Compare 2014 Mazda CX-5 vs 2014 Chevrolet Equinox

2014 Mazda CX-5
2014 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,784 $21,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,142 $22,795
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,356 $24,045
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,103 $24,815
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,317 $26,065
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,019 $27,820
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,233 $29,070
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $23,218 $24,440
FWD 4-Door LT 22 32 $24,780 $26,085
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,880 $26,190
AWD 4-Door LT 20 29 $26,443 $27,835
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $30,067 $31,650
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $31,730 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,784
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,395
$24,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$407 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive, well-designed small crossover with great gas mileage, as well as a light, athletic driving experience. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is every bit as solid, spacious, and well-equipped as cost-conscious families could expect -- and far more quiet and refined than many other models without a luxury badge.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39 39.20
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.30
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.20
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 99.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.60
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 39.90
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.90
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 51.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 55.80
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.5 6.90
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 187.80
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 66.30
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 112.50
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.50
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.90
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.80
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 28.80
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.8 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.1 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
57.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.1 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
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 11.9 x 0.78
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12.6 x 1.18
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYZ
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYZ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3194 3777
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 525
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.88
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-5 Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 8.9
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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