One of the most widely used options for buyers of SUVs is still the Ford Escape

 It boasts a spacious cabin, is made by a reputable American carmaker

The Escape, particularly when contrasted to a car like the Chevrolet Equinox, isn't seen favorably by all critics.

According to Consumer Reports, you should avoid buying a Ford Escape.

Instead, the website advises selecting the Chevy Equinox, which has been shown to be more

Even though it's not the most well-liked compact SUV, the Equinox offers a subtle contrast to its Ford competition.