The crossover SUV craze has hit the communities of Hamilton, Madison, and Morrsiville, NY! Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a vehicle with plenty of cargo space, maximum utility, and a high-visibility ride? The 2023 Ford Edge is a midsize SUV, and the 2023 Chevy Equinox is a compact SUV; however, they meet similar needs.
Which is better for you? This Ford Edge vs. Chevy Equinox comparison from Friendly Ford of Hamilton will help you make that determination.
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When considering any type of vehicle, you want to be assured that it’s capable of getting you from Point A to Point B. So, it’s only natural to look at what it equips under the hood.
You may be wondering whether the Ford Edge or the Chevy Equinox will get you up to speed faster. The Edge has the edge here—pun intended. The Equinox runs on a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque, offering solid acceleration for daily driving.
With the Edge’s standard twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 turbocharged engine, you’ll feel a bit more pep in your step with 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. With that extra power, you can pull away from a stop or merge with highway traffic more quickly than you would in the Equinox.
For even more power, opt for the Edge’s available twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine, which churns out a whopping 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, the Equinox only offers one engine, so you won’t have the power of choice and will be limited to its base 175 horsepower.
As you cruise around town, you’ll want to make sure you and your passengers are completely comfortable. One of the best ways to understand the type of comfort an SUV can provide is to look at its cabin measurements.
In the 2023 Edge, you’ll be treated to 113.9 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Equinox provides closer quarters with 103.5 cubic feet of passenger room. That difference is highlighted in the following dimensions:
As you can see, the Edge has more headroom and legroom all around, so passengers will have the best seat in the house no matter where they sit.
Whether you have the full crew on board or are flying solo, you’ll most likely have some gear you’re taking along or will pick up some items along the way. Sports equipment, the kids’ backpacks, the weekly groceries—it all jockeys for a spot in your crossover SUV.
The Chevy Equinox offers 29.9 cubic feet behind the second row. Need more room? Fold down the back seats to increase that to 63.9 cubic feet. That may be adequate for your daily routine, but what about when you’re going on vacation and need space to fit everyone’s suitcases, or you’ve found a piece of furniture at the antique mart?
The Ford Edge has you covered with a spacious 39.2 cubic feet with its back seats upright and an expansive 73.4 cubic feet with those seats folded. In either instance, that’s nearly an extra 10 cubic feet in the Edge!
Of course, the most important aspect of any vehicle is ensuring safe travel for you and your passengers. After all, that’s your most precious cargo.
To enjoy a ride filled with peace of mind, both the 2023 Edge and the Equinox are designed with a suite of active safety features. Standard technology you’ll find in the Edge includes:
In the Chevy Equinox, you’ll get comparable systems for automatic emergency braking and lane keeping. However, if you want access to a blind spot monitor, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level.
You’ve come to expect those types of standard safety features. However, Ford isn’t content merely to provide the expected. The available cutting-edge driver-assistance features in the Ford Edge include the Enhanced Active Park Assist System with parallel parking, park out assist, reverse perpendicular parking, and Forward and Reverse and Side Sensing Systems.
The Chevy Equinox, on the other hand, only makes a Front and Rear Park Assist feature available on higher trims, and it lacks all the abilities of the system found in the Edge.
Despite coming from different vehicle classes, these two crossover SUVs are remarkably similar in many ways. However, if you’re looking for extra passenger room and cargo space, a more powerful engine lineup, and additional safety features, the Ford Edge is the standout choice.
If you live near Hamilton, Madison, or Morrsiville, NY, we’d love to help you set up a test drive at Friendly Ford of Hamilton. Take the 2023 Edge for a spin to see if it’s the right ride for you. Contact us today!
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