2021 Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox

2021 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Chevy Equinox
2021 Ford Escape


2021 Chevy Equinox
$24,885 MSRP

Starting Price

$25,800 MSRP
1.5L EcoBoost® Engine

Base Engine

1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine
8-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic


65.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

63.9 cubic feet

Trim Levels


A reliable and capable SUV can make all the difference when you’re commuting back and forth between Highland and Schererville. Both the Ford Escape and the Chevy Equinox are well-respected models in their segments–offering robust performance capabilities and spacious, tech-filled cabins. However, only of these SUVs can provide you with the specs that you desire at a more budget-friendly price point. Compare the Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox with Webb Ford as we help you determine which SUV is best for you! 

Chevy or Escape: Trim Levels and Pricing

When comparing the Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape, most Munster drivers are going to start at their prices. The Ford Escape is the more budget-friendly option of the two, with its starting price coming in at a little under $1,000 less than the 2022 Chevy Equinox MSRP:

  • Ford Escape: $24,885 MSRP
  • Chevy Equinox: $25,800 MSRP

What’s great about the less expensive Ford Escape is that gives drivers more wriggle room to upgrade to a higher trim level. The Escape allows you to truly customize your driving experience by providing 10 whole trim level options. On the other hand, you’re much more limited with the Chevy Equinox as that SUV only has four to choose from. 

Chevy or Escape: Interior Space

One of the main reasons as to why Hammong commuters love crossovers is for the space that they offer. While the Escape and Equinox have roomy cabins, the Escape comes out on top once again by adding a bit more space for your passengers to enjoy: 

Ford Escape Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 42.4 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 40.7 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.3 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 65.4 cubic feet 
  • Passenger Volume: 104 cubic feet

Chevy Equinox Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 40.0 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.0 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 39.9 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Cargo Volume: TBD
  • Passenger Volume: 103.5 cubic feet

Chevy or Escape: Performance Features 

How do the Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape compare in terms of performance? Both SUVs offer a solid blend of power and efficiency, but ultimately it’s the 2021 Ford Escape that takes the lead:

2021 Ford Escape 

  • 1.5L EcoBoost® engine
  • 181 hp
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

2021 Chevy Equinox 

  • 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine
  • 170 hp
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity

Shop with Webb Ford for a New Ford Escape 

Now that you’ve compared the Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox, it’s clear to see that the Escape is the premier option in terms of affordability, space, and power. Contact us today to arrange a test drive in the new Ford Escape. Then, take advantage of our online finance application to get pre-approved for the Escape right from the comfort of your Griffith home!

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