2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

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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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Quick Specs
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
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.
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.
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.
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     
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
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door L w/1SMS FWDLX 2WDSport FWD2.5i ManualLE FWD (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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