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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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2021 Subaru
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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $33,100
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$24,795 to $34,895
Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 25 - 26 26
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Chevrolet Equinox offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Equinox, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Equinox is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Equinox is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Equinox takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Equinox transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chevrolet Equinox will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Chevrolet Equinox has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Subaru Forester. The Chevrolet Equinox has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Equinox comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.