Searching for your next SUV to traverse Chester, Clifton, and Brookhaven, PA, with your family in comfort? If so, you're likely considering the 2021 Ford Escape and the Chevy Equinox. To help you decide, our team at Murphy Ford created the following head-to-head comparison between the Escape and the Equinox. As you read ahead, feel free to reach out with any questions!

2021 Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: Efficiency & Capability

Both the Equinox and the Escape offer towing capability that instantly upgrades your weekend getaways and family vacations. However, in terms of getting you efficiently from Point A to Point B, one of these models delivers more stop-free miles:

Ford Escape

Chevy Equinox

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

1,500 pounds

Best Available EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

EPA-estimated 44 city/37 highway MPG

EPA-estimated 26 city/31 highway MPG

Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: Reliable Performance

When it comes to maintaining traction, you will find an all-wheel-drive powertrain available in both models. Only the 2021 Ford Escape, though, offers an optional All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Disconnect. If all-wheel drive is not needed, this system automatically disables the rear driveline, which reduces drag and overall energy demand.

Additionally, the 2021 Ford Escape features a standard Selectable Drive Mode system that allows you to precisely adapt to the conditions around your SUV. The lineup of Drive Modes includes:

  • Normal
  • Eco
  • Slippery
  • Sport
  • Sand

Unfortunately, the 2021 Chevy Equinox does not offer a comparable system to this one found in the Escape.

2021 Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: Technology & Amenities

To help you stay connected while you travel, both these accommodating SUVs offer a variety of technology features, such as:

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for remote streaming.
  • Touchscreen display for convenient control.
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for easy access to your favorite apps.

Inside both the Escape and the Equinox, you can also invite the outdoors in with an available panoramic sunroof. To surround yourself in your favorite playlist while fresh air blows through your hair, you can upgrade to a premium audio system in either model.

However, the 2021 Chevy Equinox only offers a 7-speaker system, while the 2021 Ford Escape amplifies every note even more with its 10-speaker option.

Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: Safety & Driver Assistance

Both of these dependable SUVs come standard with a variety of active safety features to better protect you and your loved ones too. The 2021 Ford Escape offers the following safety features:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

Similarly, the 2021 Chevy Equinox comes standard with an array of comparable driver-assist systems. However, you'll have to upgrade to a higher trim level for the blind-spot information system. This keeps an eye on the areas around your SUV that you might not be able to see when cruising down the highway or backing up.

Another feature you will only find in Ford Escape is the available Active Park Assist 2.0 system. This intelligent feature will handle parking for you. Once you come to a complete stop, shift into Neutral, and push/hold down the Active Park Assist button, it takes it away.

Call Your SUV: 2021 Ford Escape or 2021 Chevy Equinox?

Though the Escape and the Equinox offer some similar features, we believe the Ford beats its Chevy competitor in performance, amenities, and safety systems. Now, the only thing left to do is experience it firsthand by scheduling your 2021 Ford Escape test drive. Contact us to get behind the wheel near Chester, Clifton, and Brookhaven, PA, today!

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