2023 Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox

2023 Ford Escape

2023 Ford Escape


2023 Chevy Equinox
$28,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$26,600 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


The Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox are two of the most popular compact SUVs on the market. If you’re searching for a practical, reliable, and stylish SUV for your daily drives around Sun Valley and Burbank, you might be wondering how the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox compare. At Sunrise Ford - North Hollywood, we’re convinced that the Ford Escape is the better option. When you compare the new Ford Escape to the Equinox from Chevy, we’re sure you’ll agree!



Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Trim Levels & Pricing

If you’re like most Pacoima drivers, you want to get the best value for your dollar. As compact SUVs, both models are similarly priced:

  • 2023 Ford Escape Base: $28,000 MSRP
  • 2023 Chevy Equinox LS: $26,600 MSRP

The Ford Escape is slightly more expensive at its base level, but offers seven trim options, giving you plenty of options. The Chevy Equinox is slightly less expensive at its base level, but offers just four trim levels.

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Performance

The Ford Escape is slightly more expensive than the Chevy Equinox, but in addition to offering more trims, it’s also a better performer. With the Ford Escape, North Hollywood drivers can choose from four engine options. There’s also a hybrid and plug-in hybrid variation of the Escape. The Chevy Equinox offers just one engine. Here’s a quick comparison of the Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape in terms of performance:

2023 Ford Escape Engines:

  • 1.5L EcoBoost® Engine: Capable of up to 180 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine: Capable of up to 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.5L I-4 Hybrid Engine: Capable of up to 163 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque
  • Plug-in Hybrid 2.5L I-4 Engine: Capable of up to 163 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque

2023 Chevy Equinox Engines:

  • 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: Capable of up to 173 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Interior Dimensions

Both the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox offer spacious cabins, but the Ford Escape manages to provide additional space in the cargo area and second row. This gives the Ford Escape an edge when it comes to practicality and functionality:

2023 Ford Escape Interior Dimensions:

  • Headroom (Front/Rear):40.0 inches / 39.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.6 inches / 56.0 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55.2 inches / 53.3 inches
  • Leg Room (Front/Rear): 42.4 inches / 40.7 inches (38.9 inches on the Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid)
  • Cargo Room (Minimum/Maximum): 34.4 cubic feet / 65.4 cubic feet

2023 Chevy Equinox Interior Dimensions:

  • Headroom (Front/Rear):40.0 inches / 38.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.2 inches / 55.5 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 54.2 inches / 51.7 inches
  • Leg Room (Front/Rear): 40.9 inches / 39.9 inches
  • Cargo Room (Minimum/Maximum): 29.9 cubic feet / 63.9 cubic feet

Test Drive a New Ford Escape for Sale at Sunrise Ford - North Hollywood!

Now that you’ve compared the Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape, it’s easy to see why more and more Burbank drivers are choosing this Ford SUV. Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Ford Escape? Contact us online or call us at 818-264-4169 to schedule a test drive. Still doing your research? Refer to our Ford research hub to learn more about the Ford brand and its vehicles.


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