2016 Ford Escape vs Explorer | Warner Robins, GA

2016 Ford Escape


starting msrp

22 city/31 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Ford Explorer


starting msrp

17 city/24 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Ford Escape vs Explorer. What's Your Choice?

Serving Warner Robins, GA

Ford has a couple of exceptional options in the SUV class with Escape and Explorer. Escape is the smaller of the two with a softer exterior. Explorer on the other hand is an imposing full-sized SUV with loads of presence. Drivers looking for the gas mileage and handling similar to a car will enjoy what the Escape has to offer. Power and loads of cargo space are factors that make Explorer the choice. Features that provide unmatched quality and convenience fill the exterior and interior of these vehicles.

Affordable Escape has seating for five with a starting price of $22,344. Explorer has a heftier price tag starting at $29,929 with standard features to justify it. In addition, it seats up to seven with a standard third row seat. Tow power and off-road capacity are features owners can indulge in with both SUVs. With five Escape trims and 13 Explorer trim packages, there is something for every preference. Owners have a peace of mind with warranties that cover their investment and a little extra with roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles.

Power and Performance

The 2016 Explorer has enough power to blow the doors off the completion with a twin or intercooled-turbo compressor and three engine options. The 280hp 2.3L inline four, 290hp or 365hp 3.5L V6 can move with seamless agility. Six speeds transmission with overdrive and four wheel independent suspensions add more control. Reverse sensors are available in rear, front and rear, or automated for maneuvering any surface.

The Escape handles with the same level of responsiveness with a turbo option as well. There are three inline four configurations including 168hp 2.5L, 173hp 1.6L, and a 231hp 2.0L engines. A six speed transmission is the only available option. Front-wheel is a standard feature for the first three trims in both models, while four-wheel drive is standard for the rest of the pack.

Nicely Appointed Interiors

The 2016 Escape has a compact size with well-appointed headlamps in the front and rear. Turn signal indicators accent sculptured lines and chrome side vents. A hint of aerodynamics blends the front grill and headlights. Spoilers have a chic light assembly that complements antennas and lift gates.

The Explorer design is decidedly bold with four corners soften by round curves. The grill and emblem sit up with halogen headlamps flanking them on either side. Fog lights finish the commanding appeal. A standard spoiler dominates the rear with dual exhaust accents. Both models have a variety of alloy tires and rim sizes to make a sporty or touring statement.

Modern Safety

Owners can rest assured that the latest in safety has been incorporated in every category. Technology adds convenience and intuitive features. For example, the extensive airbag system for both models has an occupant sensor component. Active Brake and Park Assist along with BLIS Cross Traffic Alert take out the safety guess work for drivers. A backup camera comes standard in the Escape.

Explorer has several cameras are located on the front and rear bumpers for more parking control. In addition, Adaptive Cruise Control with forward collision sensors is an option. Hill Descent Control and Terrain Management Systems are more safety features that dominate the road.


Depending on the passenger and cargo capacity drivers are looking for, the 2016 Ford Escape or Explorer has a trim to fit the need. Families will have confidence in the power, fuel-efficiency, and handling provided. Test drive each model to see just what they deliver. Our Ford dealer in Warner Robins, GA has the inventory waiting.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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