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2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Toyota Highlander than the Chevrolet Equinox. The Toyota Highlander offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Highlander, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Toyota Highlander will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Equinox, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Toyota Highlander and the Chevrolet Equinox have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander is much wider than the Chevrolet Equinox, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Highlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Toyota Highlander does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Equinox, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Chevrolet Equinox, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Warranty
The Toyota Highlander comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Equinox.

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2015 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,415 - $43,790

2015 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 20 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,855 - $39,981 $23,294 - $31,987

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