When looking for the perfect SUV to meet your lifestyle needs, it can be overwhelming weighting the options you need most. The Ford Explorer and Ford Edge are two SUVs that have proven you don’t have to compromise comfortability for capabilities or versatility for safety. This article will compare the performance, seating capacity, cargo space, interior, and safety features of both vehicles—helping you decide which of these two SUVs is right for you.
The 2022 Ford Explorer is powered by a 2.3L 4-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, delivering instant acceleration that reaches 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.8 seconds. A 10-speed automatic transmission ensures seamless gearshifts and rapid power delivery. The 2022 Ford Explorer has a towing capability of 5,600 pounds.
The 2022 Ford Edge is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost I-4 engine, which delivers 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, and it comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Edge can also be outfitted with a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Ford Edge has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Both Ford SUVs feature innovative and advanced interior features that make them the perfect choice for all families. The 2022 Ford Edge is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a 12-speaker B&O® sound system, and a 12-inch SYNC 4 infotainment system with navigation, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 2022 Ford Explorer features either an 8- or 10.1-in touchscreen display with SYNC 3 voice-activated navigation system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The interior comes standard with power-adjustable seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, supportive seat cushions, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
The Edge and Explorer are loaded with a host of cutting-edge safety features, including Post-Collision Braking, Lane-Keep Assist, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Pre-collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, Auto High-Beam Headlights and more.
Cargo and Seating Capacity
For those who need to haul extra luggage and friends, the Ford Edge is an excellent choice. It can seat five people across two rows and provides 39.2 cubic feet of space behind its back seats and 73.4 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. The Ford Explorer offers more space thanks to its third row of seating. It offers 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 47.9 cubic feet behind the second, and 87.8 cubic feet with both rows folded flat.
Stay updated on the latest information on Ford’s new model year and new features for the 2023 Ford lineup as order banks continue to reopen throughout the summer.