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2018 Ford Escape

Picture of 2018 Chevrolet Equinox in dull grey

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Drivers looking for a top of the line crossover SUV naturally turn to Ford and Chevy, and that leads to comparing 2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. We’ve crunched the numbers and considered the features and tech to help you find the right model.

We’re pleased to report that only the Ford Escape offers:

  • Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control
  • Up to 68 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space
  • Up to 43.1 Inches of Front Legroom
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 5-Star Overall NHTSA Safety Rating
2018 Ford Escape taking a curve on a bridge

More Controlled Performance Than  the Equinox

Both the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox offer a four-cylinder engine as standard and an available turbocharged four-cylinder for added horsepower and torque.

That said, only the Ford Escape offers:

  • Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control

Interior Space and Cargo Capacity

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

34 Cubic Feet

Standard Cargo Space

29.9 Cubic Feet
68 Cubic Feet

Expanded Cargo Space

63.5 Cubic Feet
43.1 Inches

Front Legroom

40.9 Inches
178.1 Inches

Exterior Length

183.1 Inches

The 2018 Chevy Equinox is noticeably longer than the 2018 Ford Escape, so expect tougher timers in tight Conroe parking lots or crowded roads across Spring or The Woodlands. Despite that added length, the Chevy Equinox interior somehow manages to deliver less front legroom than the Ford Escape and fail to match the Ford Escape’s cargo space.

Ford Escape Safety Rating Surpasses the Chevy Equinox

The Ford delivers a few standard features unavailable with the 2018 Chevy Equinox, including voice recognition and a CD player, but the main difference lies in terms of safety technology.

Only the Ford can provide:

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Since the overall NHTSA Ford Escape safety rating comes in at 5-stars, the Ford should definitely be your SUV of choice if safety is of paramount concern.

Ford Comparisons

2018 Ford Escape driving through the city

Find Your Next Ford SUV Available Now from Gullo Ford of Conroe

Whether you’d like to compare the Ford Escape against the Ford Explorer or arrange a couple of test drives, turn to Gullo Ford of Conroe. Feel free to contact us directly or check out our new vehicle specials — you can even apply for financing from the comfort of your own home.

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