2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 Ford Escape

2016 Chevy Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Ford Escape

2016 Ford Escape


There are plenty of vehicles that can transport you around the Bradenton and Tampa area, some large enough to haul lots of cargo but that unfortunately use too much gas. When you’re looking for something in between to handle your individual or family needs, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a great pick. From its affordable price point to its advanced standard features and available V6 power, the Chevy Equinox is a true standout. Competing with it is the 2016 Ford Escape, but an adept comparison makes it clear that the Equinox comes out ahead!

Performance and Fuel Economy

Whether you decide to go with a more fuel-efficient base engine or a more powerful V6 powertrain, the 2016 Chevy Equinox proves to be the better pick over the 2016 Ford Escape. The base engine on the Chevy Equinox is a 2.4L inline-four that makes 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. There’s also a more powerful engine for those who want it, a 3.6L V6 that pumps out 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. You can choose between front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

While the Ford Escape is also offered with front- or all-wheel drive, its engines don’t meet the same standards. The base engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that only gets 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine available is a turbocharged inline-four that gets 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.


Both of these models are offered with a telematics system that provides automatic crash notification and emergency roadside assistance. However, this system comes standard on the base 2016 Chevy Equinox, while 2016 Ford Escape drivers will have to pay more for an upgrade. Also the advanced Chevy OnStar telematics system also comes standard with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you stream Internet on up to seven mobile devices at one time.

There aren’t any versions of the Ford Escape that provide this advanced technology. In addition, the Chevy Equinox comes standard with daytime running lights, while the Ford Escape does not.


In spite of its superior performance and exciting advanced features, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox also comes at a more affordable staring price than the 2016 Ford Escape:

  • 2016 Chevy Equinox: MSRP from $22,600
  • 2016 Ford Escape: MSRP from $23,590

Get the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox at Cox Chevy Today

If you’ve looked closely at the details and determined that the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is the superior choice when it comes to a high-quality crossover SUV, then visit Cox Chevrolet to check it out in person. We have a variety of trim levels and color options on the lot, and we’ve got competitive financing available. Stop in and see us during our regular hours, seven days a week, and contact our sales team with questions or to set up a test drive.