2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 Honda CR-V
Both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox deliver the versatility, safety, and efficiency that families in the Merrillville area demand from a small crossover utility vehicle. If you’re shopping for a car in this segment, either one might fit your needs. You should read on before you make any decisions, however, in order to make sure you’re getting the vehicle that’s best for your needs.
Powertrains and Capability
When it comes to power and efficiency, you’ll find that the Chevrolet delivers more choice and more capability. The Equinox is available with a V6, while the CR-V is not. Both start with a four-cylinder engine. See how the powertrains compare:
- The Chevrolet Equinox starts with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. It uses a six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive for an EPA estimate of up to 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway/26 mpg combined. The Equinox also offers a 3.6L V6—a rarity in this segment—good for up to 301 hp. This engine helps the Equinox pull up to 3,500 pounds.
- The Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V is capable of up to an EPA estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined. The CR-V can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.
It’s clear that the Equinox offers a better blend of efficiency and performance compared to the Honda CR-V.
Comfort and Convenience
Inside the cabin, you’ll find some more space in the Equinox in key dimensions, including front head room and hip room, and rear head room and leg room.
The Equinox also gives you important features standard such as a navigation system, power seats, in-car WiFi hotspot, in-car 4G LTE connectivity, and the OnStar telematics service. OnStar includes features like automatic collision notification, remote door unlocking, and more.
Finally, the Equinox is offered standard with two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance. Honda does not include any maintenance in the purchase price of the CR-V.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet
You can drive the latest Chevy Equinox here at your leading local Gary area Chevy dealer. Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville is just off I-65 at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN. We’re happy to bring you this exciting small crossover, so come learn more about it today.