Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,132
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.1 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 63.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Trailering
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)
225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3777
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.2
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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