2024 Ford Escape vs 2024 Chevrolet Equinox

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2024 Ford Escape Overview

If you’re shopping small crossover SUVs, you may be considering the 2024 Ford Escape vs 2024 Chevrolet Equinox as these are two of the most popular options available. Both have a sub-$30K starting MSRP and provide a great value proposition at that price point. The core difference between these two vehicles is the breadth of choice. There are four trim levels available for the Equinox—LS, LT, RS and Premier—and a single powertrain. With the Escape available at ORO Ford, there are multiple powertrains and six distinct trim levels: Escape Active, ST-Line, ST-Line Select, Platinum, ST-Line Elite and Plug-In Hybrid.

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Both the 2024 Ford Escape and 2024 Chevrolet Equinox are compact crossovers with four doors and a rear liftgate. The Escape has a 7.5-inch ground clearance, a 106.7-inch wheelbase and a 180.5-inch length, which is tad more than 15 feet. The Equinox, on the other hand, has a 7.6-inch ground clearance, a 107.3-inch wheelbase and a 183.1-inch length. Both vehicles are a modern and attractive, manage to stand out in a crowded field and give you sportier options, such as the ST models with the Escape and the RS model with the Equinox. Alloy wheels are standard in both cases, and both Ford and Chevrolet give you the option of 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels.

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Interior - 2024 Ford Escape in Oracle AZ

Differences in interior spaciousness between the 2024 Ford Escape vs 2024 Chevrolet Equinox are notable. While they’re not massive, they are enough to be a deciding factor with all else being equal. Both seat up to five. Headroom is the same in the front row with the Ford offering a bit more in the second row. The Escape has 1.5 inches more front legroom. It also provides 0.6 inches more rear legroom, which isn’t insignificant when it comes to adults in the rear seat, and the Escape provides more dedicated cargo space as well: 37.5 vs 29.9 cubic feet.

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Ford Escape Mechanical specs

The base powertrain for the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox pairs a six-speed automatic transmission with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine: 175 horsepower and 203 lb.-ft. of torque. The base powertrain for the 2024 Ford Escape pairs an eight-speed automatic transmission with a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine: 180 hp and 199 lb.-ft. Both are fuel-efficient setups, but the Ford model wins out in fuel mileage estimates. Rear-wheel drive is standard in both cases. All-wheel drive is optional and sacrifices some fuel performance for added traction. Ford also gives you the sportier option of a 250-hp turbo four or either a hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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2024 Ford Escape Technology

The base infotainment suite for the 2024 Ford Escape at ORO Ford has an 8-inch touch screen, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless Apple and Android device integration. The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox is similar feature-wise except that it has a 7-inch screen. An 8-inch screen is optional whereas Ford offers a 13.2-inch screen as an option. Advanced driver assists are similar. A notable difference is that Ford includes a blind-spot monitor whereas Chevrolet requires you to add it via an optional package. Ford also offers some advanced assist that you can’t get on the Equinox, such as evasive steering assist and a head-up display.

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Don’t hesitate to call or email ORO Ford if you have any further questions about the 2024 Ford Escape vs 2024 Chevrolet Equinox. Our team can also discuss current Ford incentives, explore financing and leasing options and provide custom quotes. If you’d like to test-drive the Ford Escape, no appointment is needed. Simply visit our Ford dealership at your convenience.