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  • 2018 Ford Escape and 2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Comparing the 2018 Ford Escape against the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is practically inevitable when you’re looking for class-leading compact SUVs. There are plenty of differences in terms of:

  • Power
  • Cargo Space
  • Passenger Space
  • Maneuverability
  • Safety Technology

Read on to explore the relative benefits of these two compact crossovers.


2018 Ford Escape

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Standard Horsepower

170 lb-ft

Standard Torque

203 lb-ft
252 hp

Available Horsepower

260 hp

Compact crossovers often suffer a lack of power, but the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2018 Ford Escape prove exceptions to the rule. The Chevy does possess a bit more punch, but both models drive with true power and passion.

Size and Space

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
34.0 Cubic Feet

Standard Cargo Space

29.9 Cubic Feet
68.0 Cubic Feet

Expanded Cargo Space

63.5 Cubic Feet
38.8 Feet

Turning Circle

37.4 Feet
37.3 Inches

Rear Legroom

39.7 Inches

Whether you look behind the second-row or the first-row, you’ll find more cargo space in the 2018 Ford Escape — if you’ll regularly be taking more than the weekly shop from Rice Lake to Hayward, that’s worth remembering. However, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox provides more rear legroom and a tighter turning circle, so maneuvering in central Cumberland should be less stress-inducing.

Safety Features

Both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox feature top-tier tech, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. However, they differ in terms of safety features.

Only the Chevy Equinox delivers:

  • Standard Lane Departure Warning: Alerts you when you start to drift from your chosen lane. Only the Chevy provides it across all trim levels.
  • Surround View Camera: Provides a virtual 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the vehicle.

That said, only the 2018 Ford Escape offers:

  • Enhanced Park Assist: Takes control of steering while you park.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Automatically adjusts your cruising speed, leaving a safe gap between your vehicle and the one ahead.
2018 Ford Escape In Traffic

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