Comparison - Chevrolet Equinox LT 2018 - vs - Seat Arona FR 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

Holden Equinox

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
30,640
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
26,806
Updated: 
24 Apr 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
5-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.90gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
ORANGE BURST METALLIC
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Silver Ice Metallic
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Summit White
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NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
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MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
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IVY METALLIC
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PEPPERDUST METALLIC
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SATIN STEEL METALLIC
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STORM BLUE METALLIC
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SANDY RIDGE METALLIC
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IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
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Color: 
White
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Eclipse Orange
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Mystery Blue
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Desire Red
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Urban Silver
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Midnight Black
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Nevada White
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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

Pros
Striking exterior design
Lots of standard kit and space
Very low PCP monthly payments
Plenty of personalisation
Good to drive

Cons
Plain interior design
Ride just okay on rough roads
Boot smaller than some rivals
Entry-level 95hp petrol a little underpowered
No Cupra planned (yet)

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The five-door All-New Arona, a front-wheel-drive only SUV, is well placed in this highly popular sector of the car market.It’s available with a choice of six engines, with both the diesel and petrol variants offered in either 95PS or 115 PS form, and the sporty FR 1.5 TSI EVO leaping up to 150 PS.

Pros
Very smart looking inside and out
Good choice of engines
Well equipped and overall good value

Cons
No SatNav on basic model

By: 
drive.co.uk

The Seat Arona is quite possibly the best compact SUV of the moment. Good practicality, economy and solid driving manners are all Arona staples.It lacks the visual creativity of a Hyundai Kona or the customisation of a Citroen C3 Aircross, but its real-world strengths far outweigh having orange door mirrors. It’s a level-headed car for level-headed people.

Pros
Refined 1.0-litre petrol
Ergonomic infotainment system
Good ride

Cons
Humdrum looks
Narrow middle seat
Trim levels that dictate engine choice

By: 
uk.motor1.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
1.50L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
137hp
at 3 750rpm
85hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
34.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
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
Electric Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.10in
162.90in
Width: 
72.60in
70.00in
Height: 
65.40in
61.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
Front Track: 
62.20in
59.10in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
58.50in
Wheel Base: 
107.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
51.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1322lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
29.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3485.00lbs
2667.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
power steering

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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent type McPherson with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Semirigid rear axle with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorber.
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Keyless Ignition

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
8” DISPLAY WITH FULL LINK
Apple Car Play™
6 speakers
300W amplifier

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Power rear liftgate
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” front
ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16” rear
solid disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
ACC with Front Assist
6 Airbags
Blind Spot Detection
Rear Traffic Alert
RAIN & LIGHT SENSORS

Options

Packages: 
Horizontal Cargo Net
Sun & Infotainment Package
Cargo Package
Hit The Road" Package
Protection 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
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
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