Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Honda CR-V
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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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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
4WD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
4WD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
4WD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
4WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,353
$21,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,530
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
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. The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.8 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 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)
18.8 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.0
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QMU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3777 3305
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4/147 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 185 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.03
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.51
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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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