Honda CR-V vs. Chevy Equinox

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2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

Shopping for a crossover SUV? As you explore the many options that are available in the marketplace right now, two popular models you’re likely to compare over the course of your search are the Honda CR-V vs. Chevy Equinox.

Between these two nameplates, which one should you choose? Which one delivers the most value for your money, amenities, and capabilities you’re looking for in a new vehicle?

Keep reading as we explore the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Chevy Equinox in detail and compare them side by side. One vehicle clearly outshines the other—can you guess which one?

Fuel Economy

The days are long gone when driving a utility vehicle meant suffering with poor fuel efficiency. Many of today’s crossovers and SUVs deliver fuel economy that more closely resembles a car’s gas mileage, and these two models are no exception. However, one clearly pulls far ahead of the other when it comes to mpg prowess.

Onboard the Honda CR-V, EPA-estimated fuel economy is 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway* for the Two-Wheel Drive models and 25 city mpg and 31 highway mpg* for the All-Wheel Drive models.

In contrast, the Chevy Equinox delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy of just 20 city mpg and 28 highway mpg.

Engine Output

The CR-V once again outshines the Equinox when it comes to standard engine delivery.

The standard 2.4L in-Llne 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine found under the hood of the CR-V produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, while the Chevy Equinox’s standard 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder engine generates just 182 hp and172 lb-ft of torque.

The CR-V’s engine is also mated to a standard continuously variable transmission, which boasts a seamless transition between gears and keeps the engine at peak efficiency or maximum horsepower, depending which is needed at any given moment. The Equinox does not have a continuously variable transmission but offers only a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Impressive Spaciousness

Once again, the Honda CR-V wins out over the Chevy Equinox when it comes to interior roominess.

While both vehicles offer seating for five passengers, the CR-V provides up to 104.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, while passenger space onboard the Equinox is only 99.7 cubic feet.

In terms of cargo room, the CR-V delivers 70.9 cubic feet when the rear seat is lowered, while the Equinox offers only 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat down.

See for Yourself

As you can see, the 2016 Honda CR-V outdoes the 2017 Chevy Equinox in various areas. If you’d like to further explore the CR-V’s many winning qualities, then simply head on over to Tamaroff Honda, or contact us today to experience this outstanding crossover in person and take it for a test drive!

 

*26 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models.25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.