Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Ford Edge vs 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Ford Edge
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2012 GMC Terrain
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Edge 4-Door Limited AWD 18 25 $34,250 $36,785
Edge 4-Door Limited FWD 19 27 $32,566 $34,935
Edge 4-Door SE FWD 19 27 $26,323 $27,770
Edge 4-Door SEL AWD 18 25 $30,741 $32,930
Edge 4-Door SEL FWD 19 27 $29,057 $31,080
Edge 4-Door Sport AWD 17 23 $36,229 $38,960
Edge 4-Door Sport FWD 19 26 $34,545 $37,110
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AWD 4-Door SLE-1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Terrain AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
Terrain AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
Terrain AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
Terrain AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
Terrain FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
Terrain FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
Terrain FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
Terrain FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,016
$34,250
$25,944
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,280
$36,785
$27,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$613 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families. The 2012 Ford Edge rises to the top of the five-seat crossover niche with forward-thinking technology and a gas-saving EcoBoost option. Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 56.1 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.7 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.8 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 39.6 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 108.4 99.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 65.4 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 184.2 185.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 67.0 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 65.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 111.2 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 76.0 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 68.9 63.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 32.2 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.78 - TBD - 11.9 x 0.8
Brake Type
Power Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 17.7 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.3 40.0
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.1 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA QMU
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P245/60R18 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P245/60R18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 200 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 4234 4020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150 120
Engine
Displacement
2.4/147 3.5L/213 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 285 @ 6500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 253 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LEA 99C LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.39 3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Ford Edge GMC Terrain
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.9 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 (2011) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.9 8.1
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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