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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

When we compare the Chevrolet Equinox to the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Chevrolet Trailblazer has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Equinox versus the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Chevrolet Trailblazer Pricing

For a new model, the Chevrolet Equinox's price is between $26,820 and $37,289, with the Chevrolet Trailblazer priced between $23,471 and $32,737.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Equinox’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Trailblazer base engine makes 137 horsepower. The Equinox is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Trailblazer is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 409 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Chevrolet Equinox, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Trailblazer are comparable in regards to front head room and front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Chevrolet Trailblazer has higher safety ratings than the Chevrolet Equinox, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.79 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Chevrolet Trailblazer has the better rating with a Top Safety Pick+ award compared to the Chevrolet Equinox’s Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox

2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,820 - $37,289

Used Asking Price:

$18,999 - $28,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$23,471 - $32,737

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

8.8 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 24
10 / 24
13 / 14
15 / 24
20 / 61
20 / 61
23 / 28
28 / 61
43 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 18
8 / 61
18 / 61

Summary Review

The Chevrolet equinox is a compact five-person SUV with a comfortable interior and a smooth ride. The current Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $28,912 and 3-year-old models averaging $21,742.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Comfortable and spacious interior
  • High predicted reliability

  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Only one powertrain
  • Low on cargo space

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LS, LT, RS, Premier

Trim Levels

LS, LT, ACTIV, RS

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.79 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

203 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

137 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

162 foot-lbs @ 2500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.045 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 31 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

387 / 462 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 31 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 409 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.5 inches

Cargo Space:

29.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.8 inches

Cargo Space:

25.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

123.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3274 lbs

Width:

72.6 inches

Height:

65.4 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

107.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3014 lbs

Width:

71.2 inches

Height:

65.2 inches

Length:

173.5 inches

Wheelbase:

103.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

225/60R17