Ford Edge vs. Ford Explorer: Which Vehicle Will You Choose?

Compare Ford Edge to Ford Explorer in Sioux Falls, SD

Ford has an impressive lineup of vehicles and if you're shopping for a new SUV, you can't go wrong with a Ford. The question though, is which SUV do you choose?

If you can't make up your mind about which Ford SUV to take home, we here at Frankman Motor Company in suggest purchasing either the Ford Edge or Ford Explorer. These two crossovers can provide Brandon SD, drivers a spacious interior, excellent performance, and a multitude of safety features.

Continue reading to learn more about each vehicle and find out which new Ford SUV is right for you.


Both of these vehicles come standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. But opt for the new Ford Edge and you can have the option to experience a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter 335 horsepower V6. This V6 engine allows the Edge to tow upwards of 3,500 pounds! All-wheel drive is available in both models but while it's standard on the Ford Edge, its optional on the Ford Explorer.

In terms of fuel economy, the new Ford Explorer edges out the Ford Edge by offering an estimated 27 miles per gallon in the city. The Ford Edge only offers an estimated 21 miles. For highway driving both vehicles are projected to get the same gas mileage at 29 mpg.

Those near Harrisburg SD, who are looking for a powerful SUV the Ford Edge is a great choice. For a more fuel efficient crossover, the Ford Explorer is the better fit.

Feature Highlights

While both these SUVs are midsize models, the Ford Explorer comes with three rows of seating, instead of the standard two found on the Edge. This added seating allows the Explorer to seat up to seven occupants.

In terms of interior space, both vehicles are almost identical. The differences lie in the room for front and rear passengers. In the front the Explorer offers slightly more leg room with 43 inches compared to the Edge's 42.6. But the Edge has more rear passenger leg room at 40.6 inches, compared to the 39 inches found in the Explorer.

And, when it comes to cargo space, the Ford Edge comes out on top by providing 39.2 cubic feet of space. Whereas the Explorer only provides 18.2 cubic feet of space.


In the Ford Explorer, Tea, SD drivers will find features such as Massaging front seats, a Navigation system with voice control, Paddle shifters, and more. These features will help elevate a standard drive into a luxurious experience.

For you audiophiles out there, each vehicle comes with a premium audio system. While each vehicle can come with an amazing 12-speakers, the Ford Explorer does allow for a 14-speaker system at its highest trim.

Safety Features

Whether you choose the Ford Edge or Explorer, these vehicles will keep you safe with their enhanced safety features. Found on both models is the Ford Co-Pilot360™. This technology provides driver-assist features such as Adaptive cruise control and Evasive steering assist, designed to enhance your driving experience.

These vehicles also come with Blind-spot monitors and Frontal collision mitigation, as well as a 360-degree camera system and parking sensors. All these features ensure that your safety if a priority when you drive either of these vehicles.

Contact Our Dealership Today

If you're from Hartford SD and now find yourself wanting to get behind the wheel of either the Ford Edge or Ford Explorer, consider scheduling a test drive. You can go online or give us a call to schedule your appointment. To learn more about these Ford vehicles or the rest of our inventory you can contact our Sioux Falls dealership and our staff will help answer all your questions.

  1. Frankman Motor Company

    26874 S Dakota Hwy 11
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108

    • Sales: (605)-250-5016
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