pinch and needed one asap. Having to put a couple courts of o...”

Rating Details
5 star
(5)
4 star
(10)
3 star
(4)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(1)

The Ford Edge ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in heating.

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“2013 Ford Edge AWD with 36k miles. PTU failure and Ford would not honor powertrain warranty repair because expiration of 3 business days before they found a defective transmission unit (even thoug...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

Because the Ford Escape and Ford Edge are made by the same manufacturer, you would expect some similarities. The Escape is a compact two-row SUV, while the Edge is a larger, midsize two-row SUV. Both come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. Both also offer the latest infotainment and driver assistance technology. 

But there are differences, too. The smaller Ford Escape has a standard engine with 168 horsepower, with up to 245 horsepower as an option. The larger Ford Edge comes with 245 horsepower standard, with up to 315 horsepower in the optional engine. The Escape provides you with 66.4 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, while the Edge ups that 73.4 cubic feet.

The choice between these two Ford SUVs is a matter of how much space you need. The compact Ford Escape is a great all-around vehicle for most people, but if you need that extra bit of passenger and cargo room, the Ford Edge lets you stretch out and haul more stuff.


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