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2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Ford Escape near Kansas City, MO

May the Better SUV Win!

Picking the right vehicle can be a daunting task at times, especially with so many options out on the market. That is why here at Molle Chevrolet we want to help you narrow it down with our 2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Ford Escape near Kansas City, MO, comparison.

Investing in a family vehicle is a big step, especially if it’s the first. Perhaps you’re having your first born or perhaps you're adding yet another member to the growing family, so it is important to invest in the right vehicle from the start to get the most out of your expense. Let’s begin with the basic component of all vehicles: the engine. The lowest trim of the Chevy Equinox features a 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine, while the Ford Escape provides a 2.5L Duratec® 4-cylinder engine. So, for starters, the Equinox proves more efficient by having an engine that displaces a little less gasoline than the one on the Escape. Furthermore, the engine of the Chevrolet comes on top by far, with 182 horsepower against the 168 horsepower of the Ford.

As for fuel efficiency in the 2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Ford Escape near Kansas City, MO, comparison, the 2016 Equinox will require far less stops at the gas station. Not only does it surpass the 2016 Escape with its 22/32/26 MPG city/hwy/combined1, versus the 22/31/25 MPG city/hwy/combined1 of the Ford, but it also has a bigger fuel tank that holds up to 18.8 gallons, whereas the competition only holds up to 15.1 gallons. So the 2016 Chevy Equinox will undoubtedly save you time and money at the pump in the long run.

Daytime Running Lamps come standard on the Equinox, whereas not on the Escape, allowing you to be more conspicuous on and off the road, especially on those gloomy days. Power adjustable front seats are also standard on the 2016 Equinox from the lowest trim and up. And you will definitely enjoy a roomier and more comfortable drive in the 2016 Equinox since it takes the cake in its interior dimensions. With 40.90 inches of headroom in the front, you’ll feel less cramped than in the 39.9 inches of headroom in the Escape. And even though the Ford has slightly more front legroom, with its 43.1 inches of space versus the 41.2 inches of the Chevy, the rear seat passengers will be a bit tighter in the 36.8 inches of rear legroom against the 39.9 inches in the Equinox. So, in general, the 2016 Chevy Equinox gives you more balance and almost equivalent space for front and rear passengers alike.

As you can see from our 2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Ford Escape near Kansas City, MO, comparison, the Ford cannot beat the Chevy's model in this battle. Come in today to Molle Chevrolet to check out the 2016 Equinox. Or better yet, schedule a test drive, and see for yourself why the Chevy comes on top.

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1. EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.