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2015 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 Subaru Forester.

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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Equinox or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Equinox and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chevrolet Equinox will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Subaru Forester. The Chevrolet Equinox has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.

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2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 22 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 29 - 32 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,294 - $31,987 $20,995 - $30,927

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