Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox

Chevy Equinox vs Ford Escape


The new Chevrolet Equinox will go head to head with the new Ford Escape in specs, performance and safety. Overall, the new Chevrolet Equinox offers more bang for the buck. The base trim features a 1.5L Turbo four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 hp.

The new SUV also comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. In comparison, the new Escape only offers a 2.5 iVCT I-4 engine that delivers 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. What other categories does the Equinox dominate? Schedule a test drive to find out.

Which is better? Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Escape

When it comes to performance, the new Equinox outwits the Escape at every turn. The Equinox base trim features a better engine option with a Continuously Variable Valve Timing and Direct Injection. The new model also features stop/start technology.

In addition to the performance benefits, the new Equinox bests the Ford Escape with the following interior features:

2019 Chevrolet Equinox Interior Features

  • Keyless open
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connectivity
  • Chevy Infotainment 3 system with 7″ diagonal color touchscreen
  • Fold-flat rear seat with 60/40 split
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls

2019 Ford Escape Features

  • Carpeted floor mats, first and second row
  • Footrest on the driver’s side
  • Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting
  • 6 cupholders
  • Swing bin glove box

With a set of diverse features, a new Chevrolet Equinox offer will do you more favors than a simple Escape purchase.

Safety: A Tale of Two SUVs

The Equinox is one small SUV that is as versatile as they come. Chevrolet’s new design is full of intelligent safety systems and fun-to-drive performance options. Not only has the Equinox received the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety*, but it’s also the winner of the Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial and Long-Term Quality from J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality**.

What safety systems are available in the Equinox?

We’re glad you asked! The new Equinox features a standard Driver Confidence Package with the following features:

  • Standard Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Standard Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Standard Front Pedestrian Braking

In comparison, the new Ford Escape offers added safety systems but lacks the recognition that the new Equinox carries. With that in mind, why risk it? Choose the vehicle with a proven track record for safety.

Finance the New Equinox With Dyer Chevy Lake Wales

After comparing the new Chevy Equinox vs. the Ford Escape, we’ve concluded that both are highly capable SUVs, but ultimately, the Equinox is the right choice. The versatile Equinox offers more value for those jumping from one adventure to the next.

If you’re interested in enjoying a new Equinox, feel free to apply for financing online. You will show up to our dealership with a pre-approval and drastically speed up the car buying process. Be sure to contact our team with any questions. We cannot wait to see you drive off in a new Equinox!

Disclosure:*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (**Equinox received the lowest rate of reported problems among compact SUVs in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality (based on 2019 vehicles) and Vehicle Dependability Studies (based on 2016 vehicles).† Based on the experiences of real owners, Equinox quality topped the competition in initial and long-term condition.