Compare 2010 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Ford Escape

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,484
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,615
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 66.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3761 4320
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas I4
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LAF 997
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 171 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.26
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.37
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing arm Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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