2021 Chevy Equinox vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

The 2021 Chevy Equinox compared to the 2021 Honda CR-V

Starting MSRP

1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

Inline 4-cylinder with turbocharger
203 lb-ft

Base Torque

179 lb-ft
Chevy Safety Assist

Standard Safety Suite

Honda Sensing®

Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™

60 months/600,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months/36,000 miles


If you live in the Hartselle area and have been looking for a new compact SUV, you may be looking at the differences between the 2021 Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V. Well, with more features, a more powerful engine, a more extensive road assistance package, and all for a lower price, we think it’s quite clear that the Chevy Equinox is an easy choice! But don’t just take our word for it, get a detailed look at how these two SUVs compare below.

Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V: Price

When it comes to price, the 2021 Chevy Equinox starts at $1,550 less than the Honda CR-V. At the baseline trim for each, the 2021 Chevy Equinox starts at just $23,800, and the 2021 Honda CR-V starts at $25,350. If price is a concern for you, the Equinox wins. 

Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V: Performance

The Chevrolet Equinox and Honda CR-V both come with powerful engines. Here are their performance specs:

  • 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Base Engine: 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder achieves 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Base Engine: Inline 4-cylinder with turbocharger achieves 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque

As you can see, the Honda CR-V offers more horsepower, but the Chevrolet Equinox has more torque. That extra torque is actually more useful. For example, towing or picking up speed on Hanceville freeways are made easier with a good amount of torque. 

Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V: Smartphone Integration 

By now, it’s become standard for any car to be able to connect to a smartphone. How else will you listen to your music and podcasts? At a lower price, the Equinox provides more integration options than the CR-V, which requires upgrades in order for basic phone connectivity. Here are the specs:

  • 7-inch Infotainment Touchscreen (CR-V’s standard screen is 5 inches)
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Integration (requires upgrade)
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability (requires upgrade)

Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V: Driver-Assist Safety Features

When comparing the Chevy Equinox vs Honda CR-V on safety, we can see that both provide a well-rounded safety suite at their baseline trim levels: Chevy Safety Assist and Honda Sensing®. However, there are extra features provided by Chevy and not the CR-V:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking (standard for both)
  • Forward Collision Alert (standard for both)
  • Lane Keeping Assist with Lane Departure Warning (standard for both)
  • Front Pedestrian Braking (standard for Equinox, available for CR-V)
  • Following Distance Indicator (standard for Equinox, available for CR-V)
  • IntelliBeam automatic high beams (exclusive to Equinox)

Chevy Equinox vs. Honda CR-V: Roadside Assistance Limits

When you go on road trips out of Decatur you never want to be left high and dry. Thankfully, both the Equinox and CR-V offer some kind of roadside assistance to help you if you ever have a flat or other issue. However, yet again, the Chevy Equinox has a much more valuable roadside assistance package, lasting almost twice as long as that of the CR-V:

  • 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Roadside Assistance: 60 months/60,000 miles
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Roadside Assistance: 36 months/36,000 miles

Take the Chevrolet Equinox for a Test Drive at Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc.

Do you have a better idea of whether you prefer the Chevrolet Equinox or Honda CR-V now? The best way to experience a car is in person, so feel free to contact us and we’ll help you set up a test drive at our dealership in Cullman. To get an even better price on the Equinox, make sure you check our new vehicle specials

More from Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc.

  • 2021 Chevy Silverado Colors

      Not only is the 2021 Chevy Silverado rugged and capable, it’s also stylish. The Chevy Silverado color options for Hartselle drivers range from sophisticated neutrals to expressive brights, while the interior features comfortable, relaxing tones. Take a look at the Chevrolet exterior colors, interior options, and features with Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc., then start the hard part:…

  • 2021 Chevy Blazer Towing Capacity

      With the ability to handle 4,500 pounds, the 2021 Chevy Blazer towing capacity is excellent for Hartselle outdoor adventurers who are looking for a vehicle that can handle a camper, boat or trailer of recreational vehicles. While the Chevy Blazer towing capabilities are impressive, it’s enhanced by plenty of innovative features offered only by…

  • 2022 Chevy Equinox Interior

      The Chevy Equinox has been a driver favorite in Hartselle for years, thanks to its fuel efficiency, sporty style, and the comfortable and sophisticated Chevy Equinox interior. Well-equipped and spacious with seating for five, the Equinox is great for families and singles looking for a great way to make their Hanceville drives. Take a…



Your garage is empty.
Save some vehicles to get started!

Contact Us

Main 256-507-9952 Sales 256-507-9952
1655 Cherokee Ave Sw
Cullman, AL 35055
Contact Us

Contact Us

Main 256-507-9952 Sales 256-507-9952
1655 Cherokee Ave Sw
Cullman, AL 35055


Your garage is empty.
Save some vehicles to get started!
Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc. 34.15954, -86.83551.