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2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Ford Escape. The Ford Escape offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Equinox requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Escape, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Equinox or the Ford Escape, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is about the same width as the Ford Escape. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Escape.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Equinox doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Escape.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a larger turning radius than the Ford Escape, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Escape is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Escape.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape. The Chevrolet Equinox has less cargo space than the Ford Escape, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Escape.

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2016 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $22,600 - $31,690

2016 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,590 - $31,745
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,450
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 22 - 23
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,487 - $30,106 $22,352 - $29,760

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.