Ford versus Chevrolet is one of the oldest automobile rivalries in the world. People have argued over whether Ford and Chevy trucks are better for decades, but what about compact sports utility vehicle? Let's compare the Ford Escape with the newly designed Chevrolet Equinox to see who wins this round.
2018 Ford Escape vs Chevrolet Equinox
INTERIOR COMFORT & STYLE: Ford Escape
The 2018 Ford Escape has a quality interior, which is both upscale and inviting. If you believe that the most important seat is the one where the driver sits, the Escape is the vehicle to drive. Buyers often find the front seats to be more comfortable, inviting drivers to spend more time on the road--but that may leave backseat passengers with less desirable seating. The Escape offers more cargo capacity than the Equinox.
The Chevy Equinox also has a premium interior with an unexpectedly spacious backseat, with comfortable cloth that can be upgraded to leather seating in higher trims. The Equinox has an interior complete with soft-touch plastics in a newly renovated design.
TECHNOLOGY: Chevy Equinox
The Ford Escape has some great features to keep you entertained and others that will make your drive more convenient. Probably the best technological feature of the Ford Escape is its SYNC 3 infotainment system. The SYNC 3 is equal parts responsive, intuitive, and quick, characteristics that are absolutely essential for any system used while driving. Other standard tech features include rearview camera, Ford's MyKey, Bluetooth, USB port, and six-speaker stereo.
The Chevy Equinox has more features but doesn't have an infotainment system that's as good as the SYNC 3. Standard features abound, like six-speaker audio system, USB port, Bluetooth, proximity key entry, push-button start, 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, rearview camera, Chevy's Teen Driver system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice command activation, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
Learn More about the Ford Escape
With a more comfortable driver's seat, more cargo space, more power and performance, and better safety ratings--for about an equal price--the new Ford Escape wins in this matchup. Come feel the power of the Escape, Ford's compact SUV, and see why the newly designed Equinox still has some work to do.