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Dare to Compare: 2016 Ford Escape vs. 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 Jeep Patriot

2016 Ford Escape - Nashville, TN at Two Rivers Ford


Compact crossover SUVs are among the most popular kinds of vehicles on the market right now. Some of these include the 2016 Ford Escape, 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, and 2016 Jeep Patriot. Let's compare them and see how they hold up to each other.

Engine Options

The 2016 Ford Escape offers three engine options compared to two for the Equinox and two for the Patriot, giving customers more flexibile ways to spend their money.

  • Escape: horsepower ranges from 168 to 240, highway mpg ranges from 28 to 32.
  • Equinox: horsepower ranges from 182 to 301, highway mpg ranges from 23 to 32.
  • Patriot: horsepower ranges from 158 to 172, highway mpg ranges from 23 to 30.


Cargo Volume

One of the appeals of owning a crossover is having extra cargo space. In this respect, the Ford Escape is far ahead of the competition.

  • Escape: 34.3 cubic feet cargo volume, 67.8 cubic feet with the seats down.
  • Equinox: 31.5 cubic feet cargo volume, 63.7 cubic feet with the seats down.
  • Patriot: 23 cubic feet cargo volume, 53.5 cubic feet with the seats down.



Another reason many of our customers drive home with a new crossover at the end of the day is that unlike full-size SUVs, they are sportier and more fun to drive. The 2016 Ford Escape's front and rear performace tires, as well as its better power-to-weight ration (1 horsepower per 19.7 pounds, compared to 20.7 and 19.8 for the Equinox and Patriot, respectively), make it the best-handling crossover of the lot!