Spacious and accommodating, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V are two crossovers worthy of a lifetime worth of road trips. But which deserves a spot in your driveway? Our comparison guide helps you choose between them.
Comfiest Cabin: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
For the most in on-road coziness, choose the Equinox. Inside, this compact crossover has plenty of space for your crew’s heads, elbows, and legs. That’s good news for families on the run. And here’s some more good news: the Equinox seats stay comfortable for the long haul. Even after hours of test-driving, we were still up for more.
The Honda CR-V actually proved pretty tough to beat, at least in terms of comfort. You can certainly expect smooth, quiet cruising from this crossover. Well, for the most part. When you’re getting up to speed, some noise ekes into the cabin. Other than that one drawback, though, you’ll like how Honda’s crossover treats you to some pretty inviting seating accommodations.
Snazziest Tech Lineup: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
Want a standard Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity? Then you’re going to need the Equinox. This crossover is fully loaded with tech gear, and not just stuff that boosts your infotainment game. Every Equinox includes OnStar emergency telematics gear that sends help your way after an accident or breakdown.
In the Honda CR-V, you’ll find similar infotainment gear, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities. However, you’re going to have to upgrade to the midgrade EX trim to get the latest in connectivity. And, while both crossovers offer an impressive array of high-tech safety features (like automatic emergency braking), the CR-V lacks emergency telematics gear.
Most Practical Crossover: 2019 Honda CR-V
The CR-V actually offers a tad more cargo space, which, of course, makes for greater road trip potential. Behind the rear seats, you’ll find 39.2 cubic feet for your luggage or sports gear. Flip the CR-V’s rear seats down, and you get a hauling-friendly space of 75.8 cubes. The Equinox forces you to pack a bit lighter, with 29.9 cubes behind the rear seats (and 63.9 cubes with the rear seats folded).
Tows More: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
In the Equinox, you get more crossover-style utility, especially when it comes to towing performance. The Equinox tows the biggest boat, giving you up to 3,500 pounds’ worth of heft. The Honda CR-V simply can’t match the Equinox, maxing out at 1,388 pounds.
Thriftiest Performance: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
For the all-encompassing crossover experience, we’d definitely choose the Equinox every time. We think you’ll agree that this compact crossover has the performance, technology, and creature comforts you crave—and more than enough chops to leave the competition in the dust.