2015 Ford Edge vs Chevrolet Equinox

March 31st, 2017 by

2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge and the Chevrolet Equinox are among the best midsize crossovers available. On the road, both are powerful and dependable. Shoppers can choose from a wide selection of trim models and standalone features for a luxurious cabin. Inside, occupants can expect supportive, comfortable seating. If you’re having trouble deciding between the Edge and the Equinox, check out our side-by-side comparison.

2015 Edge vs Chevrolet Equinox

Power and Performance

The 2015 Ford Edge is our pick for power and performance, thanks to its strong standard engine and a smooth, quiet ride. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine makes 245 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Drivers can also choose an optional 3.5-liter V6 for greater output. The Sport model is equipped with a new turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that produces an impressive 300 horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. All Ford Edge engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters give drivers greater control over their on-road experience. With the four-cylinder engine, all-wheel drive, and the tow package, the Edge can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox’s standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 182 horses and 172 pound-feet of torque. Shoppers can also choose a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 301 horses and 272 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder models can tow up to 1,500 pounds. With the V6, the Equinox can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Passenger Space

The 2015 Ford Edge is longer and taller than before, creating even greater head- and legroom to maximize passenger comfort. Behind the second row seats, drivers can fill 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with luggage, sporting equipment or big shopping hauls. Folding down the second row seating increases that space to 73.4 cubes.

The Chevy Equinox is a close second when it comes to passenger comfort and flexibility. Its MultiFlex sliding rear seat offers best-in-class legroom. The second row seating moves forward to create 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

Features

The 2015 Ford Edge is equipped with a wide range of standard items, making it our pick for comfort and convenience features. Its 180-degree front parking camera helps drivers make their way around tight spaces. The hands-free liftgate opens when the key-holder swipes a foot under the rear bumper, making it easy to load heavy cargo items. The MyTouch system gives users access to a wide range of infotainment apps via an 8-inch touchscreen. Ford’s voice-activated Sync technology lets drivers browse apps without looking away from traffic.

The entry-level Chevrolet Equinox has a few high-tech standard items as well. Keyless entry saves time in the parking lot. Bluetooth phone connectivity lets drivers make hands-free calls. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection transforms the Equinox into mobile hotspot.

Safety

The 2015 Ford Edge is our pick in this important category. It’s packed with emergency safety technology. A standard rearview camera gives drivers excellent visibility as they back out of tight spaces. The available adaptive cruise control offers forward collision warning and automatically applies the brakes if drivers fail to do so. A new front passenger knee airbag heightens protection.

The Chevy Equinox isn’t far behind when it comes to safety. Its standard OnStar telematics helps drivers out of unexpected situations with features that include remote door unlock and stolen-vehicle assistance. A rearview camera is standard for all but the entry-level LS model. Higher trim models can be equipped with high-tech safety systems, including frontal collision warning.

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2015 Ford Edge

Both crossovers have a lot to offer, but the 2015 Ford Edge is our overall pick. Its incredible array of safety features keeps occupants safe. On the road, its engine lineup delivers smooth, efficient power. Its comfort and convenience features keep drivers informed and passengers entertained. Inside, the Edge delivers spacious, supportive seating.

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