Comparison - Chevrolet Equinox LT 2018 - vs - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Holden Equinox

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

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Model: 
Average Price: 
30,640
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
30,945
Updated: 
23 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.90gals
15.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
#F7850E
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#F3F3F0
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#535353
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#000000
IVY METALLIC
#256144
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#655C57
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#ACB3BD
STORM BLUE METALLIC
#00263D
SANDY RIDGE METALLIC
#AD8D82
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#B1B3B2
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The new Equinox is based on an all-new architecture that weighs about 400 pounds less than its predecessor. Chevrolet credits the weight saving to high-strength steel and other grams-add-up type measures, but the reality is that there's quite a bit less Equinox this time around. The 2018 Equinox shrinks, losing its "tweener" status, and is now much closer to the Honda CR-V in all four main dimensions. To Chevy's credit the interior dimensions are pretty much the same, with the small hit in cargo space mitigated by the large hidden storage area under the cargo floor.
The pricing disparity against its competition is a shame, because the Equinox is a compelling compact crossover SUV in virtually every other way. It looks great inside and out, offers good high-tech features, drives exceptionally well, will offer a diesel engine, and the promise of a high-horsepower version sounds fun. We just wish Chevy would take the cue from its competitors and broaden the availability of its advanced safety tech and add in active cruise as well.

By: 
kbb.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.

Pros
Solid base engine
Denim-like fabric is surprisingly comfortable
Lighter, brighter, and smarter
A fuel-efficient turbodiesel coming

Cons
Still hard plastics abound
Not as fuel-efficient as some
Safety features reserved for top trims
Smaller rear cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is fully redesigned for 2018. It's slightly smaller overall compared to its predecessor, but the reduced weight combined with more efficient engines pay off at the pump.

Pros
Three engines to choose from, including a fuel-efficient diesel
Smooth ride over most road surfaces
Expansive list of optional safety features
MyLink user interface is intuitive and easy to use

Cons
Smaller cargo area compared to most of its competitors
Base L trim is special order only
The 1.5-liter engine and its slow-shifting transmission don't feel very lively

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 ranked #2 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-5 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent handling
Comfortable, supportive seats
Upscale interior

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system
Unimpressive cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

As long as cargo space isn’t your main reason for buying a compact crossover, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is an excellent, fun-to-drive choice.

Pros
Attractive styling inside and out
Poised chassis, communicative steering
Engine changes bode well for mpg
Good value, especially considering high spec level
Rear seats fold flat

Cons
Frustrating infotainment setup
Light cargo volume
Short on refinement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 largely carries over from the previous model year, when it was extensively redesigned. New for 2018 are such standard features as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Also new is cylinder-deactivation technology intended to improve fuel economy slightly. The 2.5-liter engine automatically shuts down the two outside cylinders at cruising speeds to maximize efficiency. Last year's Grand Select trim level has been discontinued for 2018.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Not as powerful as some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
28.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
39.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
137hp
at 3 750rpm
187hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.10in
179.10in
Width: 
72.60in
72.50in
Height: 
65.40in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.50in
Front Track: 
62.20in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
107.30in
106.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.50cu.ft
59.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.90cu.ft
30.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3485.00lbs
3693.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8-way power driver seat adjuster
4-way manual front passenger seat adjuster
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Assist handle, front passenger
Front carpeted floor mats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
6 speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection
Chevrolet MyLink®1 audio system with 7" diagonal Color Touch screen
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Windshield glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack cross rails
Rear splash guards
Deep-tinted rear glass
HID headlamps
Outside heated power-adjustable mirrors
Roof-mounted luggage carrier provisions
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
19 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Power rear liftgate
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” front
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” rear
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
OnStar Remote Ignition Block
OnStar Roadside Assistance
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics
OnStar Remote Horn and Lights
OnStar Remote Door Unlock
OnStar Low Mileage Discount
OnStar Hands Free Calling
OnStar Emergency Services
OnStar Crisis Assist
OnStar Automatic Crash Response
Teen Driver
OnStar® Guidance Plan for 3 months1
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Adaptive Headlights
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Horizontal Cargo Net
Sun & Infotainment Package
Cargo Package
Hit The Road" Package
Protection Package
GT Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Custom Molded Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Molded Assist Steps
Roof Rails
Trailer Hitch
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Interior Options: 
Premium Carpeted, Color-Keyed Front/Rear Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holders
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Cloth Rear Cargo Cover (Fleet)
All-Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liners
Interior Protection Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D
Color: 
#363636
Black, leather
#D0C9C6
Sand/Parchment, leather