Compare 2021 Ford Escape vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape
2021 Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape


2021 Chevrolet Equinox

1.5L 3cyl Turbo


1.5L 4cyl Turbo
181 HP


170 HP
27 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

26 city / 31 hwy*

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In 2021, the Ford Escape at Appel Ford is a top choice for a capable SUV. The Escape gets some new updates that make it more desirable than ever, including an innovative hybrid powertrain for the SEL trim level. The Ford Escape models that have traffic sign recognition technology are also now equipped with adaptive cruise control. Some other changes to standard and available features are available for the rest of the Ford Escape lineup. You can try out all the latest updates with your own personal 2021 Ford Escape online test drive that can easily be scheduled with Appel Ford. You're welcome to try out any trim of the Escape to get a feel for its broad range of power capabilities, interior amenities, and more. You can also get more details about how the Ford Escape fares against other SUVs in its class, such as the 2021 Chevy Equinox. While the Escape has many great assets, one distinction between the Ford and the Chevy is performance, as the Ford has the option for a new hybrid powertrain this year that gives it better fuel economy and more power. The Ford also has a more contemporary cabin with all the latest in safety and technology. For more on these changes, book an online test drive with us today.


The Ford Escape at Appel Ford has a range of engines with varying degrees of power output. Even the base engine provides plenty of power on the 2021 Escape. At the least, all trims have a minimum power output of 181 HP and 190 LB-FT of torque produced through a three-cylinder engine with a turbo charge and 1.5L displacement. An eight-speed transmission comes with this engine. Next, the engine that comes standard with the Titanium trim level and higher-end trims is a new hybrid system that uses a 2.5L engine and electric motor. The hybrid powertrain reaches 200 HP in top power output, and it comes with an automatic transmission as well. More power is available with a range-topping turbo 2.0L engine that delivers 250 HP and 280 LB-FT in torque. Trims with the top engine get all-wheel drive, while the others are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive as your base drivetrain. The Chevy Equinox, in contrast to the Ford Escape, doesn't have a hybrid option for power. The Chevy only gets one engine for all trims that provides drivers with 170 HP at the most. The Chevy also has standard front-wheel drive for all trims, and all-wheel drive is available for some trim levels.

Interior and Amenities

With your 2021 Ford Escape online test drive, you'll be able to ride along virtually with a staff member at Appel Ford, who can show you all the latest and greatest features in the versatile SUV. The Ford Escape gets fresh updates across the board to its safety and technology features this year. Additionally, select trims get their own special set of enhancements. Adaptive cruise control is standard on certain vehicles that come with traffic sign recognition. The 2021 Escape also sports the latest Sync infotainment technology available from Ford, which is rated as one of the most innovative and user-friendly infotainment systems among SUVs in the Ford's class. WiFi is standard, along with a host of other useful features including a separate 4.2-inch display screen for the driver. The base Chevy Equinox also gets a touchscreen, but its infotainment system is outdated in comparison to the Ford's. The Chevy doesn't get a separate display system, and it has fewer standard safety aids.


An online test drive is also a perfect way to check out the Ford's design. The Ford has standard LED lighting, which you don't get with the Chevy. Wheels up to 19 inches are available starting with the second trim, while the Chevy Equinox only adds LED lights and 18-inch wheels at the top.

Contact Appel Ford for full details on the 2021 Ford Escape today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.