2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

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Winner: 2017 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape beats out the Chevrolet Equinox in safety. The Escape earns a 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and mostly Good scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As of this writing, the Equinox has only been tested by the NHTSA, and earns a mix of 4- and 5-star scores, although the mechanically identical 2016 Equinox earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.

The 2017 Escape earns a Marginal rating from the IIHS for LATCH child seat hardware ease of use. The 2016 Equinox earned an Acceptable rating.

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