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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
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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
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,939
$22,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,545
$22,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$369 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Second Head Room (in) 39 39.20
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.30
Front Leg Room (in) 41 41.20
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 54.60
Second Leg Room (in) 39.3 39.90
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 40.90
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 99.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 51.10
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 55.80
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 66.30
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 62.10
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
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 3 (ft³) 34.1 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.6 - TBD -
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 11.9 x 0.78
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
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 40.0
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYZ
Front Tire Size P225/65HR17 P225/65R17
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3223 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 525
Engine
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32
Transmission
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
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
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 Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7.0 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 8.9
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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