The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs. The 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Chevrolet Equinox
2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Have you been trying to find the right crossover SUV for your budget, lifestyle, and performance demands? The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox and 2017 Ford Escape fit similar profiles for typical family drivers throughout Indianola and West Des Moines, but ultimately the Chevy Equinox runs away from the competition in critical areas like performance, features, and price. Take a full tour of both models, and then stop into Gregg Young Chevrolet Norwalk to experience the new Chevy Equinox.

Performance Capabilities

Chevy Equinox InteriorWhile both of these SUVs are offered with the option of all-wheel drive, if you’re looking for the vehicle with more standard and available power, the Chevy Equinox is a hands-down winner:

  • Chevrolet Equinox – The base engine on the Equinox is a 2.4L inline-four engine that produces a composed output of 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. The LT and Premier trims come standard with this engine, but you’ll also have the option to upgrade to a 3.6L V6 that delivers a robust 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque.
  • Ford Escape – The base S trim on the Ford Escape comes with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that only puts out 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. There’s a mid-level 1.5L four-cylinder as well, but even that only gets 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The most available power on the Escape is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that still tops out at just 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.

Base Features

No matter which one of these crossovers you decide is best for your needs, you can expect to get standard features like Bluetooth®, cruise control, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker sound system. The Chevy Equinox stands apart, however, because only this model also gets standard features like power adjustable front seats, an advanced telematics system with a 4G LTE WI-Fi connection, and a 7-inch Chevy MyLink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; even more expensive trims of the Ford Escape aren’t offered with a portable Wi-Fi connection, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto. Also, only the Chevy Equinox comes equipped with lightweight, high-performing alloy wheels.


The Chevy Equinox not only presents a profile that beats out the Ford Escape in a number of key areas, but it also has the edge in terms of affordability:

  • Chevrolet Equinox – MSRP from $23,100
  • Ford Escape – MSRP from $23,600

Choose the 2017 Chevy Equinox at Gregg Young Chevrolet Norwalk

The sales staff at Gregg Young Chevrolet Norwalk looks forward to working with you to find the right trim level of the 2017 Chevy Equinox to fit your driving needs. Stop in and see us today at 2501 Sunset Drive in Norwalk, IA. We’re easy to find off of IA-28, just 10 minutes south of West Des Moines and 20 minutes north of Indianola. If you have questions, feel free to get in touch Monday through Saturday at 866-608-3032.