2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Chevy Equinox

The 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Chevy Equinox are two of the most popular models you'll find when looking into compact SUVs, and for good reason. These two both present a high value by offering high efficiency and decent power, all at a low price. Interested in learning more? Check out our 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Chevy Equinox comparison page to see if one is better for you!

Both of these models end up costing roughly the same, with the Ford Escape ringing in at $23,750 and the Chevy Equinox starting at $23,100. Standard fuel efficiency numbers and power are also pretty equal when looking at the base 2.5L I-4 engine in the Escape and 3.4L I-4 engine in the Equinox, but these two also find areas to differentiate from each other.

 2017 Ford Escape VS 2016 Chevy Equinox
 Available Engines Two
 3,500 pounds Max Towing3,500 pounds
 Leather SeatsAvailable

Differences between the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Chevy Equinox 

Capability is an important aspect for many SUV shoppers. In terms of towing power, the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Chevy Equinox are pretty even, and can both tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. However, the 2017 Ford Escape pulls ahead of the Equinox when it comes to hauling. The 67.8 cu.ft. of max luggage volume in the Escape exceeds what the Equinox has to offer. In addition to the base engine, the Chevy Equinox also offers a larger V6, which can provide a bit more power. However, the 2017 Ford Escape actually has two more options for you: a 1.5L EcoBoost I-4 and a 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost I-4 that offers 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

Interior amenities and comforts are what are often going to make the decision for you if you're stuck between two models. Thankfully, the 2017 Ford Escape has an impressive interior no matter which trim you look at. The Escape can be equipped with a variety of advanced safety features, including a radar cruise control with collision warning. If you love staying connected with technology, then you'll also enjoy the SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Want to take a closer look at the 2017 Ford Escape to see if it is right for you? Stop by Heritage Ford in Burlington VT!
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