It's no secret that Ford and Chevy both produce great vehicles. The 2021 Ford Edge and 2021 Chevy Equinox are great examples of vehicles that provide a sleek look and a smooth ride. But which one allows you to navigate the roads near the Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, areas, easier?

This guide by Friendly Ford of Hamilton will help answer that question!

Ford vs Chevy: Performance

To get the most out of your ride, you need your car's engine performance to be distinct. To that end, the 2021 Ford Edge offers two different, pristine engines: a turbocharged direct-injection Twin-Scroll 2L EcoBoost® engine, and a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine. Both engines can get up to 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. The Equinox, by comparison, only offers a 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.

To make the advantage of the Edge in terms of fuel consumption even better, it offers Auto Start-Stop Technology, which automatically shuts the engine off when you come to a stop and starts it back up when you're ready to accelerate.

Ford's 2021 Edge also has Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) readily available. Regardless of if you're driving in unsatisfactory weather or poor road conditions, the All-Wheel Drive sensors will monitor traction and prevent you from sliding around!


Edge vs Equinox: Safety

You want to feel safe in your vehicle at all times. Both the 2021 Edge and 2021 Equinox provide great safety features that will put your mind at ease. They were both recognized as a IIHS 2021 Top Safety Pick.

The Edge's Ford Co-Pilot 360™ Technology really shines when it comes to always keeping you safe and alert. With five standard driver-assist features, there is no on-road situation where it won't make you feel safe. As part of its Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), the 2021 Ford Edge has cameras that are strategically positioned to show you what's in your blind spots and behind you, so you'll be able to constantly see all your surroundings.

Ford's BLIS is available in each of its trims. If you were thinking of going with the Equinox, you would need to upgrade its trim level, as the L trim (the base trim) does not have this type of feature.

Pre-Collision Assist with Auto Emergency Braking-which determines potential collisions between any object on the road, and brakes for you automatically if you're about to become involved in an accident-are featured in the Edge and the Equinox.


Technology & Infotainment

Both the 2021 Edge and Equinox offer smartphone technology that will allow you to use your phone without lifting a finger. The Equinox features Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, making it easy for anyone with either an iPhone® or Android™ to enjoy a smooth drive while getting the most use out of their mobile device.

However, where the Edge really excels is its SYNC® 4A technology. Supported by a 12.1-inch, high-definition touchscreen, this component can instantly recognize your voice and is compatible with all smartphones. You will be able to make calls, send texts, play music, and so much more without lifting a finger. Just use your voice, and you'll be able to enjoy all your smartphone features instantly!

Hands full? Need to open your trunk? Both vehicles offer the convenience of a hands-free liftgate system. The 2021 Edge has the edge here, though. The Edge's hands-free foot-activated liftgate technology lets you open your trunk just by lifting your foot underneath the middle bumper just above the license plate.


2021 Ford Edge vs Equinox: Conclusion

There's no doubt both the 2021 Ford Edge and 2021 Chevy Equinox are top-of-the-line vehicles that will enhance your driving experience. But for a more diverse and safer ride around the Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, areas, the Edge clearly stands out over the Equinox due to its safety features, performance, and advanced technology.

If you'd like to experience one of the safest and technologically advanced rides available in 2021 and beyond, stop in and see us at Friendly Ford of Hamilton-or go to our dealership's website to schedule a test drive today! We look forward to seeing you!

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2536 Route 12B
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