2019 Chevy Equinox vs 2019 Honda CR-V

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  • 2019 Chevy Equinox

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    2019 Honda CR-V

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    1,500 to 3,500 lbsTowing Capacity1,500 lbs
    252 hpMax Horsepower190 hp
    5Seating Capacity5
    28 city / 39 highwayMax Fuel Efficiency 28 city / 34 highway

    The 2019 Chevy Equinox vs 2019 Honda CR-V are two passionate pieces of machinery that are classified as smaller SUVs or crossovers. Any daily commuter in a rural, urban, or suburban area will find these vehicles the perfect partner to have on the road due to their charm and flexibility. That being said, while owning both would be nice, it would also be a bit repetitive. So, it's best to take a closer look at the facts before deciding which of these two the right fit for your lifestyle is.

    When it comes to fitting in, no vehicle does it better than the 2019 Chevy Equinox. This five-passenger, 252 horsepower, modern-style SUV is all about providing for your needs as a driver in all the ways that matter. Whether its adventure or stability you dream of, the 2019 Equinox never seems to lack anything. This is truly one of the top poster models for this class, and any who get behind the wheel of one will instantly understand why.

    The 2019 Honda CR-V is a sleek and compact SUV that offers maximum utility with over 70 cubic feet of cargo space. This model is also remarkable when it comes to affordable safety features. That being said this model will never be the best companion on an off-roading adventure with its lack of powerful powertrains and handling.

    The 2019 Equinox is ideal for those who want a picture perfect compact SUV, while the 2019 Honda CR-V is a little more distinctive with its choices. If you need more safety and space, go with the CR-V, but if you want something more balanced and reliable, go with the Equinox.

  • Design

    A white 2019 Chevy Equinox parked in a tree lined driveway

    When it comes to style the interesting thing about these models is how similar they are. Both of them offers drivers a sharp exterior that will gain just enough attention but still provide a cozy interior set up. Overall, they are both fully modern vehicles by design that allow drivers to take the comfort of home anywhere. Their main differences are in how much utility space they allow.

    2019 Chevy Equinox

    The 2019 Chevy Equinox is a compact SUV that measures to be 183″ L x 73″ W x 65″ H., providing enough space for five passengers. The 2019 Equinox offers up to 63.9 cubic feet of max cargo space, and every inch of that space can be utilized easily to suit your current needs as an everyday driver. Drivers will have the freedom and flexibility to arrange the cabin however they like through the useful 60/40 split-fold seating set up to accommodate passengers and cargo as needed. There is also the subfloor in the rear cargo area that can be conveniently used to secure smaller objects and keep them out of sight.

    2019 Honda CR-V

    The 2019 Honda CR-V measures to be a similar 181″ L x 73″ W x 66-67″ H with a maximum passenger load of five. Seating can be folded easily into the floor in order to enhance the cargo room up to a max of 75.8 cubic feet of space. This space is can be flat or set lower to match your needs. If all the seating is needed for the journey though, drivers will still have at least 37 cubic feet of cargo space to work with. All drivers need to do to access the seemingly limitless potential of this space, is pull a lever.

  • Performance

    A white 2019 Chevy Equinox vs 2019 Honda CR-V, see who is best on the road

    2019 Chevy Equinox

    Many mock smaller vehicles for their lack of raw potential when it comes to performance capabilities, but the 2019 Chevy Equinox is a truly remarkable example of how wrong they are. Not only does it have one of the highest hp and torque rating in its class, but it even offers a diesel option for those looking for alternative fuel options not generally offered with vehicles of this size.

    The standard for most models of the 2019 Equinox is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which delivers a reasonable 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, it offers a highway fuel economy of 26/32 mpg (FWD) and 25/30 mpg (AWD). This is a perfectly balanced option that provides drivers with both power and efficiency at an affordable price.

    If power is what you require, the only option is the 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offered with higher trim levels. This engine roars with up to 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This is where drivers will get up to 3,500 pounds of towing potential.

    Finally, there is the 1.6L turbocharged diesel engine which has 137 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. The main appeal of this option is its stunning max fuel efficiency of up to 39 mpg highway.

    Overall, when it comes to capabilities, the 2019 Chevy Equinox is more than capable of giving drivers exactly what they need and want.

    2019 Honda CR-V

    Power is honestly where the 2019 Honda CR-V falls short compared to the 2019 Equinox. Firstly, it gives fewer options with only two engines, and secondly, neither offers more impressive stats then its Equinox counterpart.

    The standard for the 2019 Honda CR-V is a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with a decent 184 horsepower 180 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA rating of 26/32 mpg (FWD) and 25/31 mpg (AWD) highway. The advanced option is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Its EPA rating also gets a boost to 28/34 mpg (FWD) and 27/33 mpg (AWD) highway. It’s a bit better, but not by much, and it doesn’t reach the level of the 2019 Equinox. Additional these engines are paired with a CVT instead of automatic transmissions like the 2019 Equinox.

    Overall, the 2019 Honda CR-V gets the job done, but if performance capabilities are what you dream of in a vehicle, there are better choices, namely the 2019 Equinox.

  • Trim Options

    A blue 2019 Chevy Equinox towing a camper on a family camping trip

    2019 Chevy Equinox

    The 2019 Chevy Equinox is available in four main trims: L, LS, LT, and Premier. The most affordable option is the 2019 Chevy Equinox L, starting at only $23,800. Even at its lowest, the 2019 Equinox comes packed with features in every category such as a powerful 1.5L turbo engine, keyless entry, push-button start, and a 7-inch Chevy infotainment system with four USB ports, Smartphone connectivity, and basic safety help like access to a rearview camera. With all these features given to drivers without having to pay a cent more, it may seem hard to upgrade, but with more available features such as heated leather seating, dual-zone climate control, and advanced active safety features to prevent collisions, there is still plenty more the 2019 Chevy Equinox has to offer in the higher trim levels.

    2019 Honda CR-V

    The 2019 Honda CR-V also comes in four main trims: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The lowest trim level is the 2019 Honda CR-V LX, starting at $24,350. This trim level comes standard with automatic climate control for one zone, rearview camera access, 6-way manual-adjust driver's seat, cruise control, a 4-speaker audio system, a 5-inch color screen, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. When compared to the price of the Equinox and what it offers standard, this trim level definitely falls short and practically forces buyers to go for the next level to feel satisfied. The one thing the 2019 CR-V does do right with features and trims is offering plenty of space from the start, and some of the best technology on the market if you are willing to pay for it.

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