Compare Ford Compact and Midsize SUVs models in Hicksville, near Auburn, IN

A sport utility vehicle is an excellent way to add versatility to your daily drives, thanks to attributes like roomy accommodations, flexible cargo areas, and enhanced capability. SUVs are also inherently safer due to their larger size and better view of the road. And some models also boast robust towing and rugged off-road capability.

Ford offers SUVs to fit every need and lifestyle, with appealing nameplates representing the industry's most competitive segments, including multiple compact and midsize options. But which one is right for you. To help get you started in the right direction, here's a quick look at a few highlights and distinguishing attributes of popular Ford SUV models.

Ford Compact SUVs


The Ford EcoSport is a subcompact crossover and Ford's smallest model, making it ideal for drivers seeking a little extra practicality with minimal space requirements. It's powered by a capable 166-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and comes standard with all-wheel drive, providing sure-footed handling in inclement conditions. And when you need more roomy for Paulding errands, the rear seats fold easily, expanding cargo capacity from 21 to 50 cubic feet.

Ford Bronco Sport

The smaller yet still capable sibling of the trail-dominating Bronco, the Ford Bronco Sport combines practical utility and adventure-ready aspirations in a conveniently sized package. The diminutive exterior dimensions of this subcompact crossover belie a surprisingly roomy interior, with plenty of headroom and legroom and 32.5 to 65 cubic feet for cargo. A 1.5-liter turbo-three engine sends 181 horsepower to the standard four-wheel-drive system, while a Terrain Management System™ and five G.O.A.T. modes enable adventurers of all experience levels to Go Over Any Terrain. Or you can choose the Badlands trim with a 2.0-liter turbo-four making 250 horsepower.

Ford Escape

A quintessential compact crossover, the Ford Escape delivers an ideal blend of comfort and practicality. The Escape is slightly roomier than the Bronco Sport while retaining easy maneuverability. The sliding second row can be pushed back to prioritize rear-seat legroom or moved forward to expand the cargo area from 33.5 to 37.5 cubic feet. And when you need more capacity for your Auburn adventures, you can fold the 60/40-split second row for up to 65 cubic feet.

The Escape offers an array of powertrain options, including a 181-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo-three, a 200-hp 2.5-liter hybrid, and a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four. Or, if you're looking to try out the EV lifestyle without fulling committing to battery power, the Escape Plug-in Hybrid (226 hp) offers an EPA-estimated electric-only range of 37 miles.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

It takes only minutes behind the wheel to see that the Ford Mustang Mach-E earns its classic pony car badge. This sporty, fully electric compact crossover is available in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD configurations with a standard or extended-range battery. The Mach-E outputs 266 to 480 horsepower and has an estimated range of 211 to 305 miles, depending on the selected configuration. The Mustang Mach-E provides roomy and refined accommodations for five and 30 to 60 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Ford Midsize SUVs

Ford Edge

While some similarly sized class competitors elect to include cramped third-row seating, the Ford Edge leverages its dimensions for roomier rear-seat accommodations and expansive cargo capacity (39.2–73.4 cubic feet). Ford's largest two-row model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four sending 250 horsepower to the standard AWD system through an 8-speed automatic transmission. Or, if you want a splash of sportiness with your practicality, the Ford Edge ST enhances performances with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 (335 horsepower), seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and sport-tuned suspension.

Ford Explorer

One of the automaker's most recognizable nameplates, the Ford Explorer was among the first models to help usher in the modern era of family-friendly utility vehicles. It offers roomy three-row accommodations for seven (six with available second-row captain's chairs) and a cavernous 88-cubic-foot max cargo volume. Despite its larger dimensions, the Explorer offers impressive performance and efficiency for its segment. Its standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine (300 horsepower) outpaces the competition while achieving an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.

Test-Drive a New Ford SUV Today

Reach out to Jim Schmidt Ford at your convenience for more information about the latest Ford models and their available configurations, financing offers, and ordering/reservation opportunities. And if you'd like a closer look at any of the models in our new Ford inventory, we welcome you to stop by our Hicksville Ford dealership for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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