Drivers in the process of deciding between the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox are in for a tough choice. Both SUVs have found plenty of fans within the SUV segment. However, those who take the time to compare both SUVs’ specifications will find that the 2019 RAV4 comes out on top.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is available in five trim levels (LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited) while the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox is offered in four (L, LS, LT and Premier). The standard engine found in the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine which produces 203 horsepower. This engine is more powerful than the 2019 Equinox’s powertrain, a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4’s standard cargo capacity (when all of the SUV’s seats are in place) is 37.6 cubic feet. Drivers who need extra space for larger items will be happy to know that the 2019 RAV4’s rear seats can be folded down for a maximum cargo capacity of 69.8 cubic feet. In comparison, the 2019 Equinox has a standard cargo capacity of 29.9 cubic feet and a maximum cargo capacity of 63.5 cubic feet.
A rearview camera, keyless entry/ignition, LED daytime running lights, automatic headlights, a driver information display and heated mirrors all come standard with the base (L) trim. Available features found in higher trim levels include a sunroof, roof rails, ambient interior lighting and a hands-free liftgate.
Standard 2019 Toyota RAV4 safety features include: Child door locks on rear doors, LATCH child seat anchors, front and rear side-impact door beams, Toyota Safety Connect (including roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, automatic collision notification and more), and advanced airbag system with eight airbags and Toyota Safety Sense.