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Crossover SUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Vs. 2020 Ford Edge

Crossover SUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Versus 2020 Ford Edge
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
VS
2020 Ford Edge
Chevrolet Equinox L FWD Standard Vehicle Comparison Ford Edge SE FWD
$23,800* Base Price MSRP $31,100
Turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder Engine Turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder
26 EPA-Estimated City MPG 21
31 EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 29
5 Seating Capacity (passengers) 5
3,274 Base Curb Weight (pounds) 3,959
Available Features On The Equinox
Available Features On The Edge
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Compatibility
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Heated front seats
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Power driver seat with lumbar control
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Driver memory seat
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • LED fog lamps
  • Roof rack side rails
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Hands-free liftgate

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2020 Ford Edge aren't necessarily top competition for each other, since they don't always compete for the same buyers. The Chevy Equinox is a compact SUV, while the Ford Edge is mid-size, meaning that each may hold some advantages over the other, depending on what you're looking for in a new SUV.

Still, many SUV buyers will shop the Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox, as the interior space and versatility of these models are not too far off one another. In this comparison article, we'll try to give you a sense of which may be the better vehicle for you, based on your unique preferences.

The team at Henna Chevrolet may favor the 2021 Chevy Equinox over the 2020 Ford Edge, but we'll let you be the judge following this comparison review and your own vehicle research.

We'll point out some of the key differences between these sport-utes, including pricing, fuel efficiency, features, curb weight and more. Then, it will be up to you to determine which vehicle better suits your lifestyle and budget!

Following this review, if you have any questions about how the new Chevrolet Equinox SUVs for sale compare to Ford's Edge or any other vehicle for that matter, reach out to our sales associates. We'll be sure to provide you with the details you're after regarding Equinox trims, standard and available features, specifications and more!

Comparing Chevrolet's Equinox to the Ford Edge

When comparing the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox to other SUV options like the 2020 Ford Edge, one thing that stands out immediately is the Chevy's highly affordable pricing. The new Equinox starts at just $23,800 and is one of the most competitively priced models in its class, let alone compared to a larger vehicle like the Ford Edge.

The 2020 Ford Edge mid-size SUV does hold a size advantage over the 2021 Chevy Equinox compact SUV, but many drivers and families may find they prefer the more agile Equinox over the bulkier Ford. With its shorter wheelbase, smaller turning diameter and lighter weight, this Chevy SUV outhandles the Ford Edge with ease!

Tipping the scales at just 3,274 pounds in base trim, the 2021 Equinox is a featherweight compared to the much heavier Ford Edge. At nearly 4,000 pounds, the Edge feels much bulkier going down the road, and it's far less fuel-efficient, too.

In standard trim with front-wheel drive, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox returns an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 26 city and 31 highway mpg. The best that the bigger Ford Edge can muster is an EPA-estimated 21 city and 29 highway mpg rating. Which would you prefer while navigating Austin, Texas, area roads?

Looking at the cabins of these two sport utility vehicles, we see that the Ford Edge is marginally larger inside than the Chevy Equinox. But is a little bit more space worth the heavy fuel economy penalty you take when driving the bulkier Ford? We don't think so!

Both of these SUVs come standard with turbocharged powertrains that deliver ample power for hauling your crew and gear. While the larger Ford Edge is more powerful, it also has a lot more weight to move around, so any difference in engine output likely won't be an issue out on the road with the sporty and responsive Equinox!

Do you have a favorite among these American SUVs? If you're leaning toward Chevrolet's new Equinox, then head over to our full-service new and used car dealership near Round Rock, TX, for a closer look.

Secure a New Chevy SUV at Our Austin, TX, Dealership

Henna Chevrolet is your dedicated source for 2021 Chevy Equinox crossover SUVs for sale in Austin, TX, and we invite you shop our extensive new Chevrolet inventory now. Browse our online selection to shop and compare the various new Equinox versions in stock.

Four trims make up the 2021 Equinox lineup, starting with the well-equipped and competitively priced L edition. Standard equipment includes Chevy Safety Assist, a package of driver-assist and active safety technologies that adds peace of mind to your drive.

From Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert and a Following Distance Indicator to Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam and a Lane Keep Assist system with Lane Departure Warning, the new Equinox comes standard with the very latest in safety tech!

The automaker's intuitive and responsive Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system paired with a 7-inch color touchscreen display is also standard on the Equinox. Smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay makes it easy to stay connected to your world while moving around Austin and beyond.

The Premier edition is the top trim of the 2021 Equinox lineup and adds premium features like a hands-free power liftgate, leather-upholstered seating surfaces and so much more. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes standard across the trim lineup, but an advanced AWD system is available for enhanced all-weather grip and confidence.

If you've discovered your preferred version of the 2021 Chevy Equinox and spotted one among our current inventory, then don't wait to see our Chevy lease specials and finance offers! Our dealership team is here to help you obtain affordable monthly payments for your upgrade to your ideal new Chevrolet.

Drivers seeking financing can submit a credit application through our secure website for auto loan pre-approval before their arrival for a tour and test drive of their new Chevy SUV!

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