2013 Chevy Equinox vs. 2013 Ford Escape

2013-Chevy-Equinox-LTZ-6Schaumburg-area drivers agree: the 2013 Chevy Equinox is an amazing car. How do we know it’s so popular with Illinois drivers? Because we can’t keep it on our lot! Its combination of excellent seating capacity, smooth control, and great price of just over $31,000 makes it extremely popular with SUV drivers. However, the 2013 Ford Escape is a very similar SUV available for a very similar price. Which is the best buy?

Engine Performance

Honestly, the engine performance of these two vehicles is nearly the same, they both offer FWD direct-injection engines with four-wheel ABS and disc brakes. The Equinox has a 2.4L V4 that is just a bit larger than the 2.0L V4 of the Escape while still maintaining a better fuel economy rating of 32 mpg over the Escape’s 30 mpg. That’s real Chevy workmanship right there!

Interior Comfort Options

Comparing the interior options doesn’t even seem fair: the Equinox wins hands down. The Escape does share some key elements like child safety locks, rear parking assist, and climate control, but the Equinox wins out by offering luxury items such as:

  • Entertainment System
  • Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Rearview Camera

None of these options are available on the Escape, making Chevy the clear winner.

Warranty Options

So far, the Equinox holds a comfortable lead and comparing warranty options isn’t going to change that. Both offer the same 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The Equinox offers a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, while the Escape’ only covers 60,000 miles. Ford also doesn’t offer a rust warranty of any kind while Chevy covers you with a 3-year/36,000-mile one. Finally, the Equinox has a hard to beat 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance program, dwarfing the Escape’s 60,000 miles.

Choose the 2013 Chevy Equinox

Although the Escape is a great car, it just can’t compare to the design excellence of the Equniox. Come take one for a test drive today at Biggers Chevy located in Elgin at 1385 E Chicago St. You can also give us a call at 866-431-1555. Finding our shop from Schaumburg is a snap. Simply take W Schaumburg road for 7.5 miles, turn right onto IL-19 W, and look for us on the left.