When it comes to overall versatility, it’s hard to beat a crossover. Crossovers offer the performance and fuel efficiency of a sedan, but with the added flexibility, comfort, and cargo capacity of an SUV. Two of the most popular crossovers on the road today are the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2019 Ford Escape. Both of these SUVs are packed with features that make them excellent choices for busy families. Understanding some of their key differences will help you decide which one is just right for you.
The 2019 Ford Escape features an advanced three engine lineup so you can find what works best for you. The standard 168 horsepower I-4 engine strikes a great balance between performance and efficiency, while the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine kicks things up a notch. For the ultimate driving experience, opt for the 2.0-liter EcoBoost with Twin-Scroll technology to enjoy 245 horsepower.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox also features a three engine lineup. The standard 1.5-liter Turbo engine is exceptionally potent for a standard engine, while the 2.0-liter Turbo engine is even more impressive with up to 252 horsepower. The Equinox also features a diesel option – the 1.6-liter Turbo-diesel – capable of an EPA-estimated 39 mpg highway.*
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2019 Ford Escape both feature similar safety packages. Both will allow you to drive with exceptional confidence. The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is packed with available safety features such as Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Forward Collision Alert.
When equipped with the Ford Safe and Smart Package, the 2019 Escape is impressive – outfitted with rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam headlamps, Blind Spot Information System, Lane Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more.
The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox features the next-generation Chevrolet Infotainment System 3 interface. This advanced system features available 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
The 2019 Ford Escape features the SYNC 3 Infotainment system. One of the big differences between these two systems is that the Ford system features Ford + Alexa integration, opening up access to some of your favorite Amazon AlexaTM capabilities.
Whether you decide to go with the Chevy Equinox or the Ford Escape, you’ll be able to find the perfect crossover for you at Motor Inn. To test drive the 2019 Ford Escape, visit Motor Inn of Algona or Motor Inn of Spirit Lake. To test drive the 2019 Chevy Equinox, visit Motor Inn of Estherville, Motor Inn of Carroll, or Motor Inn of Knoxville.
*EPA mileage estimate. Actual mileage may vary.