2020 RAV4 vs 2020 Equinox

2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

If you’ve been car shopping in recent years, chances are you’ve looked at SUVs. You probably looked at the RAV4 and Equinox at some point as well. We think that it’s worth comparing both of these popular SUVs, so you know which to spend your money on.

Here’s the 2020 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.

2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium


2020 Chevrolet Equinox LT




2.5L inline 4-cylinder


2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder

203 hp / 184 ft-lbs

Horsepower / Torque

252 hp / 260 ft-lbs




8-speed shiftable automatic


9-speed shiftable automatic

27 / 33 / 29 mpg

Fuel Economy

22 / 28 / 24 mpg


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2020 RAV4 driving off-road

Superior Fuel Economy

The RAV4 get five miles per gallon more than the Equinox. Assuming gas prices are around $2.50 and that you drive about 12,000 miles annually, that’s around $160 in savings. However, Chevy recommends that your use premium unleaded in the Equinox, where the RAV4 is rated for regular unleaded. Premium unleaded—on average—costs about 30¢ more per gallon. When recalculated for different fuel types, RAV4 drivers save just shy of $300 per year. Not to mention that the RAV4 needs to stop at the pump less. It has a range of 392 / 479 miles with its 14.5-gallon tank, where the Equinox has a 343 / 437-mile range with its 15.6-gallon tank. Not only will you have to stop less to refuel with the RAV4, but you won’t have to spend as much on refueling.

2020 RAV4 front seats

Class-Leading Cargo Capacity

The RAV4 has one of the biggest cargo areas in its class. You get a roomy 37.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up. The Equinox only has 29.9 cubic feet behind the second row. With the rear seats folded down, the RAV4 gets 69.8 cubic feet of space. Even with its self-folding rear seats down, the Equinox only has 63.9 cubic feet. If cargo room is something you utilize regularly, the 2020 RAV4 is the obvious and better choice.

2020 RAV4 dash and infotainment showcase

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