2018 Honda CR-V vs Chevy Equinox
SUVs used to be reserved for a certain type of driver, but with newer options ranging in size, capability, and amenities, modern SUV buyers can find an option that’s perfectly suited for them. The 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Chevy Equinox are two of the top models in this class, but which one has what you need?
Drivers in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial can learn the important differences between the 2018 Honda CR-V vs. Chevy Equinox with this side-by-side comparison from the Mile High Honda team.
Honda vs Chevy: Technology
Technology is a central aspect of just about any car’s cabin, and both the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox makes it a focal point. Between these two crossovers, you’ll find some similar features. For instance, both offer 7-inch touchscreen systems with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ mobile integration.
However, the Honda CR-V likes to go a bit bigger in some respects. For example, it offers an available 9-inch speaker system that drums up 330 watts of power. This clearly outpaces the available 7-speaker system in the Equinox.
Likewise, the CR-V has available HondaLink®, which allows drivers to access parking reminders, schedule service appointments, and read vehicle guides right on their mobile phone.
For the new model year, the 2018 Honda CR-V lost some weight in its body, while increasing its wheelbase for a more spacious interior. With the seats up, the CR-V offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room. However, with the seats down, the cargo area expands to 75.8 cubic feet. There’s also a carpeted cargo bay with a removable floor for additional storage, which can also function as a shelf.
The Chevy Equinox is a similar size but tends to cut some corners. While its 103.2 cubic feet of total passenger room nearly match the 105.9 cubic feet offered in the CR-V, the rear falls short. Standard cargo room in the Equinox maxes out at 29.9 cubic feet. Even with the third row down, it still only offers 63.5 cubic feet. Overall, it just has less space to offer than the competitor.
CR-V versus Equinox: Performance Specs
The 2018 CR-V has a lively 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. This engine mates to a smooth continuously variable transmission that makes great use of the engine’s thrust for optimal efficiency.
Backed by its precise steering, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ Body Structure, and absorbent suspension, the CR-V is a highly maneuverable ride.
The 2018 Equinox is equipped with a 1.5L engine that produces 170 horsepower, which can’t quite match the CR-V. It doesn’t happen to be as light on its feet (or wheels) either, which leads to significant body roll and a bouncy ride. In the end, those looking for more output and maneuverability may find the Chevy Equinox lacking.
Visit Mile High Honda for a Test Drive
Though the Chevrolet Equinox has a lot of perks, it falls short of the 2018 Honda CR-V technology, space, and sporty performance that make it a great choice for a compact SUV.
Drivers in Aurora, Centennial, and Denver can experience the 2018 Honda CR-V in person by visiting Mile High Honda. Call or stop by our dealership today to learn more about the CR-V and schedule your test drive!