Ford is known for making some of the best SUVs in Canada, and here are two of the most popular iterations – the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Ford Edge. Both of these midsized SUVs are available at Team Ford’s New Vehicle Inventory, but which one is best? That depends on what you need from your SUV, so let’s break these two down so you can make the best decision.
Cargo Capacity & Passenger Space
One of the biggest differences between the Edge and the Explorer is the amount of cargo space and passenger space available. The 2018 Edge offers a maximum of 2,078 litres of cargo space, and seats a maximum of 5 passengers. Meanwhile the 2017 Explorer offers a total of 2,314 litres of cargo space, while seating a maximum of 7 passengers. The takeaway here is simple: if you need more space, the Explorer is the better choice.
Whether it’s a boat or just more cargo, it’s not uncommon for families to need their vehicles towing-capable. Thankfully, both the Edge and the Explorer are capable of towing a load – the Edge topping out at 3,500 lbs with the Class II Towing Package, the Explorer tops out at 5,000 lbs with the Class III Towing Package. How much you need to tow will obviously decide which SUV works best, but both of these Fords are immensely capable.
Performance & Efficiency
Both the Explorer and the Edge are surprisingly efficient with EcoBoost four-cylinders on offer. The Edge uses just 9.9L/100km combined, while the Explorer uses slightly more at 12.0L/100km. If you have a bit of a wild-side, both these SUVs also offer Sport versions with pumped-up engines. The Edge Sport uses a 2.7L EcoBoost engine to make 315hp and 350lb-ft of torque, meanwhile the Explorer Sport uses a 3.5L EcoBoost engine to make 365hp and 350lb-ft of torque.
Find Yours Today!
Team Ford is the best place in the Edmonton area to find your new Explorer or Edge! The 2018 Edge starts at $33,399 while the 2017 Explorer starts at $33,749, and both can be found in our New Vehicle Inventory. You can also find low-mileage examples from as recent as 2016 in our Used Vehicle Inventory. Either way you’ll get a spacious, efficient, and powerful SUV!