Compare 2010 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Ford Escape

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Ford Escape
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
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4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
Escape 4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
Escape 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
Escape FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
Escape FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,146
$24,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,365
$26,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$445 / 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. The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is a viable and sturdy contender in the family crossover arena. Gas mileage is excellent for a compact SUV, and optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from softer competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.5
Steering
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
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3929 4600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas I4
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.0
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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