2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2016 Chevrolet Equinox
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Equinox has been a solid, spacious, and very configurable entry among family crossover vehicles, and it's simply not as compromised in packaging as a number of other models around this size.

The Ford Escape, for example, has a more engaging driving experience, and it offers more technology, but its interior feels tighter and not as quiet or versatile.

The Subaru Forester is a great alternative, with excellent all-wheel-drive driving dynamics, as well as a considerably better interior than past models.

The Honda CR-V always has reliability on its side, and its interior is also very spacious; although there's no V-6 or engine upgrade.

The Hyundai Tucson is quite a bit smaller inside, and it's due for a refresh.

Otherwise, the GMC Terrain is closely related to the Equinox, but it has more truck-like styling cues—something that some shoppers might prefer.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox has one of the most spacious, quiet, and versatile interiors among smaller crossovers, and it loads on the value.
The 2016 Ford Edge has everything you might want in a tech-focused, stylish crossover—as long as you don't require third-row seating or a luxury badge.
The 2016 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover with a little more room than some of its rivals, which pays off in big comfort and better hauling capabilities.
The 2016 Honda CR-V has its priorities in the right place, with lots of space and features—but performance takes a back seat.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson caters to drivers that put styling and features at the top of their crossover-SUV wish list.
The 2016 Subaru Forester continues to be a good value and one of the best small SUVs you can buy, with superb all-weather capability, safety ratings, and versatility.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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