Compare 2018 Chevrolet Equinox


2018 Chevrolet Equinox Holds Up to Fuel Economy, Performance in Compared to the Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee

Ohio drivers know the importance of a versatile vehicle that is reliable and high-performing throughout the year. Drivers near Stow, Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, and Kent can depend on a SUV with cargo utility and convenience features in addition to impressive fuel economy and safety features. When you need to get in and on the road in a vehicle that can handle tougher road conditions while ensuring safety and comfort, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape have the features and functionality to keep you going.


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High Tech. Functionality that Enhances Safety and Comfort

The Ford Escape comes with a host of technology features that enhance the overall safety features of the SUV. The Lane-Keeping System, a rearview camera, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and much more work with drivers to communicate your surroundings and prevent potential hazards.  

The Equinox offers similar technology features that impact the overall safety. The Equinox offers features like a Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and a rear vision camera. Both the Escape and Equinox also offer rear safety features as well such as the Enhanced Active Park Assist and Reverse Sensing System in the Escape and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert in the Equinox in addition to its rear vision camera, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Sie Blind Zone Alert, and Lane Change Alert.

In each model, convenience and comforts comes from the inside out. The Ford Escape, the Jeep Cherokee, and the Chevrolet Equinox both offer new interior cabin design. Throughout each trim level, the two series provide divers with premium interiors with quality materials. However, the Escape and Equinox each SUV model offers design details like a hands-free trunk opening functionality. Both features allow you to open the truck with the wave of your foot when your hands are full, making it simple to load and unload your trunk.

Performance That is Smooth as It Is Powerful

In regards to fuel-efficiency, the Equinox offers an array of engine options with a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter with high city and highway mpg. The Escape also boasts a 1.5-liter turbo engine, however it comes out slightly behind in regards to city and highway mpg. With lower city and highway mpg, the Ford Escape provides slightly more horsepower than the Chevrolet Equinox.

However, the Equinox is slightly higher in terms of acceleration. The Jeep Cherokee base trim option doesn't provide a standard turbo engine and its city and highway mpg comes out slightly lower than both the Escape and the Equinox. The standard four-cylinder engine makes it difficult for the Cherokee to get up to speed. It also generates a lower fuel economy for the Cherokee. However there are more available engines for the Jeep Cherokee that provides better towing than what is available with the standard options.  

All three SUV models offer quality handling to create a smooth driving experience. The athletic build of each model handles the bumps in the road as smooth as a luxury car. The powerful diesel engine of the Chevrolet Equinox allows Chevy drivers to take on the turns with quality performance capabilities that make handling a breeze .

Ohio drivers can discover the full functionality of our SUV lineup at Ron Marhofer Chevrolet in Stow. Whether you're hitting the back roads, the neighborhood curves or the stretches of interstate, the Chevrolet Equinox has the functionality and features to keep you and your passengers engaged and protected on the journey. We look forward to getting you behind the wheel for a test drive soon.