2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V
2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox are both exciting crossover utility vehicles for drivers here in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL. Both pack high-tech features and unbeatable practicality. There’s a lot to like about both of them, but when it comes down to the details, we think your choice will be easy. Take a look at how they compare!

Powertrains and Capability

While the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2016 Honda CR-V both come with small four-cylinder engines to earn solid fuel economy estimates, they differ in power output and fuel efficiency.

The Chevrolet Equinox is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque. With standard six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive you can expect 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway/26 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates.

The Honda CR-V gets a 2.4L four-cylinder that produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V equipped with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission is rated by the EPA at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined*.

It’s easy to see that the CR-V is not only more powerful, but it’s also more efficient than the Equinox.

Cabin and Cargo Space

Both of these vehicles give you plenty of cargo and cabin space, but the 2016 Honda CR-V simply beats out the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox in both areas. The CR-V has more passenger space, including front leg room, front and rear shoulder room, and second row hip room.

The difference in cargo volume is just as important. The Equinox can fit up to 63.7 cubic feet of cargo with seats down and up to 31.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The CR-V does better, fitting up to 70.9 cubic feet with the seats folded down and 37.2 cubic feet with seats in place.

It’s easy to see that the Honda CR-V wins out when it comes to interior space and versatility.


The 2016 Honda CR-V achieves top crash test scores in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing and is available with front crash prevention thanks to the Honda Sensing system. With the available system, the CR-V earns a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention, while the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox only earns a ‘Basic’ rating.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, so visit us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL 60014 to test drive the latest Honda CR-V today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.