2018 Ford Explorer vs Ford Edge

 Are you searching for a capable SUV with enough versatility to take you over your Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington drives? The 2018 Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge are two SUVs that deserve to be on your list of options to check out. To make it easier for you to delve into each vehicle's benefits, Fuller Ford has put together the following 2018 Ford Explorer vs. Ford Edge comparison. Continue reading to find out which one has what it takes to be your next ride.

2018 Ford Explorer and Ford Edge: Engine Specs

 Both the Explorer and the Edge have three engines from which you can choose. We'll take a look at the choices for the Explorer first. The standard engine for the 2018 Ford Explorer is the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 that produces a solid 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The Explorer is available with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine that puts out 280 horsepower with its 310 lb-ft of torque. The Explorer is also available with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that gives you a commanding 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Over in the Edge, you'll find that the standard engine is a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® I-4 that generates 245 horsepower along with 275 lb-ft of torque. The Edge is available with two more engines. The next is another 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 that also gives you 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The final available Ford Edge engine is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6. This one delivers a robust 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

As these specs make clear, both vehicles provide a wide array of options when it comes to power under the hood. This way, you have the ability to find the one that fits in the best with your particular needs and sensibilities.

Convenient Safety and Entertainment Features

 The 2018 Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge have notable safety features. For example, they both come standard with rearview cameras. The one you'll find in the Explorer includes backup assist grid lines that make it even easier for you every time you throw it in reverse.

They both also have heated, power exterior mirrors that make use of LED turn signal indicators and security approach lamps. While the mirrors in the Explorer have integrated blind spot mirrors and high-gloss black caps, the Edge matches the body color.

The Explorer and the Edge give you three options in terms of entertainment. The standard system in the Explorer is an AM/FM stereo with six speakers. It's also available with an Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™ Technology, a CD player, and 12 full-bodied speakers. The third option is also a Sony® Audio System with Clear Phaser® and Live Acoustics™ Technology.

Over in the Edge, the standard sound system is an AM/FM stereo with a CD player, MP3 capability, and six speakers. Like the Explorer, the Edge has an available Audio System from Sony® that boasts 12 speakers and HD Radio™ Technology. The Edge is also available with the Premium Audio System that utilizes nine speakers.   

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2018 Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge Today

As this comparison shows, both SUVs have a lot to offer your Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington drives. If you'd like to experience both the 2018 Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge firsthand, contact Fuller Ford to schedule your test drives.  


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