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2020 chevrolet equinox black exterior

2020 Chevy Equinox

2019 ford escape blue exterior

2020 Ford Escape*

2020 Chevy Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape

$23,800 MSRP


$24,885 MSRP
1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder


2.5L iVCT I-4
170 hp


168 hp
203 lb-ft


170 lb-ft
26 mpg city/32 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

21 mpg city/29 mpg highway

The small SUV segment seems to be ever-growing with exciting new models for Gastonia shoppers to consider. Even so, two classic models manage to maintain their positions as stalwart market options, year after year: the Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape. If you’re struggling to decide whether the 2020 Chevy Equinox or 2020 Ford Escape is better suited to your driving needs and lifestyle, Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet is here to help! We’ll compare the new Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape in terms of their performance, price, and features, below.

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Engine Output

Whether you plan to use your SUV for commutes from Charlotte to Concord or you just need a reliable option to get you around Rock Hill, SC, it’s not likely that you’d be willing to compromise on performance. Here, the Chevy Equinox manages to eclipse the Escape with superior base-level engine specs:

2020 Chevrolet Equinox

  • Base Engine: 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower/Torque: 170 hp / 203 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway

2020 Ford Escape

  • Base Engine: 2.5L iVCT I-4
  • Horsepower/Torque: 168 hp / 170 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Budget-Friendliness

You’ve likely curated a unique list of requirements to help you shop for your new ride, and we’re willing to bet that staying on budget is seated right at the top. The Equinox proves to be a more cost-effective option, offering a lower starting price whether you opt for the entry-level or top-tier trim:

2020 Chevy Equinox

  • Entry-Level L Trim: $23,800 MSRP
  • Range-Topping Premier Trim: $31,400 MSRP

2020 Ford Escape

  • Entry-Level S Trim: $24,885 MSRP
  • Range-Topping Titanium Trim: $33,400 MSRP

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Standard Amenities

Modern SUVs must meet the modern demands of today’s drivers. The Equinox and the Escape are built to keep up with their respective infotainment systems, color touchscreen displays, and 60/40-split rear seats with sliding function offered as standard fare on both models.

With that said, when you slide into the driver’s seat of the Equinox, you’ll discover that –– for a lower starting price –– it comes equipped with a few more advanced amenities for you to enjoy. Take a moment to explore both SUVs’ standard key features to decide for yourself which is better suited to your needs:

2020 Chevy Equinox Key Features

  • Chevy Infotainment 3 System
  • 7-inch color diagonal touchscreen
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Keyless open/start
  • Chevy Teen Driver technology
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability

2020 Ford Escape Key Features

  • Ford SYNC®
  • Color touchscreen display
  • Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting
  • Center console with a convenient media bin
  • Rotary gear shift dial

While it’s true that the Ford Escape offers features like a Wi-Fi® hotspot and keyless open/start as available add-ons, it’s worth noting that you’ll need to opt into a costly upgrade to secure them. Other features, like Teen Driver technology, are unique to Chevrolet and are unavailable from the Escape.

Explore the Chevy Equinox at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet

Ready to get behind the wheel after comparing the Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox in greater depth? Contact us at Rick Hendrick City Chevrolet to set up your Equinox test drive in Charlotte today! Speak with our finance team while you’re here to explore your leasing and buying options, and be sure to inquire about our latest selection of new vehicle specials.

*2019 model year shown.

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