If you’re looking for a safe, comfortable family vehicle, you might be considering these popular crossovers. A closer look will show you that one of these vehicles has more to offer than the other.
Safety is a huge priority when traveling with a family, so it’s comforting to know that both of these crossovers got good crash test results. However, the Edge has the lead when you look at the details. With larger brake rotors, the Edge is able to offer better stopping power than the Equinox.
It’s also packed with more standard safety features than the Chevy, with the Co-Pilot360™ which includes things like a Lane Keeping System and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The Chevy Equinox offers some of its own driver-assist tools, but lacks some features like pre-collision braking and a driver alert monitor.
Passenger and cargo space
Small families will find a lot of ways to put their crossover to use, be it a carpool to school or a camping trip on the weekend. You need space and versatility in your cabin, and the Ford Edge has more of that than the Chevy Equinox. No matter how the rear seat is configured, there’s remarkably more cargo room in the Ford Edge. With the seat up, the Edge boasts 39.2 cubic feet, and that increases to 73.4 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Equinox only has 29.9 cubic feet and 63.9 cubic feet, respectively.
The Ford Edge also offers more in the way of comfort. Its cabin is available with cooled seats to help keep your family comfortable in warm weather. This amenity is not an option in the Chevy.
Features and infotainment
Traveling with a full cabin can be a little hectic at times, but the Ford Edge has unique gadgets that help you stay on top of things even while you keep your attention on the road. Both of these crossovers are available with their own infotainment system. There’s the Chevrolet Infotainment System 3 in the Equinox, and the available SYNC® 3 in the Ford Edge.
However, when it comes to convenience on the road, the Ford Edge SYNC® 3 has some useful tools that the Chevy doesn’t offer, including Ford+Alexa, which brings all the possibilities of Amazon Alexa to the cabin, plus Waze navigation.
Both models are available with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, but the Ford Edge option is better since it allows for 10 devices to connect at once as opposed to the seven device limit in the Equinox.
Premium sound systems are available in both models, as well, but the Edge crossover has an option that adds a total of 12 speakers for an exceptional listening experience that tops the nine speakers available in the Chevy Equinox.
Among compact SUVs, the Ford Edge takes victory over the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox. Schedule a test drive at Sanderson Ford!