The Honda CR-V Barely Beat the Chevy Equinox

Someone might need to tell the Honda CR-V to watch its back. The Chevy Equinox is gaining traction and almost jumped passed it. The 2022 Chevy Equinox may have a few advantages over the 2022 Honda CR-V to consider. 

2022 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Chevy Equinox 

Red 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid with a desert landscape in the background
2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Honda

The official numbers are in, and the 2022 Honda CR-V just barely pulled ahead of the 2022 Chevy Equinox. So far in 2022, the Chevy Equinox has sold 56,036 units, and the Honda CR-V has moved 58,759 models. 

These SUVs are so close in terms of sales that the Equinox could catch up with the CR-V and even outperform it. But they might not catch up with the Toyota RAV4, which currently tops the SUV list with 101,192 sales. 

According to Car and Driver, the Equinox dropped in sales by about 11 percent compared to last year, but the CR-V experienced a 38 percent drop. The CR-V may be losing steam before the new model arrives in 2023. 

Also, the Honda CR-V starts at about $26,400, while the Chevy Equinox begins at around $25,800, making them competitively priced. 

Does the CR-V or Equinox have a better performance? 

The 2022 Chevy Equinox comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. A more powerful 2.0-liter inline-four engine with 237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque could be on the way. 

With the 2022 Honda CR-V, you get a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. The CR-V Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors to crank out 212 hp. 

The Equinox can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 8.7 seconds and tow up to 3,500 lbs. The CR-V can reach 60 mph in about 8.2 seconds and tow up to 1,500 lbs. Both options are available with all-wheel drive. 

While the Equinox may have a smoother ride and quieter interior, the CR-V benefits from sportier handling and stronger brakes. Both options would benefit from a faster acceleration. 

Does the Equinox or CR-V have better features? 

The 2022 Chevy Equinox parked outside
2022 Chevy Equinox | Chevrolet

The 2022 Honda CR-V features an interior with a simple layout and upscale materials. There is heavy use of plastics, but it seems spacious and durable. The 2022 Chevy Equinox offers more style, comfort, and luxury. 

A 7.0-inch infotianment screen is standard with the Equinox, but you can upgrade to an 8.0-inch unit. The base model of the CR-V comes with a 5.0-inch color radio screen, but higher trim levels get a 7.0-inch screen. Both SUVs have standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 

You can access up to 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat of the Equinox, with up to 63.9 cubes total. There are 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats of the CR-V with up to 75.8 cubes total. 

Both SUVs provide standard forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and lane-departure warning. The Honda CR-V also has standard adaptive cruise control. 

The Honda CR-V and Chevy Equinox are neck and neck, but the Equinox might be more comfortable and can tow more. The CR-V has more space and a more engaging ride, though.

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