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Ford Escape vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Ford Escape vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,770

Ford Escape Titanium   
Difference: $11,555

Lowest Total Invoice: $37,036

Ford Escape Titanium   
Difference: $11,041

The configured Ford Escape 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Escape and Ford Explorer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Escape Titanium trim is $29,100. The features would cost an additional $8,775. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $38,770.

The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $41,525. The features would cost an additional $7,855. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $50,325.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Escape trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Explorer Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Escape 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 245hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Escape and Ford Explorer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Escape Titanium trim is $27,791. The features would cost an additional $8,350. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $37,036.

The invoice of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $39,656. The features would cost an additional $7,476. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $48,077.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Escape trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Explorer Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelEscapeExplorer
TrimTitaniumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $29,100 $41,525
Base Invoice $27,791 $39,656
Technology Package 1,995  
Class II trailer hitch 495  
Navigation system 795  
Adaptive cruise control 595 1,150
All-weather floor mats 75 120
Cargo cover 135 130
Roof rack crossbars 145 140
Panoramic sunroof 1,495 1,595
2.0L I4 1,295  
AWD 1,750 2,150
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   570
Package 301A   2,000
3.5L V6   0
Technology Package 1,895  
Class II trailer hitch 470  
Navigation system 755  
Adaptive cruise control 565 1,094
All-weather floor mats 71 114
Cargo cover 128 124
Roof rack crossbars 137 133
Panoramic sunroof 1,420 1,515
2.0L I4 1,237  
AWD 1,672 2,054
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   542
Package 301A   1,900
3.5L V6   0
Options (show) (change) 8,775 7,855
Options (show) (change) 8,350 7,476
Destination 895 945
Total Price $38,770 $50,325
Total Invoice $37,036 $48,077

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Escape Titanium
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,435
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,105
Model Year20172017
ModelEscapeExplorer
TrimTitaniumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine245hp I4290hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG16/23 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)355, 10390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-18255/50-20
Total Price$38,770$50,325
Adjustments for Features0-4,120
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,770$46,205
Total Invoice$37,036$48,077
Adjustments for Features0-3,936
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$37,036$44,141

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Features Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20172017
ModelEscapeExplorer
TrimTitaniumLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Power-adjustable pedals $125
Remote app$25 
Remote window/roof operation $15
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Hill descent control $250
Inflatable rear seatbelts $200
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Torque vectoring / active trace control$100 
Wide-view front camera $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo net $40
Class II trailer hitch$200 
Class III trailer hitch $250
Second-row under-floor storage$150 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Trailering equipment (7 wire) $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input $50
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Rear HVAC unit $400
Surround sound $250
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Laminated front side windows$200 
Tow hook(s), front $40
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Interior ambient lighting $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Power-folding mirrors $50
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Door sill trim plates $100
Heated second row seats $200
Massage, driver seat $100
Massage, passenger seat $100
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Terrain selector $200
Total Value of Features$5,425$9,545
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,120
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,936

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Escape vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20172017
ModelEscapeExplorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.9 in112.6 in
Length178.1 in198.3 in
Width72.4 in78.9 in
Height66.3 in70.0 in
Curb Weight3,765 lb.4,633 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.7 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.9 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.5 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.4 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.0 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.2 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room52.4 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom37.3 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.0 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
34.043.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
68.0 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Escape Titanium

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Quick response PTC heater (optional)0No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested2000100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Adaptive cruise control
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested800100%
Total Not Requested00%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Tow hook(s), front40No
Hill descent control250No
Terrain selector200No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested490100%
Trailer Tow Package - Class III
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%
Package 301A
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100No
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Inflatable rear seatbelts200No
Total Requested150069%
Total Not Requested67531%

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