2020 Ford Edge vs Ford Explorer

Between the 2020 Ford Edge and the 2020 Ford Explorer, what will it be for car shoppers around the areas of Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY? Both rank highly among SUV drivers and those who value and trust the Ford brand, but you may not understand which vehicle meets your personal requirements. Friendly Ford knows a lot about each and can help you to identify the one you’ll prefer.

Quick Facts Table

Ford Edge

Ford Explorer

Passenger Volume

113.9 cubic feet

152.7 cubic feet

Climate Control




Available 180-Degree

Available 360-Degree

Max Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

5,600 pounds


Ford Edge vs Ford Explorer Space

If you’re looking for the maximum amount of room you need for your family, you need to examine the cabin. The Ford Edge provides enough seating for five riders, which smaller families will appreciate, and 113.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. For those with larger families, you may need the seven people seating that the Ford Explorer offers and the 152.7 cubic feet of passenger space.

Even though the Edge takes up less space, the interior dimensions rival each other. The Edge gives you 40.2 inches of front headroom and 42.6 inches of front legroom, and the Explorer headroom measures 40.7 inches in the front with 43 inches of front legroom. It’s so close that you can relish generous space in either car.

Despite these similarities in some dimensions, the cargo space differs, so you should consider how much you haul from the store or how much room you need for your child’s sports gear. Here’s the difference in the amount of cargo space:

  • Ford Edge-73.4 cubic feet
  • Ford Explorer-87.8 cubic feet

While both give you the option to get available front heated seats, optional front Multicontour seats with added Active Motion® can be installed in the Explorer. Five massage themes with three levels relax you after a long day.

Edge vs Explorer Utility and Technology

Many similar tech features may be included in the Edge and Explorer. What matters is which size screens you like better and what level of amenities you prefer. In the Edge, you can use the dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, but the Explorer upgrades this to the tri-zone electronic temperature control system.

Screen size differs between the two, with the Edge supplying you with an available 8-inch display screen and the Explorer raising the bar with an optional 10.1-inch portrait touchscreen on the dash.

If you buy the Edge, though, you can add the available Dual-Headrest DVD Entertainment System, which does not appear as an option for the Explorer. Then again, you can monitor your gauges with the Explorer’s available 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Panel Cluster.

Ford Edge vs Ford Explorer Safety  

Safety comes standard in each SUV, so no matter which you choose, the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology covers it all. There is a difference between the camera systems available to show you your surroundings. Let’s take a look at the upgraded systems:

  • Ford Edge-180-degree camera system
  • Ford Explorer-360-degree Camera with Split-view Display

The Edge camera gives you a wide front view, but the Explorer camera includes four separate camera angles.

Ford Edge vs Ford Explorer Performance


Engines Edge Explorer
Standard 2.0L EcoBoost® 2.3L EcoBoost®
Available 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 3.0L EcoBoost®

Both the Edge and Explorer let you choose between two different engines, as evidenced in the chart below.

When properly equipped, the Edge will tow up to 3,500 pounds, and the Explorer will tow a maximum of 5,600 pounds.

Which Will You Choose? 2020 Ford Edge vs 2020 Ford Explorer

You know and trust the Ford brand, but do you prefer the 2020 Ford Edge or the 2020 Ford Explorer? Think about how much room you need and how you drive through the areas of Geneva, Canandaigua, or Rochester, and then decide. Next, arrange a test drive at Friendly Ford.