2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2021 Chevrolet Equinox
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Chevy Equinox is related to the GMC Terrain, but GMC offers more luxurious or off-road variants of its model.

The heavyweights in the class are the RAV4 and CR-V that offer good looks and good space—and hybrid powertrains.

Crosstown rival Ford overhauled its Escape last year for a better car-like feel and better efficiency, which includes a hybrid option.

The Subaru Forester is the sure-footed pick in the class with good value and excellent safety scores.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in size and mission—and in price.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Escape is the softer side of the Blue Oval’s small crossover 1-2 combo.
6.5
The 2021 GMC Terrain tacks away from truck-like function toward urbane utility.
6.5
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
6.8
A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
$23,800$24,885$25,000$25,350$24,795$26,150
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Turbocharged GasIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LS FWDFWD 4-Door SLLX 2WDCVTLE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront 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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