Chambersburg, PA is home to Keystone Ford. Here in Pennsylvania, our dealership is ready to help you in all your car buying needs. If you’re in the market for a subcompact or midsize crossover, the 2020 Ford EcoSport and Ford Edge are both incredible options. Here is a side by side comparison to help in your decision.
The EcoSport is classified as a subcompact crossover and starts at $19,995. The Edge is a midsize crossover and due to its larger size, it also comes with a larger price tag starting at $31,100.
The EcoSport gets up to 27 mpg City / 29 mpg Highway, whereas the Edge has a larger range of fuel efficiency of up to 21 mpg City / 29 mpg Highway.
The EcoSport offers two engine options, with the most powerful of the two getting 166 horsepower and 149 lb. ft. of torque. Both engines come with Ford’s standard 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission. The EcoSport has the ability to tow up to 2,000 lbs. when properly equipped.
If you are looking for a bit more power, the Edge is the way to go with up to 335 horsepower and 380 lb. ft. of torque in the more powerful of the two available engine options. Both engines come with the Standard 8-Speed Automatic Transmission. The Edge’s towing capacity starts at 1,500 lbs. and can go all the way up to a maximum of 3,500 lbs. allowing you to take more on the road with you than the EcoSport.
Both vehicles seat up to five people making both of them perfect for any family. The driver and front passenger in either vehicle will have the same amount of legroom. If you are needing to carry full size passengers, the Edge will be more functional due to its larger amount of rear legroom. If you’re only chauffeuring your small children around, the EcoSport will suit that purpose with its more limited back row legroom.
The cargo space in the EcoSport is a little smaller than that in the Edge. The EcoSport has 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back row of seating and a maximum of 50 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded down. The Edge has a maximum of 73.4 cubic feet of cargo room if the back seat is folded and 39.2 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seat in its upright position.
The EcoSport definitely has an advantage of parking ability over the Edge. Being about 27” shorter, as well as slimmer in width and height, it makes for an easier and more positive parking and maneuvering experience.
Convenience / Infotainment
The EcoSport comes with standard features such as; 110V Power Outlet, Standard FordPass Connect™ with Wi-Fi® hotspot, eight Cupholders, two 12V Powerpoints, and 2 Smart-Charging USB Ports. It also comes with the ability to add upgraded features such as the available B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen.
With the greater price point of the Edge, it is expected that it will come equipped with more standard and available features. Some of the features that come standard on the Edge are, eight cupholders, a cargo management system, four 12-volt Powerpoints, Two Smart Charging USB ports, Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, Locking Glove Compartment, SYNC®3 System, FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, Audio Input Jack, and SiriusXM™ Radio. Additionally, you can add features such as wireless charging capability, 110V/150W AC Power Outlet, Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate, upgraded B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, and Dual-Headrest DVD Entertainment System.
The EcoSport and Edge both come with some incredible standard features to create optimal confidence in your safety while behind the wheel. The Rearview Camera, SOS Post Crash Alert System™, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Electric Power-Assisted Steering, and Traction Control help instill confidence in any driver that sits behind the wheel. Not to mention the advanced Torque Vectoring Control System which is constantly balancing the braking and speed of the vehicle for improved handling even in circumstances that are less than ideal.
The EcoSport also comes standard with Front Variable Intermittent Wipers and Emergency Brake Assist System. The Edge comes equipped with Reverse Sensing System, Intermittent Speed-Sensitive Front Windshield Wipers, Rear Window Defroster with Washer and Dual Speed Wiper. The Ford Co-Pilot360™ Suite also comes standard on the Edge. This advanced array of features includes; BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto High-Beam Headlamps which sense when to switch the high-beam headlamps on and off, Enhanced Active Park Assist, and Navigation.
Both these crossovers have Front-Wheel Drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive / 4-Wheel Drive Options making them versatile for all walks of life. Each of these crossovers have a unique design and style sense. If you are looking for a conservative and classy feel, the Edge is the vehicle for you. On the other hand, the EcoSport has a bold, chic look to elevate the level of sass you like in your daily adventures. The EcoSport also adds some available features such as the Sport-Tuned Suspension, to raise the sporty functionality even more.
In the crossover world, the EcoSport and Edge are both great options. If you are looking for a bold, sporty vehicle with incredible gas mileage and you don’t need the extra passenger or cargo room, the EcoSport is more affordable and will suit all those needs. If you are in need of a bit more cargo space, a larger space for passengers, a bit more power and towing capabilities, the Edge is the way to go. One thing is for sure, regardless of your needs, these vehicles will create a comfortable and safe driving experience for you and your entire family.