Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Nissan Rogue

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Nissan Rogue
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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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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rogue AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
Rogue AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
Rogue AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
Rogue FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
Rogue FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
Rogue FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,016
$23,098
$22,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,280
$24,595
$23,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$410 / month
$390 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
7.2
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 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility AWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 38.3 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 38.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 101.5 126.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.1 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.4 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.5 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.8 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 178.3 183.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.1 65.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD - 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.1 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 70.9 57.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 37.2 28.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0 55.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
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 12.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.3 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.7 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.3 37.4
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.2 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/65TR17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/65TR17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3365 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 7.0 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 163 @ 4400 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LEA NA NA
Displacement
2.4/147 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 185 @ 7000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.03 NA
Trans Type
6 5 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.00 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.51 NA
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.44 5.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Continuously variable ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.65 2.34-0.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Honda CR-V Nissan Rogue
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.1 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 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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