Even if SUVs like the 2021 Ford Escape and the 2022 Chevy Equinox look the same, it's what's underneath it all that counts. If you're a Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, driver, how will you know which one to pick? Gibbons Ford spent time creating this comparison to give you the vital stats, so you can choose.

Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: More Cabin Space

From the available 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat to the cabin dimensions, you'll see that the Ford offers more. For instance, you'll get 104 cubic feet of passenger volume.

If you're considering the Chevy, you'll sit in an upgraded 8-way power driver's seat. Within the cabin, you'll find 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, which veers close to the Escape.

Now let's look at the differences in dimensions:

Dimensions Front/Rear

Ford Escape

Chevy Equinox

Hip Room

55.2/53.3 inches

54.2/51.7 inches


42.4/40.7 inches

40.9/39.9 inches

Shoulder Room

57.6/56 inches

57.2/55.5 inches

Also, the rear head room proves larger in the Ford. You'll get 39.3 inches as opposed to the Chevy's 38.5 inches.

Plus, you're afforded more room in the trunk when you put down the seats. It measures 65.4 cubic feet in the Escape and 63.9 cubic feet in the Equinox.

Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: Larger Screens, More Devices

Reviewing your odometer and gas gauge will be easy with the available 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster in the Ford. The most premium comparable Chevy display, the optional 4.2-inch driver information screen, is significantly smaller, so you may need to squint to see it.

Other accommodations, like the Ford 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot option, give everyone a chance to log on. It can host up to 10 devices. The comparable system in the Chevy only allows seven devices.

Take your music along with you to celebrate it on the upgraded 10-speaker B&O® Sound System by Bang & Olufsen in the Ford. If you're looking for the top-tier Chevy system, select the available 7-speaker Bose® premium audio system.

Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox: Enhanced Overall Performance

To start off the comparison, the Ford provides two gas engines for your driving purposes. The 1.5L EcoBoost® engine comes standard, which produces 181 horsepower. It also provides an available turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost® engine.

The Chevy only uses one engine, the turbocharged 1.5L engine. This will produce 170 horsepower to get you going on Northern Pennsylvania roads.

At the maximum, the Explorer will tow up to 3,500 pounds to accommodate your water toys or a trailer packed with bikes or project materials. With the Equinox, it only tows a maximum of 1,500 pounds.

Both vehicles offer great gas mileage, so you won't have to continuously stop to refuel. The Ford achieves an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG, while the Chevy achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/31 highway MPG.

Which SUV Will You Pick? 2021 Ford Escape vs 2022 Chevy Equinox

Seeing the 2021 Ford Escape and 2022 Chevy Equinox, you may notice similarities. If you dig deeper, though, it becomes clearer that the Ford may be better for Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, motorists.

To see for yourself, contact Gibbons Ford and come down to our store for a test drive.

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