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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
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AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 25 30 $26,616 $27,900
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 25 30 $27,761 $29,100
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier 25 30 $31,482 $33,000
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 26 31 $23,776 $23,800
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 26 31 $25,090 $26,300
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 26 31 $26,235 $27,500
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier 26 31 $29,955 $31,400
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,375 $24,795
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,337 $31,395
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $26,120 $27,795
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,541 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,616
$23,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$24,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$413 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in size and mission—and in price. A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 111.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.1 182.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 31.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.9 74.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 31.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.2
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
5CY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RJA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
5CY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/60HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3465 3449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x -TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
203 @ 2000-4000 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LYX NA
Displacement
1.5L/92 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 (2020) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 (2020) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 (2020) 26
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MNH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.87 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.446 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.746 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.584 3.60 - 0.75
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.912 -
Trans Type
6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.964 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
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.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 (2020) 6.1
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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2021 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2021 Equinox easy to find; 2020s sold out
  • Lease: From $199 for 39 months
  • Rebates: Up to $4,750 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months + $2,650 bonus
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2021 Subaru Forester
  • 2021 Forester selection robust
  • Lease: From $239 for 36 months
  • Rebates: No factory rebate; dealer discounting possible
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 48 months
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