Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 GMC Terrain

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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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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
$25,944
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,280
$27,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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. 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 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 185.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 63.9
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.2
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 11.9 x 0.8
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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ QMU
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 4020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
LEA LEA
Displacement
2.4/147 2.4/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox GMC Terrain
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
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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