You could spend a lot of your valuable time sifting through the options on your search for the right compact SUV for your needs and budget. The vast demand for these versatile and stylish vehicles has resulted in an automotive segment that’s all but bursting at the seams – making it a challenge to separate the real winners from the rest.
If the 2021 Chevy Equinox and the 2020 Ford Escape have made it onto your shortlist, then you’re off to an excellent start! In fact, once you’ve taken a closer look at how these two SUVs excel, you may be able to bring your search to a happy conclusion right away.
But while the Equinox and the Escape both have a lot of great things going for them, they’re not equal in all respects. Read on to find out how these two segment contenders stack up in a few key areas, and you’ll be well on your way to making a choice you’ll love.
Many car shoppers think the bottom line is all that matters, but price isn’t everything. Still, the 2021 Equinox offers both an attractive price and incredible value. It edges out the 2020 Escape in both ways, too. The Equinox is priced lower from the start, and it offers more value in its base model than the entry-level Escape. As an example, the 2021 Equinox’s base trim gives you a standard Wi-Fi hotspot, which can only be had as an available upgrade in the Escape.
If you’re looking for a solid road performance in an SUV with an energetic and capable engine, then both the Equinox and the Escape can meet your needs. For a power boost, you might choose to upgrade to the Equinox’s available 2.0L turbo-4, which makes 252 horsepower. There is a comparable upgraded turbo-4 in the Escape lineup, but it falls behind in horsepower.
Efficiency is also an important consideration for those seeking long-term value out of their compact SUVs. The 2021 Equinox gets superior fuel economy in its base engine, savings that will stack up for as long as you drive the vehicle.
You need an SUV you can count on to get you where you need to go dependably and safely, every time. The 2021 Equinox gets a stellar 5 out of 5 stars in its J.D. Power predicted reliability rating. The Escape is no slouch with its 4.5 stars, but it’s hard to argue with perfection.
We have only listed a couple of the things there are to love about the 2021 Equinox. There’s plenty more for you to discover when you check out this amazing SUV for yourself at our Panama City-area dealership. Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC has a fantastic selection of new and used vehicles for you to browse online or in person. And if you like our selection, you’re going to love the savings opportunities we have on hand for you!
Click over to our online inventory and start shopping. Your 2021 Equinox – or any other vehicle that catches your eye – is waiting for you to claim as your own for an irresistible bargain price!