2017 Ford Edge vs 2017 Chevy Equinox

Sport utility vehicles have changed a lot over the years. Once thought of as massive automobiles that chugged gasoline and belched loads of emissions into the air while taking up your entire driveway, the SUVs of today are leaner, cleaner, and more efficient. They have essentially been split up into two main groups: full-size SUVs and crossovers. Crossovers offer drivers a taste of two worlds, where they can enjoy the power, space, and versatility of an SUV while also taking advantage of the kind of efficiency and maneuverability typically found in sedans or coupes. These crossovers have blown the door wide open for engineers and innovators to explore more ways to make their models stand out from the crowd. If you are in the market for one of these vehicles, you could not have picked a better time. With so many options available, how do you know which one is right for you? We’re here to help with a comparison of the 2017 Ford Edge vs the 2017 Chevy Equinox.

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2017 Ford Edge vs 2017 Chevy Equinox
5 People Seating Capacity 5 People
245 HP Horsepower 182 HP
73.4 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 63.7 Cubic Feet
Available Foot-Activated Liftgate Not Available

2017 Ford Edge horsepower and cargo capacity

Part of the allure of an SUV is the power and cargo capacity it offers. If you had no need for more cargo room or more horsepower, you would probably not be considering an SUV in the first place. SUVs are meant to have more thrown at them, be it for weekend adventures in the wilderness or the daily tasks of driving a family around town, so power and cargo room are important. The 2017 Ford Edge has an engine capable of producing 245 horsepower, but the 2017 Chevy Equinox falls short of that with a 182-horsepower output. In terms of cargo capacity, the Edge can open up to as much as 73.4 cubic feet of space when the seats are folded. The Equinox again falls short, opening up to just 63.7 cubic feet of room. More space means more items you can bring along on those fun weekend outings, not to mention more room for all your grocery bags.

Versatility is also important in an SUV, and while every SUV has a rear liftgate, those can sometimes be a hassle to open up, especially if you have your arms full. The 2017 Ford Edge offers an available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate to help alleviate this issue, while the 2017 Equinox does not. Plain and simple, in this comparison Ford has, well, the Edge.

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2017 Ford Edge interior steering wheel and dashboard
2017 Ford Edge interior seats and sunroof
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