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Compare 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Chevrolet Equinox
2016 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $25,802 $27,160
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,980 $28,400
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $30,105 $31,690
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 22 32 $22,487 $22,600
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $24,139 $25,410
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $25,317 $26,650
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $28,443 $29,940
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $27,332 $29,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $31,569 $33,795
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,955 $28,795
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $22,088 $23,395
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $24,282 $25,795
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,785 $30,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $21,179 $22,395
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,848 $25,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,802
$27,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,160
$29,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has one of the most spacious, quiet, and versatile interiors among smaller crossovers, and it loads on the value. The 2016 Subaru Forester continues to be a good value and one of the best small SUVs you can buy, with superb all-weather capability, safety ratings, and versatility.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.10 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.80 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.30 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.20 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 103.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.60 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.90 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.90 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.90 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.80 180.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
66.30 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.80 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.50 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.80 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.50 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.90 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.7 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 31.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 71.9
Brakes
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 10.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3624
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
Displacement
2.4/145 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.50 - 0.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1
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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