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2009 Chevrolet Equinox

2009 Subaru Forester

  2009 Chevrolet Equinox Sport 2009 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$24,315
$19,995
Invoice $22,977 $18,938
MPG
City/Highway
16/24 19/27
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. Read Full Review It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Spacious second-row seating
  • Good crash-test scores
  • Equinox Sport’s perkier V-6

Dislikes:

  • Quality of the interior
  • Questionable handling
  • Coarse standard engine
  • Lackluster fuel economy figures

Likes:

  • Improved styling
  • Reduced interior noise
  • All-wheel drive
  • Carlike handling

Dislikes:

  • Still not a great-looking machine
  • No manual gearbox on turbo models
  • Only four speeds on automatic
  • Lots of silver plastic in the cabin
Crash Test Ratings
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