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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,977
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,315
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$345 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 40.2 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.4 103.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 188.8 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 66.1
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.1 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.7 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 1.02 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.93 x 0.79 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.4 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 37.8
Steering Type Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QKG NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3660 3389
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 166 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 3800 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LNJ NA
Displacement 3.4L/209 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.02 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.98 1.61
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.48 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 2.79
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.08
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.57
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 5 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Equinox Honda CR-V
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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