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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,939 $21,545
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,298 $22,945
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,387 $29,220
FWD 4-Door L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,294 $24,520
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $24,861 $26,170
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $30,324 $31,920
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,956 $26,270
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,524 $27,920
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,986 $33,670
FWD 4-Door L 22 32 N/A N/A
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 54.60
Second Leg Room (in) 39.3 39.90
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 40.90
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 51.10
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 99.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 55.80
Second Head Room (in) 39 39.20
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.30
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41 41.20
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 112.50
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 72.50
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.90
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 6.90
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 187.80
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 66.30
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 62.10
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 28.80
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - 28.80
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.1 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.8 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.1 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 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) 11.9 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 18.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 40.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P225/65HR17 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Front Tire Size P225/65HR17 P225/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3777
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 525
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.70 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.70 4.48
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Mazda CX-5 Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 6.9
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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