2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Honda CR-V
Both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox provide the utility that Park Ridge and Chicago drivers desire. If you’re looking for the better bargain in this increasingly popular category, then you’ll want to read on to see how these two models match up.
Powertrains and Capability
The Equinox and the CR-V are similar in some ways and very different in others. The CR-V ships with a single four-cylinder engine, gets a four-cylinder standard, but offers a V6 as an upgrade option.
The Chevrolet Equinox is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. With standard six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive, you can expect 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway/26 mpg according to EPA estimates. It’s also offered with a 301 hp 3.6L V6 that helps the Equinox tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The Honda CR-V gets a 2.4L four-cylinder that produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V is equipped with front wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission that is rated by the EPA at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined. The CR-V can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The CR-V and Equinox offers similar efficiency and performance in the base model, but the Equinox gives you more capacity and capability with the V6.
Comfort and Convenience
The Equinox gives you more front head room and hip room when compared to the CR-V, as well as more rear head room and leg room. The Equinox also comes with convenient features, such as a navigation system, power seats, and the OnStar telematics service. OnStar includes features like automatic collision notification, 4G LTE connectivity, and in-car WiFi hotspot. The Honda is missing all of that in the base model. Plus, the Chevrolet Equinox, like all Chevy models, comes standard with two years of complimentary maintenance service, including oil changes, tire rotations, multipoint inspections, and more.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Chicago
Mike Anderson Chevrolet is Chicago’s premier Chevy dealer, so visit us today to test drive the latest Chevy Equinox. You can find the latest Equinox here in our showroom at 5333 West Irving Park Road in Chicago, IL. You can also contact Mike Anderson online now.