2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Chevy Equinox in Woodstock, IL

Have you narrowed your new car search down to the 2020 Ford Escape and the 2020 Chevy Equinox, but aren't sure which one you want to get? Our team at Bull Valley Ford in Woodstock, IL, put together this comparison page to help you research the 2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 Chevy Equinox. Continue reading to learn more, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You can reach us at (800) 351-8074 or by sending us a message online and we will gladly assist you.

We will be comparing the 2020 Ford Escape SEL, starting at $29,255 MSRP, and the 2020 Chevy Equinox LT, starting at $27,500 MSRP.


When it comes to performance, you can expect both of these vehicles to deliver a smooth and quality drive. The Escape SEL and Equinox LT both come standard with front-wheel drive. The 2020 Chevy Equinox comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission, whereas the 2020 Ford Escape is standardly equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.


Performance Specs

1.5L four cylinder with automatic start/stop (standard on the Escape and Equinox)

  • 170 HP
  • 203 lb.-ft. torque 
  • 30 MPG (combined)
  • Max. towing capacity: 3,500 lbs.


Each of these small SUVs are sleek and sporty in their own ways, but the 2020 Ford Escape has been completely redesigned to achieve a more athletic look to it. The Escape SEL and Equinox LT have some similarities, such as body-colored door handles and heated sideview mirrors. The Chevy Equinox has deep-tinted rear glass window, whereas the Ford Escape has privacy glass for the rear liftgate as well as the second row. Also found on the Escape is a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, which comes in handy when you've got your arms full.


You'll find a plethora of comfort and convenience features on the 2020 Ford Escape and 2020 Chevy Equinox, such as a 4.2-in. driver information screen and plush seating materials. Take a look at the list below to see what can be found within the 2020 Ford Escape.

  • ActiveX™ seating material
  • Ten-way power driver's seat 
  • Heated front seats
  • Electronic automatic temperature control with rear air duct
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls
  • Intelligent access with push button start


Stay connected while you're on the road in both the Ford Escape and Chevy Equinox. Both SUVs feature a six-speaker audio system and touchscreen - a 7-in. touchscreen on the Equinox and 8-in. touchscreen on the Escape. Both also are Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible, so you won't have to miss a beat. Ford offers other services that are beneficial as well, such as SiriusXM® Traffic with Travel Link®, as well as FordPass Connect™.


No matter how impressive the exterior and interior specs are for each model, safety is the number one priority. Ford and Chevy both understand this, as they have equipped the Escape and Equinox with a suite of driver-assist features and other protective systems. Take a look at the lists below to see what each SUV comes standard with.

Ford Escape

  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Rear sensing system
  • Lane-keeping system
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Personal Safety System™ with dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
  • Safety Canopy® system
  • Belt-Minder®
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Torque vectoring control
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)

Chevy Equinox

  • Forward collision alert
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Rear vision camera
  • Driver confidence package
  • Teen driver
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • OnStar® & Chevrolet Connected Services capable

Schedule a Test Drive at Bull Valley Ford

Do you have your heart set on the 2020 Ford Escape? Great choice! Come on down to Bull Valley Ford in Woodstock, IL, to see this model for yourself. Take a look at our inventory to find your favorite trim, and then take it for a spin. To schedule a test drive, give a team member a call at (800) 351-8074 or send us a message online.

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