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2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2018 Subaru Forester Review

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Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Equinox as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Subaru Forester. 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. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Equinox takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Equinox and 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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2018 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $23,580 - $37,230

2018 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,795 - $36,090
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City MPG: 22 - 28 22 - 26
Highway MPG: 28 - 39 27 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 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*: $23,462 - $35,369 $21,547 - $33,675

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.