The 2013 Chevy Equinox vs. the 2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Chevrolet EquinoxThe 2013 Chevy Equinox is a perfect example of a well-rounded crossover SUV for Bradenton and Tampa drivers. With the space and comfortable seating that a family demands, in addition to terrific gas mileage, the Equinox is great for the daily commute, camping getaways, or big trips to the grocery store. Its superb, car-like handling also makes it one of the most enjoyable vehicles in its class to drive.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 is another similarly-priced, similarly-sized vehicle in the crossover SUV class. Not only does the Equinox offer more comfort and convenience features, but it also is available with a V6 engine, dramatically increasing trailering capacity, an option not available on the RAV4. Here’s how the two models stack up.

More Options on the 2013 Chevy Equinox

The 2013 Equinox LT is a mid-ranged model whose comparable Toyota model is the 2013 RAV4 XLE. Both vehicles come with a similarly powered four-cylinder engine. A quick look in the cabin, though, and the differences become apparent.

Here are just a few of the features that come standard on the Equinox LT that are either non-standard or unavailable on the RAV4 XLE.

  • Bucket-style seats
  • Lumbar support
  • A leather-wrapped steering-wheel with mounted audio controls
  • An onboard, hands-free communication system
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors for the driver and passenger
  • Front floor mats

More Power Available From Chevy

The V6 option is available on select, higher-level Equinox models. When equipped with this sturdy V6, the Equinox’s tow rating jumps to an impressive 3500 pounds. The RAV4 does not offer any other engine options with towing capability stopping at 1500 pounds.

Test Drive the Equinox at Cox Chevy

The Equinox is a strong vehicle all around. If you would like to explore the different options available, as well as take it out for a test drive, visit our dealership in Bradenton. We’re located at 2900 Cortez Road West, just a short trip from many communities around the Tampa area. If you have any questions, feel free to get in contact with us!