2019 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Equinox
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Compact crossover shoppers have some homework ahead of them.

This year’s new models are the Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4—two fresh redesigns.

The Forester doesn’t look much different than last year’s but has a far nicer interior and a new standard turbo engine.

The RAV4, meanwhile, is suddenly the segment’s style leader even if it doesn’t offer much underhood news.

The Honda CR-V remains popular and it’s easy to see why with its comfortable interior and good fuel economy.

We like the way the Ford Escape drives, but troubling crash-test scores and a dated feel leave us ready for its replacement.

And no test drive of the Chevy Equinox should be complete without a look at its under-the-skin twin, the GMC Terrain.

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Quick Specs
5.5
There’s a lot to like about the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, even if the best configuration requires a careful hand on the order sheet.
5.7
The 2019 Ford Escape works well as a crossover SUV, but has the ride and handling of a smartly tuned hatchback.
6.0
The 2019 GMC Terrain is another contender for crossover shoppers’ consideration, but its high price and lack of active safety features keep it on the bench for now.
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The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores.
6.8
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
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With a dollop of refinement, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 would be a solid home run.
MSRP From     
$23,800$24,105$25,000$24,350$24,295$25,500
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Turbo Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door L w/1SMS FWDFWD 4-Door SLLX 2WD2.5iLE FWD (Natl)
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/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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