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2019 Ford Escape vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

Ford Escape
Chevy Equinox

Ford Small SUV Comparison – Ford Escape vs. Chevrolet Equinox

If you are looking for a comfortable SUV that seats up to five and offers plenty of convenience, the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Chevy Equinox are both worthy candidates. The Escape is frequently compared to the Chevrolet Equinox as they offer similar features and capability but these two vehicles are not the same. The following is a quick comparison to help you learn more about each of these new SUVs.


The 2019 Ford Escape has a MSRP that starts at $24,105, which is about average for its segment. The 2019 Chevy Equinox is several thousand dollars higher with a base MSRP of $28,900.


For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Escape are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

The Escape SE/SEL/Titanium’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Equinox doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Suspension & Handling

The Escape has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Escape flat and controlled during cornering. The Equinox’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar. The Escape’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Equinox doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

Passenger & Cargo Space

The Escape has 2.2 inches more front legroom, .3 inches more front hip room, .5 inches more rear headroom and .7 inches more rear hip room than the Equinox.

The Escape has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Equinox with its rear seat up (34 vs. 29.9 cubic feet). The Escape also has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded down than the Equinox with its rear seat folded down (68 vs. 63.5 cubic feet).

We invite you to learn more about the new 2019 Ford Escape, currently in stock at our Ford dealership. We are on standby to answer your questions and schedule your test drive.