2018 Ford Escape vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

Split screen images of the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevy Equinox

Crossovers continue to reign supreme as the new standard in family hauling at Brandon Ford. Built on the platform of a car, crossovers retain the nimble handling and performance that drivers enjoy while offering space for a growing family. The best-in-class options are the models that get the mix between value, performance, and space just right. Two models that might interest car shoppers looking for a compact crossover are the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevy Equinox. Both models have seen plenty of updates to their design, infotainment systems, and interiors which has helped earn them spots as top performers in the class. Check out some additional specs on the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Chevy Equinox below to see which one is the right fit for your family.

2018 Ford Escape


2018 Chevy Equinox

$23,850 Starting MSRP $23,580
2.5-Liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.5-Liter four-cylinder
67.8 cubic feet Base Cargo Space 63.5 cubic feet
Yes Available Apple CarPlay Yes

Maximize Cargo Storage with a 2018 Escape at Brandon Ford

As you can see from the specs above, both models come in at about the same price. However, car shoppers are getting more power and more cargo space for their buck with the 2018 Ford Escape. With all of the seats in place, the 2018 Escape offers 34.0 cubic feet of space in the cargo area. When the second-row seats are folded flat, the cargo capacity grows to a hefty 63.5 cubic feet of space.

In comparison, the 2018 Chevy Equinox only offers 29.9 cubic feet of space in the rear cargo area and 63.5 cubic feet of space with the second-row seats folded flat. That's quite a difference. The extra space offered in the cargo area of the 2018 Escape can make all the difference when trying to haul a full car load to sports practice or multiple pieces of luggage on a family vacation. Power from the larger base engine will also help the 2018 Ford Escape to perform the way you are expecting when filled with all that cargo.

The best way to get a feel for how much space and power is offered in the 2018 Ford Escape is to see it in person and take it for a test drive. Stop by the Brandon Ford dealership on Adamo Dr. in Tampa during normal business hours or schedule an appointment online so we can have the 2018 Ford Escape ready and waiting when you arrive.

Find additional research tools and information about our available vehicles on the Brandon Ford website under the New Cars tab on the homepage.