Our experts at Baierl Chevrolet have looked at both SUVs and have reached a final verdict on the Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Edge. See how these two vehicles stack up and which SUV best suits your automotive needs.
Despite their sturdy exterior, both the Chevy Equinox and Ford Edge have surprisingly plush interiors, with an array of great features to keep you happy during your daily commutes and weekend adventures. The Interior Enhancement Package for the Chevy Equinox offers drivers premium carpeted floor mats as well as beautifully embroidered front-row headrests for an extra touch of class and comfort.
On the other hand, the Ford Edge has maximized its interior space, so despite its small size, you always feel like you have room to spare. The newly designed rotary gear shift opens up even more room for drivers and passengers, minimizing the space used so you’ll never feel cramped.
Final Verdict: While the Ford Edge makes the most of its interior space, it’s hard to beat the Chevy Equinox for its sheer luxury and elegant details.
When you’re searching for your next SUV, one question always sticks out: how does it handle on off-road trails? We’re pleased to say that both models perform masterfully, no matter where you take them or what conditions they end up facing.
The Chevy Equinox can tow up to a whopping 3,500 pounds and boasts an incredible EPA-estimated 32 MPG on the highway. For drivers looking for higher fuel efficiency, the 1.6L Turbo-Diesel engine achieves an EPA-estimated 39 MPG on the highway. Who says you can’t combine off-roading power with fuel efficiency?
The Ford Edge is all about off-roading, too, as its stats make clear. It too can pull up 3,500 pounds and gives drivers an impressive EPA-estimated 29 MPG on the highway.
Final Verdict: While both SUVs pack a punch in terms of towing power, the combination of fuel efficiency and towing capabilities by the Chevy Equinox puts it at the front of the pack.
Your safety is top priority, so why not choose a vehicle that can ensure you’re aware and alert on the road? The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) put the Equinox through its extensive testing, and the 2019 Equinox earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating—the top safety award from the NHTSA. With its suite of available safety systems, such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, the Equinox will warn you of any detected obstacles or imminent collisions.
Although the 2018 Ford Edge holds impressive marks for safety from the NHTSA, the 2019 model has not yet been reviewed. We’re confident it’ll have the same solid stats as older models.
Final Verdict: Until the 2019 Ford Edge gets reviewed by the NHTSA, we’re going to have to give this win to the Chevy Equinox for its amazing safety features and ratings.
When it comes to technology, these cars don’t skimp out! The Chevy Equinox comes with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, which is presented on a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen. This infotainment system combines safety with entertainment, allowing users to remain connected at all times. The Equinox infotainment system also connects to all your devices and lets you easily switch between apps and services without missing a beat.
To keep passengers busy, the Ford Edge has the SYNC® infotainment system with a 4.2-inch touchscreen, which comes with GPS navigation, a litany of radio stations, and the option of connecting with the Alexa app. Now, you can stay connected to the world around you, no matter how far off the beaten path your off-roading adventures take you.
Final Verdict: With a bigger screen, more entertainment options, and the ability to connect all your devices in one easy spot, the Chevy Equinox is a dream come true for people who love their SUV to be tricked out with all sorts of useful gadgets.
With a higher fuel economy, exciting off-road features, and impressive safety ratings, it’s safe to say that the Chevy Equinox is the clear winner. So, how do you get behind the wheel?
If you’re near Pittsburgh, Wexford, or Cranberry Township, drop by Baierl Chevrolet today and see the 2019 Chevy Equinox up close and personal.