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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Chevrolet Traverse

In comparing the Chevrolet Equinox to the Chevrolet Traverse, the Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Equinox versus the Chevrolet Traverse, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Chevrolet Traverse Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Equinox ranges from $18,999 to $28,994 while a used Chevrolet Traverse from the same model year range is priced between $25,765 to $42,743. For a new model, the Chevrolet Equinox's price is between $26,820 and $37,289, with the Chevrolet Traverse priced between $35,486 and $54,619.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Chevrolet Traverse Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Equinox is 7.8 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Traverse's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Equinox being ranked 23 out of 28 Best Crossover SUVs for the Money and the Chevrolet Traverse being ranked 20 out of 28. Out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs, the Chevrolet Equinox is ranked 61 and the Chevrolet Traverse is ranked 24.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Equinox’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Traverse base engine makes 310 horsepower. The Equinox is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Traverse is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Chevrolet Traverse, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room. The Chevrolet Equinox, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear leg room trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

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

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Chevrolet Traverse 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, both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Chevrolet Traverse have the same Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox

2023 Chevrolet Traverse

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:

$35,486 - $54,619

Used Asking Price:

$25,765 - $42,743

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.3%

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:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

13 / 25
13 / 25
13 / 15
16 / 61
16 / 31
17 / 31
17 / 31
17 / 21
18 / 25
20 / 31
20 / 28
20 / 25
24 / 61
37 / 61
55 / 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

The Chevy Traverse is a roomy three-row crossover SUV with room for up to eight passengers. The Traverse is Chevrolet’s third most popular model and a top seller in the segment.

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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

  • Roomy for the segment
  • High NHTSA safety rating
  • Powerful V6 engine

  • Older model years may lack safety systems taken for granted in this segment
  • Adaptive Cruise Control remains an option
  • No green powertrain 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 Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, LT, High Country

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:

310 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

266 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

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

0.072 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:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

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

18 / 27 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

349 / 524 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:

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

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:

Available

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:

42.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

40 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

62.2 inches

Cargo Space:

23 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

98.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

180.1 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:

4310 lbs

Width:

88.6 inches

Height:

70.7 inches

Length:

205.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121 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:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P255/65R18