2010 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS

The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox competes against some of the strongest-selling crossover vehicles on the market.

In size and mission, it’s a lot like the Ford Escape, which also offers four- and six-cylinder engines, as well as a Hybrid version.

The Escape gets worse gas mileage and feels less substantial in some ways, but it’s a safe bargain.

The Honda CR-V is another best-seller with tried and true benefits like reliability and pert handling, though its sole engine is a four-cylinder that strains a little to perform.

The latest Subaru Forester is rounder in shape and wider in reach; it’s won some big awards and rightly so.

Its nimble performance is now equaled by a soft exterior and a high-quality interior, though it still falls behind in features.

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Quick Specs
The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump.
The 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid is a viable and sturdy contender in the family crossover arena. Gas mileage is excellent for a compact SUV, and optional mechanical all-wheel drive sets it apart from softer competitors.
It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas I4 ECOTECGas I4Gas Flat 4-CylGas I4
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicles4WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS4-Door Manual X2WD 5-Door LX
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door4 Door5 Door
AutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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