Up until a few years ago, General Motors didn't have any serious entries in this segment--especially not from Chevrolet.
Now the Equinox lives up to the expectation that compact and mid-size crossovers are today's family sedans in a lot of ways.
Overall, the Equinox feels more like a somewhat sized-up compact than it does a somewhat smaller mid-sizer.
The latest Ford Escape provides plenty of cutting-edge technology on board, with fuel-efficient new engines, but Equinox remains impressive for its ride comfort and quiet ride.
Subaru is also becoming more of a mainstream offering with the all-new 2014 Forester.
It remains a strong value and has standard all-wheel drive, but it's now much more refined, and its interior design is better than it was.
The family-friendly Honda CR-V introduced last year has a cabin designed with foresight, making the most of its available passenger and cargo space.
The Hyundai Tucson is a step smaller and has great fuel economy, although its steering and ride quality are sore points.
And the GMC Terrain is a formidable rival, with better ride quality although a slightly higher price tag.
Some might prefer the GMC's slightly more truck-like styling, however.
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|Gas/Ethanol I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas/Ethanol I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD|
|FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door GLS||4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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