Compare 2008 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Ford Escape

2008 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $21,537 $23,035
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $22,351 $23,905
AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $23,057 $24,660
AWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $23,870 $25,530
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $26,002 $27,810
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $26,287 $28,115
AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,521 $29,435
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $27,806 $29,740
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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
$21,537
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,035
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$384 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Equinox still sports great interior room, but it needs better handling and a better interior. 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
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 99.5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.1 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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 0.79 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)
11.65 x 1.02 11.9 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 36.7
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3660 4320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LNJ 997
Displacement
3.4L/204 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 171 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 3.37
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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