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2017 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox

Drivers in the market for an SUV that offers the perfect combination between seating and storage will have quite a few options to choose from. SUVs are becoming increasingly popular for their impressive fuel economies and performance capabilities. Our team here at Capistrano Mazda is working to provide drivers with detailed comparisons to show how our models stand up against the competition.

This time around we’re focusing on the 2017 Mazda CX-5. We’re going to show drivers how it compares to the popular 2017 Chevy Equinox. Both vehicles have a similar starting price point. We’re going to focus on the base models for both to keep the comparison even, so the 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport AT FWD versus the 2017 Chevy Equinox L FWD. Let’s dive in for details.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport AT FWD 2017 Chevy Equinox L FWD
187-hp, 2.5L I-4 Engine 182-hp, 2.4L I-4
24 city/31 hwy MPG 21 city/31 hwy
103.6 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 99.7 cu. ft.
Optional Navigational Aid Not available

2017 Mazda CX-5 in San Juan Capistrano, CA

As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the 2017 Chevy Equinox have quite a bit in common. Both are equipped with similar sized engines that offer comparable performance capabilities and fuel economies. However, drivers will notice the CX-5 is slightly more powerful and efficient. There is a little more passenger volume in the CX-5, and drivers will enjoy the optional navigational aid system that is not available in the Equinox.

Both SUVs have seating for five and offer similar measurements for legroom in the front and back. The Equinox offers 31.5 cubic feet of cargo volume compared to the CX-5 with 30.9 cubic feet. Both vehicles offer rear folding seats that can be put down to reveal more space for additional cargo. The CX-5 comes out on top with the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds compared to the Equinox that can tow up to 1,500 pounds. It also comes with a standard Forward Obstruction Warning system that is not available in the Equinox.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 are welcome to contact us here at Capistrano Mazda for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this SUV by scheduling a test drive online today.

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