2020 Chevy Equinox vs 2020 Toyota RAV4
2020 Chevy Equinox vs. 2020 Toyota RAV4
Myrtle Beach Chevy just made driving through the streets of Conway, Georgetown, and Florence more exciting! If you’re looking into buying an SUV, the two to compare are the 2020 Chevy Equinox and the 2020 Toyota RAV4. But which of them do you choose? Here’s a breakdown of the key features of both to help you make a choice that’s right for you.
Engine, Performance, and Fuel Economy
The RAV4 has a 2.5 DOHC 4-cylinder that produces a horsepower of 203, while the Equinox has a standard 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder producing a horsepower of 170. On EPA test ratings, the fuel economy measures for the 2020 Toyota RAV4 are 26-City/35-Highway; while, the ratings for the 2020 Chevy Equinox are 26-City/32-Highway.
To reduce fuel prices and make it easier to buy fuel, regular unleaded gasoline is used by the Toyota RAV4. The Equinox turbo needs the highest performance premium, which can cost more by 20 to 55 cents per gallon.
Cargo space is larger in the RAV4 as compared to the Equinox in almost all respects: length to seat (40” vs. 34.9”/67.4”), maximum width (59” vs. 53.7”), and height (36.6” vs. 31”). Cargo volume with the rear seat up is 37.6 vs. 29.9 cubic feet, and for the rear seat folded, it stands at 69.8 vs. 63.9 cubic feet for the RAV4 and Equinox, respectively.
Brakes and Stopping
The front rotors on the RAV4 are 12 inches, while they’re 11.8 inches on the Equinox, with varying stopping speeds:
• 60 to 0 MPH – 131 feet (RAV4) and 135 feet (Equinox)
• 60 to 0 MPH (Wet) – 140 feet (RAV4) and 145 feet (Equinox)
The Equinox has eight trim levels, while the RAV4 offers six variants.
Suspension and Handling
The RAV4 is equipped with front and rear stabilizer bars that keep it flat in the course of cornering, but the suspension of the Equinox does not provide a rear stabilizer bar. The width between the wheels on the RAV4 is also 0.5 inches wider (front) and 1.2 inches wider (rear) than that of the Equinox, offering greater stability and handling.
The RAV4 and Equinox offer safety features such as:
• Frontal airbags for driver and passenger
• Four-wheel antilock brakes
• Traction control
• Lane departure/blind-spot/rear cross-path warning systems
• Around view monitors
Additionally, the RAV4 also provides height-adjustable front seatbelts and standard Secondary Collision Brake.