|2016 Chevy Equinox||2016 Ford Escape|
|2.4L four-cylinder||Standard Powertrain||1.6L four-cylinder|
|182 hp||Standard Horsepower||173 hp|
|32 mpg||Standard Fuel Economy||32 mpg|
2016 Chevy Equinox vs. 2016 Ford Escape
Over the past decade or so, anyone paying attention to the auto industry has noticed that the crossover SUV segment has taken the buying public by storm. More crossovers are sold than any other segment of vehicle, and two of the most popular are shown here: the 2016 Chevy Equinox and 2016 Ford Escape. Both offer a host of great features and have proven to be dependable, appealing and versatile in all driving conditions. But that begs the question, how do they compare to one another?
From the outset, we can see that the 2016 Chevy Equinox is easier on the pocketbook than its Ford counterpart, coming in over $1,000 cheaper across all platforms. Yet, despite its cheaper price tag, that doesn’t mean that it underdelivers on performance. Its standard powertrain, a 2.4L inline four-cylinder, outperforms the Escape’s 1.6L EcoBoost four-cylinder, rewarding the buyer with gains in terms of standard horsepower. Yet, despite its larger displacement, the Equinox doesn’t skimp on fuel economy either, rewarding buyers with an Escape-equalling 32 highway mpg.
While both models are certainly appealing, the facts don’t lie: the 2016 Chevy Equinox offers equal fuel economy and greater power, even as it is easier on the pocketbook. Find your 2016 Chevy Equinox at Jack Burford Chevy today!
Now Playing at Jack Burford: The 2016 Chevy Equinox
Not content to simply rest on its considerable laurels, the 2016 Chevy Equinox has welcomed a host of enhancements for the latest model year. Stylistically speaking, the Equinox has adopted a front end more in line with other Chevy models such as the Traverse and Cruze, while modernized headlights and tailpipes have received a style refresh as well. Adding to the allure of the Equinox is the updated Chevy MyLink interface, which adds Siri Eyes Free to the existing 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, allowing users to control their stereo and navigation using simple voice commands.
Two powertrain options are also available for the new model year, starting with the standard 2.4L inline four-cylinder, which rewards drivers with 182 hp and up to 32 highway mpg. Those desiring more capability, meanwhile, might prefer the available 3.6L V6, which generates a potent 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of engine configuration, drivers enjoy a refined and accommodating interior cabin, which is replete with upscale upholstery materials and offers 63.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.
The 2016 Chevy Equinox is now available at Jack Burford Chevy, located in Richmond, KY. Schedule your test drive today!