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2018 Chevy Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape

Though we strive to make the car buying process as hassle-free as possible here at Parks Chevrolet, choosing your next new vehicle requires you to make many decisions. In order to make the right choice on your vehicle, you’ll want to do enough research to know which models have an edge within the segment you’re interested in. For example, if you’re searching for a new crossover, two models that you probably have your eye on are the 2018 Chevy Equinox and the 2017 Ford Escape.

Rather than spending hours comparing features, specs and trim levels, we’re here to speed up the process for you by highlighting some of the key differences between these two models. We’ll start by discussing the engine specs, and when it comes to comparing the standard power plant found on each model, the Equinox has a clear advantage in terms of torque output with an impressive 203 lb.-ft. The Equinox also stands out with an available turbo diesel engine (available late summer 2017) that can achieve an estimated 40 mpg highway, far more than the Escape’s maximum 30 mpg highway.

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2018 Chevy Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape
170 hp, 202 lb.-ft. of torque Standard Engine Specs 169 hp, 170 lb.-ft. of torque
100 cu.ft. Passenger Volume 98 cu.ft.
39.7 inches Rear Seat Legroom 36.8 inches
Standard Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Available

Differences Between the 2018 Equinox and 2017 Escape

Though an infotainment system is by no means an absolute necessity, these days, it’s just as critical as many other key vehicle features. Staying connected on the go has never been more important, and with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it’s never been easier. These systems allow you to easily connect to your favorite smartphone apps right through the vehicle’s touchscreen. In many ways, it’s a mirror of your phone displayed by your vehicle so that you can access navigation, your contacts, music and more while out and about.

Because of the importance and usefulness of these features, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard on the 2018 Equinox. The 2017 Escape disappoints, however, by making buyers pay extra for these modern-day infotainment capabilities. Other features you can expect to pay more for with the Escape but that come standard on the Equinox include an auxiliary port, USB ports, a rear seat armrest and much more.

Considering the fact that the 2018 Equinox has a slightly lower starting MSRP than the 2017 Escape, it’s clear that Chevy’s compact SUV offering delivers excellent value. Learn about more ways in which the Equinox has an edge over the Escape by contacting us at Parks Chevrolet or by scheduling a test drive at the dealership.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape
2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape
2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape
2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape