2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 GMC Terrain
If you’ve been shopping for a compact SUV and have taken the time to look around, you have, no doubt, checked out the 2016 Chevy Equinox and the 2016 GMC Terrain, both available now at Sarasota and Tampa dealerships. Both are capable, attractive vehicles and many shoppers make the mistake of assuming that they are the same because they are manufactured by the same parent company. While the two SUVs are similar, there are some key differences that may have a big impact on your decision when it times to put in a down payment. See what they are, then shop for your new crossover with confidence at Cox Chevy.
Safety and Service
While both vehicles offer a suite of standard airbags, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and other safety features, there are important differences between the two as well:
- 2016 Chevy Equinox – Chevrolet has 88 percent more dealerships in the United States, making it easier for drivers to get warranty and repair service for a Chevy Equinox than for a GMC Terrain.
- 2016 Chevy Terrain – According to the IIHS, the Equinox was involved in 33 percent fewer fatal accidents than the Terrain, meaning that, should you be in an accident, you are less likely to walk away safely from a Terrain than if you are a passenger in the Equinox.
The Chevy Equinox offers cabin occupants more convenience features than the GMC Terrain, including:
- 2016 Chevy Equinox – The 2016 Chevy Equinox offers optional one-touch power windows for both the front and back seats. This makes it easier for rear-seat passengers to gain access to drive through windows and toll-booths, or just let in a little fresh air during a sunny day.
- 2016 Chevy Terrain – The 2016 GMC Terrain does not have one-touch power windows available for rear seat passengers, forcing them to hold down the button the entire time. This is not only less convenient; it can lead to premature wear of the switch over time.
The 2016 Chevy Equinox is more affordable to buy and maintain than the 2016 GMC Terrain, saving owners thousands over time:
- 2016 Chevy Equinox – The Equinox has a base starting price of just $22,600 and, according to The Car Book, is less expensive to own. This is because parts for Chevrolet vehicles are both more plentiful and less expensive, not only saving money when it comes time to replace components but making them easier to find as well.
- 2016 Chevy Terrain – The GMC Terrain has a base starting price of $23,975 and, according to Intellichoice will cost owners between $1,188 and $2,259 more to own than the Chevy Equinox over five years. This is because of higher depreciation and insurance costs, as well as the higher cost of repairs and maintenance.
Experience the 2016 Chevy Equinox at the Premier Sarasota and Tampa Chevy Destination
See the 2016 Chevy Equinox in action for yourself near Tampa and Sarasota. Simply contact Cox Chevy at (888) 350-4514 or come see us at 2900 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL.