Compare The 2019 Ford Escape To The 2019 Chevy Equinox At Zeigler Ford Of Plainwell
Ford Escape Vs Chevy Equinox
Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)
1.5L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder
179 hp @ 6,000 rpm
177 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm
1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder
170 hp @ 5,600 rpm
203 lb-ft @ 2,000-5,000 rpm
The Top Of The Class
Those in the market for a compact SUV likely have the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Chevy Equinox on their shortlist. At Zeigler Ford of Plainwell, we’re hoping to narrow down your list to just a single vehicle – the Ford Escape.
The Escape and Equinox each bring a lot to the table, but Ford’s compact SUV holds the advantage in nearly every category. For instance, you’ll be able to store more in the cargo area of the 2019 Escape since it has more than 4 cubic feet of storage space than the Chevy Equinox with the rear seats up and 4.5 cubic feet of additional space with the rear seats folded down. Plus, you’ll enjoy more premium materials and more comfortable seating when you get behind the wheel of the 2019 Escape.
Once you’ve finished comparing these vehicles, stop by our Kalamazoo car dealership to test-drive the new 2019 Ford Escape.
Three Engine Options
One similarity these compact SUVs have is they both offer 3 powertrain choices. However, the 2019 Escape clearly comes out the victor. First up is the naturally aspirated 2.5L Duratec 4-cylinder engine, which achieves a great balance of fuel efficiency and power. Next up is the available 1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain easily outperforms its Chevy counterpart by producing 9 more horsepower. Finally, the 2019 Escape offers a powerful available 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder, which kicks out a beefy 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.
Additionally, the 2019 Ford Escape provides a smooth and safe ride, due in part to its Curve Control, Torque Vectoring Control and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control technologies.
Compact, Yet Capable
Both of these compact SUVs are capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. However, capability extends further than towing capacity. While the Chevy Equinox has an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system, the 2019 Ford Escape offers an available Intelligent 4-wheel drive (4WD) system. These drivetrains are often mistaken as the same thing, but there are key differences. While both systems deliver power to all 4 wheels, 4WD can handle more rugged terrain than AWD. This makes 4WD the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys off-road adventures or those who may need to conquer extreme conditions such as driving through deep snow.
Drive Safe. Drive Smart
The 2019 Escape is the perfect choice for families due to its superior safety systems. For instance, its available Ford Safe and Smart™ package feature a host of driver-assist tech that’ll help you avoid danger on the streets of Kalamazoo, MI. This package includes BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, automatic high-beams, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Meanwhile, the 2019 Chevy Equinox doesn’t offer rain-sensing windshield wipers on any of its trims or packages.
Tech That’ll Change The Way You Drive
The 2019 Ford Escape truly separates itself when it comes to next-gen technology. It offers available Enhanced Active Park Assist – a revolutionary system that steers you into a parking space while you control the gas and brake pedals.
The Chevrolet Equinox doesn’t offer anything close to this type of technology, so you’ll be left to your own devices when it comes to those tricky parallel parking situations.
Meanwhile, the Ford Escape offers other available convenience technologies as well, such as Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start and a Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate.
Ford didn’t forget about entertainment technology either! The 2019 Escape offers the available SYNC 3 system, which is much easier to use than the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system found inside the Equinox. Plus, the 2019 Ford Escape offers a Wi-Fi Hotspot as well as Ford + Alexa, allowing you to control your Smart Home devices and stay connected no matter where you roam.
The Equinox can’t come close to offering this assortment of cool tech! To learn more about 2019 Ford Escape’s technology features, try them out in person at our Kalamazoo car dealership.
Experience The 2019 Escape At Our Ford Dealer Today
By now, the choice should be clear; the 2019 Ford Escape tops the compact SUV segment. If you need further proof, take a test drive at the preferred Ford dealer in Kalamazoo, MI – Zeigler Ford of Plainwell. If you find that a 2019 Escape isn’t for you, we encourage you to explore our inventory of other new vehicles as well as our extensive selection of Certified Pre-Owned Ford models and used cars from other manufacturers. We look forward to seeing you soon!