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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Chevrolet Trax

In comparing the Chevrolet Equinox to the Chevrolet Trax, the Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Chevrolet Trax has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Trax have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Equinox versus the Chevrolet Trax, the Chevrolet Equinox is a better car than the Chevrolet Trax.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Chevrolet Trax Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Equinox ranges from $18,999 to $28,994 while a used Chevrolet Trax from the same model year range is priced between $16,500 to $23,975. For a new model, the Chevrolet Equinox's price is between $26,820 and $37,289, with the Chevrolet Trax priced between $22,625 and $26,579.

Chevrolet Equinox versus Chevrolet Trax Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Trax is 7.8 out of 10. With both vehicles earning the same number they are extremely competitive in their vehicle segment. Chevrolet Equinox is ranked 28 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and Chevrolet Trax is ranked 29 out of 61, with their respective reliability, retained value, and safety ratings used to break the tie, in that order.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Equinox’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Trax base engine makes 155 horsepower. The Equinox is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 462 miles. The Trax is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 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 head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Trax, a crossover/subcompact SUV, has the advantage in the area of rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Equinox has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Chevrolet Trax has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Chevrolet Trax 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 Equinox has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Chevrolet Equinox

2022 Chevrolet Trax

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:

$22,625 - $26,579

Used Asking Price:

$16,500 - $23,975

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.5%

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:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

6.1 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 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

4 / 18
6 / 18
12 / 18
13 / 61
24 / 61
29 / 61
33 / 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

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:

Not yet available

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:

155 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

177 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

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

0.050 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:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

336 / 448 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:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

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:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.8 inches

Cargo Space:

18.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

48.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.5 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:

3124 lbs

Width:

69.9 inches

Height:

64.9 inches

Length:

167.6 inches

Wheelbase:

100.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P205/70R16