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2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Subaru Forester Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet
Equinox

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New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $35,700
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$24,495 to $34,595
Invoice* $23,776 to $34,058 $23,099 to $32,266
MPG - City 22 - 28 26
MPG - Hwy 28 - 39 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Equinox, 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 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. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Equinox is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Equinox takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

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 Subaru Forester.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Equinox is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. 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.