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When drivers in Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte want a compact SUV with great performance, spacious interior, and lots of safety options, many are interested in the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. But while both are viable options, which one is right for your driving needs?
To help determine which is best for you, our team at The Lake Dealerships wrote this 2018 Chevy Equinox vs. GMC Terrain comparison. After reading our review of each model, contact us to schedule a test drive of your preferred one.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with a 1.5L turbo engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It’s also available in all-wheel drive (AWD) to handle any type of road and weather condition.
With the 1.5L engine, the Equinox can achieve an EPA-estimated 32 highway MPG. Since you have lots of places to go and people to see, this SUV will be able to handle all your long drives.
The GMC Terrain also has 1.5 turbo engine and an AWD system. But while this engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission, it can only achieve an EPA-estimated 30 highway MPG.
The Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain seat five and have lots of passenger room for everyone to be nice and comfortable. However, for all your cargo needs, the Equinox may be the better choice. It has 29.9 cubic feet of space behind the second row, and 63.5 cubic feet behind the first row.
When it comes to storing all your groceries, sports equipment, or luggage, every bit of space helps. Since the Terrain only has 29.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet behind the first row, you may not be able to fit everything you need into this SUV.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2018 GMC Terrain each have advanced safety features to give you great peace of mind. They both offer Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, and Forward Collision Alert.
Furthermore, both SUVs have IntelliBeam® headlights and front fog lamps to better see at any time of the day. However, despite the GMC Terrain having a high-tech lighting system, many have reported poor visibility in this vehicle due to its roofline and thick roof pillars.
In addition, Chevy Equinox comes with rear child security door locks, so little ones in the back can’t accidentally open the doors. The GMC Terrain, unfortunately, doesn’t come with rear security door locks.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2018 GMC Terrain are both impressive, compact SUVs. But the Equinox may be a better option for those looking for high fuel efficiency, more cargo space, and more available safety features.
To see how well the 2018 Chevy Equinox performs on the streets of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, schedule a test drive at The Lake Dealerships today!