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Compare 2013 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
2013 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,676 $25,975
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $26,239 $27,620
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $28,015 $29,490
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,098 $32,735
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,013 $24,225
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $24,576 $25,870
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $26,353 $27,740
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $29,435 $30,985
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,676
$21,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,975
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Chevrolet Equinox is a good, affordable choice for cost-conscious families, but it doesn't skimp on comfort, safety, or the latest connectivity features. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.90 38.000
Front Head Room (in)
40.90 41.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 107.600
Second Hip Room (in)
51.10 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.80 56.100
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 40.400
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.30 55.600
Front Leg Room (in)
41.20 43.100
Front Hip Room (in)
54.60 52.900
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.80 34.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.50 70.100
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 60.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.90 8.700
Length, Overall (in)
187.80 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.600
Height, Overall (in)
66.30 65.900
Liftover Height (in)
28.80 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 60.200
Wheelbase (in)
112.50 103.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.800
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 68.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 33.500
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.700 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 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 16.900
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.200
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.400
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
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 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.785
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.000
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.272
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.545
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.444
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 6
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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