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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Edge

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Equinox

$495
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford Edge

$577
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Chevrolet Equinox Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $495 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they have a higher chance of being severe than with other models.
4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Ford Edge Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 12th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $577 which means it has average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$495
inexpensive
expensive
$577
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.39
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
15%
not urgent
urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(3)
4
(15)
3
(13)
2
(5)
1
(1)
The Chevrolet Equinox ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.
“Don’t buy an equinox. Our problems started 1 year after we bought it. In and out of the shop constantly for engine problems after 10,000 miles...had to have the engine replaced at 50,000. Also h...”
“Don’t buy an equinox. Our problems started 1 year after we bought it. In and out of the shop co...”
5
(5)
4
(10)
3
(4)
2
(3)
1
(1)
The Ford Edge ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in heating.
“For the first 60,000 miles and 5 years, I really don't have any issues with my 2013 Ford Edge, until it reaches 67,000 miles at about 6 years. It starts to leak under the hood at around 67,000 mil...”
“For the first 60,000 miles and 5 years, I really don't have any issues with my 2013 Ford Edge, un...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Edge are both two-row SUVs, but they represent two different size classes. The Chevrolet Equinox is a compact, while the Ford Edge is midsize. They both come with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive, and they both seat five.

But the similarities between the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Edge stop there. The Equinox has a standard engine with 170 horsepower, but the Edge’s standard engine comes with 245 horsepower. If you’d like an engine upgrade, the Equinox offers 252 horsepower, and the Edge goes up to 315 horsepower.

As you might expect, there is a difference in cargo space. When their rear seats are folded, the Equinox has 63.5 cubic feet and the Edge has 73.4. Again, the Edge is a larger vehicle, so no surprise there.

If you’re deciding between the Chevrolet Equinox and the Ford Edge, it comes down to a matter of space. While both will seat five, the Edge gives you more space to stretch out and more cargo space. But if overall size is a concern, you may prefer the Equinox’s smaller wheelbase, length and width, especially if you drive in a congested area where maneuverability and ease of parking are concerns. Test drive them both on your daily route and see which one does a better job for you.

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