There are plenty of compact crossovers competing for your dollar.
The best in the class of five-seaters is the Honda CR-V, which has controversial new styling but still offers the best dynamics and assembly quality in the class.
Both are offered with hybrid powertrains, but neither has as much second-row seating room as the Equinox.
All three feel considerably more refined than the Equinox, however.
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|2008 Chevrolet EquinoxBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Saturn VUEBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility|
|FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS||FWD 4-Door I4 XE||2WD 5-Door LX|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV||5 Door|
|Automatic||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|
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|2008 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2009 Ford Escape||2008 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2009 Saturn VUE||2008 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2008 Honda CR-V|