Compare: Mazda CX-5 vs. Chevy Equinox

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The Mazda CX-5 vs. The Chevrolet Equinox

Finding the crossover SUV that best matches your car-shopping checklist has gotten tougher in recent years not because of the quality of the models in this class but because of the plethora of options available. To speed up the research process, we compared the Mazda CX-5, which is on our Merrillville lot, with the Chevy Equinox, so if you're trying to choose between these two, be sure to see in what areas we compared them.

Flawless Design

A sporty but spacious design is one of the main characteristics of the crossover SUV class, and even though the Mazda CX-5 is shorter and less wide than the Chevy Equinox, it has more space for passengers, and a larger cargo area behind the second row of seats. Not only are Hammond, IN passengers cozier in the Mazda CX-5, their cargo is too.

Performance Capability

Some drivers only consider the raw power specs of cars when discussing their capability, but there is much more to it than that, like the tighter turning radius of the Mazda CX-5. The Mazda CX-5 does come standard with more horsepower than the Chevy Equinox, but it's the Mazda CX-5's 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and sport mode that really make it more fun to drive than the Equinox. Plus, every trim of the Mazda CX-5 is available with all-wheel drive that is ready for winters in Gary, which is a claim the Chevy Equinox cannot make.

Safety Features

It doesn't matter if you're dropping off your kids at elementary school or a driver heading off to Valparaiso for college, the safety of your next car is mightily important, and it's an area where the Mazda CX-5, a 2018 Top Safety Pick of the IIHS, excels. It comes standard with driver-assistance features, like Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Smart City Brake Support, which the Equinox does not, and it scored higher in the NHTSA's crash test ratings than the Equinox, so it has you covered from all angles.

Hopefully this made your car-shopping process at least somewhat easier, and you're always welcome to reach out to us if you have any questions about the Mazda CX-5 or want to set up a test drive!