Compare 2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2015 Ford Escape vs 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Chevrolet Equinox
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2015 Ford Escape
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2015 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,956 $26,270
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $26,524 $27,920
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $28,424 $29,920
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,986 $33,670
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 22 32 $22,009 $22,120
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,294 $24,520
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $24,861 $26,170
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $26,761 $28,170
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $30,324 $31,920
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4WD 4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escape 4WD 4-Door SE 22 29 $25,551 $27,400
Escape 4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 29 $29,361 $31,485
Escape FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $22,103 $23,450
Escape FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,920 $25,650
Escape FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,728 $29,735
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,956
$25,551
$26,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,270
$27,400
$28,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$457 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is more refined and quiet than many of its competitors, while offering the versatility and value that a budget-conscious family would expect. With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.30 55.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.20 43.1 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 98.1 103.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.60 54.8 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.90 36.8 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.90 39.9 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.10 52.4 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.80 56 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 39 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.30 66.3 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.80 - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 61.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.50 105.9 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.80 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.50 72.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 61.5 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.90 7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.80 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - 37.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 34.3 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - 71.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 67.8 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 34.3 31.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - 42.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 - 10.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 - 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 150
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3645 3624
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 184 @ 2500 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LEA 99X NA
Displacement
2.4/145 1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 173 @ 5700 250 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MX0 446 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.51 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.44 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58 3.50 - 0.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91 -
Trans Type
6 6 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.79
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.61
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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