Compare 2010 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Subaru Forester

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Subaru Forester
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
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4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
4-Door AutomaticPZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,484
$18,938
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,615
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 107.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 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)
11.9 x 0.78 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3761 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LAF NA
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.06
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.11
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing arm Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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