Compare 2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Chevrolet Equinox
2018 Subaru Forester
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AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 24 30 $25,935 $27,300
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 24 30 $27,075 $28,500
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 28 $31,350 $33,000
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/3LT 28 38 $30,780 $32,400
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier w/1LZ 24 30 $32,775 $34,500
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier w/2LZ 22 28 $35,435 $37,300
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier w/3LZ 28 38 $33,060 $34,800
Equinox FWD 4-Door L w/1SM 26 32 $23,462 $23,580
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 26 32 $24,320 $25,600
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 26 32 $25,460 $26,800
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 29 $27,835 $29,300
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/3LT 28 39 $29,165 $30,700
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier w/1LZ 26 32 $29,260 $30,800
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier w/2LZ 22 29 $31,920 $33,600
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier w/3LZ 28 39 $31,350 $33,000
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2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,607 $29,495
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $33,675 $36,090
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,455 $23,795
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,505 $29,395
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,547 $22,795
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition CVT 26 32 $25,634 $27,345
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition w/EyeSight CVT 26 32 $26,657 $28,540
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,649 $26,195
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,215 $25,695
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $30,887 $33,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,935
$27,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,300
$29,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover. The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.20 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.50 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.50 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.90 43
Front Hip Room (in)
54.20 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.70 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.00 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 103.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.70 53
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.10 181.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.40 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.20 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.30 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.60 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.50 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)
29.90 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)
- TBD - 10.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
5CY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RJA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
5CY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3465 3653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x -TBD - 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)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
203 @ 2000-4000 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LYX NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Order Code
MNH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.50 - 0.98
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Type
6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
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)
- 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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 7.0
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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