2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 Ford Escape


2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Ford Escape

2016 Ford Escape

These days, more individuals and families in the Florence and Cincinnati area are turning to the small crossover SUV segment to handle their day-to-day driving needs. There are a number of different models out there, but we’ve noticed that many area drivers are attracted to the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2016 Ford Escape for a variety of reasons. However, when we give it a closer look, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox reveals itself as the superior contender, which is why we hope you’ll come check it out at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY!


In terms of both base power and max performance, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox outdoes the 2016 Ford Escape. The base engine on the Equinox is a 2.4L inline four that delivers 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque and comes with both two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options. Max power comes from a 3.6L V6 engine that makes a commanding 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque.

The 2.5L base four-cylinder engine on the Escape only makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Max power also comes in well under the Equinox from a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets just 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

Starting Price

In spite of its superior power, the 2016 Chevy Equinox also proves more affordable than the 2016 Ford Escape for drivers operating on a budget. The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox starts at an affordable price of $22,600 while the Escape starts at $23,100. That’s money you could put towards higher trims, more features, or just keep in your pocket.


Both the 2016 Ford Escape and the 2016 Chevy Equinox get a range of standard features that modern drivers demand, from Bluetooth handsfree calling and a rearview camera to power windows and door locks. However, there are a number of standard features on the Chevy Equinox that you won’t find on the Ford Escape.

Perhaps most notable of these is the Chevy OnStar system, which comes with emergency crash notification, concierge service, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you stream Internet on up to seven devices at once. In fact, the Ford Escape isn’t even offered with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

And, even the most basic version of the Chevy Equinox comes with a power adjustable driver seat. While this feature is available on the Ford Escape, it will cost you more via a trim upgrade.


Keeping you and your family safe on the road is a top priority, and the 2016 Chevy Equinox proves more capable of that. The Equinox received the best score of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) difficult small-overlap frontal-offset crash test, giving potential buyers confidence in its ability to protect.

Unfortunately, the 2016 Ford Escape received the worst score of “Poor” from the IIHS in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash test, raising serious doubts about its ability to keep yourself and your passengers safe under a fairly common collision situation. The Chevy Equinox also comes with front crash prevention technology in the form of the optional Forward Collision Alert system; the Ford Escape lacks anything comparable.

Test Drive the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2016 Chevy Equinox is on sale now at Tom Gill Chevrolet, located near Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Find out about our competitive financing options and take your preferred trim level and color for a spin, or contact our sales staff for more information before you come by!