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Vehicle Comparisons:
Honda CR-V vs Chevy Equinox

2020 Honda CR-V

SUVs offer capability, space, amenities, and advanced technology that’s perfectly suited for family adventures, road trips, and even the daily commute. The Honda CR-V and the Chevrolet Equinox are two of the top models in this class, but which one has what you need?

You can see exactly what these two SUVs can bring to the streets of Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, CO, in this Honda CR-V vs. Chevy Equinox comparison created by our team at Mile High Honda. Let’s see who comes out on top!

Honda CR-V

Chevy Equinox

EPA-estimated

28 city/34 highway MPG1

MPG (all 2WD trim levels)

EPA-estimated

26 city/28 highway MPG

Yes

Available as Hybrid

No

5 passengers

Seating Capacity

5 passengers

41.3/40.4 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

40.9/39.9 inches

75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

63.9 cubic feet


Honda CR-V vs Chevy Equinox: Safety Features

Honda CR-V DrivingThe Honda CR-V and the Chevy Equinox are both family SUVs, so you can rest assured that they come with a wide array of advanced safety features that will give you more peace of mind out on the road.

Both models come standard with a system that will warn you when an impending collision is detected. If you don’t react in time, emergency braking will jump in and help mitigate the impact or possibly avoid it altogether.

An available blind spot monitor will help you keep an eye on those hard-to-see places. You’ll get a warning when a vehicle is lurking alongside you, so you can change lanes with ease. This system works with a Cross Traffic Monitor in both SUVs, so you can back out of tight spots when the coast is clear.

The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure is one safety feature you’ll only get with the Honda CR-V. This body structure uses unique crumple zones to better protect the passengers. It absorbs and deflects collision energy away from the cabin, so you’ll have more peace of mind.


Interior Technology

Honda CR-V Interior TechnologyTechnology is a central aspect of just about any car’s cabin. That’s why both the Honda CR-V and the Chevy Equinox offer intuitive infotainment features. They offer a 7-inch touchscreen to control it all. From there, you’ll have access to your favorite apps and music with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

If you need more entertainment options, both SUVs offer SiriusXM® Radio. It has a virtually endless list of channels and many of them are commercial free. You’ll get to tune into your favorite music and engaging talk shows. You can even cheer on your favorite teams with live sports broadcasts.

You’ll be able to stay on track with either model, thanks to their available navigation systems. They both offer voice recognition, so you can simply say where you’re going, and your SUV will direct you there. The CR-V also includes Honda HD Digital Traffic, so you’ll be able to find your way around congestion on the daily commute.

When your favorite tunes come on, you’ll want to be in the Honda CR-V. It offers a Premium Audio System with nine speakers, so you can enjoy an immersive surround sound experience. The available Bose® premium audio system in the Chevy Equinox only has seven speakers.


Interior Space and Comfort

Honda CR-V Interior SpaceThere’s seating for five in both the Honda CR-V and the Chevy Equinox, so you’ll be able to bring the whole family along. Everyone can relax in the available leather-trimmed upholstery and choose the ideal comfort level with the available dual-zone automatic climate control systems.

You’ll have more room to stretch out in the Honda CR-V. There’s 41.3 inches of front legroom and another 40.4 inches for the folks in the back. In the Equinox, there’s only 40.9 inches of front legroom and 39.9 inches in the rear. The CR-V also boasts 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to just 103.5 cubic feet in the Equinox.

When your adventure leads into the cold, both models offer heated front seats. You’ll also be able to adjust your support in both models, but you’ll have more options with the 12-way power adjusting driver’s seat in the CR-V. The available power driver’s seat in the Equinox only moves eight ways.

When it’s time to pack up for a road trip or band practice, both SUVs offer a hands-free access tailgate, so you can load up while your hands are full. The Equinox boasts 63.9 cubic feet of storage when the rear seats are lowered. If you need more room, the CR-V offers up to 75.8 cubic feet.


CR-V vs Equinox: Performance Specs

Honda CR-V Engine SpecsThe Honda CR-V has a lively 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower. The standard 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine of the Chevy Equinox can’t quite match. It only generates 170 horsepower.

You’ll enjoy a smoother ride and better efficiency in the CR-V thanks to its Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It helps achieve an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG on all trim levels equipped with 2WD.1 The standard 6-speed automatic transmission in the Equinox can only muster an EPA-estimated 26 city/28 highway MPG.

If you’re looking for hybrid efficiency, you’ll only get it with the Honda CR-V. It pairs an efficient 4-cylinder engine to a powerful lithium-ion battery. They work to produce a combined 212 horsepower. All hybrid trim levels also achieve an EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway MPG.2 The regenerative braking will help recharge the battery when you hit the brakes.

Whether you’re tackling a slick road or an all-terrain trail, both SUVs can be outfitted with an all-wheel drivetrain. It continuously monitors for wheel slip. If it’s detected, power is transferred to the wheels with the most grip, so you can enjoy sure-footed traction.


Honda CR-V vs Chevy Equinox: We Have a Winner!

It was a tight contest between the Honda CR-V and the Chevy Equinox, but the CR-V has more power, space, and intuitive technology. If that sounds like what you need out of an SUV around Aurora, Centennial, and Denver, Colorado, you can experience the 2020 Honda CR-V here at Mile High Honda.

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1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA-mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

 

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