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2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2014 Mazda CX-5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Equinox offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda CX-5. The Chevrolet Equinox offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda CX-5.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Equinox is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Equinox will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Equinox, which is slightly longer than the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Equinox doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Mazda CX-5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Chevrolet Equinox as you will in the Mazda CX-5.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.

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2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670

2014 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,395 - $29,070
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 24 - 26
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 30 - 35
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,294 - $31,987 $20,784 - $28,233

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