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Having five seats, the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox costs much less than the three-row 2024 Ford Explorer SUV. Powered by the turbocharged ECOTEC engine, the Chevy model is also more efficient on the highway or in the city.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox

$29,595 – $34,795*

24/30 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

2024 Ford Explorer

$36,760 – $54,525

21/28 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 2.3-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

Design Features

Design Features

General Motors produces the 2024 Equinox in up to eight exterior colors. This Chevy SUV is painted in cool Riptide Blue, hot Radiant Red, organic Harvest Bronze, and other appealing finishes. Seven colors are available for the 2024 Ford Explorer’s body, including Forged Green and Stone Blue. You can easily make the Chevrolet model more appealing in the city by adding the optional Midnight Edition package. This corporate bundle comes with 18-inch aluminum wheels in Gloss Black. Dark accents are applied on the car’s mirror caps, bowtie emblems, and front grille. Red accents are integrated into the Redline Edition’s 19-inch alloy wheels. Black Ice interior elements are part of this sporty package. Additionally, you’ll get unique Redline decals on the car’s body.

Performance Features

Performance and Efficiency

Whipping out a total of 175 horsepower, the 2024 Equinox’s 1.5-liter engine block comes with the proprietary ECOTEC design. This standard I-4 engine twists out 203 pound-feet of peak torque thanks to direct injection. According to General Motors, this Chevy SUV gets up to 31 mpg on the highway in typical driving conditions. When navigating urban streets, the vehicle gets a maximum of 26 mpg. Such great fuel efficiency is attributed to the versatile turbo engine, which runs on unleaded gasoline or the eco-friendly E15 fuel. You’ll get lower fuel economy ratings from the 2024 Explorer, which offers the 2.3-L I-4 engine and 3.0-L V-6 engine. Each powertrain is controlled by the iconic EcoBoost technology. According to Ford, this three-row SUV gets much less than 30 mpg on the highway. Thanks to a six-speed automatic transmission system, the 2024 Equinox is less likely to experience mechanical breakdowns and other mishaps on the road. By contrast, the Explorer’s 10-speed automatic gearbox may be more prone to mechanical issues due to extra components and other shifting mechanisms. Having a base curb weight of approximately 3,500 pounds, the two-row Chevy SUV is much more nimble than the Explorer. In fact, this large Ford SUV weighs more than 4,200 gross pounds.

Vehicle Features


For its retail price, the 2024 Chevy Equinox offers fairly impressive interior and exterior features. This vehicle has eight-way, power-boosted controls for the first-row seats. You could select heating for the front seats, second-row seats, and steering wheel. Expect to pay much more for the 2024 Explorer’s heated and ventilated seats in the first row. Rated at 120 peak V, an AC power inverter is another premium amenity available inside the Chevy model. You’ll get a dual-zone climate control system at a competitive price on this five-seat SUV from GM. As expected, you will pay much more for a tri-zone climate control unit on the three-row Ford SUV.

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If you are ready to take home the Equinox, our team at Athens Chevrolet will help you buy or lease the 2024 Chevy Equinox SUV, which is more affordable than the 2024 Ford Explorer.

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See dealer for details.