Vehicle Comparisons:
Chevrolet Equinox vs Ford Escape

18 Chevrolet Equinox

If you’re on the hunt for a crossover SUV that packs a punch when it comes to performance, interior space, and advanced technology, you’ve come to the right place! Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape offer quite the combination of these features and much more.

So, how will shoppers in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler choose between them? We at Baierl Automotive are here to help you do just that with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how the Equinox and the Ford Escape stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior space, and technology!

Equinox vs Escape: Performance Specifications

18 Chevrolet EquinoxBoth the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape offer three powerful engines in their powertrain lineups. Additionally, both models also offer standard 6-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drivetrains, and 3,500-pound towing capacities when properly equipped.

However, this is where the similarities between the Equinox’s and the Escape’s power equipment stop. The Equinox standard 1.5L turbo engine offer an EPA-estimated 26 city / 32 highway MPG1 and 203 lb-ft of torque, and also offers an available 1.6L turbo-diesel engine. The 1.6L engine is capable of an that EPA-estimated 39 highway MPG.2

The Escape’s standard 2.5L 4-cylinder which boasts 168 lb-ft of torque and offers three different engine options. Each engine option is capable of achieving an EPA estimated 21 city / 29 highway MPG.

Equinox vs Escape: Cargo & Passenger Space

When you’re on the hunt for an SUV, interior space is probably one of your priorities. The Chevrolet delivers with five spacious seats that offer a bit more wiggle room than what’s offered in the Escape according to the following passenger area dimensions:

Chevy Equinox

Ford Escape

Total Passenger Space

100 cubic feet

99 cubic feet

Front Headroom

40.0 inches

39.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room

57.2 inches

56.0 inches

Rear Legroom

39.7 inches

37.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

55.5 inches

55.3 inches

 
On top of all the space you’ll get for your passengers in the Equinox, you’ll also have plenty of room for your cargo. Pack up the Equinox’s 63.5 total cubic feet of available cargo space using its available Hands-Free Power Liftgate.

Equinox vs Escape: Advanced Technology Features

The interior of the Chevy Equinox isn’t just spacious – it’s tech-savvy, too. This model offers a Chevrolet Infotainment System 3 which bundles a large touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, and even a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Technology PackageThe Equinox also offers a convenient wireless charging system and a Surround Vision feature. The latter feature gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings.

The Ford Escape offers similar features to enjoy including a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration. However, you’ll miss out on all the other features that the Equinox has to offer like the Wi-Fi® hotspot, Surround Vision camera, and wireless charging pad.

Chevrolet Equinox vs Ford Escape: Which One?

As you can see, both the Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape offer reputable engine options, are both fuel efficient and boast room enough for the whole family. Shoppers in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler can get a closer look at the Equinox and Ford Escape at Baierl Automotive. Contact us online to schedule your test drive!

1 EPA-estimated 26 MPG city/32 highway on 1.5L FWD models.

2 EPA-estimated 28 MPG city/ 39 highway for 1.6L turbo-diesel FWD models.

 

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