Compact CUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

Compact Crossover SUV Comparison: 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Versus 2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2021 Toyota RAV4
Chevrolet Equinox L FWD Standard Vehicle Comparison Toyota RAV4 LE FWD
$23,800* Base Price MSRP $26,050
Turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder
203 lb-ft Torque 184 lb-ft
1,500 Towing Capacity (pounds) 1,500
5 Seating Capacity (passengers) 5
3,274 Base Curb Weight (pounds) 3,370
107.3 Wheelbase (inches) 105.9
103.5 Passenger Volume (cubic feet) 98.9
39.9 Second-Row Leg Room (inches) 37.8
Available Features On The Equinox
Available Features On The RAV4
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Compatibility
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Heated front seats
  • High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps
  • Power driver seat with lumbar control
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Driver memory seat
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Integrated fog lights
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof

When you're shopping for a new compact crossover or SUV, you have plenty of options today. Chief among your viable choices are the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox and 2021 Toyota RAV4. Both of these compact crossover utility vehicles, or CUVs, offer efficient performance, agile handling and impressive seating space and cargo capacity.

How do these popular CUVs differ? Well, as you can see in the above comparison table, there are plenty of areas where the 2021 Chevy Equinox excels, edging out the 2021 Toyota RAV4 in key areas. We'll take a closer look at the main differences between these small sport-utes in this comparison review.

While you may prefer the style and available trim levels of one of these CUVs over the other, you owe it to yourself to compare them more in greater detail. We're confident that you'll be impressed by the Chevy Equinox's value proposition -- along with its stellar standard and available features!

Ready to take a closer look? Then come along as the team at Henna Chevrolet reviews the key differences between Chevrolet's 2021 Equinox compact crossover SUV and the 2021 Toyota RAV4.

Remember that following this review and your own research, you can always reach out to our sales associates for more details on the new Equinox and its array of available trims and amenities.

Comparing Chevrolet's Equinox to the Toyota RAV4

One of the key advantages the 2021 Chevy Equinox holds over its nearest competition from Toyota is in the passenger cabin. If you're shopping for a fuel-efficient and agile new crossover that can also hold up to five occupants comfortably during longer journeys, the Equinox is the way to go.

The Equinox's longer wheelbase provides a more spacious interior for you and your crew. With 103.5 cubic feet of total passenger volume compared to just 98.9 cubic feet in the Toyota, you'll surely experience a roomier ride in the Chevy. The increased space inside the Equinox is felt by back-seat passengers, where there are more than 2 inches of additional legroom compared to the 2021 RAV4.

The compact CUV segment is increasingly competitive, so it comes as no surprise that automakers like Chevrolet and Toyota benchmark each other's vehicles when developing their own. You'll find that the new Equinox and RAV4 offer some similar features, yet the Chevy costs thousands less. Just look at their starting MSRPs. The 2021 Equinox starts at just $23,800 -- which is thousands less than the 2021 Toyota RAV4!

When it comes to safety, both of these compact SUVs impress with a standard suite of driver-assist features. Chevrolet calls the Equinox's safety tech package 'Chevy Safety Assist,' It includes Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

Both models boast standard smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. But again, wouldn't you rather pay less for these high-tech connectivity and safety features?

Find Your New Chevy SUV at Our Austin, TX, Dealership

Many motorists are choosing the Chevrolet Equinox as their preferred compact crossover or SUV, and after reviewing how it compares to the Toyota RAV4, it's easy to see why! If you're eager to shop the lineup of versatile new Equinox CUVs for sale near Round Rock, TX, view our online inventory. Then visit us for an in-person shopping experience, where you can tour and test drive your new Chevy of choice.

Whether you're considering the Equinox L trim with its standard Keyless Open and Start technology and Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch touchscreen or the top-trim Premier and its leather-appointed seating and hands-free power liftgate, there's one of these new Chevy SUVs for you!

Thanks to its highly competitive pricing and spacious 5-passenger interior that's loaded with high-tech features, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox turns out to be an ideal compact CUV for just about any driver and family. When you're ready to get behind the wheel of this Chevy model for a closer look, turn to Henna Chevrolet in Austin, TX.

Even with the new Equinox's low starting MSRP, you can make your upgrade to a Chevy even more affordable, thanks to our Chevy finance offers and lease specials. So why not lease a new Chevrolet or apply for financing so that you can experience the road in a highly modern, versatile and stylish new ride?

Our sales specialists are standing by to introduce you to the enticing new lineup of Chevrolet SUVs for sale. Whether you select the Equinox or one of its SUV stablemates, you're sure to get a great price with affordable lease or finance payments here at Henna Chevrolet!

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