Compare 2009 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2009 Chevrolet Equinox
2008 Honda CR-V
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $24,862 $26,310
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $25,732 $27,230
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $29,422 $31,135
Equinox AWD 4-Door Sport 16 24 $29,710 $31,440
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,977 $24,315
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $23,847 $25,235
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $27,537 $29,140
Equinox FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $27,825 $29,445
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,862
$21,358
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,310
$22,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.4 100.9
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.2 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.1 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 0.79 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
16.0 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.4 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 37.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3776 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 3800 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LNJ NA
Displacement
3.4L/209 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5200 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.08
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.02 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 1.61
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing arm Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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