2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape

Monday, November 25th, 2019 - Chevrolet, Ford, SUV
advertisement

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Front vs Ford Escape Pictures

SAFETY

For enhanced safety, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The 2020 Ford Escape doesn’t offer comfort guides on its rear seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Equinox are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Escape doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Premier offers an optional Surround Vision to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Escape only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Equinox and the Escape have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Equinox the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 169 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Escape has not been tested, yet.

WARRANTY & RELIABILITY

The Equinox’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Escape’s (6 vs. 5 years).

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Equinox first among compact suvs in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The Escape isn’t in the top three in its category. J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fourth in reliability, above the industry average. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 26 lbs.-ft. more torque (203 vs. 177) than the Escape’s standard 1.5 turbo 3 cyl. A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Chevrolet Equinox 2.0 turbo 4 cyl., for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Escape.

TIRES, WHEELS & CHASSIS

For better traction, the Equinox Premier’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Escape (235/50R19 vs. 225/65R17).

The Equinox Premier’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Escape’s optional 55 series tires. The Equinox has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Escape doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The Equinox uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Escape doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

PASSENGER & CARGO CAPACITY

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Equinox’s rear seats recline. The Escape rear seats don’t recline. Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Equinox LT/Premier’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Escape doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

TOWING

The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox can be flat towed on all four wheels (dinghy towed), allowing recreational vehicle owners to bring it with them on the road. When they reach their destination, the Equinox can be unhitched and driven around locally. The Escape can’t be towed flat on the ground.

ERGONOMICS

The Equinox’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Escape does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Equinox’s front and rear power windows all open fully with one touch of the switches and its driver’s window also automatically closes, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Escape’s standard power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully. Only its front windows open automatically.

On a hot day the Equinox’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Escape can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The Equinox’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Ford only offers heated mirrors on the Escape SE/SEL/Titanium.

When the Equinox with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Escape’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Equinox offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Escape offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Equinox and the Escape offer available heated front seats. The Equinox Premier also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Escape.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the Equinox Premier keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Escape doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Chevrolet Equinox Premier has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Escape doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Equinox is less expensive to operate than the Escape because typical repairs cost much less on the Equinox than the Escape, including $601 less for a muffler, $58 less for front struts, $259 less for a timing belt/chain and $117 less for a power steering pump.

RECOMMENDATIONS

The Chevrolet Equinox outsold the Ford Escape by 38% during the 2019 model year.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape Gallery

  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Cargo Space vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Dashboard vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Engine vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Front vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Front Seat vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Grill vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Headlight vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Interior vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox L vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LS vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Premier vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Rear vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Rear Seat vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Review vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Chevrolet Equinox Taillight vs Ford Escape Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape 0-60 vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Cargo Space vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Dashboard vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Exterior vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Features vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Front Seat vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Grill vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Headlight vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Interior vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Rear Seat vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Rear vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Review vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape SEL vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape SE vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape S vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape Titanium vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
  • 2020 Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox Pictures
advertisement
2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape | Robert Cooper | 4.5