Compact SUVs can give you the utility you need with great fuel efficiency. When comparing the best compact SUVs, you’ll likely find yourself choosing between the 2016 Ford Escape vs 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. While each of these vehicles are extremely similar in size, they’re not the same all over. In fact, when you compare features like power, performance, convenience, available options, and technology, you’ll find that the Escape comes out on top. Terry’s Ford will help ensure you’re always making the right choice for your Peotone and Bradley driving needs. Read below to learn more about why the Escape is the better choice as a compact SUV.
No matter if you’re cruising the city streets or tackling the highway, you want a vehicle that can perform and give you the exact power that you want. Although both vehicles offer options, you’ll notice that you get more choices with the Escape than the Equinox. With the Ford, you can choose between the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine with start-stop technology; the 1.5L EcoBoost engine that offers 23 city/30 highway mpg; or the 2.5L engine with iVCT. With the Equinox, you only get to choose from the standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine or the 3.6L V6 engine. Plus, the Escape does a better job of transmitting power to its wheels, which helps to give you more control while behind the wheel. If power and performance are important, then there’s only one vehicle to choose.
Driving an SUV isn’t just about the way it looks or handles, but also about the way it can make your life easier. Drivers of the Ford Escape will enjoy having more cargo space than those who drive the Equinox—68 cubic feet compared to only 63 cubic feet. In addition, the Escape also offers a hands-free foot-activated lift gate, so when your hands are full of all the items you need to fit in the spacious cargo area, you can do so without juggling what’s in your hands. You won’t get this convenience with the Chevrolet Equinox, so you’ll be forced to find a more creative way to get your cargo into the smaller space. If space and convenience are important to you, then you know which vehicle you need to drive home today.
Most of today’s vehicles have similar technology, and you’ll find this is the same between the 2016 Ford Escape and the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox. Each one features a touchscreen and hands-free calling system to keep you connected, informed, and entertained while on the road. However, the Escape takes the technology a little bit further. When you buy this vehicle, you’ll enjoy the available active park assist. This feature helps you maneuver in and out of a parking spot without having to do any work. The sensors scan the area and do the work for you. With the Equinox, you’ll still be forced to do all your parking yourself. Instead of juggling, why not choose the vehicle that gives you the space and convenience you want in an affordable and attractive package?
Sometimes you want a vehicle that best suits your specific style and taste. If this sounds a vehicle for you, then you’ll want to stick with the Escape. This vehicle offers more exterior color options than the competition. In fact, you can choose from fun colors that make a statement on the Peotone and Bradley roads. With the Equinox, not only are your choices extremely limited, but you’ll also be forced to stick with those that are a little on the bland side. If you want to choose the vehicle that absolutely displays your personality, be sure to choose the Escape.
When choosing between the 2016 Ford Escape vs the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, you’ll find yourself comparing every single amenity and feature. What you’ll find is that in most instances, these vehicles are very comparable. However, while they may be similar in size and design, there are also areas where the Escape truly outshines the competition. When looking at items like available options, technology, convenience, and performance, then you’ll want to stick with the Escape. This vehicle offers so much more than the competition, that it may no longer even be a competition. Visit the Terry’s Ford dealership today or contact us at 708.258.9200 to schedule your test drive and see why the 2016 Ford Escape is the better option for your Peotone or Bradley driving needs.