2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Comparing 2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a lot easier than it might seem. Though they’re both in the same class, only the Ford crossover can offer:

  • Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control
  • Up to 68 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space
  • Up to 43.1 Inches of Front Legroom
  • 5-Star Overall NHTSA Safety Rating
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control

Ford vs. Chevy Crossover Performance

Both the Ford and the Chevy offer a standard four-cylinder engine and an available turbocharged four-cylinder, and yet the Ford still feels more responsive. That might be because it offers:

  • Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control: Uses anti-lock braking, throttle reduction, and torque transfer to improve cornering ability.
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control: Uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor yaw and roll rates and detect and correct understeer, oversteer, or motion roll.

Ford Crossover vs. Chevy Crossover Dimensions

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 Ford Escape is a crossover SUV that offers drivers the interior space of a full-size SUV. Whether you want to stretch out on your commute from Naperville to Aurora or pack plenty of luggage when you’re heading from Plainfield to O’Hare, the Ford is going to prove superior to the Chevy. At the same time, the Ford is a little shorter, making it easier to park and maneuver.

Ford Crossover vs. Chevy Crossover Safety

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Enhanced Active Park Assist

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Adaptive Cruise Control

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Overall NHTSA Safety Score


NHTSA Overall Side Star Rating


NHTSA Rollover Star Rating


With the crossover SUV segment so popular among families, the Ford Escape’s exceptional safety ratings and technology should inspire greater confidence than the underequipped and severely outdated Chevrolet Equinox.

Drive the 2018 Escape at River View Ford

If you ever wonder why the Ford Escape is so highly rated, just compare it against a rival like the Chevy Equinox. If you’d like to experience a new or used Escape, contact us today to arrange a test drive or apply for financing to start making one yours.

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River View Ford
River View Ford
2200 US Highway 30
Oswego, IL, 60543 United States
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