A Quick Comparison Between the 2017 Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox

November 10th, 2017 by

Finding the right vehicle for your family can be a tall order, especially with all the great new vehicles being released every year. You can be sure that Sarasota Ford will be well stocked with an excellent selection of great Ford vehicles, including the new Ford Escape. This appealing compact SUV is ready for adventure and recently US News pitted it against the Chevrolet Equinox. How did these two vehicles measure up when compared head to head?

A Snapshot Look

The 2017 Ford Escape was an enviable package of advanced technology and safety features combined with easy handling and a great sporty look; the new 2018 model continues this trend with features such as:

  • An available turbo-four engine with 245 horsepower output
  • Four wheel drive and all-wheel drive drivetrains
  • Great handling abilities for city and highway driving
  • Above-average amount of cargo room
  • 20 – 23 MPG city and 27 – 30 MPG highway

It is worth noting that the 2018 lineup of Ford Escape vehicles will feature a new SEL trim level. The 2017 Escape has earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because the 2018 Escape has been fully redesigned, NHTSA ratings are still forthcoming. We can say that the 2018 model features forward collision warning and brake support, which precharges the brakes to give the driver a head start when braking. The Escape comes standard with a backup camera and an available blind-spot monitoring feature.

In comparison, the Chevrolet Equinox is very close to the same price (but just a little lower); its midlevel engine is 1.5 liter capacity with four cylinders. At its high end, customers can enjoy the low-speed automatic emergency braking. It also comes with plenty of safety features.

Experience the Escape for Yourself

Curious about whether the new Escape is right for you? The best way to learn this is to give it a test drive. Visit Sarasota Ford today and test drive any of our new or used vehicles.

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