2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

The compact crossover market is crowded, and hugely competitive.

The standard-bearers for the class are still the Honda CR-V and the popular RAV4, both have been recently updated.

The Equinox slots between both in many categories, including fuel efficiency, but its smaller cargo area falls behind both.

Mazda's CX-5 is more driveable, but only features one engine choice for now.

Ford's Escape is sized similarly and has a fuel-efficient 1.5-liter turbo-4, but its interior lags behind the Chevy.

Subaru's Forester is another popular pick for buyers looking for all-wheel drive.

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2018 Honda CR-V2018 Honda CR-V
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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
6.7
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
7.0
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
6.5
As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.
6.7
The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
7.0
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
MSRP From     
$23,580$23,940$24,250$24,150$22,795$24,660
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door L w/1SMS FWDLX 2WDSport FWD2.5i ManualLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll 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     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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