2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Ford Explorer 

2019 Ford Edge vs 2019 Ford Explorer

After welcoming yet another new model for 2019, the Ford SUV family has grown to quite the collection. The automaker now offers a lineup of 6 distinct SUV models to choose from. Each option carries its own unique personality and skill set, making it easy to find a model that fits your lifestyle. Today, we’ll take a look at how the 2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Ford Explorer compare when we lay down all the details. 

With a lower MSRP and better fuel efficiency ratings, the Ford Edge is doubtlessly the easiest on the wallet. This makes it a remarkable option for smaller families looking for a practical daily driver that will minimize costs. On the other hand, the Edge’s 2-row layout might disqualify it from the running if serious passenger hauling potential is an absolute must. In that case, the Ford Explorer comes through with a 3-row seating arrangement. 



2019 Ford Edge 

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2019 Ford Explorer 

$29,995  Starting MSRP  $32,365 
19 city / 26 highway  Fuel Economy  16 city / 22 highway 
5 passengers  Seating Capacity  7 passengers 
39.2 cubic feet  Cargo Space  21.0 cubic feet 

2019 Ford Edge and 2019 Ford Explorer Interior Space Dimensions 

If you’re worried the Edge’s smaller stature might translate to cramped conditions, don’t be. Though the Edge seats less passengers, the space accommodations enjoyed by each passenger are nearly identical between the Edge and Explorer. The Explorer does come ever-so-slightly ahead in its dimensions, but it’s hardly enough to create any noticeable difference. 

2019 Ford Edge

1st Row: 40.2 in. head room – 42.6 in. leg room – 60.3 in. shoulder room

2nd Row: 40.3 in. head room – 40.6 in. leg room – 60.5 in. shoulder room

2019 Ford Explorer

1st Row: 41.4 in. head room – 42.9 in. leg room – 61.5 in. shoulder room

2nd Row: 40.6 in. head room – 39.5 in. leg room – 61 in. shoulder room

3rd Row: 37.8 in. head room – 33.3 in. leg room – 50.8 in. shoulder room

Offering 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, the Edge offers nearly 2x the cargo capacity of the Explorer. Still, it’s important to remember that the Explorer gets an entire extra row of seating. That means Explorer drivers can expand that rear cargo area to 43.9 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded while still seating up to 5 passengers.