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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. Its Competition

2021 Chevrolet Equinox RS
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

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

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

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

The Subaru Forester is the sure-footed pick in the class with good value, albeit an aged interior by now.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Chevy Equinox draws closer to the Blazer in looks and mission.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
6.7
The 2020 GMC Terrain is a stylish crossover SUV that we wish had more standard safety gear.
6.5
The 2020 Honda CR-V hits right at the heart of many buyers’ needs: comfortable, spacious, quiet, and efficient.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
6.5
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.
MSRP From     
N/A$24,885$25,000$25,150$24,495$25,950
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas/E15 I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AS FWDFWD 4-Door SLLX AWDCVTLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelAll WheelFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Ford Escape2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 GMC Terrain2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Honda CR-V2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Subaru Forester2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4