The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs Competition

THE 2016 EQUINOX BEATS THE 2016 CHEROKEE AND 2016 TERRAIN

 

It’s always wise to take the time to compare the models in the mid-size crossover SUV market before making a purchase, however even a cursory glance shows that the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, which starts at only $22,600, has capabilities that exceed those of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee in many critical areas.  Even when matched up against the 2016 GMC Terrain, which starts at $23,975, the standard 2016 Equinox trims like those for sale at Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake, IL come out on top because they’re mechanically identical, yet less expensive, than the base and advanced Terrain trims.

 

IF UTILITY MATTERS TO A FAMILY, THEY SHOULD PICK THE 2016 EQUINOX OVER THE 2016 CHEROKEE

 

When it comes to utility, there are multiple areas in which the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and 2016 Jeep Cherokee compare unevenly, with the honors going to the Chevy.  The 63.7 cubic-feet of cargo space in the 2016 Equinox, for instance, is not only larger than the 54.9 cubic-feet in the 2016 Cherokee, but also enhanced by a Multi-Flex® Sliding Rear Seat that maximizes both cargo and passenger flexibility.  Likewise, a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot that’s part of the standard OnStar® suite, once activated, enables the 2016 Equinox to provide Internet connection to every passenger.  Though Wi-Fi® hotspot capability is also available through Uconnect® systems that are offered on the 2016 Cherokee, it’s not standard on the base Cherokee trim.  Finally, the 2016 Equinox comes standard with a rear view backup camera, while the 2016 Cherokee only features this as an option.

 

THE 2016 CHEVY EQUINOX OFFERS MORE POWER AND BETTER GAS MILEAGE THAN THE 2016 JEEP CHEROKEE

 

While the standard 2.4L, 4-cylinder engines on the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and 2016 Jeep Cherokee have almost identical output stats, as they are measured at 182 hp, 172 lb-ft of torque and 184 hp, 171 lb-ft of torque, respectively, there is a noticeable difference in engine power whenever a driver takes the time to compare the available engines on each model.  While a 3.2L Pentastar® V6 on the 2016 Cherokee produces a max 271 hp, the available 3.6L V6 on the 2016 Equinox belts out an athletic 301 hp… a difference that matters when passing on the highway.  Even the nearly identical standard motors have some differences, as the Chevy 2.4L can reach 32 MPG highway.  While only 1 MPG better than its equivalent on the Cherokee, this nevertheless adds up to long-term savings.

 

WHEN CHOOSING BETWEEN THE 2016 CHEVROLET EQUINOX AND 2016 GMC TERRAIN, WHY PICK THE MORE EXPENSIVE TWIN?

 

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and 2016 GMC Terrain are not just similar… at a mechanical level, anyone who takes the time to compare them discovers they’re actually the same vehicle, as GMC is a companion brand to Chevrolet.  Both the 2016 Equinox and 2016 Terrain are built upon the same platform, have the same engine choices, sport the same performance numbers, including horsepower, fuel economy, and towing, and have the same standard InfoTech features.  Their only real differences comes down to appearance and features that are offered on the most expensive 2016 Terrain trims.  If the standard 2016 Terrain, which starts at $23,975, is, at a mechanical level, identical to the standard 2016 Equinox trims that are for sale at Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake with a starting MSRP of only $22,600, why would anyone spend more money just to get the Terrain nameplate?

 

THE AREA’S BEST DEALS ON THE 2016 CHEVY EQUINOX ARE AT RAY CHEVROLET IN FOX LAKE

 

Now that anyone who seeks to compare the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox with the 2016 Jeep Cherokee and 2016 GMC Terrain can see that the Chevy offers more capability than the Jeep and simply better value than the GMC, it’s time to figure out where to actually buy the Equinox.  The answer to this question is actually easy, as Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake, IL not only has a wide selection of 2016 Equinox trims, but also features the area’s best deals.  To learn more, call 855-893-3266, or stop by 39 N. Route 12 in Fox Lake today!