Compare 2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Chevrolet Equinox
2017 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 28 $25,897 $27,260
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 28 $27,075 $28,500
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier 20 28 $30,200 $31,790
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 21 31 $22,984 $23,100
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 21 31 $24,234 $25,510
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 21 31 $25,412 $26,750
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier 21 31 $28,538 $30,040
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2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,424 $29,295
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $32,028 $34,295
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,272 $23,595
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,321 $29,195
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,363 $22,595
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,466 $25,995
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,032 $25,495
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $29,243 $31,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,897
$27,424

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,260
$29,295

Monthly Payment Estimate

$454 / month
$488 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid compact crossover SUV. What it lacks in advanced powertrains, it makes up for in available tech. One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

39.90 38

Front Head Room (in)

40.90 40

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.7 103.3

Second Hip Room (in)

51.10 53

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.80 57

Second Head Room (in)

39.20 37.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.30 56.5

Front Leg Room (in)

41.20 43

Front Hip Room (in)

54.60 53.9

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.50 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

62.90 60.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.90 8.7

Length, Overall (in)

187.80 181.5

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 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 31.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 71.9

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

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 x 1.18 12.4

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.8 15.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - -

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 -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/65R17 P225/55HR18

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

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 3653

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 18 X 7

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

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.9 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

525 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

172 @ 4900 258 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

LEA NA

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 23

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 -

Trans Type

6 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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 - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 3.50 - 0.98

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.66

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.80

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - -

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 7.0

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA -

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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