2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Chevy Equinox

2020 Ford Escape 

Struggling to decide between the 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Chevy Equinox? Chances are, if you're considering these two models, then you're interested in an SUV that handles easily but still offers plenty of interior space. Both the Ford and Chevy deliver in these regards, but in comparing the 2020 Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox, Buffalo-area drivers will discover that the new Escape:

  • Comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, whereas the Equinox has a six-speed automatic
  • Promises 3.6 more cubic feet of cargo space when all seats are occupied
  • Provides more front leg room and rear hip room
  • Generates 10 hp more from its introductory engine

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Interior Dimensions

Ample interior space is a must-have for many Cheektowaga families shopping for crossover SUVs. Here, the Escape comes out ahead of the Equinox, boasting not only greater cargo capacity but also more room for passengers.

Ford Escape Interior Dimensions

  • Standard Cargo Volume: 33.5 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 68.0 cubic feet
  • Front Leg Room: 42.4 inches
  • Front Head Room: 40.0 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 55.2 inches
  • Rear Leg Room: 38.8 inches
  • Rear Head Room: 39.3 inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 53.3 inches

Chevy Equinox Interior Dimensions

  • Standard Cargo Volume: 29.9 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 63.9 cubic feet
  • Front Leg Room: 40.9 inches
  • Front Head Room: 40.0 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 54.2 inches
  • Rear Leg Room: 39.9 inches
  • Rear Head Room: 38.5 inches
  • Rear Hip Room: 51.7 inches
2020 Ford Escape Titanium

Looking at the numbers, the Equinox does guarantee slightly more leg room for backseat passengers. However, the Ford Escape clearly wins out overall, providing passengers with significantly more front leg room and rear hip room. Mere inches may not seem like much of a difference, but they certainly matter when it comes to comfortability.

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Engines

The Ford Escape may come with a higher price tag than the Chevy Equinox, but paying extra is undoubtedly worth it when you consider that the Escape produces more power from the start. Plus, the Escape has four engines in its lineup, while the Equinox only has two. Check out what each powertrain has to offer Lancaster drivers:

Ford Escape

  • Standard 1.5L EcoBoost rated at 180 hp
  • Available 2.0L EcoBoost
  • Available Hybrid 2.5L iVCT I-4, paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) and 88 kW electric motor
  • Available Plug-In 2.5L iVCT I-4, which reaches full charge in 3.5 hours with a 240-volt charger

Chevy Equinox

  • 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder rated at 170 hp
  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder rated at 252 hp

Make the Escape Your Own at Basil Ford!

Ready to make the Ford Escape your own to drive around Depew? Apply for financing online, and then get in touch to plan your visit to Basil Ford to pick out your favorite model. Need to do more research? Compare the Escape vs. EcoSport and read up on EcoSport reviews before stopping in for a test drive!