Compare 2014 Ford Edge vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Ford Edge
2014 Ford Explorer
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Edge 4-Door Limited AWD 18 25 $34,550 $37,050
Edge 4-Door Limited FWD 19 27 $32,731 $35,100
Edge 4-Door SE AWD 18 25 $28,324 $30,050
Edge 4-Door SE FWD 19 27 $26,484 $28,100
Edge 4-Door SEL AWD 18 25 $31,007 $33,250
Edge 4-Door SEL FWD 19 27 $29,187 $31,300
Edge 4-Door Sport AWD 17 23 $36,881 $39,550
Edge 4-Door Sport FWD 18 26 $35,062 $37,600
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,550
$30,173

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,050
$32,015

Monthly Payment Estimate

$618 / month
$534 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

An exceptionally comfortable interior, great connectivity, and a 30-mpg turbo model succeed in elevating the 2014 Ford Edge above the crossover clutter. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

108.4 151.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.3 40.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 61

Front Leg Room (in)

40.7 40.6

Passenger Capacity

5 7

Front Hip Room (in)

54.8 57.3

Second Leg Room (in)

39.6 39.8

Front Head Room (in)

40 41.4

Second Hip Room (in)

56.1 56.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.9 61.3

Third Hip Room (in)

- 40.7

Third Head Room (in)

- 37.8

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- 50.8

Third Leg Room (in)

- 33.2

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 7.6

Length, Overall (in)

184.2 197.1

Height, Overall (in)

67 71

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.2 67

Wheelbase (in)

111.2 112.6

Liftover Height (in)

30.8 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76 78.9

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 67

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.9 80.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

32.2 21

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

32.2 43.8

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12.8

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12.8

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.2 18.6

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.6 38.9

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/60HR18 P245/65TR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/60HR18 P245/65TR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 2000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2000 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4234 4697

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

540 650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 175

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

253 @ 4000 255 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

99C 998-1

Displacement

3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

285 @ 6500 290 @ 6500

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 17

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 3.65

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.84

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 2.88

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.87

Trans Order Code

44J 44J

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.74

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 4.48

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Edge Ford Explorer

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.8 (Est) 9.5

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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