2020 Ford Edge vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

The Ford family of SUVs offers something for everyone, whether you're looking for a compact ride to tool around city streets or a full-size transport vehicle for a large family or group. The midsize 2020 Ford Edge falls somewhere in between, offering a more upscale driving experience for up to five passengers. The 2020 Ford Explorer also classifies as a midsize SUV but delivers more interior space. Learn how these two Ford SUVs compare then search our inventory for the model and trim that interests you. Give the team at Weelborg Ford in Redwood Falls, MN, a call at (888) 506-8014 or contact us online if you have questions or would like to schedule a test drive.


The 2020 Ford Edge offers two capable EcoBoost® engines that deliver respectable horsepower and torque to power you to wherever you're headed. A hybrid engine option on the 2020 Ford Explorer makes three capable powertrains from which to choose. Fuel economy is nearly equal between the two SUVs, with the Explorer's hybrid V6 delivering the best city MPG.


Engine & Performance Specs

2020 Ford Edge

 Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost®

  • 250 HP
  • 280 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 21 city/29 hwy MPG

 2.7L V6 EcoBoost®

  • 335 HP
  • 380 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 19 city/26 hwy MPG

2020 Ford Explorer

 2.3L EcoBoost

  • 300 HP
  • 310 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 21 city/28 hwy MPG

 3.0L EcoBoost V6

  • 365 HP
  • 380 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 18 city/24 hwy MPG

 3.3L Hybrid V6

  • 318 HP
  • 336 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 27 city/29 hwy MPG

Size & Cargo Space

The 2020 Ford Edge provides 73.4 cu.-ft. of maximum cargo capacity for hauling your adventure gear, luggage, or flea market finds while the 2020 Ford Explorer provides 87.8 cu.-ft. More passengers, more stuff.

Interior Design

The key difference between the interior design of the 2020 Edge and the 2020 Explorer is seating. The Edge provides two rows of seating for up to five passengers while the Explorer features three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. All trims on the Ford Explorer, except the base-level trim, feature captain's chairs in the second row. If you need more room, you can replace them with a second-row bench seat. Higher-level trims on the Explorer offer multi-contour seating with Active Motion® for the front row.

The Ford Edge offers ActiveX seating material, a panoramic Vista Roof® and leather-trimmed sport front seats.

Interior features on both SUVs include:

  • Push button start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Cloth or leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Ten-way power driver's seat
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ambient lighting

2020 Ford Edge interior

Edge Interior

2020 Ford Explorer interior

Explorer Interior

Available Technology Features

Get ready to feel connected, supported, and entertained in your Ford SUV. Both SUVs offer the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver assist technologies, as well as the SYNC® infotainment system and FordPass Connect™. Other features offered on both models include:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers
  • Available wireless charging pad


2020 Ford Edge Safety

You'll find a wide range of protective features on all Ford vehicles. Included on both the Edge and Explorer are:

  • Hill start assist
  • Rear view camera
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Lane keeping system
  • BLIS® with cross-traffic alert
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® and curve control

Models & Pricing

2020 Ford Edge

  • SE - starting at $31,100 MSRP
  • SEL - starting at $34,355 MSRP
  • Titanium - starting at $38,100 MSRP
  • ST - starting at $43,265 MSRP

2020 Ford Edge SE

2020 Ford Explorer

  • Base - starting at $32,765 MSRP
  • XLT - starting at $36,925 MSRP
  • Limited - starting at $48,380 MSRP
  • ST - starting at $54,740 MSRP
  • Platinum - starting at $58,250 MSRP

2020 Ford Explorer XLT

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