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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

MSRP*: $23,800 to $33,100
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2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.9 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 170 hp 186 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 183.1 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Equinox than in the Mazda CX-30. The Chevrolet Equinox offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Equinox requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-30, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mazda CX-30, 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 Mazda CX-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much wider than the Mazda CX-30, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda CX-30.

Performance
The Chevrolet Equinox has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mazda CX-30.

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-30. With the Chevrolet Equinox, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-30.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-30.