2020 Ford Escape vs 2019 Chevy Equinox 

2020 Ford Escape vs 2019 Chevy Equinox

With a striking update for 2020, the Ford Escape emerges to turn heads with an aerodynamic new design and an overhaul of new features to gawk at. We’ve set out to test how Ford’s new take on the Escape stacks up to the most esteemed market competitors. Today, we'll see how the 2020 Ford Escape fairs when we pit it against a familiar rival – the 2019 Chevy Equinox.

After its intense exterior restyling, there’s been a lot of talk surrounding the Escape's new looks. Still, the 2020 Ford Escape packs an impressive list of new features and technologies worth conversation. The SUV offers a standard 8-inch infotainment display on all models beyond the base level, plus an optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and head-up display. The 2020 Escape also welcomes Ford Co-Pilot360 to the standard feature roster. The package includes the Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Auto High-Beam Headlamps. Unfortunately, you won't find this breadth of standard features on the 2019 Chevy Equinox.

2020 Ford Escape 


2019 Chevy Equinox 

$24,885  Starting MSRP  $23,800 
250 hp / 275 lb-ft  Max Horsepower / Torque  252 hp / 260 lb-ft 
104.0 cubic feet  Passenger Volume  103.2 cubic feet 
37.5 cubic feet  Cargo Space  29.9 cubic feet 

Comparing the Performance and Interior Space of the 2020 Ford Escape and 2019 Chevy Equinox 

The 2019 Chevy Equinox offers a trio of turbo engines to choose from. At the base level, the 1.5-liter turbo delivers 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. The Equinox follows up with an available 2.0-liter turbo (252 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque) and a 1.6-liter turbo diesel (137 hp, 240 lb-ft of torque).

On the 2020 Ford Escape lineup, a standard 1.5-liter turbo kicks things off with 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Escape follows with an available 2.0-liter turbo, hammering out an impressive 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The Escape comes out on top in cargo volume, offering 37.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row. The Equinox offers notably less space, capping its standard cargo area at 29.9 cubic feet. Dropping the rear bench, the Escape offers a maximum cargo volume of 65.4 cubic feet. The Equinox cuts off max cargo at 63.5 cubic feet.

The Chevy Equinox isn’t making much of a comeback in passenger volume either. At a glance, both the Escape and the Equinox feature a two-row layout with seating for up to five passengers. Across the two rows of seating, the 2020 Ford Escape offers a passenger volume of 104.0 cubic feet, while the Equinox follows closely at 103.2 cubic feet.