Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,353
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,530
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$494 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 153.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 62.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 78.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 NA
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)
63.7 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 68.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.8 x 1.1
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 13.0 x 0.8
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)
18.8 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.4
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU QPR
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QMU QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3777 4658
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
LEA LLT
Displacement
2.4/147 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Chevrolet Traverse
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Coil-Over Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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