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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