2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

The 2018 Ford SUV lineup is one of the most impressive SUV lineups ever created. And we’re not just saying that because everyone here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA, loves everything Ford. We’re saying that because it’s simply the truth. In fact, the new ford SUV lineup is so capable, so powerful, so efficient and so functional that its compact crossover SUV model – the 2018 Ford Escape – can match up against Chevrolet’s midsize crossover SUV model – the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

That may seem like a big claim to make, but it’s one we’re ready prove with this 2018 Ford Escape versus 2018 Chevy Traverse head-to-head model comparison. Once you’re finished reading through everything, you’ll see exactly why the new Ford Escape is the perfect choice for anyone looking to purchase a new SUV.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Chevy Traverse

$23,850 Starting Price $30,875
3 Engine Options 2
23 MPG Max City Gas Mileage 20 MPG
30 MPG Max Highway Gas Mileage 27 MPG

2018 Ford Escape: Lower Price Tag, More Engine Choices and Better Gas Mileage than the 2018 Chevy Traverse

Even though it’s smaller and slightly less powerful (and, yes, we really mean slightly, as the horsepower and torque advantage of the new Chevy Traverse is quite marginal), the 2018 Ford Escape holds quite a few distinct advantages over the 2018 Chevy Traverse. For starters, and perhaps most importantly, a new Ford Escape is far more affordable than a new Chevy Traverse. More specifically, the starting price for a 2018 Escape is over $7,000 less than the starting price of a 2018 Traverse.

And you’ll continue to save money with a 2018 Ford Escape thanks to its fuel efficiency advantage. That’s because the 2018 Ford Escape gets up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse gets up to only 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.

Your new Ford Escape is also more customizable than the new Chevrolet Traverse. What we mean by that is you get to choose between three powerfully capable and efficient engines when picking out a 2018 Escape, whereas the 2018 Traverse lineup offers only two engines to choose from.

For more information on everything the 2018 Ford Escape lineup has to offer, please reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

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