2015 Chevy Equinox vs. 2015 Ford Escape

2015 Chevy EquinoxBuyers in the market for a versatile, fuel efficient crossover SUV would be challenged to find a better choice than the 2015 Chevy Equinox LS, currently available at Biggers Chevy in Elgin. Although the Equinox does see some competition from other compact crossovers like the 2015 Ford Escape S, a thorough comparison shows that the Equinox has more power, more passenger room, and a better warranty than even its toughest competitor. Read on to learn more about how this capable crossover stacks up to the Ford Escape.

Power and Performance

The Chevy Equinox is available with two very capable power plants. The 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder produces 182-hp. Opt for the 3.6L V6, and you’ll see a whopping 301-hp. The Escape S’s standard 2.5L Duratec only offers 168-hp, and the best that Ford can offer is 240-hp from its 2.0L Ecoboost engine, which is only available on its most expensive Titanium trim.

Passenger and Cargo Room

For its compact size, the 2015 Equinox offers a lot of passenger and cargo space, giving passengers a very comfortable 39.9 inches of rear leg room, compared to the Escape’s cramped 37.3 inches. The Equinox also gives drivers more head room than the Escape – 40.9 inches, compared to the Escape’s 39.9 inches – making it easier to accommodate taller passengers.

Warranty

Chevy offers a warranty that gives drivers 40,000 more miles of reassurance over the warranty package that Ford offers. The 2015 Chevy Equinox is backed by a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty that includes 5-years/100,000 miles of roadside assistance, as well as 2 years of scheduled maintenance. Ford only offers 5-years/60,000-miles of warranty coverage on the Escape’s powertrain. Rest assured, you will save thousands on repairs and maintenance in the years to come when you drive a Chevy Equinox.

Safety Features

In addition to a host of standard safety features, like 4-wheel ABS, traction control, and electronic stability control, the Chevy Equinox offers a telematics system from OnStar. This simply system isn’t available on the Ford Escape. With every new 2015 Chevy Equinox, drivers can look forward to a complimentary 6-month subscription of OnStar Directions and Connections, which provides turn by turn navigation. OnStar also acts as an emergency link that will automatically call for an ambulance and put you in contact with an emergency advisor in the event of an accident.

Test Drive the 2015 Chevy Equinox Today

If you’re ready to upgrade your ride to one of the most competitive crossover SUVs on the market, check out the 2015 Chevy Equinox at Biggers Chevy. We’re located at 1385 E. Chicago St. in Elgin. One of our friendly sales reps is waiting to get you behind the wheel of an Equinox today. Otherwise, browse our Equinox inventory online and call us at (866) 431-1555 to try out a model that’s caught your eye. We look forward to showing you everything else it can do.