2017 Chevy Equinox vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
Those shopping around for a compact SUV have many vehicles to choose from, but while researching all the available options, it's important to remember that not all crossovers are created equal. The crossover segment may be a popular one, but some models simply won't deliver the level of value and versatility drivers are after. In fact, this is made clear when matching up the 2017 Chevy Equinox vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4.
The Equinox is a value-laden model. Despite having a starting MSRP nearly $2,000 less than the RAV4, it comes standard with a larger infotainment touch-screen display. On top of that, it has standard safety and security features like an OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years and OnStar Guidance for 3 months. You won't find OnStar peace of mind even offered on the RAV4.
|2017 Chevy Equinox||VS||2017 Toyota RAV4|
|182 hp, 172 lb.-ft. of torque||Standard Engine Specs||176 hp, 172 lb.-ft. of torque|
|39.9 inches||Rear Seat Legroom||37.2 inches|
|7-in. touch screen||Standard Infotainment Display||6.1-in. touch screen|
|Starting at $23,100||MSRP||Starting at $24,910|
More Crossover for Less Cash With the 2017 Chevy Equinox
So, why pay more money for a vehicle offering less appealing standard features? Well, one reason someone might pay more is for a better engine. In the case of the Equinox vs the RAV4, however, Chevy's compact crossover has the edge in standard engine horsepower. In addition, while the 2017 RAV4 offers an available hybrid system, Chevy appeals to drivers' needs for more power by offering an available 3.6-liter V6 producing 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque.
Someone may also pay more if the vehicle offers better comfort and convenience features. The RAV4, however, falls behind in rear seat legroom, especially for a crossover model. Moreover, the RAV4 fails to offer more premium-level options like genuine leather seats and in-vehicle Wi-Fi, both found in the 2017 Equinox.
The 2017 Chevy Equinox offers great value and the available equipment necessary to handle versatile driving needs. To learn more about its comparison with the 2017 Toyota RAV4, contact us at Parks Chevrolet. Our team will be available to answer your questions or get you behind the wheel.