2022 Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox

2022 Ford Escape vs. 2022 Chevy Equinox
2022 Ford Escape


2022 Chevy Equinox
$26,010 MSRP

Starting Price

$25,800 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


If you’re looking for a great new SUV to upgrade your Peoria commute, you might be considering the Ford Escape or Chevy Equinox. These are both capable crossovers in their own right, boasting powerful performance specs and roomy interior cabins for plenty of passengers and cargo. You’ll find a great ride in either choice, but only one will ultimately best suit your driving needs and lifestyle. Mike Murphy Ford has everything you need to know in our Chevy vs. Equinox comparison guide below, which covers important factors like price, performance, and cabin space. 

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Trim Levels and Pricing

Price is one of the first things that drivers look at when comparing two vehicles. If you’re purely after affordability, then the Chevy Equinox offers a lower starting price by a few hundred dollars:

  • Ford Escape: $26,010 MSRP
  • Chevy Equinox: $25,800 MSRP

However, it would be premature to make your decision solely based on starting price. A closer look at the available trim levels for each model will tell you that the Ford Escape offers a whopping 10 trim levels to the Chevy Equinox’s four–and the Ford lineup includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants! Check out the full lineup of each SUV below:

2022 Ford Escape Trim Levels: 

  • Ford Escape S
  • Ford Escape SE
  • Ford Escape SE Hybrid
  • Ford Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid
  • Ford Escape SEL
  • Ford Escape SEL Hybrid
  • Ford Escape SEL Plug-In Hybrid
  • Ford Escape Titanium
  • Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid
  • Ford Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid

2022 Chevy Equinox Trim Levels: 

  • Chevy Equinox LS
  • Chevy Equinox LT
  • Chevy Equinox RS
  • Chevy Equinox Premier

Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape: Interior Space

The Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape both offer ample space for passengers and cargo alike, with seating for five and folding rear seats to maximize cargo volume. However, in terms of dimensions, the Ford Escape pulls ahead with a bit more room for front and rear passengers, as well as more cargo space. Check out the full dimensions:

Ford Escape Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 42.4 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 40.7 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 39.3 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 65.4 cubic feet 
  • Passenger Volume: 104 cubic feet

Chevy Equinox Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 40.0 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.0 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 39.9 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38.5 inches
  • Cargo Volume: 63.90 cubic feet
  • Passenger Volume: 103.5 cubic feet

Ford Escape vs. Chevy Equinox: Performance

Engine performance is another major factor that drivers consider when picking out a new ride. While the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox both offer a 1.5L engine, the Ford Escape specs outmatch the Equinox with more horsepower, a more powerful transmission, and a much higher towing capacity. Compare the engine specs below:

2022 Ford Escape 

  • 1.5L EcoBoost® engine
  • 181 hp
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

2022 Chevy Equinox 

  • 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine
  • 170 hp
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 1,500-pound towing capacity

Discover Your Next SUV at Mike Murphy Ford

Now that you’ve had a chance to read our comparison of the Chevy Equinox vs. Ford Escape on paper, you might be interested in getting behind the wheel of a Ford Escape for yourself! Just contact our office or stop by our dealership and we’ll set up a test drive around Pekin so you can see how the Escape handles on the road. Feel free to reach out with any questions, or for more information about our Chevy vs. Escape comparison. And don’t forget to check out our new vehicle specials if you’re looking to save on your next Ford!

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