When you’re looking for your next family hauler, there are a lot of options to choose from. Two of the options to consider in this segment are the FordEscape and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. In this head-to-head comparison, we’ll show you why the Escape is the better choice.
Power & Efficiency
Both the Escape and the Equinox offer a combination of power and efficiency that make your drive fun, while still saving you money at the gas pump. When it comes to down to the numbers, though, the Escape just offers more. Not only does the Ford offer three powertrain options compared to the Equinox’s two, it also comes with better power and efficiency numbers.
For instance, its 1.5-litre EcoBoost® inline-four produces 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, while still getting 8.6 L/100 km in the city and 7.1 L/100 km on the highway.* The Equinox’s equivalent engine, which is a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, only offers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, along with fuel-efficiency numbers of 8.9 L/100 km in the city and 7.7 L/100 km on the highway.
The Escape also comes available as a Hybrid model, whereas the Equinox doesn’t offer this eco-friendly option. With the Escape Hybrid, you will get a 2.5-litre inline-four engine paired with an electric motor to produce 200 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. This engine also gets a rating of 5.4 L/100 km in the city and 6.3 L/100 km on the highway.*
If you’re looking for a family hauler, then you need both passenger and cargo space. Each of these crossovers can seat up to five passengers with ease, offering ample legroom for rear passengers to stretch out. The Escape offers more passenger space than the Equinox though, providing 2,945 litres of passenger volume while the Equinox provides only 2,931 litres. If you need to pack up your gear, the Escape will also allow you to bring more along with you with its 974 litres of cargo space behind the second-row seats, which grows to 1,851.9 litres when you fold them down. The Equinox can only stow up to 847 litres behind its second row and 1,809 litres when the second-row seats are folded down.
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*Estimated Fuel consumption ratings based on Government of Canada approved test methods. Le/100 km is the Government of Canada equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. Refer to "Specs" portion of applicable vehicle page for engine and transmission details. Actual fuel consumption will vary.