Compare 2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2021 Toyota RAV4
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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 $26,712 $28,000
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 25 30 $27,856 $29,200
Equinox AWD 4-Door Premier 25 30 $31,577 $33,100
Equinox FWD 4-Door L 26 31 $23,776 $23,800
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 26 31 $25,185 $26,400
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 26 31 $26,330 $27,600
Equinox FWD 4-Door Premier 26 31 $30,051 $31,500
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $31,281 $33,455
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,791 $28,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $35,184 $37,430
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $28,008 $29,795
RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD 41 38 $30,928 $32,900
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,761 $34,850
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,947 $27,750
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,638 $26,350
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,922 $36,280
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,613 $34,880
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $33,736 $36,080
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $27,157 $29,045
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,848 $27,645
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,687 $31,750
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,378 $30,350
RAV4 Prime SE N/A N/A $36,050 $38,350
RAV4 Prime XSE N/A N/A $39,175 $41,675

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,712
$31,281

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,000
$33,455

Monthly Payment Estimate

$467 / month
$558 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
6.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in size and mission—and in price. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.5 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

40.9 41

Passenger Volume (ft³)

103.5 98.9

Front Hip Room (in)

54.2 54.3

Second Leg Room (in)

39.9 37.8

Front Head Room (in)

40 39.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.7 47.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.2 57.8

Second Head Room (in)

38.5 39.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

65.4 68.6

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 63.3

Wheelbase (in)

107.3 105.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.6 73.4

Track Width, Front (in)

62.2 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 8.6

Length, Overall (in)

183.1 181.5

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

29.9 37.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

63.9 69.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA 37.6

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.3 x - TBD - 11.1

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 - 12

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 14.5

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 37.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

T135/70R16 Compact

Front Tire Order Code

5CY NA

Spare Tire Order Code

RJA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65R17 P235/55HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

5CY NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65R17 P235/55HR19

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3465 3655

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 19 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

16 x -TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 550

Engine

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

203 @ 2000-4000 184 @ 5000

Engine Order Code

LYX NA

Displacement

1.5L/92 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

170 @ 5600 203 @ 6600

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 (2020) 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 (2020) 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 (2020) 25

Transmission

Trans Order Code

MNH NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.87 3.18

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.446 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.746 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.584 5.25

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.912 1.95

Trans Type

6 8

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.22

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.94 4.01

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.964 3.03

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.81

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Equinox Toyota RAV4

Body Style

Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link

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 Multi-Link

Emissions

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

6.6 (2020) 6.3

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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