CHEVY TRAVERSE VS. CHEVY EQUINOX
Spaciousness, Seating & Dimensions
Although the Chevrolet Equinox is a smaller SUV, it is still extremely spacious, seating up to 5 passengers with 63.36 cubic feet of cargo space when the backseat chairs are folded down. Passengers can expect up to 103.5 cubic feet of seating and legroom for an enjoyable ride no matter the distance. The Chevrolet Traverse has even more space as a 3-row passenger SUV that seats up to eight people. With room for extra comfort, the Traverse contains 157.3 cubic feet of passenger volume with a standard cargo capacity of 23 cubic feet and 98.2 cubic feet when you fold down the third rows.
Comparing Safety Features
While both Chevy SUVs have earned perfect five-star overall safety ratings from nationally renowned industry leaders, the Chevy Equinox has several features you won’t find in the Traverse like HD Rear Vision Camera and HD Surround Sound. So, if you’re a technology guru and want the best bang for your buck, the Equinox is your way to go. Both Chevy SUVs include available safety features like Teen Driver Technology, Rear Seat Reminder, OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Access, Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and more.
Choosing Performance Levels
Choose from multiple engines in the Chevy Traverse and Equinox. The latter comes standard with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generating 170 hp and 203 pound-feet of torque. A larger turbo engine is available generating a whopping 252 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. If gas mileage is your concern, these two Chevy SUVs contain major fuel efficiency as the Equinox gains up to 32 miles per gallon and up to 39 mpg powered by the Turbo-Diesel option. Shoppers can choose from the standard V6 engine found in the Chevy Traverse which powers 310 hp and 266 pound-feet of torque. A secondary available option includes the turbocharged engine putting out 257 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Chevy Traverse can get up to 27 miles per gallon.