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2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet
Equinox

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New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $35,700
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$25,190 to $37,155
Invoice* $23,776 to $34,058 $24,719 to $35,708
MPG - City 22 - 28 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 28 - 39 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
The Chevrolet Equinox offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Equinox and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Equinox as you will with the Mazda CX-5, 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Equinox or the Mazda CX-5, 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. 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
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-5.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Equinox is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-5 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. The Chevrolet Equinox has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-5.

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