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2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Toyota RAV4 in Maquoketa IA
Brad Deery Motors is a premier Chevrolet dealership serving Davenport Dubuque Maquoketa Clinton Iowa, and our team is thrilled to announce that the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox has arrived. The new Equinox features some notable updates, including a revised exterior style, a new sportier RS trim level and broader availability of optional safety features. An aspect that has made the Equinox a hit is the ability to personalize it to your individual needs and preferences. Another small crossover that does this well is the RAV4, and in that spirit, let us compare the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Toyota RAV4.
Exterior – Chevrolet Dealer serving Maquoketa IA
Both the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2022 Toyota RAV4 are small four-door crossover utility vehicles. The Equinox is a bit longer overall with a 107.3-inch wheelbase and a 183.1-inch length—about 15.3 feet. The RAV4, on the other hand, has a 105.9-inch wheelbase and measures 181.5 inches long. The Toyota model is also taller—68.6 vs 65.4 inches—and a tad wider: 73.4 vs 72.6 inches. Ground clearance for the RAV4 is 8.6 inches, and with the Equinox, it ranges from 7.6 to 8.0 inches depending on the drivetrain and wheel size. In both cases, alloy wheels are standard, and available wheel sizes range from 17 to 19 inches. Both automakers offer the popular options, such as a hands-free liftgate.
These are both five-passenger CUVs, but the overall passenger volume is larger in the Chevrolet model. It is not a substantial difference, but there are some areas that are notable. The Equinox, for instance, provides about 40 inches of rear legroom whereas the RAV4 affords more than 2 inches less. All Equinox models available at our location serving Davenport Dubuque Maquoketa Clinton Iowa also provide about 30 cubic feet of dedicated cargo area. The RAV4 does offer more on paper but perhaps employs a different measuring approach since that difference is not that noticeable in practice. The base cabins have similar equipment: air conditioning, cloth seating, a 7-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker audio system. But Chevrolet also includes push-button ignition and Wi-Fi hotspot with its base model.
Chevrolet Equinox Mechanical specs
There are a number of similarities when comparing the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2022 Toyota RAV4 powertrains. Both automakers opt for a four-cylinder engine. Toyota pairs its engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and it has emphasized horsepower: 203 vs 184 hp. Chevrolet, on the other hand, pairs its engine with a six-speed automatic, and it has emphasized torque: 203 vs 170 lb.-ft. The RAV4 does deliver a higher top-end speed, but the acceleration is comparable, and there are some other trade-offs. The fuel performance is not as good, and the RAV4 has a much noisier engine. Both vehicles are suitable for light towing duties and can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The RAV4 is marketed as being able to tow 3,500 pounds, but this is limited to particular high-end trims with the advanced AWD system.
Safety – 2022 Chevrolet Equinox dealer
Both vehicles have earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA. The Equinox also earned Top Safety Pick recognition from the IIHS, but the 2022 Toyota RAV4 did not. All Equinox models come with the latest Chevrolet Infotainment System with Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto and voice commands via phone pass-through. A 7-inch touchscreen is standard. An 8-inch touchscreen with navigation is optional. Toyota offers a similar package but does not offer wireless Android and Apple device integration and offers navigation as a separate upgrade from its 8-inch touchscreen. Both automakers offer a standard suite of driver assists with tech like automatic emergency braking. Availability varies, but overall, most options available and the one vehicle are available on the other.
Many drivers and automotive journalists alike agree that the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox delivers a better value proposition than the 2022 Toyota RAV4. You can find out for yourself when you test-drive the new Equinox at our Chevrolet dealership serving Davenport Dubuque Maquoketa Clinton Iowa. No appointment is required, but you can schedule online if you prefer. You can also contact the team at Brad Deery Motors via text, email or phone for custom quotes and other details, and customers who prefer to shop online can get help via live chat and explore our entire inventory!