Head-to-Head Against the Segment, 2019 Chevy Equinox Excels -- See How Here at Modern Chevrolet

Revamped in 2018, our automaker's compact SUV is already back for the new 2019 model year, and for a small crossover, it goes big. The new Equinox brings with it more than a few impressive upgrades, from its powertrain and safety feature roster to its interior and tech suite. In short, it's what just about anyone could hope to find for the North Carolina drive, and you can see just how well it does against rivals from Ford and Honda to Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia right here.

2019 Chevy Equinox vs Ford Escape

  • Equinox offers a choice of three engines, a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter I4, and a 1.6-liter diesel, all turbocharged for a powerful and confident feel. Each pulls ahead of every one of the three offered in Escape, both in horsepower and torque ratings.

  • According to EPA estimates, in Equinox models equipped with a turbo-diesel, you can get up to 28 mpg in cities like High Point, 39 mpg down highways, and 32 mpg combined. That far surpasses even the most efficient engine in Escape.

  • Chevy offers a more comprehensive suite of active safety and driver-assist features. They're available beginning in the Equinox LT trim and reaching fully-loaded status in Equinox Premier, and you can get each individually to suit your needs. Plus, Equinox offers a unique coaching system, Teen Driver technology, which encourages good driving habits in and optimizes features for younger drivers, providing feedback with an in-vehicle report card. Ford requires you to invest in a Ford Safe and Smart Package for Escape, its safety features are a package deal, and it offers no such instructive tech.

2019 Chevy Equinox vs Honda CR-V


  • Equinox and its three turbocharged engines, two gas and one diesel, put out more torque than the two offered by Honda in CR-V, 260 max pound-feet to 180 max. That makes Chevy the right choice for dependable turning and pulling power.

  • The available turbo-diesel engine in Equinox gets great fuel economy -- up to 28 city mpg, 39 mpg down the highway to Greensboro, and 32 mpg combined, by EPA estimates. That goes the distance far in excess of even the most efficient CR-V trim, EX, with a CVT transmission.

  • You can tow up to 3,500 pounds in Equinox with a 2.0-liter turbo engine. That's enough for anything from a light pop-up tent camper to a dirt bike or ATV. With CR-V, you can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.

2019 Chevy Equinox vs Toyota RAV4

  • As RAV4 offers only one engine, a 203-horsepower, 2.5-liter Dynamic Force I4 capable of 184 pound-feet of torque, Equinox easily outclasses it on acceleration and pull with its available turbocharged 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine, capable of 260 pound-feet.

  • RAV4 falls behind Equinox on fuel economy for the trip out to Kernersville, its 26 city mpg and 35 highway mpg paling in comparison to the efficiency of the latter's turbo-diesel, which is capable of several extra miles on both counts.

  • Equinox enables towing up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The only RAV4 trim that's comparable is Adventure -- a sizable investment.


2019 Chevy Equinox vs Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Even with its more powerful turbo engine choice, a 235-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4, Santa Fe still gets lapped on power by Equinox and its turbocharged 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter model, even at the same 260 pound-feet of torque.

  • Equinox gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway, and 32 mpg combined between Lexington and North Carolina beyond thanks to a turbocharged 1.6-liter diesel engine. The most economical Santa Fe trim is miles behind.

  • Opt for an Equinox with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, and you can tow up to 3,500 pounds, enough for a trailerful of camping supplies or a boatload of weekend getaway gear. To get a comparable rating in Santa Fe, you have to go to the top of the line, meaning it'll cost you.

2019 Chevy Equinox vs Kia Sportage

  • Sportage and its 181- and 240-horsepower engines both fall to the available turbocharged 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine in Equinox. To get a matching 260 pound-feet of torque, you have to go fully loaded in Sportage SX Turbo, too, and that means extra investment.

  • With its optional turbocharged 1.6-liter diesel, Equinox can achieve up to 28 mpg in cities like Mt. Airy, 39 mpg across highways, and 32 combined mpg. That's better fuel economy than even the most resourceful Sportage trim can deliver.

  • Between Equinox and Sportage, it's our Chevy that's the roomier bet for cargo, with up to 63.9 cubic feet of volume for luggage and essentials with rear seats collapsed and the ability to haul up to 3,500 pounds with an optional 2.0-liter engine. Sportage can only handle up to 60.1 cubic feet and 2,000 pounds-respectively.


Test Drive the New 2019 Equinox Today at Our Winston Salem Chevy Dealer

There's even more to the latest compact crossover SUV to best the rest. You can discover it for yourself right here at 5955 University Parkway. Give our showroom a call or drop in, and we'll be happy to schedule you for some time behind the wheel!