2020 Toyota RAV4
Features & Specs
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
203 hp
Standard Horsepower
170 hp
8-speed shiftable automatic
6-speed shiftable automatic
26 / 35 / 30 mpg
Fuel Economy
26 / 31 / 28 mpg
37.6 cu. ft.
Cargo Space
29.9 cu. ft.

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

One of, if not the most competitive segment in the automotive industry is small crossover SUVs. Buyers love them due to their increased ride height, off-road capabilities, robust cargo space, luxurious features, and compact size that allows them to easily maneuver driving in the city and parallel parking on a busy street. If you're in the market for a small crossover SUV, we recommend you keep reading down below to check out our comparison between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Power & Handling

The RAV4 is available with six different trim levels, and two of those are the Adventure and the TRD Off-Road. Those two models are geared towards off-road adventures and come standard with all-wheel-drive, selectable terrain drive modes, and hill descent control. The other four models in the lineup are available with AWD, but come standard with front-wheel-drive. Each of the six models are powered by a 203 hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine that outputs 184 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Power & Handling

There are two different engine options for the Chevrolet Equinox, both of which come standard with front-wheel-drive. The first and standard engine is a 170 horsepower turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 203 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The second engine option is a 252 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L engine that makes 260 lb-ft of torque and comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. You can outfit the Equinox with all-wheel-drive on all models but the L.

2020 Toyota RAV4 Features & Design

The base model for the RAV4 is the LE, which surpasses expectations with LED headlights, smartphone integration, and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, and more! The XLE adds blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a power-adjustable driver's seat, while the XLE Premium adds simulated leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and a sunroof. The top tier Limited comes with heated front seats, navigation, and an 11-speaker JBL sound system.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox Features & Design

The L is going to start of the Chevrolet Equinox model lineup with heated mirrors, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and LED daytime running lights. The LS follows with only a spare tire, rear floor mats, and the ability to get AWD and the LS Convenience Package which adds rear privacy glass and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The LT comes with the power-adjustable driver's seat, satellite radio, and the ability to get the Confidence and Convenience Package. Last up is the Premier with a hands-free liftgate, LED headlights, and wireless device charging.


Even if you forget the fact that the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox doesn't come with any off-road-oriented models, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is still clearly the winner. The Toyota RAV4 offers more standard driver assistance features, models that come outfitted with way more trim levels, and optional features like ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a surround-view parking camera. If you're interested in taking the 2020 Toyota RAV4 out on a test drive, we hope you will stop by and see us here at Pearson Toyota right here in Newport News, VA!

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