While searching for the safest family SUVs, it’s important to consider convenience and entertainment technology in addition to how well they perform. The 2018 Honda HR-V EX and Chevy Equinox L are two solid models that don’t skimp out on the features you appreciate most. They both provide a composed drive, driving aids, and advanced connectivity. But which model is better for you? To find out whether the HR-V EX or Equinox L, meet your needs, read the following SUV comparison.
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2018 Honda HR-V vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox: Safety
The 2018 HR-V and Chevy Equinox are both equipped with a rearview camera to help you see what’s happening behind you. However, the rearview camera of the HR-V EX provides guidelines to help you better maneuver your new SUV. It also provides a view from three different angles. The Equinox L’s rearview camera doesn’t provide nearly as much visibility. Additional 2018 Honda HR-V safety features include:
Honda LaneWatch™ uses a small camera to give you a live view of your blind spot when your right turn signal is engaged
Brake Assist increases brake pressure when it detects you making an emergency stop
Tire Pressure Monitoring System brings your attention to improperly inflated tires
ACE™ Body Structure absorbs and defects energy from the cabin during an impact
2018 Honda HR-V vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox: Performance and Engine Specs
You’ll appreciate the automatic CVT transmission available on the 2018 Honda HR-V far more than the Chevy Equinox’s six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic CVT transmission allows your engine to perform optimally because it shifts constantly, optimizing for your driving habits. It also accounts for the exceptional EPA-estimated 34 MPG highway* fuel economy provided by the 2018 HR-V. The Chevy Equinox only gets a 32-MPG highway fuel economy. 2018 Honda HR-V EX engine specs are as follows:
1.8L i-VTEC® I4
141 HP @ 6,500 RPM
127 lb.-ft. @ 4,300 RPM
Additional available performance features include:
Six-speed manual transmission (Standard)
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
Eco Assist™ System
2018 Honda HR-V vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox: Interior Cargo Capacity
The 60/40 split Second-row Magic Seats® in the 2018 HR-V provide the flexibility you need to comfortably fit passengers, cargo, or a mix of both. These specially designed seats can fold up, flat, or back to configure your cabin as you see fit. Chevy Equinox seating isn’t nearly as versatile. Additional cargo features sure to make your life easier include:
Tall, long, and utility mode seating configurations
Low lift-over height
Up to 58.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume
Front and rear door-pocket storage bins
Cargo area tie-down anchors
Center console storage compartment
2018 Honda HR-V vs. 2018 Chevy Equinox: Technology
For advanced convenience technologies, consider the 2018 HR-V EX. You’ll be thanking yourself while heated front seats keep you toasty during winter. You could add an optional package to your Chevy Equinox to ensure heated seats are included, but why pay extra when they’re standard on the Honda SUV? Note the convenience and entertainment technologies you like the most in the following list, and try them out during a 2018 HR-V test drive at Honda of Tiffany Springs in Kansas City, MO.
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Streaming Audio allows your to wirelessly access your smartphone and use steering wheel mounted controls and voice command to answer calls and find your favorite music
HondaLink® is an app that makes finding your car, viewing fuel and oil levels, and sending directions to your navigation system possible from the palm of your hand
With the key fob in your pocket, start your 2018 Honda HR-V with just the push of a button
*25 city/33 highway/28 combined MPG rating for 2WD 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined MPG rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2018 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.