2020 Chevy Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape

2020 chevy equinox white exterior vs 2020 ford escape red exterior

2020 Chevrolet Equinox


2020 Ford Escape
$23,800 MSRP


$24,885 MSRP
1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder


1.5L Turbo 3-Cylinder
170 hp


181 hp
203 lb-ft


190 lb-ft

Top Infotainment System

Requires Upgrade

These days, choosing a new SUV can lead to endless hours of research if you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. But even in an increasingly crowded market, two small SUV models remain staunchly sought after: the Chevy Equinox and the Ford Escape. Join Rick Hendrick Chevrolet as we compare the 2020 Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape in terms of pricing, performance, and more to help you determine which is best suited for your North Charleston travels!

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Which is More Budget-Friendly?

Which SUV is a better value for Mount Pleasant shoppers on a budget? With an entry-level price that’s just over $1,000 lower than that of the Ford Escape, it’s the new Chevy Equinox that proves itself to be the most budget-friendly SUV:

2020 Chevy Equinox Pricing

  • Base L Trim: $23,800 MSRP
  • Top-Tier Premier Trim: $32,595 MSRP

2020 Ford Escape Pricing

  • Base S Trim: $24,885 MSRP
  • Top-Tier Titanium Trim: $33,550 MSRP

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Performance Details

Whether you’re more impressed with the performance of the Equinox or the Escape will depend on your preference of greater horsepower or greater torque, but if it’s the latter, we think the Equinox will stand out as a clear victor:

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Performance Specs

  • 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder base engine, generating 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque

2020 Ford Escape Performance Specs

  • 1.5L Turbo 3-cylinder base engine, generating 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Features & Amenities

We’ve compared the Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox pricing and performance, but which small SUV packs more of the features and amenities you desire into the cabin? Both are designed to make life easier with their own respective infotainment systems paired with a color touchscreen center display and the convenience of sliding 2nd-row seats with 60/40 split functionality. But with its lower price point, some may determine that they prefer the standard features list of the Equinox to the Escape.

The decision is yours to make, so take a peek at the key features for each model to help make the best choice for you and your family:

  • 2020 Chevy Equinox Key Features – Chevy Infotainment 3 System w/ 7-inch color diagonal touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability, keyless open and start, steering wheel-mounted controls, and Chevy Teen Driver technology.
  • 2020 Ford Escape Key Features – Ford SYNC® and FordPass Connect™, a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, rotary gear shift dial, and Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting.

It’s possible to get a Wi-Fi® hotspot and keyless open/start in the Escape, but drivers will need to pay more money to be granted these features. And if you’re interested in a feature like Teen Driver technology, you’ll want to note that it’s exclusive to Chevy and there is currently no similar offering from Ford.

Explore the 2020 Equinox Further at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet

Has the 2020 Equinox captured your attention after reviewing this Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox comparison? Continue your research and check out our overview of 2020 Equinox reviews or our comparison of the 2021 Chevy Equinox vs the 2021 Ford Escape. Then, contact us to arrange a test drive near James Island!

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