2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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  • 2018 Ford Escape

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    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

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    2,000 lbsTow Capacity3,500 lbs
    67.8 cu-ft.Cargo Volume63.5 cu-ft.
    5 StarsNHTSA Safety Rating4 Stars

    The 2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, both are sports utility vehicles, both are compact, and both are excellent options for your next vehicle, but which one will fit best in your driveway? The Ford Escape allows you the freedom to drive anywhere anytime, while the Chevy Equinox is a strong improvement for its series. That being said, the answer to that question can only be found in the facts.
    Looking at the design details, performance ability, and standard featured selections will leave you with only one true winner. Generally speaking, the 2018 Ford Escape takes the edge on size, safety, and versatility pushing it just a few points ahead of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

  • Safety

    SUVs are generally chosen as family vehicles so that everyone can enjoy a convenient ride that is just the right size for mom, dad, brother, sister, and even Rover. That is why it is beyond essential to have a vehicle that always puts safety first. Just looking at safety ratings alone, the 2018 Ford Escape outshined the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox by one point.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape took home a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA during testing. Along with that, the 2018 Escape also offers a wide range of safety options to keep you and your family secure and worry-free while on the road.

    The 2018 Ford Escape comes standard with brake assist, an SOS post-crash alert system, a safety Canopy system, knee airbags, a rearview camera, and the AdvanceTrac stability control system. Every feature is designed to assure you have full awareness of your surroundings and control if the unthinkable happens.

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the few Chevy vehicles that did not gain a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. That being said, this does not mean it lacks a large number of safety features. At its standard trim level, you will get a rear vision camera, an OnStar trial, stabilizing tech, and teen driver tech. That being said, upgrading a few trims higher will get you every safety feature in the book to assist and alert you in every way possible from blind spots awareness, to helping you park.

  • Performance

    Nothing defends reliability like how well a vehicle performs. Performance is everything from engine options to handling systems, and each of these factors must be engineered perfectly to keep the balance between power and control for a fun and smooth ride. The 2018 Ford Escape gives dependable engine options true to the built Ford tough philosophy, while the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox steps things up by offering a diesel option.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape offers three 4-cylinder engine options that each contain a different power performance output. At its lowest, the 2018 Escape can set you free with 168 hp, and at its best it will dominate the road with 245 hp, giving the driver full control of how much vroom they desire.

    Speaking of control, the 2018 Ford Escape offers every trim, except the basic S trim, with all-wheel drive to ease your mind in the rain, snow, or on rocky roads. Every version of the 2018 Escape also comes with roll stability control in the form of the AdvanceTrac system. Technically speaking this system uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor and maintain every aspect of your control. This system also features curve control which will slow you down on those tricky turns. Not only is the 2018 Ford Escape strong for such a compact vehicle, but it is also precise in its handing in a way that makes it feel completely secure and smooth.

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    The 2018 Chevy Equinox has a fair fuel economy at 32 mpg highway which competes well with most in its class. The main attraction of the 2018 Equinox though is the turbo diesel option which is the only thing the 2018 Ford Escape does not have over it. The diesel option for the 2018 Equinox offers 137 hp and an impressive 240 lb-ft of torque for all your basic hauling needs with 3,500 pounds of towing capacity. Pair it with the 6-speed automatic transmission and widely available all-wheel drive, and you have a performance giant.

  • Design

    Size and design choices are at the top of the list of most essential factors people look at when trying to decide what car to buy. Design includes the exterior presence as well as the versatility and practicality of the interior space. When it comes to size, the 2018 Ford Escape is larger and more versatile, while the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is just a bit more compact.

    2018 Ford Escape

    The 2018 Ford Escape is a compact SUV that leaves no space insufficiently used. From the dash which embraces you to offer a sense of full control, to the ample cargo bin which allows space for all your everyday requirements and the unexpected occasions. With the 2018 Escape, you will never find any space wasted, and no extra space required.
    The exterior of the 2018 Ford Escape is clean and just bold enough to impress almost every buyer. It does not conform exactly to a traditional SUV format and seems to be more inspired by a hatchback design. There really isn’t a person whose style would not fit with the Ford Escape.
    The interior of the 2018 Ford Escape is even more impressive with its ability to adapt and allow you the ultimate multitasking experience. With a 60/40 split rear seating, you can customize your cargo space to fit practically anything you need from skis to groceries. The Panoramic Vista Roof turns this compact cabin into an open and refreshing ride that shows you the light.
    The exterior and interior design of the 2018 Ford Escape is everything you desire in your vehicle from convenience to freedom.

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    The overall body structure of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is slightly smaller after the recent redesign than most in its class, allowing it to be a perfect fit in the crowded city streets. The exterior has a more busy front design than that of the 2018 Escape, but it is a pretty smooth look that is capable of gaining mass appeal. The interior offers standard cloth upholstery and a crisp and clean cockpit design that feels open and is easy to navigate. To keep it simple, the design of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is an amazing improvement to its predecessors and shows a lot of potential for the future of the series.

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