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.

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. 
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.

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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