When you're searching for your next SUV, it's important to ensure you're selecting a model that meets all of your driving style's demands. That's why Ford has a varied lineup of SUVs, with something for every type of driver. Need an SUV with three roomy rows for passengers? We've got you covered! Were you thinking about a more compact SUV that comes with a low price tag and excellent fuel economy? We have plenty of those, too. Visit our Ford dealership in Olympia, WA, today to compare the 2017 Ford Escape to the 2017 Ford Edge and the 2017 Ford Explorer. Learn about the differences between these three best-selling SUVs and make an informed decision about which is best for your unique lifestyle and budget!

2017 Ford Escape

Ford Escape vs. Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer

From the moment you set foot on our sales floor and start comparing the Escape, Edge and Explorer, you'll note that the main difference lies in their sizes. The 2017 Ford Escape is a compact SUV, while the 2017 Ford Edge is classified as a mid-size SUV and the 2017 Ford Explorer is considered a large SUV. If you're looking for a compact SUV that's ideal for solo adventures or drives with a few companions, the entry-level Ford Escape is ideal. It has seating for five and up to 98.7 cubic feet of passenger space. Kick it up a notch to the 2017 Ford Edge, and your crew can spread out in up to113.9 cubic feet of passenger space. If you opt for the larger Ford Explorer, you'll get an extra third row of seating. This SUV seats seven in up to 151.5 cubic feet of space, making it the perfect choice for families who are always on the go.

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2017 Ford Edge

How Much Are the Ford Escape, Edge and Explorer?

The low starting price for the 2017 Ford Escape is definitely a great selling point, as it clocks in at an MSRP of just $23,750. This is thanks to the SUV being the smallest of these three Ford models, and having the least number of trim levels. Meanwhile, the 2017 Ford Edge starts at $28,950, but offers increased amounts of space and four trim levels. If you're planning to go for the largest of the three SUVs, the Ford Explorer, you're looking at a starting price of $31,660 and a choice of five trim levels.

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2017 Ford Explorer

Which Safety Features Are in Each Ford SUV?

As an automaker, Ford prides itself on creating innovative technologies that will protect drivers and passengers alike out on the road. Whether you need an extra set of eyes when you can't tell what's in your blind spot or you find yourself drifting out of your lane, there's a safety feature in the new Ford SUVs that can help keep you out of harm's way. The Ford Escape, Edge and Explorer all offer available  Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane-Keeping System, BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support. Each of these outstanding SUVs is also available with Enhanced Park Assist, which can help you pull into parallel parking spots with ease. When you opt for either the 2017 Ford Edge or 2017 Ford Explorer, you can also get a Front 180-Degree Camera with Washer, a feature that's not available in the Escape.

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Detailed Differences Between the Ford Escape, Edge and Explorer

Now that you've had a chance to compare some of the most important features of the 2017 Ford Escape, Edge and Explorer, take a look at our chart to see how they stack up when it comes to the fine details. Learn more about each vehicle's unique strengths, then pay a visit to our Olympia Ford dealership when you're ready to test-drive one (or all three!)



2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Edge

2017 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP




Passenger Capacity





2.5L iVCT

Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Efficiency (city/hwy/combined)

21/29/24 mpg

20/29/24 mpg

17/24/20 mpg





Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)




Front Legroom (in.)




Rear Legroom (in.)




Third Row of Seating




Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)







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