The 2019 Ford Escape

vs. Chevrolet Equinox

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The new Ford Escape offers a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder that produces 177 pound-feet of torque and the Titanium trim level offer a 2.0-liter turbo that offers 275 pound-feet of torque. The Chevy Equinox also offers a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbo that each offer 203 and 260 pound-feet of torque. If you're interested in maximizing your speed. 

When tested by Motor Trend, the Ford Escape's four-cylinder is faster than the Equinox's 1.5-liter turbo with the Escape's 0-60 coming in at 9.1 seconds and the Equinox's at 9.2 seconds.

Cargo Capacity

You will find that the Escape offers much more cargo space than the Equinox whether the seats are up or down. With the seats up, the Escape offers 34.4 cubic feet of cargo volume while the Equinox offers 29.9 cubic feet. With the seats folded down, the Escape offers 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space to the Equinox's 63.9 cubic feet.

Suspension and Handling

If you're looking for tighter handling and a smoother ride, then the Escape is the right choice. The Escape comes with standard front and rear stabilizer bars, keeping the Escape flat and controlled during cornering. The Equinox doesn't offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Escape's drift compensation steering automatically compensates for road conditions which could cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, keeping the driver on their intended path. The Equinox, however, has no features that match the Escape.



Select models of the Escape offer an optional driver alert monitor that detects an inattentive driver, warns them, and suggests a break. The NHTSA found that drivers that fall asleep at the wheel cause about 100,00 crashes a year. With that in mind, the Escape's safety feature can make a huge difference. The Equinox offers no comparable feature.

Which Model Comes Out on Top?

As you can see, the new Escape outclasses the new Equinox in all the areas that matter most. Come to our location and test drive a new 2019 Escape to experience all of its features for yourself!