Comparison - Toyota Highlander LE 2017 - vs - Chevrolet Equinox Premier 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Kluger

Also called:

Holden Equinox

Average Price: 
32,680
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
27,880
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#979797
Blizzard Pearl
#FBF8F9
Creme Brulee Mica
#A5A49B
Midnight Black Metallic
#3B3A41
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#90646C
Predawn Gray Mica
#434043
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#313C4D
Silver Sky Metallic
#868A93
Color: 
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#F3F3F0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Toyota Highlander ranks 3 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. With an unmatched list of standard advanced driver assistance features, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is one of the best values in the midsize SUV class. Its interior is high-end and comfortable, and there’s plenty of cargo space.

Pros
Lots of standard active safety features
Above-average fuel economy
Comfortable and quiet on the highway

Cons
Dull performance and handling
Cramped third-row seat

By: 
usnews.com

The Toyota Highlander gets a stronger, more responsive powertrain for 2017, but the main strengths are the ride quality, the cabin refinement, and the space for eight.
A somewhat more aggressive look, more power, an improved set of safety features, and a new sportier SE model highlight the changes Toyota is ushering in for its spacious crossover utility vehicle, the 2017 Highlander. The SE joins LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited, and Limited Platinum models. The Highlander Hybrid is now also available in LE and XLE trims, in addition to the carry-over Limited and Limited Platinum.

Pros
Wide range of powertrains
Flexible second row
Easy third-row access
Good connectivity
Cabin quality

Cons
Design is soemwhat bland
Base engine is under powered
Somewhat busy dash design
Hybrid only delivers if you drive gingerly

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2017, the Highlander receives a number of significant midcycle changes. The styling has been updated, highlighted by a larger, more pronounced grille and redesigned LED taillights. The V6 engine is new, boasting more power and better fuel economy along with an eight-speed transmission and an automatic stop-start system. New feature content includes the Toyota Safety Sense technology suite, which comes standard on every trim level. There's also a new SE trim level that features uniquely sporty styling elements and a retuned suspension for sharper handling.

Pros
Just-right exterior and interior size for many families
Standard high-tech safety features
Strong V6 engine with improved fuel economy
Quiet and compliant ride

Cons
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those of many competitors
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Undesirable base four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid bet if you want a reasonably sized crossover SUV with plenty of backseat space. You can also upgrade to a powerful V6 engine, which is an unusual treat in this class. Let's see if this veteran player still has what it takes.

Pros
Backseat has plenty of space and slides/reclines for added comfort
Optional V6 engine provides quick acceleration
Interior stays quiet at speed
Rides smoothly on rough roads.

Cons
Four-cylinder version feels sluggish and real-world mpg falls short of EPA ratings
Less cargo space than some rivals
Quality of interior materials leaves something to be desired
Bluetooth audio isn't offered on L or LS.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox is a solid compact crossover SUV. What it lacks in advanced powertrains, it makes up for in available tech.
The Chevrolet Equinox has struck the right chord for many compact crossover buyers. It offers a range of powertrains, including front- or all-wheel drive; it can be fuel efficient; and it's relatively large.

Pros
Inline-4 is frugal
Space is configurable for cargo or people
Plenty of power in V-6
Exterior style has been improved
Relatively good tech

Cons
No premium audio to speak of
Rear visibility is a challenge
Safety marks not quite top tier

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox ranks 5 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The Chevrolet Equinox was redesigned for the 2018 model year and sees some admirable improvements over the outgoing generation. It has a quality interior, plenty of standard features, and a good amount of cargo and passenger space. It rides and drives confidently but can be slow to get up to speed.

Pros
Plenty of standard features
Quality interior
Stable handling

Cons
Sluggish transmission

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
172ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 600rpm
182hp
at 6 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
40.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
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.)
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*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
187.80in
Width: 
75.80in
72.50in
Height: 
68.10in
69.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.90in
Front Track: 
64.40in
62.50in
Rear Track: 
64.20in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
112.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
40.90
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
54.60in
Front Leg Room: 
44.20in
41.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.60in
55.80in
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
39.20
Rear Hip Room: 
57.10in
51.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
39.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.30in
55.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
83.20cu.ft
63.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.80cu.ft
31.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
14.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.10degrees
23.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
4244.00lbs
4007.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front and rear stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Front And Rear Air Conditioning
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Mast antenna
Pioneer premium brand speakers
8 total speakers
250 watts stereo output
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In
18 in
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Chrome-clad wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
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
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
Glass Breakage Sensor
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*

Options

Packages: 
Protection Package #3
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Trailering Equipment Package
Protection Package
Driver Confidence Package
Technology Package
Driver Confidence Package II
Enhanced Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Rear Bumper Applique
Special Color
Towing Receiver Hitch w/Wire Harness
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Molding
Running Boards
Accent Stripe
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Black Roof Rack Cross Bars
Front & Rear Custom Molded Splash Guards
Front Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Power Sunroof
19" Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels
Front License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Carpet Mat Package
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Liner
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Cover
Cargo Area Close-Out Panel
Black All-Weather Rear Cargo Mat
Color Touch Navigation w/Chevrolet MyLink
Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ash, cloth
#7D7C7C
Black, cloth
#282828
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#1D1D1D