If you're in the market for a new SUV, then the 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 Ford Edge are great contenders. Buyers who are in need of exceptional cargo space, useable interior features, and off-road capability will enjoy either model. Of course, the Ford Explorer will come in a full size, and the Ford Edge will come in a mid size. Let's breakdown some of the vehicles' top features and how they compare for the best option.
|Specs||2022 Ford Explorer||2022 Ford Edge SE|
|Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||20 city / 28 hwy mpg||21 city / 28 hwy mpg|
|Standard Engine||2.3L EcoBoost® I-4||Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 turbocharged|
|Horsepower||300 horsepower||250 horsepower|
|Transmission||10-Speed Automatic Transmission||8-Speed Automatic Transmission|
The 2022 Ford Explorer will provide a decent amount of power while delivering fuel efficiency via 28 mpg on the highway. Four-wheel drive is available as well as Terrain Management. Drivers can switch between various drive modes to better coordinate with the environment. The Ford Explorer will come equipped with one of various powertrains such as 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine. This engine produces 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Top speed will reach 143 mph. There's a 2.3-liter engine that deliver instant acceleration via 300 horsepower. A maximum of 5,600 pounds can be towed.
The 2022 Ford Edge is a smooth sailor on the highway thanks to its flexible suspension. Cat-like movements can be made via great agility. This mid-size SUV can be purchased with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for superior handling. Under the hood sits a 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. There's also a 2.0-liter engine that produces 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive is also available for some trim levels.
The appearance of the 2022 Ford Explorer is aesthetically pleasing while flaunting dynamic lines and near-perfect aerodynamics. Numerous front grills are available to coordinate with each trim level. Bold paneling wraps around the lower body like a glove while perfectly contrasting with the exterior's exotic paint. Deep contours will glide along the SUV's body lines to enhance the vehicle's appearance. There are also stunning LEDs at both ends.
The 2022 Ford Edge has a similar design thanks to its sweeping lines and picture-perfect aerodynamics. Bold contours will also ride along the SUV's body lines. Asymmetrical windows are displayed, and they are framed perfectly via chrome trim. The body of this mid-size SUV is muscular, and it sits with an athletic stance. All-terrain tires can be purchased with the vehicle's 18-inch wheels. The entire front fascia is sporty thanks to its dynamic headlamps, fancy grille, and carved-in fog lights.
Ford has done an amazing job of instituting a number of driver-assistance features for superior safety on the highway. The 2022 Explorer is equipped with a suite of advanced safety features and a rearview camera. The Automatic High-Beam headlamps can sense poor lighting and will automatically engage. If another vehicle enters your blind zones, then the SUV's Blind Spot Monitoring System will alert the driver. Cross Traffic Alert can detect movement from behind while backing up, and Active Park Assist is available.
The 2022 Edge has been given a five-star safety rating by the NHTSA. Ford Co-Pilot 360 is built in to prevent road accidents. Safety is achieved as the radar-based sensors will scan the highway for danger. Pre-Collision Assist can detect if a front-end collision is evident. The Automatic Emergency Brakes will engage if the driver fails to stop. A number of airbags will provide extra support during the event of a crash. There's also Evasive Steering Assist and a rearview camera.
We call on all SUV lovers to visit our Ford dealership in Hixson, TN to get an up-close and personal tour. No pressure test drives are of course available to anyone interested!