2017 Ford Edge vs 2017 Chevy Equinox
The competition between Ford and Chevy is almost as old as the automotive industry. These two companies have been constantly trying to outdo each other. This competition permeates every vehicle class each company has to offer. Looking at the 2017 Ford Edge vs the 2017 Chevy Equinox will help car shoppers trying to decide between the two crossovers make a decision.
|2017 Ford Edge||VS||2017 Chevy Equinox|
|2.0-liter four-cylinder||Base Engine||2.4-liter four-cylinder|
|20 city/30 hwy||Best Fuel Economy||21 city/31 hwy|
2017 Ford Edge, Chevy Equinox Engine Options
Both crossovers begin this competition by offering base four-cylinder engine options. Equinox models are powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, while the Ford Edge comes equipped with a standard EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Fuel economy ratings on the two base engines are roughly equal, but the Ford engine excels in the performance category, offering 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque compared to the 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet offered on the Chevrolet model.
In addition to the base engine, each crossover offers engine upgrades that increase the performance numbers. Two additional engines are offered on the Edge while the Equinox only offers one additional V-6 option. The first upgraded engine available on the Edge is a 3.5-liter V-6 that increases the horsepower to 280 and the torque to 250 pound-feet.
The second V-6 engine available on the Edge is also the crossovers second EcoBoost engine. This turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 turns in the best performance numbers available on the crossover at 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The best performance numbers available on Equinox come when the crossover is equipped with the available 3.6-liter V-6, which checks in at 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. These numbers are easily bested by Ford’s EcoBoost V-6. The more powerful engine also comes with standard all-wheel drive, and is able to earn better fuel economy ratings with this all-wheel drive than the V-6 Equinox. The AWD Edge earns an estimated 17 miles per gallon in the cities and 24 miles per gallon on the highways, while the Chevy checks in at 16 city/23 highway mpg.
The impressive performance of the 2017 Ford Edge continues to set this versatile crossover apart from other models in this class.