Buying a new car in Winnipeg means having to choose which one is the best fit. If you have a general idea of what style of vehicle you want, then you can make the decision easier on yourself. Once you know what appeals the most to your sense of style, take the next step and start comparing similar vehicles. The Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape are two great vehicles with some different features to consider.
The Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape both have a six speed automatic transmission. But the Equinox has a horsepower of 182, while the Escape falls just a bit shy of that number, with a horsepower of 171. When it comes to safety, both vehicles are well-matched against each other. They both have standard front impact airbags and side impact curtains. Both vehicles have overhead airbags for the first and second row of seats. They both have ABS brakes and an ignition-disabling feature. One outstanding feature that the Equinox has over the Escape is a standard OnStar 12 month system. OnStar provides drivers with an automatic crash response, roadside assistance in and outside of Winnipeg to anywhere in North America, and other helpful features.
Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Escape come with a standard 36 month / 60,000 kilometer warranty. The powertrain warranty on the Equinox is 60 months or 160,000 kilometers compared to 60 months or 100,000 kilometers for the Escape. The Equinox also provides courtesy transportation for an extended period of time. Both vehicles are front wheel drive, although other options are available. When it comes to fuel economy, the Equinox comes in first with 9.2L / 100km in the city and 6.1L / 100km on the highway. The Ford Escape gets 10L / 100km in the city and 7.1L / 100km on the highway. Considering that the Equinox has more horsepower than the Escape, that is actually a significant difference in fuel usage.
One last thing to consider is legroom. The Chevrolet Equinox has more legroom for passengers than the Ford Escape. The difference is not huge, but when it comes to comfort on long trips, every little bit helps. The Equinox also comes equipped with a driver information center, while this is only an option with the Escape. Overall, the Chevrolet Equinox offers more standard features than the Ford Escape. The vehicles are similar enough that a person wanting a Ford Escape will be just as happy, if not happier, sitting behind the wheel of an equinox. Driving the roads of Winnipeg just got that much better.