You know you want a small SUV, but which one is best for your lifestyle? It seems like there are more options than ever in the crossover/compact SUV market, so let us help you narrow down that overwhelming list by comparing two of today's more popular models, the 2019 ChevyEquinoxand the 2019 Ford Escape.
Both the 2019 Chevy Equinox and 2019 Ford Escape offer up three engine options: a 1.5-liter Turbo, 2.0-liter Turbo, or 1.6-liter Turbo-Diesel for the Chevy and a 2.5-liter Duratec, 1.5-liter EcoBoost, or 2.0-liter EcoBoost,for the Escape. It is Chevy's impressive 2.0-liter Turbo engine that takes the cake in available power, boasting a horsepower output of 252. The Ford Escape's comparable 2.0-liter EcoBoost claims only 245 horsepower, a difference you'll feel when accelerating. Chevy's 2.0-liter Turbo can even help you tow up to 3,500 lbs. with the simple application (we're talking just pressing a button) of the Tow/Haul mode.
To access Ford's best safety offerings, you will need to invest in the extra Safe and Smart Package, which includes available Adaptive Cruise Control, available Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and available Enhanced Park Assist. By comparison, the 2019 Chevy Equinox offers a plethora of available safety technologies, including Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Camera, a Rear Vision Camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. In addition, owners of the new Equinox can opt for Intellibeam Headlights and a Safety Alert Seat for an even-more elevated sense of security.
The 2019 Chevy Equinox and the 2019 Ford Escape offer comparable cargo room, leaving you with plenty of functional space for almost any type of object. The 2019 Chevy Equinox adds helpfulness to the equation by offering the Rear Seat Reminder, which uses five distinct chimes to help you keep track of items in the rear seating area. The Chevy Equinox also offers an available Surround Vision camera for easier-than-ever parking and maneuvering, which is not offered at any trim level of the Ford Escape.
We love the Chevy Equinox here at Wiesner Huntsville, so contact us to take a test drive.