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2015 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Equinox Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mazda CX-5 than the Chevrolet Equinox. The Chevrolet Equinox offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Equinox, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda CX-5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Equinox. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda CX-5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Dimensions
The Mazda CX-5 is about the same width as the Chevrolet Equinox. If you go with the Mazda CX-5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Equinox, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Mazda CX-5 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-5 has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-5 and the Chevrolet Equinox. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Mazda CX-5 as you will in the Chevrolet Equinox.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Equinox.

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2015 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*: $21,545 - $29,220
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MSRP*: $24,520 - $33,670
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% --
City MPG: 24 - 26 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 30 - 35 29 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $20,939 - $28,387 $23,294 - $31,987

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