2018 Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox

Compact SUV drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle need a vehicle they can count on. Both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevy Equinox offer reliability and more capabilities than you can imagine.

In this comparison, we'll walk you through some of these capabilities as well as what sets these two vehicles apart to help you decide which to make your next addition to the family. Let's get started on looking at what each offer under the hood!

Escape vs Equinox: Mechanical Lineups

As competitively capable compact SUVs, the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox have a lot in common when it comes to performance. Both vehicles come standardly equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission that can be paired with one of the three engines offered in both vehicles.

The Escape and the Equinox even have two engines in common: a 1.5-L 4-cylinder engine and a 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine. One thing that sets the Escape's and the Equinox's powertrains apart, though, is the Auto Stop-Start feature you'll be able to enjoy in the Escape.

This feature helps to boost efficiency in the Escape's 1.5-L EcoBoost® engine and 2.0-L Twin Scroll EcoBoost®. It does this by shutting the engine off when you come to a stop and automatically starting back up when you're ready to move.

Escape vs Equinox: Cargo Space

Even when you're searching for an SUV that's compact, you still want to prioritize cargo space for those weekend trips with the family or for your exciting home improvement projects. When it comes to cargo, the 2018 Ford Escape delivers.

In the Ford Escape, you'll have five spacious seats and 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all five seats in use. Make the most of your packing capabilities by utilizing the 60/40-split folding rear seat. Put one, two, or all three of these seats down to maximize your 67.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

Unfortunately, you won't have quite as much room in the 2018 Chevy Equinox. With all five seats in use in this model, you'll only have 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space. You'll have more if you put the rear seats down but the 63.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo room pales in comparison to the Escape.

Front legroom: 43.1 vs 40.9

Escape vs Equinox: Safety Features

No matter what you're carting around, you want to know you have the best safety features on your side. In the 2018 Ford Escape, you will with its standard Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and SOS Post-Crash Alert System™.

You can also opt for advanced available features like Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking, Park Out Assist, Reverse Perpendicular Parking, and Forward and Side Sensing Systems. With this feature, you'll be able to go in any direction in confidence.

As for the 2018 Chevy Equinox, you'll have a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System and a feature similar to the Escape's SOS Post-Crash Alert System™. However, you'll miss out on the Brake Assist and Enhanced Active Park Assist.

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Chevy Equinox: The Verdict

As you can see, there's plenty to be excited about in the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevy Equinox. However, we at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg believe drivers in Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle will appreciate the Escape's extra efficiency features, extensive cargo space, and impressive safety features.

Get behind the wheel of the Escape and decide for yourself. Contact us today and we'd be happy to schedule you for a test drive!

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Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

6320 Carlisle Pike
Directions Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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