2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

Awards
Features
Performance
Usability
Pricing
2015 Toyota RAV4
2015 Chevrolet Equinox
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Awards

The Chevrolet Equinox has made safety a top priority, and it shows: it's been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick or (better still) Top Safety Pick + every year since 2010. 1.

Features

Spacious, efficient, and convenient, there's more to the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox than meets the eye. There's an impressive array of standard and optional features, all designed with you in mind, from the ice-blue ambient lighting, to the heated front seats, MultiFlex sliding rear seat, rear-vision camera, 8-speaker, 250-watt Pioneer Premium Sound system, and OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity. Speaking of connectivity, when the 2015 Equinox is on, it's also a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, keeping you and your passengers completely connected everywhere you go2.

Performance

Stopping power is important, too, especially when you're carrying a heavy load. The clear winner in this category is the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox3, with 8 more horses in braking power per ton than 2015 Toyota RAV44, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades. Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox3, boasting 125 more horses and 57 more horses per ton than the 2015 Toyota RAV45. If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox's3 increased torque - 2723 lb.-ft. vs. 1725 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2015 Chevrolet EquinoxVS2015 Toyota RAV41323Braking Power Per Ton12443013Horsepower17651593Horsepower Per Ton10252723Torque1725

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 10 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox3 will keep you on the road longer than the 2015 Toyota RAV45. Offering 2 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2015 Toyota RAV45, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox3 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort. . The 2015 Chevrolet Equinox'3s wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 8 inches' worth.
2015 Chevrolet EquinoxVS2015 Toyota RAV44003Estimated Combined Tank Range3905393Rear Head Room385393Rear Leg Room3851123Wheelbase1045

Pricing

The drivetrain in the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox3 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 40000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2015 Toyota RAV45. The difference in MSRP between the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox3 and the 2015 Toyota RAV45 may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $840: loads of standard features, some for safety and some just for fun. Suddenly, that $840 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it? In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox's3 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2015 Toyota RAV45.
2015 Chevrolet EquinoxVS2015 Toyota RAV4100,0003Drivetrain Warranty60,0005$24,5203MSRP$23,680553Roadside Assistance25
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1 - Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

2 - Features info at http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/vehicles/Equinox/2015.html

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4 - 2015 Toyota RAV4 XLE

5 - 2015 Toyota RAV4 LE

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