Ford's 2017 Edge is changing the game with its luxurious looks and craftmanship. The 2017 Edge comes with a Sync 3 infotainment system. The Sync 3 system includes Android Auto and Apple Car play as well. Its new exterior colours; Canyon Ridge, Blue Jeans, White Gold, and Burgundy Velvet gives this car an Edge over other vehicles. the Titanium trim level of 2017 Edge, includes a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels and the Cold Weather package includes a windshield wiper de-icer.

The 2017 Edge is winning hearts by positioning itself, above the compact Escape and below the three-row Explorer. It features an Adaptive steering which dynamically adjusts the front wheels based on how fast Edge is moving. When driving at a low speed, the steering allows the front wheels to turn more, whereas at high speeds it enables the vehicle to react more smoothly.

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Among the 2017 Ford's model line-up, Edge claims the 1st rank in terms of safety features. In comparison to Ford's new Escape, the Edge leads the way with an 180- degree front camera installed and optional inflatable rear seat belts. The NHTSA gave the 2017 Edge a five-star overall safety score. The 2017 Edge's active safety features include forward collision warning, active cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and blind spot warning.

Which Ford Mid-Size SUV is the best for you?

In terms of the interior of the two Ford's 2017 models, Edge wins the battle again with its luxurious seating and interior. However, Escape is not lacking behind. It has the same modern technology features and at certain points gives a tough competition to the Edge 2017. The 2017 Ford Escape has a better fuel efficiency as compared to the Edge. A 1.5-liter turbocharged Escape has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg. Whereas, the Edge with a powerful V6 engine has a low fuel economy, with a drop of 19 mpg non-turbo 3.5-liter V6, or 20 mpg with the more powerful turbocharged 2.7-liter V6.

However, Escape buyers should skip this base engine, that is a 2.5 litre 168- horsepower four- cylinder motor, as it comes with the front-wheel drive only. On the other hand, the Edge comes with that 2.0-liter, 245-horsepower twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. It delivers sufficient acceleration to merge, pass, and handle the hilly terrain. Ford offers a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and, in the Sport trim level, a 2.7-liter, 315-horsepower twin-turbo V6, for those who seek a more speed punch.

Both vehicles use a six-speed automatic transmission, but the Escape turns in a nimble performance and only few can match its sporty handling, along with a comfortable ride. Whereas the Edge features a rather stable and predictable ride. Hence, the Escape is the better choice here.

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