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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,013 $24,225
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $24,576 $25,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $29,435 $30,985
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,676 $25,975
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,239 $27,620
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,098 $32,735
FWD 4-Door S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,178 $22,470
FWD 4-Door SE 23 33 $23,378 $25,070
FWD 4-Door SEL 23 33 $26,269 $28,170
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,010 $26,820
4WD 4-Door SEL 22 30 $27,901 $29,920
FWD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $28,321 $30,370
4WD 4-Door Titanium 21 28 $29,953 $32,120
4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,013
$21,178
$20,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,225
$22,470
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$375 / month
$355 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a good, affordable choice for cost-conscious families, but it doesn't skimp on comfort, safety, or the latest connectivity features. After eleven years, a change-up: the 2013 Ford Escape drops the faux-SUV pitch and reels off authentically athletic looks and performance. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.90 36.800 38.000
Front Head Room (in) 40.90 39.900 41.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.7 98.100 107.600
Second Hip Room (in) 51.10 52.400 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.80 56.000 56.100
Second Head Room (in) 39.20 39.000 40.400
Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.30 55.300 55.600
Front Leg Room (in) 41.20 40.400 43.100
Front Hip Room (in) 54.60 54.800 52.900
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 28.80 - TBD - 34.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.50 72.400 70.100
Track Width, Front (in) 62.90 61.500 60.200
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.90 7.900 8.700
Length, Overall (in) 187.80 178.100 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD - 43.600
Height, Overall (in) 66.30 66.300 65.900
Liftover Height (in) 28.80 - TBD - 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.10 61.600 60.200
Wheelbase (in) 112.50 105.900 103.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD - 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD - 61.800
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.7 68.100 68.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD - 42.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD - 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.5 34.300 33.500
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 - TBD - 11.700 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.78 - TBD - 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 15.100 16.900
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 - TBD - 3.200
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 17.500 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 37.000 34.400
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65R17 P235/55R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QYZ NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R17 P235/55R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code QYZ NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3777 3598 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 6.900 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 170 @ 4500 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code LEA 997 NA
Displacement 2.4/145 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 168 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.746 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.584 3.454
Clutch Size (in) NA NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.912 1.448
Trans Type 6 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000 0.780
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.943 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.964 2.062
Trans Order Code MX0 446 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.510 4.111
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.446 1.088
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Equinox Ford Escape Subaru Forester
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi link Semi-Trailing Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.3 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 (2012) - 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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