2019 Ford Edge vs Chevrolet Equinox

September 17th, 2019 by

2019 Ford Edge vs Chevrolet Equinox

We’ll be honest: The Ford Edge is going to cost you a little more than the Chevy Equinox, which is not surprising considering the Edge is six inches longer, three inches wider, and three inches taller. In fact, the Edge and Equinox are in two separate classes. While the Ford crossover is a midsize SUV, the Chevy is a compact. Why compare these two disparate models? Sometimes it’s helpful to see the difference between driving a compact and living large.

Price: 2019 Chevy Equinox

The 2019 Ford Edge starts at $29,995 while the Chevy Equinox starts at only $23,800. The big question you should be asking yourself is this: Does the Edge offer $6K in extra value? Keep that question in mind as we step through the rest of these categories to show you the difference between an Edge and an Equinox.

2019 Chevrolet Equinox on the Road

Passenger Room: 2019 Ford Edge

Once you step inside, the most obvious difference between an Edge and Equinox is the roominess. While both models seat up to five passengers, the Edge gives you more room to stretch. That’s because the Edge has 10 more cubic feet of passenger room than the Equinox. Two extra inches of legroom for drivers and front-seat passenger, two more inches of headroom for back seat passengers, and seats that are inches wider for that commute or road trip.

2019 Ford Edge Interior

Cargo Room: 2019 Ford Edge

That extra cabin room extends into the very back where you keep your haul. The Ford Edge offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats in use and a cavernous hold of 73.4 cubes with the back seat folded down. Being a smaller vehicle, the Equinox can’t hope to compete in this category either. The Equinox has 29.9 cubic feet for you, which extends to 63.9 cubes with its seats down.

2019 Ford Edge Cargo Room

Towing Capacity: Tie

You’re probably wondering about the work output of these two sport utility crossovers. And the results came as a surprise to us as well. Both the 2019 Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox are both slated to tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. I guess it just goes to show you that bigger doesn’t always mean stronger.

Engines: 2019 Ford Edge

But what about faster? That would be the Ford Edge, but it would be a photo finish. The Edge has a 335-horsepower engine, which beats the 252-horsepower turbo-four on the Chevy Equinox. But the Edge has several hundred pounds more metal to move. So, at the end of the day, the Edge goes zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds while the Equinox is a hair slower, doing the same in 6.2 seconds. All things being equal, if you want a bigger cabin, the Ford Edge is the way to go.

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