Compare 2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2014 Subaru Forester

2015 Chevrolet Equinox
2014 Subaru Forester
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FWD 4-Door L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L 22 32 $22,009 $22,120
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,294 $24,520
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $24,861 $26,170
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,956 $26,270
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,524 $27,920
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $30,324 $31,920
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,986 $33,670
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,009
$20,811
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,120
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox is more refined and quiet than many of its competitors, while offering the versatility and value that a budget-conscious family would expect. The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.20 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 108.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.60 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.90 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.90 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.10 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.80 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.30 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.80 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.50 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.80 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.50 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.90 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.80 180.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
66.30 66.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 34.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 71.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 74.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 34.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 10.8
Brake Type
Pwr -
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 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3777 3296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4/145 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.89
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.5
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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