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2019 Chevrolet Equinox 

Starting Price: $24,795 | Price yours

Above Average: Two optional engines for Chevy loyalists looking for a compact SUV including a diesel that gets up to 39 mpg and a 252-horsepower. The turbocharged 4-cylinder engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds. 

Below Average: You have to step up to the top-line trim for active safety features and driver--assistance features like lane departure assist. Competitors offer these for thousands less. No manual transmission offered, either.  

Consensus: The 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV that offers comfort and competency. Along with an optional diesel engine that gets up to 39 mpg, it’s got a lot to offer. 
 

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2019 Ford Edge

Starting Price: $30,990 | Price yours

Above Average: There’s a new sportier variant, the ST, that gives the 2019 Ford Edge a 335-horsepower engine. 

Below Average: Not very fuel-efficient and somewhat lower resale value when compared to a Jeep Grand Cherokee or the Subaru Outback.  

Consensus: The 2019 Ford Edge gets a revamp for 2019 that gives it both an enthusiast and practical appeal. With a roomy stylish cabin that comfortably seats 5, and styling that makes it stand out in a sea of sameness, it’s a good buy. 
 

The Chevrolet Equinox was updated in 2018 and got a slightly smaller but more upscale look. It is a compact crossover and it’s the only one in the segment that offers a highly efficient optional diesel engine.  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard at the base level and there are 3 different engines you can opt for, including the peppy 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. In our drives, the smaller, 1.5-liter engine is more than sufficient. The 2.0-liter engine offers a whole lot more pep even chirping the tires off the line. Inside the 2019 Chevy Equinox you can comfortably seat 5 people with plenty of space. The interior space however is significantly smaller than the Honda CR-V even with the rear seats down and only offers 63.5 cubic feet. On the other hand, the 2019 Ford Edge gets ample interior space for five and an updated nose that makes it look a bit more, well edgy. With its wide stance (which can make it tricky to parallel park or park in narrow spots), it is stable and aggressive looking on the street-particularly in the ST version. The Ford Edge is the first vehicle in the Ford line-up to get the sportier ST variant and it includes a 335-horsepower 2.7-liter V6 engine which gives it 20 more horsepower than the 2018 Sport version. All-wheel drive comes standard on both including the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 250 horsepower. Ford has added Amazon’s Alexa to the cabin and Android Auto and CarPlay now work with Waze in the new Ford Edge. 

Similarities

Compact SUVs with a diverse range of engine options and some good optional equipment.  

Chevrolet Equinox Advantages 

If you need to tow, or are looking for a very efficient diesel engine, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is the right bet for you. 

Ford Edge Advantages

If you want something that speaks more to your inner auto and tech enthusiast, the 2019 Ford Edge is the right SUV for you. 

Final Recommendation 

The Chevrolet Equinox is our pick in this head-to-head with its fuel-efficient diesel and towing prowess. While the Ford Edge certainly takes the cake in the sportiness and tech arena, the price makes it a bit less appealing. 

  2019 Chevrolet Equinox 2019 Ford Edge
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 1.5-liter turbo I4 2.0-liter turbo I4
Horsepower 170 @ 5600 RPM 250 @ 5500 RPM
Torque 203 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM 280 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
Transmission Automatic, 6-Speed w/Overdrive Automatic, 8-Spd
Fuel Economy 28 combined/26 city/32 highway 25 combined/ 22 city /29 highway
Also Available 2.0-liter turbo I4, 1.6-liter turbodiesel I4 2.7-liter turbo V6
Specs    
Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 5 Stars 5 stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 107.3 inches 112.2 inches
Overall Length 183.1 inches 188.8 inches
Width 72. 6 inches 85.8 inches
Height 65.4 inches 68.3 inches
Turning Diameter 37.4 feet 39.3 feet
Headroom, Front 40.0 inches 40.2 inches
Headroom, Rear 38.5 inches 40.3 inches
Legroom, Front 40.9 inches 42.6 inches
Legroom Rear 39.7 inches 40.6 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 57.2 inches 60.3 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 55.5 inches 60.5 inches
EPA Passenger Volume n/a 113.9 cu. ft.
EPA Cargo Volume 63.5 cu. ft.  73.4 cu. ft.
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