A lot of people wonder what’s the difference
between the Ford Edge and the Ford Explorer. Ford offers these two crossover SUV’s for
customers with different needs and we wanted to take some time to help you further understand
their differences and explore the positives of both vehicles. First, we will take a look at the Explorer. This is a 7 passenger SUV with the family
and off road capability in mind. The Explorer is longer, taller, and wider
than the Edge. The 3rd row seating means there is more passenger
volume and cargo space with the 3rd row folded flat. You get 151.1 cubic feet of passenger space
and 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row in the Explorer. It also features 41.
4 inches of head room
and 42.9 inches of leg room for front passengers. The powertrain in the Explorer is met with
either a base 3.5L V6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft of torque or to step it up
a 3.5L Twin Turbocharged Ecoboost that puts out 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft of torque. The Explorer also features the terrain management
system. When you want to take the family off road
this SUV has you covered with the available Intelligent 4WD System and lets you shift
on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain. Whether the journey takes you through mud,
sand, gravel, grass or snow, you can get through it not matter what. The 4WD System also includes Hill Descent
Control that lets you set and maintain a constant speed while traveling downhill. The Edge is a smaller 5 passenger SUV with
an aggressive stance but yet looks more agile and sporty than the Explorer. There is still plenty of cargo space in the
Edge with 113.9 cubic feet of passenger and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space. In front row space, the Ford Edge features
40.2 inches of head room and 42.6 inches of leg room.
The Edge is powered by a Twin-Scroll 2.0L
EcoBoost four-cylinder that can produce 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
To step it up in the Edge Sport features the
2.7L EcoBoost with 315 horsepower and 350 lt.-ft of torque through an intelligent all-wheel
drive system. The Edge’s interior is comfortable but has
an available Panoramic Vista Roof that features a large forward panel that tilts up or opens
fully, plus a fixed rear skylight. So, whether you’re sitting up front or in
back, the Panoramic Vista Roof lets the sun shine in for a comforting natural light experience. The choice is up to you Explorer or Edge you
can’t go wrong. And if you want an up close and personal experience
with either make your way to our lot here at Richmond Ford Lincoln where we are Driven
by You! .