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However, only one of these rides can be right for you, so Baierl Chevrolet put together this in-depth comparison aside from our Chevy Equinox reviews to help you decide whether you prefer the Equinox or the Escape. Continue reading to discover everything that these SUVs have to offer, and contact our knowledgeable sales team if you have any questions or are interested in learning more.
If you’re interested in an attractive cabin that uses quality materials, then you’ll be happy with either the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox or the Ford Escape. Soft-touch materials are located throughout each SUV, and they both offer available leather seats and an available leather-wrapped steering wheel to take interior sophistication to the next level.
Plus, each vehicle has available heated front seats and an available heated steering wheel, so you’ll stay cozy on especially cold nights. Your passengers will also enjoy a warm ride with available heated rear outboard seats in the Equinox. However, they’ll be left out in the cold with the Escape since this feature isn’t available. The Equinox even goes a step further by also offering ventilated front seats that, once again, aren’t available in the Escape. No matter the temperature outside, everyone on board the Equinox will be able to stay nice and comfortable.
The Equinox and Escape offer dual-zone automatic climate control systems as well. This feature allows the driver and front-seat passenger to select their preferred temperature settings–so if you like it warmer while your co-pilot wants to cool down, it’s easy to accommodate everyone with this amenity.
The Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape have lots of technologies that’ll keep everyone on board happy. For instance, they both come standard with Bluetooth® technology to easily stream audio or make phone calls hands-free. Plus, all your media options will be heard clearly through their standard 6-speaker sound systems.
The Equinox also has standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration on its 7-inch Chevrolet 3 System. To use, just plug your phone into the vehicle’s USB port. You can then listen to your music playlists, send text messages, and more without having to mess around with your phone while navigating the bustling road ahead. While the Escape does have these features, in order to make them available, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level.
Another standard feature in the Chevrolet Equinox is a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Up to seven devices can be connected to the internet. Your passengers can play games, go on social media, and more on any trip without eating up phone data. Again, if you want this feature in the Escape, you’ll have to get one of the upper trim levels.
Even when streaming videos throughout the trip or accessing your music library through your infotainment system, you won’t have to worry about draining your battery with an available wireless charging station on the Equinox. This feature is not available on the Escape though, so you may have to fight with your passengers over who gets to use the USB outlet.
With a smooth ride and confident handling, the Equinox and Escape are both great SUVs to drive around town.
The 2020 Equinox comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for a bit more power, though, the optional 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder motor produces 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque for smooth, quick acceleration on the open road.
The standard powertrain 2020 Ford Escape, on the other hand, has similar horsepower but falls short with only 177 lb-ft of torque. Even its strongest engine, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost® motor, can’t match the performance of the Equinox, generating just 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
Exploring the road in your SUV is much more enjoyable when you know you’re fully protected at every mile. Therefore, the 2020 Chevy Equinox offers the following standard safety systems:
While the 2020 Ford Escape offers similar baseline technologies with Ford Co-Pilot360™, there is one feature it doesn’t have that can be found in the Equinox.
Available HD Surround Vision utilizes cameras placed around your vehicle to provide you with a comprehensive bird’s-eye view of your surroundings and any potential obstacles. This helpful feature allows you to safely guide your Equinox into tighter parking spaces or back out of a busy parking lot with ease. While the Escape does come standard with a back-up camera, it doesn’t have this helpful panoramic view.
The 2020 Ford Escape is no doubt an impressive SUV. However, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox offers more features and a better overall performance, making it a better option for drivers in Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township.
If you want to experience the Equinox for yourself, stop by the showroom at Baierl Chevrolet. A member of our sales team will sit down with you to go over the amenities you’re more interested in to better pair you to one of the four Equinox trim levels and two engine options available.
If you have any questions about the Equinox, contact us today! Reach out to a member of ours sales team or schedule a test drive to see why this SUV came out ahead of the Escape. We hope to see you soon!