2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Subaru Forester | Edinburg, TX
Compact SUVs are at the height of their popularity, and competition between brands has never been fiercer. Well, that is, until you check out the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox. With a spacious interior, a potent powertrain, and a heaping helping of standard tech, it leaves challengers like the 2021 Subaru Forester in the dust.
If you’re looking for an SUV in the Edinburg area, odds are you want something that provides ample passenger volume and enough space to accommodate everything from camping gear to sizable grocery hauls. Chevy understands that, which is why every 2021 Equinox outpaces the Forester by offering 39.9 inches of rear legroom. What’s more, the Chevy provides 29.9 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row — more than all but one of Subaru Forester trims. Even so, the starting price of the Forester is higher than the MSRP of the Equinox by nearly $1,000.*
Subaru likes to tout itself as a brand that builds adventure-ready compact SUVs, and yet the Forester can’t hold a candle to the 2021 Equinox when it comes to control on the road. The Equinox comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Once again, the Forester trails behind with a powertrain that can only manage 176 lb-ft.
Texas may be an off-roader’s paradise, but it’s also home to families just like yours. If you’ve ever struggled to keep the kids entertained in transit— whether you’re on a road trip or just headed to Bert Ogden Arena to catch a game — you’ll love the standard activatable 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot in the Equinox. Meanwhile, the Forester will force you to pay more for that convenience.
In terms of safety, the Equinox remains in the lead. It features confidence-inspiring and convenient systems like a standard Following Distance Indicator — which Subaru doesn’t offer at all — and an available Safety Alert Seat. If you’re trying to teach one of your kids how to drive safely, look no further than Teen Driver technology. This standard system allows you to set limits on speed, audio volume, and even compiles an in-vehicle report card so you can help them stay safe.
If you want to experience the 2021 Equinox for yourself, schedule a test drive at Fiesta Chevrolet in Edinburg, Texas. We’re part of the Bert Ogden group, and we’d love nothing more than to have you join the family.
*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges.