2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Chevy Equinox Rifle, CO

2020 Ford Escape
Features & Specs
2020 Chevy Equinox
8-speed automatic
6-speed shiftable automatic
Combined 30 mpg
Fuel Economy
Combined 28 mpg
33.5 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
29.9 cu. ft.
42.4 in.
Front Leg Room
40.9 in.

2020 Ford Escape vs 2020 Chevy Equinox

Are you on the hunt for an SUV that fits your family’s lifestyle, but don’t know where to begin, or just don’t have the time? We are here to help! Of course, during your search, you’ll have heard of the classic and stylish Ford Escape and the Chevrolet Equinox. These are two of the most popular SUVs on the road, and today we are here to see which one will come out on top as the better choice! Keep reading to find out which SUV we recommend for you and your family!

2020 Ford Escape Power & Handling

The Ford Escape has multiple options for engine types, and each fo them is extremely fuel-efficient! Being the first to release a hybrid SUV in 2005, the Escape is returning in 2020 with an even better hybrid version of the original model! First off we have the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that boasts an amazing 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque! Next up is the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that gives 250 horsepower and unbelievably 275 lb-ft of horsepower!

2020 Chevy Equinox Power & Handling

The Chevy Equinox comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbo engine that gives 170 horsepower and gives 203 ft-lbs of torque. There is another engine option available, a 2.0-liter turbo engine on the higher trim levels. The standard engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter engine is available with a nine-speed automatic. Offered on LS, LT and Premier models of the Equinox is Switchable All-Wheel Drive which enhances traction, when driving conditions are slippery such as in snow, but in Texas, probably unnecessary.

2020 Ford Escape Features & Design

The 2020 Ford Escape has stepped up the game for second-row passengers, with the sliding second-row seating to allow for maximum legroom with the seats in full rearward position! The rear cargo room extends about six inches for an incredible 37.5 cu.ft. of cargo space when the second-row seats are in full-forward position, making it very easy to accommodate anything you bring along from a large dog crate for your furry friend to outdoor adventure gear for fun fall activities! Standard on the Escape is the Ford Co-Pilot for more adept driving, and available is the Co-Pilot360 Assist that features Adaptive Cruise Control, Evasive Steering Assist, and Voice-Activated Navigation so you never have to take your hands off the wheel.FordPass Connect is a standard feature that allows 10 mobile devices to connect to the 4G LTE wi-fi hotspot, with an available 8-inch touchscreen. With the sound system by Bang&Olufsen, and the seats upholstered in leatherette, you’ll be riding in style, and comfort, with a great sound system!

2020 Chevy Equinox Features & Design

The interior of the Equinox contains rear seat tiling bottom cushions that allow easier loading than many compact crossovers, however, this doesn’t increase the cargo space available, allowing for only around 39in. of cargo space. Safety features standard on the Equinox is Rear Vision Camera, LaneKeep Assist, Automatic Braking with pedestrian detection, and six standard airbags. A 7-inch touchscreen comes standard on lower-level models, however, the connected navigation system is available only on LT and Premier. While there is a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot with available 4G LTE data, it only allows for 3GB capacity or a 1-month data trail, whichever comes first. Finally the equinox comes standard with a six-speaker audio system, and the interior is upholstered in premium cloth.


The compact crossover is a very competitive class, and because of that, it comes down to the details like available cargo room, passenger comfort, and safety driving features. When looking at these things, we are sure you’ll agree with us that the Ford Escape takes the cake! While the Equinox proves an adequate crossover, it does not measure up to the detailing on the upholstery, the spacious second-row seating, or the handling and torque of the 2020 Ford Escape. Come to Columbine Ford in Rifle, CO to find your Ford Escape, or check out our full inventory right here on our website!