2016 Chevy Equinox vs 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Chevy Equinox

2016 Chevy Equinox
2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

If you’ve been searching for the perfect compact SUV, but can’t decide between the 2016 Chevy Equinox and a 2016 Honda CR-V, we’re here to help. Our experts compared them for Sarasota and Tampa drivers looking to see which one has the most to offer. We invite you to read it through and, when you’re ready to test-drive the winner, stop by Cox Chevy in Bradenton.



The 2016 Chevy Equinox offers more safety options and scored better in safety testing than the 2016 Honda CR-V:

  • 2016 Chevy Equinox – In recent NHTSA front impact collision safety testing, front passengers would experience just 133 pounds of head impact pressure and 74 pounds of neck compression, considered low risk. The Equinox also offers a Cross-path Warning system, to help detect vehicles approaching from the sides while backing, helping to prevent accidents.
  • 2016 Honda CR-V – In the same NHTSA testing, drivers experienced 296 pounds of head impact force – more than double that of the Chevy – and neck compression increased to 81 pounds, making it more likely that serious injury would occur. The CR-V also doesn’t offer a Cross-path Warning system, making it more difficult to avoid obstacles behind the vehicle.


The Equinox is shown to be more powerful, responsive, and higher in quality as well:

  • 2016 Chevy Equinox – The available 3.6L V6 engine is capable of 301 hp, which can take it from 0-60 MPH in just 7.1 seconds. This potent engine and the Equinox’s wide wheelbase of 112.5 inches makes the CUV strong and stable, allowing it to tow as much as 3,500 pounds. This capability and superior design earned the Equinox the top spot in recent J.D. Power and Associates Initial quality survey, surpassing all competition.
  • 2016 Honda CR-V – The CR-V doesn’t offer a V6 engine, giving drivers access only to a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine capable of 185 hp. This, combined with a narrow wheelbase of just 103.6 inches, gives the CR-V a towing capacity of just 1,500 pounds. These deficiencies were likely responsible for the Honda failing to score in the top three on the J.D. Power survey.


The 2016 Chevy Equinox offers Sarasota and Tampa drivers many other options the Honda does not, such as:

  • 2016 Chevy Equinox –  The Equinox offers a remote vehicle start system, allowing you to start your engine without braving the winter wind first. Drivers can also take advantage of features like the Easy Entry system which moves the seat back when the key is off for easy entry and exit, as well as the OnStar system, which can provide 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to seven compatible devices.
  • 2016 Honda CR-V – The CR-V doesn’t offer a remote start system, so if you want to warm up your car in the winter you’ll have to go outside to do it first. Honda also omits the Easy Entry system, which can make it more of a challenge for certain drivers to enter and exit the vehicle and, while the Honda can be equipped with an infotainment system, it does not act as a wireless hotspot.

Experience the 2016 Chevy Equinox Near Sarasota and Tampa

To test-drive the dynamic new 2016 Chevy Equinox near Sarasota and Tampa, contact an associate from Cox Chevy at (888) 350-4514 or visit our showroom at 2900 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, FL today.