2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Ford Edge
As the crossover class grows ever more popular, competition among brands drives automakers to include more advanced technology and features on their best-selling models. Chevy and Ford, among other top-selling car brands, updated their infotainment software across their respective vehicle lineups -- including their crossover SUV offerings. Infotainment interfaces have long plagued vehicle manufacturers as they collectively seemed to struggle with the seamless and convenient integration of smartphone with car, but for 2016, things are looking far more successful than seemed possible even in the previous model year.
In our 2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Ford Edge comparison, we find that Ford launches Sync 3 on the 2016 Edge, but only on SEL trims and higher. Chevy's MyLink interface is also only available on higher trims, but Equinox sports Chevy's exclusive 4G WiFi hotspot capabilities.
|2016 Chevy Equinox||vs||2016 Ford Edge|
|2.4L four-cylinder||Base engine||2.0L turbo four-cylinder|
|26 mpg||Combined fuel efficiency||24 mpg|
|7 in.||Touchscreen size||4.2 in.|
|Standard||4G LTE WiFi hotspot||N/A|
2016 Ford Edge is a strong contender in the crossover segment; it occupies a unique space between smaller crossovers and full-size, three-row SUVs, and, as such, potentially appeals to drivers who appreciate more space without committing to a much larger vehicle. The Edge is only a few inches longer, wider and taller than the Equinox, however, and it costs significantly more. Standard features on the 2016 Edge include: 18-inch wheels, automatic headlamps, dual exhaust tips, a noise-cancelling windshield, rear privacy glass, LED taillights, keyless entry and push-button start, a 4.2-inch center stack display with rearview camera, six speakers, a USB port and Ford's Sync system (not the new Sync 3) which provides Bluetooth, emergency telematics, plus Spotify and Pandora capabilities through a smartphone.
Standard 2016 Equinox equipment includes 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, Bluetooth phone connectivity, OnStar emergency telematics with 4G WiFi hotspot, a 7-inch touchscreen with a rearview camera, six speakers and a USB port. For a more "economy-minded" option, the Chevy Equinox still has a bigger center-stack screen for smartphone integration and vehicle functions, including the standard rearview camera. Equinox will also return better fuel economy and cost you thousands less upfront. If value is your primary criteria, 2016 Chevy Equinox delivers. Contact us today for a free quote!