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2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA

The Modern Crossover – the 2016 Equinox

When you’re searching for your next vehicle, a crossover is an enticing option. The segment’s ability to uniquely blend power, capability, and fuel efficiency into a single package makes it hard to pass up for many consumers. To see which compact SUV reigns supreme in the class, Pohanka Chevrolet has put together a comparison between the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA.

When it comes to performance under the hood, the Equinox takes the top prize, thanks to its standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine. The Equinox delivers 182 horsepower to fulfill your need for speed. Compare those numbers to the RAV4 and its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, and you’ll find that you’re limited to 176 horsepower. While the RAV4 doesn’t offer you the same power, it also can’t match the fuel economy of the Equinox. The Equinox provides an efficient 32 MPG hwy1 to edge out the RAV4’s 31 MPG hwy2. The RAV4 only offers one engine, but the Equinox goes above and beyond by also providing you with an available 3.6L V6 engine. It takes power to the next level with a best-in-class3 301 horsepower. For when you need to take your jet skis out on Belmont Bay, the Equinox’s V6 engine is able to have a 3,500-lb. towing capacity4. The RAV4 is limited to just a 1,500-lb. towing capacity5, so you won’t have the same capability as the Equinox.

The comparison between the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA, continues with a look at the capability between these two vehicles. Your tall friends would much rather ride in the 2016 Equinox than the RAV4, since Chevy's crossover offers more headroom in both the first and second row than the Toyota SUV. In addition, your passengers will be able to stretch out in the 2016 Equinox, as its 39.9 inches of second-row legroom outpace the 37.2 inches of rear legroom on the 2016 RAV4. One feature that the Equinox has that the RAV4 can’t claim is the second-row Multi-Flex® sliding rear seat. It is able to slide back and forth to add up to eight inches of rear legroom, or slide forward if you need more space for cargo. For even more capability, it is able to fold down into the floor to create a wide cargo area to fill after an afternoon of shopping at Ballston Common Mall.

While the 2016 Chevy Equinox sounds incredible on paper, it is even more impressive when you see it in person at Pohanka Chevrolet. It is the clear winner in the comparison between the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA, and the Equinox is available for a test drive today! Stop by our dealership today – we are open seven days a week!


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1. EPA-estimated 22/32 city/hwy FWD 4-cylinder models.

2. 2016 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual results may vary.

3. Based on GM Compact SUV segment. 

4. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

5. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Arlington, VA

Multi-Flex® Rear Seat in the 2016 Chevy Equinox

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