2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Chevy Equinox


2016 Honda CR-V

Torque 181 lb-ft. @ 3900 rpm
Horsepower 185 hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel Economy(MPG) 26 city / 33 hwy *
Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 37.2 cubic feet

2016 Chevy Equinox

Torque 172 lb-ft. @ 4900 rpm
Horsepower 182 hp @ 6700 rpm
Fuel Economy(MPG) 22 city / 32 hwy
Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 31.5 cubic feet

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Compact SUVs offer the perfect combination of style, safety, versatility and comfort. These vehicles are built for practical-minded people who value lighter and leaner SUVs that also provide excellent fuel efficiency, plenty of cargo space and an appealing list of high-tech features. The 2016 Honda CR-V and the Chevy Equinox are two of the most popular compact SUVs because they share some of these valued features. The Honda CR-V offers exceptional fuel economy, best-in-class cargo space and is packed with numerous innovative features. The Chevy Equinox is also a solid crossover that provides a notable amount of interior space and attractive comfort features. However, upon close examination of both vehicles, it becomes clear that the Honda CR-V outshines the Chevy Equinox.



The 2016 Honda CR-V and the Chevy Equinox both offer a smooth ride on rough roads and ample power. Although, the CR-V offers more bang for the buck with a sporty and fuel-efficient a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimated fuel economy is up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway, which beats the Equinox. Moreover, critics say that the four-cylinder Equinox engine feels sluggish compared to other rivals in its class. According to Edmunds performance testing, the four-cylinder CR-V beats the four-cylinder Equinox in acceleration track testing. With the ability to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in 8.8 seconds, the CR-V is quicker than many of the other competitors in the compact SUV class. The CR-V is also unique because it provides a smooth-shifting continuously variable transmission (CVT) that creates a softer ride quality when compared to the Equinox.


When it comes to total interior space, the Honda CR-V is the clear winner with a vast 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space. Moreover, the interior cabin of the CR-V has been praised for its ergonomic design with wide doors, intuitive instrument layout and ample head- and legroom. Rear seat passengers will also appreciate that the CR-V lacks a protruding transmission tunnel, which provides even more legroom. Overall, the well-rounded and practical Honda CR-V delivers a surprisingly comfortable and roomy interior cabin that stands out from the other SUVs in its class. On the other hand, critics describe the interior of the Equinox as bland, with lackluster materials that feel below average in quality compared to rivals.


The 2016 Honda CR-V is loaded with innovative features. On the exterior, the CR-V offers a unique smart entry feature that unlocks doors without the need to grab your keys from your pocket. Moreover, a power tailgate automatically lowers or raises the tailgate without the need to even push a button. On the interior, the CR-V provides a crisp 7-inch center touch-screen, steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth hands-free technology and Honda’s Next Generation system that offers seamless smartphone integration to provide access to music, podcasts and many more innovative entertainment features. While the Equinox also offers a 7-inch interface display, Bluetooth audio connectivity and smartphone integration come at an added cost.

For more information about the 2016 Honda CR-V, and to see how it compares to the Chevy Equinox, hurry into our Continental Honda dealership to schedule a test drive.   CONTACT US TODAY

* 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.