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2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Chevrolet Equinox
AwardsAccording to the editors at cars.com, the 2017 Ford Escape is the best compact SUV you can buy. Citing its "quiet, comfortable ride" and "more features for the money," cars.com puts it miles ahead of the competition1.
Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Escape has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.
EfficiencyIf you're trying to pinch pennies, every single mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the one between the 2017 Ford Escape3 and the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4 in the city.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinox223EPA ESTIMATED CITY MPG214
FeaturesIs it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the optional HID Headlights on the 2017 Ford Escape5, the answer is yes. On the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights aren't even available.
A match made in heaven: warm in one zone, cool in another, giving each occupant control over their own climatic comfort. On the 2017 Ford Escape3, multi-zone climate control comes standard... but not on the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2017 Ford Escape5, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox6, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinoxoptional5HID HEADLIGHTS-standard3MULTI-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL-standard5REAR PARKING AIDoptional6
PerformanceStopping power is important, too, especially when you're carrying a heavy load. The clear winner in this category is the 2017 Ford Escape7, with 13 more horses in braking power per ton than 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.
The 2017 Ford Escape's3 increased torque - 2753 lb.-ft. vs. 2724 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinox1467BRAKING POWER PER TON13342753TORQUE2724
SafetyThe 2017 Ford Escape's5 active Blind Spot Monitoring System warns you when a vehicle enters your blind spot, a little more peace of mind as a standard feature. Want that extra security on the Equinox? Blind Spot Monitoring isn't standard on the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox6, so it will cost you.
More stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2017 Ford Escape7 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4.8.
According to the NHTSA, the 2017 Ford Escape's7 standard safety features provide better protection in the event of a head-on collision than the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4.9.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinoxstandard5BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYSTEMoptional657OVERALL CRASH RATING4457OVERALL FRONTAL CRASH RATING44
TechnicalEnjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Ford Escape's3 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinoxhas3TURBOCHARGED
UsabilityNo more scuffing the bottom of your car in steep driveways - the 2017 Ford Escape7 has more than enough ground clearance - 1 inch more than the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4 - to make it in and out without the dreaded scrape.
The 2017 Ford Escape's7 slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking.
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinox77GROUND CLEARANCE64387TURNING CIRCLE404
PricingThe 2017 Ford Escape7 is so confident in their materials and workmanship, they'll pay for the cost of perforation repairs for 2 years longer than the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4 - quite a consideration for drivers who live in climates where corrosion is a risk.
The difference in MSRP between the 2017 Ford Escape7 and the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox4 may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $650: loads of standard features, some for safety and some just for fun. Suddenly, that $650 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?
2017 Ford EscapeFoo2017 Chevrolet Equinox57CORROSION WARRANTY34$23,7507MSRP$23,1004
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1 - Learn more at https://www.cars.com/articles/whats-the-best-compact-suv-of-2016-1420684893542/
2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
3 - 2017 Ford Escape SE FWD
4 - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4dr L
5 - 2017 Ford Escape Titanium FWD
6 - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4dr LT w/1LT
7 - 2017 Ford Escape S FWD
8 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
9 - Find out more at: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings