2018 Ford Escape in Lightning BlueCrossover SUV shoppers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southampton need a vehicle that offers the best of the best when it comes to performance, interior space, and safety. There just so happens to be two such vehicles-the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox.

In this comparison, we at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown will show you how these two models compare in categories you care about most. Let's get started by taking a peek under the hoods of the Escape and the Equinox!

Escape vs Equinox: Engine Options

2018 Ford Escape PerformanceBoth the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offer three different engines that come paired with a standard 6-speed transmission and front-wheel drivetrain. In either vehicle, you can switch out the standard drivetrain for something a little more capable like the Escape's 4x4 drivetrain and the Equinox's all-wheel drivetrain.

These vehicles have two engine options in common including a 1.5-L 4-cylinder engine and a 2.0-L 4-cylinder engine. However, these engines differ slightly in that the Escape has them standardly paired with Auto Stop-Start capabilities.

With this technology, the Escape's 1.5-L EcoBoost® engine and the 2.0-L Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine conserve fuel by turning off the fuel pump when you're stopped. You won't find technology like this under the hood of the Equinox.

Ford vs Chevy: Interior Space

Inside the 2018 Ford Escape, you'll find an expansive amount of space for both passengers and cargo. This model offers roomy seating for all five passengers including 43.1 inches of front legroom and 39.0 inches of rear headroom.

The Escape also boasts a whopping 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all five seats upright and in use. Expand your cargo capabilities even more when you need to, using the standard 60/40-split folding rear seats. With all three rear seats down, you'll have 63.5 total cubic feet of cargo room to take advantage of.

With the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, on the other hand, you won't have nearly as much room for either passengers or cargo. This model sports just 40.9 inches of front legroom, 38.5 inches of rear headroom, and 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Additionally, putting the rear seats down will only get you 63.5 total cubic feet of cargo space.

Compare Advanced Safety

2018 Ford Escape TechnologyOn top of being efficient and spacious, the 2018 Ford Escape is also safe. This crossover offers a variety of safety features starting with standard brake assist, tire pressure monitoring, and an SOS Post-Crash Alert System™.

Up the ante for safety in the Escape by opting for a variety of other available safety features like…

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking
  • Park Out Assist
  • Reverse Perpendicular Parking
  • Forward and Side Sensing Systems

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers a few of these features including a tire pressure monitoring system. However, you'll miss out on quite a few of the other features including Brake Assist and Enhanced Active Park Assist.

Which Compact SUV is the Right Choice?

While the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers a few great features, the 2018 Ford Escape provides drivers in Newtown, Langhorne, and Southampton with the whole package. See the Escape up close at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown. You can schedule your test drive today by giving us a call!

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