Find Your New SUV: Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox

For the compact SUV seeker who is searching the areas of Milton, VT and Stowe for a reliable Ford vehicle designed to go for the long term while offering quality fuel efficiency and comfort, the Ford Escape is a wonderful option and we have an abundance of trims to pick from here at our new Ford lot in St. Albans. But how does it compare to the Chevy Equinox? If you're researching compact SUVs, below are a handful of reasons why the Ford Escape comes out on top when stacked up to this compact Chevy SUV.



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When it comes to standard power and performance, the Ford Escape offers more gears and engine size with the standard 180-horsepower 1.5-Liter EcoBoost® engine with the auto start-stop technology and a responsive eight-speed automatic transmission. The Chevy Equinox comes standard with a 170-horsepower 1.5-Liter engine with a six-speed transmission.

Cargo & Practicality

Looking to pack in your gear on the weekends or do you ever require more space in the rear when bringing home or transporting larger items? The Ford Escape is the compact SUV that boasts practicality with a versatile interior that expands to 65.4 cubic feet with the rear seat folded downward. The Equinox only offers 63.9 cubic feet of full cargo area, which might not cut it when up against the Ford Escape.

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox Towing

When properly equipped, both the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox are capable of towing trailers weighing up to 3,500-lbs. However, this weight limit is only available in the Equinox Premier trim. Drivers can opt for the 2.0-Liter Ecoboost engine and trailer package on the lower trims of the Ford Escape, so look forward to saving money before taking on the next family camping trip near Colchester, VT.


Both compact crossovers come standard with smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto but the FordPass Connect™, which enables controllability of your vehicle right from your phone and doubles as a Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to ten devices. Excellent for the busy driver working on-the-go in Morrisville, VT, the Ford Escape offers superior-tech capability at a standard level as well as prompt connectivity to multimedia and infotainment matters. It's also said by critics that the Sync3® system for Ford is more responsive and easier to use than the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system

Also, the Ford Escape now offers the Pre-Collision Assist with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping system, and the BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert, which enhances driver readiness and awareness during inclement weather or heavy traffic. The Chevy Equinox only offers these as available features in the upper trim options of the compact Chevy SUV which may cost buyers more.

Visit Bokan Ford and Test Drive the New Escape SUV Today!

There is so much more to learn about the Ford Escape, and our new inventory has trim options like the SE, SEL, and Titanium. We can't wait to pair you with your future Ford Escape and our many trim options are ready and waiting for your test drive here at our dealership near Swanton, VT. Schedule a test drive today by calling our sales desk, and feel free to sign up to pre-qualify for your next Ford lease or loan on our finance page. We look forward to seeing you in your new Ford Escape, and we'll meet with you in our Ford showroom with the keys to your future car here in St. Albans upon your arrival!