Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox

The modern, midsize SUV is tasked with providing interior space for families, engaging infotainment, and sterling performance that is both reliable and enjoyable. Two models that excel in these respective areas are the Ford Escape and the Chevy Equinox. So, which option best fits your needs to travel around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland?

To answer this question, the devoted staff at Richmond Ford Lincoln put together a comprehensive comparison where we'll pit key features in the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Chevy Equinox against one another!

Performance Specifications

We'll begin by looking at the performance characteristics of the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox.

To begin, the Ford Escape touts three available engine options. The most prominent of these is the 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder that generates a whopping 275 lb-ft of torque. This motor, coupled with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, delivers consistent power and responsive acceleration while maintaining poise through all driving situations.

Comparatively, the Chevy Equinox touts three engines of its own, with the most powerful being a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that generates 260 lb-ft of torque. This powerplant is appropriately strong, yet the accompanying 9-speed automatic transmission often wastes time searching for the right gear as you accelerate, causing a distinctly choppy experience behind the wheel.

Interior Measurements: Passenger & Cargo Space

The configurable cabins of the 2019 Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox allow you to adjust for additional passenger room or cargo space, depending on your needs.

Inside the Ford Escape, for example, you'll find 43.1 inches of front-row legroom, a generous number that makes a daily commute or long road trip much more pleasant. Additionally, passengers in the second row will have room to stretch out thanks to 52.4 inches of hip room.

Lastly, the cargo dimensions are especially roomy. Behind the second row you'll find 34 cubic feet of available space, and if you fold those second row seats flat, that number climbs to 68 cubic feet.

If we compare these measurements to the Chevy Equinox, we find the interior fit is far tighter. The front-row legroom, for example, is just 40.9 inches. The second-row hip room is also smaller, measuring just 51.7 inches. Finally, the cargo space is limited to 29.9 cubic feet behind the second row and a total of 63.9 cubic feet with the second row folded flat.

Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox Tech Features

The last bit of information we'll be going over in this comparison is the available infotainment technology in the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox.

Ford comes out of the gates strong thanks to the SYNC® 3 system that allows you to easily access apps, music, or navigation. This navigation will also be highly responsive, thanks to the optional voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with pinch-to-zoom capability. Plus, there is SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link®.

The Escape also touts a delightful 10-speaker audio system from Sony®. This set-up is far more immersive than the Bose® premium 7-speaker audio system in the Chevy Equinox. On top of that, the Equinox doesn't offer the type of comprehensive touchscreen features found in Ford's SYNC® 3 system.

So, Ford gets the edge thanks to:

  • SYNC® 3 system
  • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with pinch-to-zoom capability, plus SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
  • 10-speaker audio system from Sony®

Compare the 2019 Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox for Yourself!

Think you're ready to schedule a test drive around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland? If so, the 2019 Ford Escape has a distinct advantage in technology, performance, and space over the competing Chevy Equinox. To get behind the wheel for yourself, contact Richmond Ford Lincoln!

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