Chevy Equinox VS Ford Escape

Hawk Auto is the premier used car dealership in Illinois with thousands of vehicles of all makes and models in our pre-owned inventory. Come by any of our ten locations, and our professional sales staff will do everything possible to put you behind the wheel and on the road in either a new vehicle, or one that’s new to you.

As a first step, if you’re in the market for an SUV, you might want to think of the Chevy Equinox or the Ford Escape.


Chevy Equinox

Chevy Equinox Illinois

Compact crossover SUVs are becoming one of the hottest items on the automotive market, and one of the great things about them, especially for those on a limited budget, is that they offer a great combination of features, functionality, performance, mileage and value that’s within the reach of many middle-income families. If that’s what you’re looking for in Chicagoland, we believe one of your best options is the Chevy Equinox.



No matter your destination, the Equinox is up for the challenge with a choice of two engines, a 1.5L Turbo engine, which gives you up to 31 MPG/highway, and a 2.0L Turbo with 3,500 lbs. of towing capacity.

Roomy interior

In the cabin, the Equinox features a 60/40 split-folding rear seat that folds flat to give you a generous 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space, plus hidden storage space under the rear floor, just what you need for all that summer vacation gear.


And speaking of those long vacation trips, or the daily commute, with Chevrolet Infotainment you can access your phone, text messages, music and navigation while keeping your hands on the wheel.

Safety features

While the Equinox may be relatively small as far as SUVs go, it’s huge when it comes to its abundance of safety features. Standard safety features available on all Equinox models include Standard Automatic Emergency Braking that alerts you at speeds less than 50 MPH when a front-end collision is imminent, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning, and Standard Pedestrian Braking to warn of a pedestrian ahead of you.

All things considered, the Chevy Equinox is a great choice in a compact crossover SUV.

Ford Escape

Ford Escape IL

The Escape is Ford’s best selling SUV, and it’s loaded with special features guaranteed to make it a joy to drive no matter where the road takes you.

The Escape comes in four trim levels, S, SE, SEL, and Titanium, and in this comparison we’ll look at the mid-level SE.


Power and handling

The Escape SE comes equipped with a 1.5L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine featuring Auto Start-Stop technology to help increase your gas mileage while also lowering emissions. It also has a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability.

In addition, standard features on the Escape SE include front-wheel drive, traction control, and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS).

Optional features include Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support, Intelligent 4WD System, and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert.


Like the Equinox, the Escape gives you a nice amount of cargo space. With the back row seats up, the space is 34 cubic feet, and that can be expanded to 68 cubic feet with the seats folded.


No matter where you are in your Escape SE, you’ll have a world of entertainment at your fingertips to keep everyone occupied and happy while you drive around Chicago. Standard features include AM/FM MP3 with six speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio with SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link®, and SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communication.

So, there’s no need to look any further for a used car dealership in Illinois. You’ve found us at Hawk Auto, and we’ll work with you to help you find the crossover SUV that meets your every need.

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