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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Ford Escape Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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2021 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $33,100
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$24,885 to $36,155
Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $24,138 to $34,708
MPG - City 25 - 26 23 - 44
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 31 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Equinox offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Ford Escape, with comparable head- and legroom. 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 Ford Escape requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Equinox, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Escape. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Equinox will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Escape.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much slimmer than the Ford Escape, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Equinox takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Escape.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Escape.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chevrolet Equinox will do just as well as the Ford Escape, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Equinox and 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 a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Escape.

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