Deliver a thrilling ride to your passengers and yourself when you drive either the 2020 Ford Explorer or 2020 Ford Edge. If you're curious about what the differences between these two Ford SUVs are, you've come to the right place. The Edge is smaller and has two engine options, while the Explorer is bigger and has a total of three engines you can equip. For more details, read on!

After reviewing this 2020 Ford Edge vs. 2020 Ford Explorer showcase, you can check out our Explorer overview and Edge overview for more information. Also, find out which models we have available at our Ford dealership in Lewisburg, WV, through our Edge inventory and Explorer inventory pages. If you have any questions, please reach out to aGreenbrier Ford team member by phone at (888) 434-2854.

2020 Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer
Interior Dimensions & Cargo Spaces Compared

By far the biggest difference between the 2020 Ford Edge and Explorer is size. The 2020 Explorer has three rows of seating and can fit seven people at any one time. The Edge is smaller with two rows and seating for up to five passengers. 

When determining how much space you need for luggage or camping gear, consult the specs for what each Ford SUV can haul. The Explorer has a maximum cargo capacity of 87.8 cu.-ft., can hold 47.9 cu.-ft. behind the second row, and has a trunk volume of 18.2 cu.-ft. The Edge can hold 73.4 cu.-ft. behind the first row when the second row is lowered and 39.2 cu.-ft. in the trunk. For other interior dimensions, consult the following Edge vs. Explorer breakdown. 

2020 Ford Edge Interior Features

First Row Headroom

40.2 in.

Second Row Headroom

40.3 in.

Third Row Headroom

N/A

First Row Legroom

42.6 in.

Second Row Legroom

40.6 in.

Third Row Legroom

N/A

2020 Ford Explorer Interior Features

First Row Headroom

40.7 in.

Second Row Headroom

40.5 in.

Third Row Headroom

38.9 in.

First Row Legroom

43 in.

Second Row Legroom

39 in.

Third Row Legroom

32.2 in.

2020 Ford Edge driving on a bridge

2020 Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer
Engine Options Available

Take on your commute with either of these two 2020 Ford SUVs. The Edge has a choice of two engines, while theExplorer can be equipped with three different powertrains. The following information gets more specific with the specs for each individual engine. 

2020 Ford Edge Engine Specs

Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost®

ENGINE


Horsepower
250 HP
Torque
280 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/highway): 21/29

2.7L V6 EcoBoost®

ENGINE


Horsepower
335 HP
Torque
380 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/highway): 19/26

2020 Ford Explorer Engine Specs

2.3L EcoBoost®

ENGINE


Horsepower
300 HP
Torque
310 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/highway): 21/28

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

ENGINE


Horsepower
365 HP
Torque
380 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/highway): 18/24

3.3L hybrid V6

ENGINE


Horsepower
318 HP
Torque
336 lb.-ft.

MPG (city/highway): 27/29

2020 Ford Explorer driving in town

2020 Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer
Towing Capacities Compared

When properly equipped, the 2020 Ford Edge can tow up to 3,500 lbs. and the 2020 Ford Explorer can tow up to 5,600 lbs.

2020 Ford Explorer interior dashboard view

2020 Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer
Technology Features Available

Both the 2020 Ford Explorer and Edge include technology tools for drivers who like to remain connected. They can both be equipped with the following features:

  • B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers
  • Available wireless charging pad
  • SYNC® 3
  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio

2020 Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer
Safety Features

Your peace of mind is a priority for Ford, so both 2020 SUV options are equipped with a variety of safety features for your use. Explore the features equipped to each model for details. 

2020 Ford Edge Safety Features

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) w/ cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Reverse sensing system
  • AdvanceTrac® w/ RSC® & curve control
  • Hill start assist
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Rear view camera

2020 Ford Explorer Safety Features

  • 360-degree camera w/ split-view display & washer
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Reverse & forward sensing systems
  • Lane keeping assist & alert
  • Pedestrian alert sounder
  • Adaptive headlamps
  • Pre-collision assist w/ automatic emergency braking
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) w/ cross-traffic alert
  • Hill start assist
  • Side-wind stabilization

2020 Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer
Price & Models Available at Greenbrier Ford

The 2020 Ford Edge has a starting MSRP of $31,100 and the 2020 Ford Explorer starts at $36,675. Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, WV, has an array of both models for you to choose from, so be sure to check out our Explorer inventory and Edge inventory to discover what we have to offer. If you have any questions, please reach out to one of our representatives by phone at (888) 434-2854.

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