2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2017 Chevrolet Equinox
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Chevrolet Equinox is a solid pick for families looking for value from their compact crossover.

The GMC Terrain is a natural competitor, although we think it'll boil down to exterior sheet metal only—those two are virtually identical.

The Subaru Forester is a better off-roader and offers a manual transmission, although few will ever take advantage of either.

The Ford Edge is a bigger, more upscale competitor, but also more expensive.

The Hyundai Tucson is roughly the same price as an Equinox, but edges slightly in more standard content.

The Honda CR-V is even more anonymous than the Equinox in style—if you can imagine that.

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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid compact crossover SUV. What it lacks in advanced powertrains, it makes up for in available tech.
6.3
The 2017 GMC Terrain is a square-jawed compact crossover SUV that can haul when equipped with the available V-6.
7.2
One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.
8.2
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.
8.0
The 2016 Honda CR-V has its priorities in the right place, with lots of space and features—but performance takes a back seat.
8.0
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson caters to drivers that put styling and features at the top of their crossover-SUV wish list.
MSRP From     
$23,100$24,070$22,595$28,700$23,845$22,700
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LFWD 4-Door SL2.5i Manual4-Door SE FWD2WD 5-Door LXFWD 4-Door SE
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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