The 2020 Ford Edge vs. The 2020 Chevy Equinox

The 2020 Ford Edge and 2020 Chevy Equinox are two primary offerings in the highly competitive midsize SUV class. Each vehicle offers a wealth of standard equipment, advanced powertrain options, and the latest technology. Which one is right for you?

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2020 Ford Edge vs. 2020 Chevy Equinox

Both the Edge and the Equinox are available in a variety of trim levels. The Ford comes in SE, SEL, Titanium, and ST grades. Three versions of the Equinox are offered: LS, LT, and Premier.


Outside, the Edge and the Equinox both boast modern body lines, stylish wheel options and available LED headlights. The Ford is available in an ultra-sporty ST trim level, which comes with a performance-tuned suspension, gloss-black grille, and prominent badges. Meanwhile, the Equinox is available as either a blacked-out Midnight Edition or performance-oriented Redline Edition.

Five Passenger seating comes standard on both the Edge and Equinox. Ford owners, however, can stretch their legs out more, thanks to the 1,081 mm of front row legroom. By comparison, the Chevy offers 1,038 mm of front row legroom. Plus, the Edge has 2,079L of cargo volume behind the front row, compared to the 1,809L found in the Equinox.

The Edge also offers thoughtful touches throughout the cabin, such as metal painted accents and a rotary shift dial. In addition, the Ford comes with standard perforated leather-trimmed bucket seats. The Equinox, on the other hand, comes with standard cloth seating.


Two engine options are available in the Chevy: a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder (170 hp, 203 lb.-ft.) and a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder (252 hp, 260 lb.-ft.). A six-speed automatic transmission backs the smaller engine and 9-speed automatic pairs with the larger engine. Across the board, front-wheel-drive comes standard and all-wheel-drive is available.

Although the Equinox offers impressive powertrain options, it doesn't offer the available muscle of the Edge. The base engine in the Ford SUV is an EcoBoost 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder (250 hp, 275 lb.-ft.). Buyers looking for even more power can step up to the EcoBoost 2.7L turbocharged V6 (335 hp, 380 lb.-ft.) found in the high-performance ST model.

An advanced eight-speed automatic transmission backs both Ford engine options. Front-wheel-drive comes standard (all-wheel-drive is available) on all models except the ST, which comes with standard all-wheel-drive.

Key standard features

The Ford Edge comes with a generous helping of standard features. Even the entry-level SE comes with high-end equipment, including onboard Wi-Fi and a rearview camera. An 8-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system -- with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- also comes standard.

Similarly, the Chevy Equinox comes standard with a rearview camera and onboard Wi-Fi. The SUV also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Which should you choose?

Deciding between the Ford Edge and Chevy Equinox can be difficult. That's why you should stop by Lincoln Heights Ford in Ottawa to test drive the 2020 Ford Edge. Once you take the popular SUV for a spin, you'll know it's the right choice.

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