2021 Chevy Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape

Equinox vs. Escape

2021 Chevy Equinox


2020 Ford Escape
$23,800 MSRP

Starting Price

$24,885 MSRP
1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder

Standard Engine

1.5L Turbo 3-Cylinder
170 hp

Standard Horsepower

181 hp
203 lb-ft

Standard Torque

190 lb-ft

Teen Driver Technology

Not Offered

If you’re searching for a new compact SUV for your Palm Bay travels, you may be considering two of the most popular picks: 2021 Chevy Equinox and 2020 Ford Escape. Both have their share of exciting features for you and your family to enjoy, so which will you choose? At Boniface Hiers Chevrolet, we’re convinced the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is leaps and bounds ahead with a more cost-effective price tag, a competitively powered engine, and features that are exclusive to Chevy like Teen Driver. Compare the new Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape to learn more about how they stack up! 

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Starting MSRP

It’s tough to beat the Chevrolet Equinox SUV’s value! Below, you’ll find a quick overview of the starting MSRPs for both models’ base-level and range-topping trims: 

2021 Chevy Equinox

  • Entry-Level L Trim: $23,800 MSRP
  • Range-Topping Premier Trim: $31,400 MSRP

2020 Ford Escape

  • Entry-Level S Trim: $24,885 MSRP
  • Range-Topping Titanium Trim: $36,435 MSRP

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Engine Power 

Both SUVs come with capable 1.5L engines — the Ford Escape delivers 11 hp more than the Chevy Equinox, but the Equinox overshadows the Escape with a higher torque output. Compare their performance specs below: 

2021 Chevrolet Equinox

  • Base Engine: 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower/Torque: 170 hp / 203 lb-ft of torque

2020 Ford Escape

  • Base Engine: 1.5L Turbo 3-Cylinder
  • Horsepower/Torque: 181 hp / 190 lb-ft of torque

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Highlighted Features

Price and performance play substantial roles in helping Cocoa Beach drivers decide which SUV is right for their families. But, those aren’t the only important factors to consider. You and your passengers want a comfortable cabin, whether you’re running errands around Melbourne or hitting the road for a weekend drive. Inside either SUV, you’ll find features like brand-specific infotainment systems, color touchscreen displays, and 2nd-row sliding seats with a 60/40 split function. 

However, when you look closer, you’ll find that the Equinox offers more advanced features for the lower price-tag. Compare some of their feature highlights below to see which SUV better meets your needs: 

2021 Chevy Equinox Feature Highlights: 

  • Chevy Infotainment 3 System
  • 8-inch color diagonal touchscreen
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Keyless open/start
  • Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors 
  • Chevy Teen Driver technology

2020 Ford Escape Feature Highlights: 

  • Ford SYNC® (Ford SYNC® 3 is standard on the SE and above) 
  • FordPass Connect™ (includes 4G Wi-Fi capability) 
  • Rotary gear shift dial
  • Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting
  • 4.2-inch Instrument Cluster

It’s worth noting that the Ford Escape comes standard with Ford SYNC®, but gets Ford SYNC® 3 on higher trim levels. The Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with its highest infotainment system, which gives you access to features like voice recognition, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and more right off the bat. To obtain those features for the Ford Escape, you’ll need to upgrade to at least the SE trim, which is more expensive. 

Test Drive a New Chevy Equinox at Boniface Hiers Chevrolet

When you compare the Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox, the latter stands out as a better value for Viera families. Not only is it more affordable, but it directly competes with and bests the Ford Escape in many categories. Ready to get behind the wheel of a Chevy Equinox L or Chevy Equinox Premier? Contact us online or call us at 855-844-6372 to schedule a test drive. And, be sure to browse our new vehicle specials on new Chevy compact crossovers like the Equinox!


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