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2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape in Chantilly, VA

Spacious and Powerful – the 2017 Equinox

What are the items that top your wish list from a new crossover? A powerful engine? A spacious interior for all of your passengers and cargo? All the latest technology? If you’re looking for a package that offers it all, there’s nothing quite like the 2017 Chevy Equinox. To show off how it compares to the competition, Pohanka Chevrolet put it to the test with a comparison between the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape in Chantilly, VA.

No matter which of the available two engines you choose on the 2017 Equinox, you’ll have more power at your disposal than the Ford Escape. The Equinox comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder powertrain that provides 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque; by comparison the standard engine on the 2017 Escape is a 2.5L iVCT 4-cylinder that is limited to 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. Even with the extra power at your disposal, the Equinox records an efficient 31 MPG hwy1, which means you’ll need to stop for gas less often than if you were driving in the Escape, which offers 29 MPG hwy2 on its base trim level. For even more power, the Equinox is unmatched with a best-in-class3 301 horsepower form its 3.6L V6 powerhouse. You’ll leave the Escape in your dust, as its available Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® powerhouse provides just 245 horspower4 and 275 lb.-ft. of torque4.

Whether you’re loading up your vehicle with passengers or cargo, you need to have ample space. When comparing the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape in Chantilly, VA, you’ll find that the Chevy Equinox is more accommodating to you and your passengers, thanks to its Multi-Flex® rear seat. It is able to slide backward to open up a possible 39.9 inches of legroom for your rear-seat passengers, or slide forward if you need more room for cargo for your purchases from the Greenbriar Town Center. The Escape limits your rear-seat passengers to only 37.3 inches of legroom, and it doesn’t have a comparable feature like the Multi-Flex® seat. Overall, the Equinox offers 99.7 cubic ft. of passenger volume, which outclasses the Escape’s 98.7 cubic ft. of room.

For the latest in technology, the Equinox is the first SUV in its class3 to offer built in 4G LTE Wi-Fi5. The hotspot allows for up to seven devices to connect simultaneously, so you won’t have to run up your family’s data plan when you’re on-the-go. The Escape doesn’t offer built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi on any of its trim levels. Chevy also gives you access to OnStar® with five years of the OnStar® Basic Plan6 when you the Equinox as a new vehicle – which is something you can’t get if you’re driving in the 2017 Escape. 

Pohanka Chevrolet hopes that the features outlined in the comparison between the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape in Chantilly, VA, helped showcase some of the advantages that the Equinox holds over the competition. To see even more of this enticing crossover, head over to Pohanka Chevrolet today for a test drive!


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1. EPA-estimate 21/31 city/hwy for FWD 4-cylinder models.

2. 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.

3. Based on GM Compact SUV segment.

4. Tested with 93-octane fuel.

5. Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations.

6. Does not include emergency or security services. Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Ford Escape in Chantilly, VA

Interior of the 2017 Chevy Equinox

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