Compare 2010 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2009 Subaru Forester

2010 Chevrolet Equinox
2009 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
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4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed PZEV 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X PZEV 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X PZEV 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,146
$20,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,365
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$406 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 107.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 32.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.7 x - TBD -
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 x 0.78 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.4
Steering Type
Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3929 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LAF NA
Displacement
2.4/146.5 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SIDI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.55
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing arm Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut-type MacPherson-type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6

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