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The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offers a powerful range of engines, impressive fuel economy, and easy-to-use infotainment technology. Thanks to these features, the Equinox easily outmatches crossover competitors like the 2018 Ford Escape.

PERFORMANCE
The Chevrolet Equinox is available with three powertrains. The base 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. A powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivers a blazing 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.  Finally, the 1.6-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine generates 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Escape's engine options aren't quite as powerful. The Escape's standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine offers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The available 1.5-liter turbocharged engine produces 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine tops the range with 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

Both the Equinox and Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. 
 
EFFICIENCY
The Chevrolet Equinox offers some of the best fuel economy in its class. The base 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is rated for an EPA-estimated 26 city/32 highway mpg. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers 26 city/29 highway mpg. Best of all, the 1.6-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine is rated at an astounding 39 highway mpg.*

No matter what engine the Ford Escape is equipped with, its fuel economy never compares to the Equinox. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is rated for an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway mpg. The 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine earns up to 23 city/30 highway mpg. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is rated for 21 city/28 highway mpg.*

*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

TECHNOLOGY
Smartphone compatibility is an important vehicle feature, and the Chevrolet Equinox has it covered with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. These systems allow drivers to seamlessly connect and interact with their phones' functions through the Equinox's infotainment screen. Meanwhile, the Ford Escape doesn't offer either Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.
With better infotainment technology features, higher-performing engines, and superior fuel economy, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a stronger SUV choice than the 2018 Ford Escape. Visit us at Cronic Chevrolet Buick GMC to test-drive the Equinox.

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