2017 Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V in Bourbonnais, IL

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With so many SUVs on the market, it's hard to decide on one. The 2017 Honda CR-V EX and 2017 Chevy Equinox LS are two popular SUVs worth considering. Both are available with driver assistance features, connected technology, and all-wheel drive systems. But which model meets your needs the best? Read the following information to find out, and feel free to call the product specialists at Bill Kay Honda in Bourbonnais, IL at (877) 316-5359 if you have any questions.

2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Performance & Towing

The 2017 Honda CR-V offers better fuel economy than the Chevy Equinox thanks to the standard CVT transmission, which allows the engine to function at optimal performance at all times. Passing power and overall muscle is better on the 2017 Honda CR-V as well, which you can view in the table below.

Honda CR-V


Chevy Equinox

1.5L Turbocharged


2.4L I4

190 HP


182 HP

179 lb.-ft.


172 lb.-ft.

26/32 MPG*


22/31 MPG

1,500 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

If you're looking for all-wheel drive, the Honda CR-V beats the Chevy Equinox once again. While AWD is available on the Chevy SUV, the Honda CR-V is available with the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, which improves engine torque up to 40-percent.

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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Safety

The Honda Sensing™ safety suite comes standard on the 2017 CR-V. You can have similar safety systems equipped on your Chevy Equinox as well when you purchase the Driver Confidence Package at an extra cost. See how each Honda Sensing™ safety system works in the list that follows:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System gently adjusts the steering wheel to bring you back to the center lane when it detects you drifting from your lane without using the turn signal
  • Adaptive Cruise Control keeps a set interval between you and the car in front of you.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System is automatic braking, which engages when it detects an unavoidable frontal collision
  • Road Departure Mitigation System detects if you're drifting too close to the side of the road without using your turn signal and alerts you or applies the brakes to keep you from going off road
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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox: Interior Design & Technology

If a 7-in. touchscreen and Bluetooth® wireless technology is all you need to be happy, either SUV will suit you fine. But if your daily drive requires comfort and convenience as well, you'll appreciate the 2017 Honda CR-V. See why in the following table.

Honda CR-V


Chevy Equinox


Dual-zone automatic climate control



Push-button start



12-way w/4-way power adjustable lumbar support



Heated front seats


 Silver Honda CR-V Parked

Test Drive a 2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V crushed the competition in every category, proving its superiority. Experience all it has to offer by getting behind the wheel of a car, minivan, or SUV at our Honda dealership. Find your favorite model in our new inventory, and schedule a test drive using our online form or by calling the team at Bill Kay Honda in Bourbonnais, IL at (877) 316-5359.


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