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2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Ford Explorer

Blue 2019 Ford Edge ST on City Street at Night vs Red 2019 Ford Explorer on a Wet Sand Beach

Do you have a growing family? Is it time to upgrade to a crossover or SUV? Are you drawn to the Ford brand? An icon in the automotive world, the midsize Ford Explorer is perfect for family adventures with room for the whole family, plus a few tagalongs. A complete redesign has made the Ford Edge more attractive, more athletic and more advanced than ever, making this a tough decision. Find the right fit at Marshal Mize Ford with this 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Ford Explorer comparison.

Families who opt for the all-new 2019 Ford Edge will have a choice of four trim levels – SE, SEL, Titanium and the track-tuned Edge ST – that each makes room for five passengers with 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. An upgrade to the larger 2019 Ford Explorer provides families with a choice of five trims – Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum -- that provide space for seven passengers and 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row.

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2019 Ford Edge VS 2019 Ford Explorer
$29,995 Starting Price $32,365
245-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6
5 Passengers Passenger Space 7 Passengers
39.2 - 73.4 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 21 - 81.7 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Edge and Ford Explorer?

No matter which direction you choose to go in this 2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Ford Explorer debate – you cannot go wrong. When it comes to price, the Ford Edge possesses a small advantage with a price that starts at $29,995 and a power-packed, fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost® cylinder engine under the hood. Ford Explorer entries will start at $32,365 and employ the raw power of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine to complement a more spacious cabin and a higher towing capacity.

Families who choose the next-generation 2019 Ford Edge will enjoy a wealth of high-end features that start with the all-new Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety features that includes Pre-Collision Assist with Emergency Braking, a Blind Spot Information System and a Lane Keeping System. Additional highlights of the Ford Edge spec sheet include a standard 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® infotainment system, an available 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, onboard Wi-Fi, Ford MyKey® and more.

When you get behind the wheel of the base 2019 Ford Explorer, you will find value at every turn that starts with a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® infotainment system, Bluetooth, automatic LED headlights, remote keyless entry, trailer sway control, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Available upgrades include a Blind Spot Information System, heated and cooled front seats, a twin-panel moonroof, a heated steering wheel, premium leather upholstery and an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system with access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wi-Fi.

Ford Explorer Engine Options and Specs

  • 290-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 20 MPG Combined
  • 280-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 22 MPG Combined
  • 365-Horsepower 3.5-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 – 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 22 MPG Combined

Ford Edge Engine Options and Specs

  • 245-Horsepower 2.0-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder – 8-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 25 MPG Combined
  • 335-Horsepower 2.7-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 (Edge ST) – 8-Speed SelectShift® Automatic – 21 MPG Combined


Blue 2019 Ford Edge ST Rear Exterior on a Bridge
2019 Ford Edge Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display
Red 2019 Ford Explorer Rear Exterior Spraying Up Mud
2019 Ford Explorer Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display