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Used SUVs Showdown: Ford Escape vs Chevy Equinox

Known for their spaciousness and maneuverability, SUVs have soared in popularity over the last decade. With many quality, used SUVs now on the market, customers of all credit types can access SUVs. Many now wonder which vehicle best fits their lifestyle, as SUVs can differ greatly by size and other features. With so many options nowadays, choosing the right SUV can feel overwhelming.

Those with bad credit may feel they have few options to get a quality SUV. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used SUVs available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

To provide more information regarding our SUV inventory, we wrote a blog post about two of the most popular SUVs currently on our lots: the Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox. Interestingly, these two vehicles belong to different vehicle classes (the Escape is considered a midsize SUV, while the Equinox is considered a compact SUV), they possess many similarities and have comparable passenger space—within inches. As a result, we compared the two SUVs, so you can make the best decision for you and your family.  

Ford Escape

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Ford Escape is widely liked for its “spacious cabin, car-like handling, and peppy available turbocharged engines.” The Ford Escape tops the compact SUV class because of its generous passenger space, which seats five. As a result, the spaciousness of this vehicle makes it perfect for those with families or active outdoor lifestyles.

The Ford Escape ranks highly as an affordable SUV, taking second place in U.S. News & World Report’s “2016 Affordable Compact SUVs” list. At Car City, our used Ford Escapes range from $10,990 to $15,990 in model years from 2010-2017.

According to critic reviews from U.S. News & World Report, the Ford Escape (2010-2017 model years, currently available at Car City) has increased its overall ratings from 7.6 to 8.6. The Escape’s overall reliability rating has also increased from a 2/5 in earlier models to a 4/5 in later models.

Below are some used Ford Escapes currently in our inventory. Contact us today for more information!

2017 Ford Escape
2017 Ford Escape | Price: $15,990 | Mileage: 112,716
2016 Ford Escape SE
2016 Ford Escape SE | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 115,699
2017 Ford Escape S
2017 Ford Escape S | Price: $13,990 (current sale price) | Mileage: 110,737

Chevrolet Equinox

The widely popular Chevy Equinox is known for its “strong reliability rating, a spacious interior, and a smooth ride,” according to U.S. News & World Report. Compared to the Ford Escape, the Chevrolet Equinox consistently scores higher in safety and reliability measures, while falling short with an “underwhelming base engine.” The Equinox is considered a compact SUV, despite its spacious passenger seating, which comfortably seats five. The space, along with consistently positive safety ratings, makes this a great choice for larger families on the go.

At Car City, Chevrolet Equinoxes range from $12,990 to $17,990 and we currently carry model years from 2014-2019. The Equinox ranked third in U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Affordable Compact SUVs.” According to critic reviews, the Equinox has enjoyed consistent positive ratings for safety and reliability. The 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019 models all maintain 5-star safety ratings. Common complaints for the Chevrolet Equinox include sub-par cargo space and maneuverability.

Below are some used Chevrolet Equinoxes currently in our inventory. Contact us today for more information!

2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT | Price: $14,990 | Mileage: 103,390
2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS | Price: $17,990 | Mileage: 41,798
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS | Price: $17,990 | Mileage: 95,540

Escape vs Equinox: Which used SUV is right for you?

As you can see from this blog post, both the Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox are both great SUVs to choose from due to their spaciousness, affordability, and maneuverability. Although these vehicles have changed over the past decade with redesigns and add features, their basic concepts have remained. While the Ford Escape offers slightly more space and boasts a peppier engine, the Equinox consistently ranks higher for safety and reliability.  If you are looking for an affordable, spacious SUV, the Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox are great options.  

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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