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2021 Ford Edge vs. 2021 Ford Explorer Review

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2021 Ford
Edge

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2021 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $43,100
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$32,675 to $54,350
Invoice* $31,283 to $41,377 $31,695 to $52,176
MPG - City 19 - 21 18 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 24 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas), Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Edge offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Edge, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Edge as you will with the Ford Explorer, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Edge is a better financial choice over the Ford Explorer, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Edge and the Ford Explorer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Edge is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Edge, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Edge doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Explorer.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Ford Edge for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Edge has a little less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Ford Edge has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Edge has less cargo space than the Ford Explorer, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Edge comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Explorer.