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2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Equinox

MSRP*: $26,300 to $33,100
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2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 63.9 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 170-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 170 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 183.1 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 72.6 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Chevrolet Equinox, due to its greater 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 Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Equinox as you will with the Toyota Highlander, 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). Clearly, the Chevrolet Equinox is a better financial choice over the Toyota Highlander, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Equinox, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Highlander.

Handling
The Chevrolet Equinox has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Powertrain
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 Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Chevrolet Equinox seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Chevrolet Equinox has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.