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Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Ford Escape

$569
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Edge

$577
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
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.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$569
inexpensive
expensive
$577
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.36
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(11)
4
(25)
3
(12)
2
(14)
1
(6)
The Ford Escape ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.
“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...”
“2005 Ford Escape.....Biggest P.O.S. vehicle I have ever owned. YOU SUCK FORD AS USUAL. Didn't wan...”
5
(5)
4
(10)
3
(4)
2
(3)
1
(1)
The Ford Edge ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in heating.
“For the first 60,000 miles and 5 years, I really don't have any issues with my 2013 Ford Edge, until it reaches 67,000 miles at about 6 years. It starts to leak under the hood at around 67,000 mil...”
“For the first 60,000 miles and 5 years, I really don't have any issues with my 2013 Ford Edge, un...”

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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