2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Chevy Equinox

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Chevy Equinox

2020 Honda CR-V Outpaces Competition

view of red 2020 Honda CR-V driving in the city

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Honda CR-V
LX

2020 Honda CR-V LX

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder

141 hp @ 5,600 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Continuously-variable transmission (CVT)

DRIVETRAIN

Front-wheel drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

28/34

STARTING MSRP

$25,050

2020 Chevy Equinox
L

2020 Chevy Equinox L

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder

170 hp @ 5,600 rpm

203 lbs.-ft. @ 2,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-speed automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-wheel drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/31

STARTING MSRP

$23,800

Honda CR-V vs. Chevy Equinox

The 2020 Honda CR-V is a top choice for people who want a compact SUV with the latest safety features and technology. The 2020 model, refreshed this year, now has a new engine and comes with a hybrid option.

The 2020 Honda CR-V comes with four trim level options: CR-V LX, CR-V EX, CR-V EX-Limited, and CR-V Touring.

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is a tough competitor for the CR-V, with excellent gas mileage and a nice infotainment system. This year, the Equinox loses its diesel engine option and gets new driver assistance features.

With the Equinox, you can choose from four trim levels: L, LS, LT, and Premier.

If you are struggling with the decision of whether to get a 2020 Honda CR-V or a 2020 Chevy Equinox, there are a few key features and differences that you should consider before making a final decision.

2020 Honda CR-V: An Overview

While the changes to the 2020 Honda CR-V vehicle’s interior and exterior are small, this crossover now has a brand-new engine. The 2020 CR-V unleashes powerful performance with a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The CR-V now gets an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid will have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine with two electric motors. The system is identical to the highly-rated Honda Accord Hybrid’s setup. Honda estimates a 50% uptick in EPA-estimated mileage for the CR-V Hybrid.

You can choose to add all-wheel-drive to any 2020 Honda CR-V trim, including the hybrid, and front-wheel drive is standard.

Inside the 2020 Honda CR-V has room for five. The compact SUV has just under 40 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat in the CR-V and CR-V Hybrid trims.

Every CR-V comes standard with USB connectivity and automatic climate control. Honda Sensing is also standard across every trim. This active safety equipment includes lane-departure warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist.

With the 2020 Honda CR-V EX trim level and above, you’ll get a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You’ll also get HD Radio, rear-cross traffic monitoring, and smart keyless entry. The Touring model adds navigation and wireless phone charging.

2020 Chevy Equinox: An Overview

The Equinox gets an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon in town and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. While that’s pretty good for an SUV, the CR-V is more efficient.

The 2020 Chevy Equinox is comfortable, with plenty of room for passengers to sit comfortably in front and back. The base L trim has few features. With the Equinox, you’ll get 29.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which falls short of the CR-V by ten feet.

Previously optional driver-assistance features are now standard with the 2020 Chevy Equinox. You’ll get standard lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlamps, lane-departure warning, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Reviewers call the base 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower underpowered when paired with heavy all-wheel-drive. Additionally, the ride is a bit rougher with the Equinox, especially with the optional 19-inch wheel upgrade.

CR-V compared to Equinox

The Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling compact SUVs available today. It has an upscale interior design that beats the Equinox, hands down. It also has more cargo space, more comfortable seats, and better technology.

The CR-V has rear electronic parking aid with a camera as an optional upgrade, but you can’t get it with the Equinox.

While both the Equinox and the CR-V offer a turbocharged engine, the CR-V is a better overall value and a more popular compact SUV than the Equinox.

Interior features in the 2020 Honda CR-V

Visit Wright Honda for a Test Drive

While both the 2020 Honda CR-V and the 2020 Chevy Equinox are good choices, the CR-V excels in areas where the Equinox just can’t keep up.

It’s always a good idea to test-drive vehicles on your shortlist when trying to decide which one best meets your needs. You can test-drive the new 2020 Honda CR-V at Wright Honda to see the features for yourself.

MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims.

Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.