2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Ford Edge

If you're in the market for a new Ford SUV and are considering either the 2020 Ford Edge or the 2020 Ford Escape, this comparison compiled by the team at Weelborg Ford in Redwood Falls, MN, can help you narrow down your choice. Both the Escape and Edge deliver an exhilarating driving experience and both have a lot to offer in terms of versatility, performance, and comfort. Do you know which SUV is right for you? Search our inventory and give us a call at (888) 506-8014 or contact us online if you have any questions.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will review the mid-range SEL trims on each model.

Price Comparison

Approximately ten inches longer than the Escape, the 2020 Edge has a starting MSRP of $31,100. The 2020 Escape has a starting MSRP of $24,885.

  • 2020 Edge SEL starting MSRP: $34,355
  • 2020 Escape SEL starting MSRP: $29,265

Performance & Handling

The Ford Escape underwent a redesign in 2020 that includes new and improved engines. Both the Escape and Edge pair their engines with an eight-speed automatic transmission (eCVT on the Escape hybrid) and both come with FWD and offer AWD (intelligent AWD on the Edge).


Engines & Performance Specs

2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape SEL

1.5L EcoBoost® with auto start/stop tech

  • 179 HP
  • 177 lb.-ft.
  • 23 city/30 highway MPG
  • Max. towing capacity: 2,000 lbs.

2.0L EcoBoost® with auto start/stop tech

  • 245 HP
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 22 city/29 highway MPG
  • Max. towing capacity: 3,500 lbs.

Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I4

  • 198 HP
  • 153 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 44 city/37 highway MPG
  • Max. towing capacity: 1,500 lbs.

Plug-in Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I4

  • 209 HP
  • 153 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 44 city/37 highway MPG
  • Max. towing: 1,500 lbs.

2020 Ford Edge

2020 Ford Edge SEL

Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I4

  • 250 HP
  • 280 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 21 city/29 highway MPG
  • Max. towing: 3,500 lbs.

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

  • 335 HP
  • 380 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 19 city/26 highway MPG
  • Max. towing: 3,500 lbs.

Interior Design & Features

Both the 2020 Escape SEL and 2020 Edge SEL offer a wide range of interior comforts and conveniences. Both come with ActiveX™ seating material, ten-way power driver's seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Unique on the Escape SEL is a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate and heated steering wheel. The Ford Edge SEL is equipped with heated front bucket seats that recline and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control. A heated steering wheel is available on the Edge SEL.

2020 Ford Escape interior

Escape Interior

2020 Ford Edge interior

Edge Interior

Exterior Design & Features

The redesigned exterior on the 2020 Escape SUV features a curvier, more upscale body style that is also lighter weight ― 200 pounds lighter than previous models. The Edge SEL features a liftgate assist handle, Bi-LED low and high beam headlamps, heated power side view mirrors, and LED configurable daytime running lamps.

2020 Ford Escape Exterior

Escape Exterior

2020 Ford Edge Exterior

Edge Exterior

Technology Features

Both the Escape and Edge offer advanced features like connectivity and infotainment tech to enhance your overall driving experience. The SYNC® infotainment system is standard on both the Escape and Edge, as well as FordPass Connect™ and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. The 2020 Edge SEL also features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot and a premium audio system with nine speakers. The 2020 Escape SEL comes equipped with SiriusXM® Traffic with Travel Link®, and an AM/FM stereo with six speakers.

Safety Features

The 2020 Escape and 2020 Edge both come equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360™, a suite of safety features that includes a lane-keeping system, rearview camera, and BLIS® cross-traffic alert. Both include a LATCH system and AdvanceTrac® with RSC®. The Edge SEL also includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and navigation and evasive steering assist.

2020 Ford Edge under bridge

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