2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Comparison in Seattle, WA

When you're looking for a small SUV that's perfect for life in the Pacific Northwest, it's hard to think of a better fit than the newly redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester. It provides exceptional quality, longevity, comfort, and fun. Try as they may, competitors like the 2019 Chevy Equinox simply can't match what the Forester offers. Keep reading to learn more about how these two SUVs compare, and then head to Carter Subaru Ballard for a test drive.

Compare 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Interior Styling Differences

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox: Interior

While these are both small SUVs, Chevy really took the "small" part to heart. The 2019 Chevy Equinox has 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and 29.9 cubic feet of cargo space; the 2019 Subaru Forester, on the other hand, has 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and 35.4 cubic feet of cargo space. This means that you'll get more front and rear headroom, front legroom, and front and rear shoulder room in the Subaru Forester.


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2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox: Technology

While both the Subaru Forester and the Chevy Equinox offer multimedia systems, Subaru gives you even more refinement. For example: in the Forester is an available Harman Kardon premium audio system with nine speakers. Seven speakers is the most you'll find in the Chevy Equinox.

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2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox: Performance

On paper, it might look like the engines in these two SUVs are similar; you'll get 182 horsepower in the Subaru Forester and 170 in the Equinox. However, when the rubber hits the road, it's easy to feel the difference. That's because, while the Chevy Equinox has a standard inline engine, the Forested is powered by a horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER® engine. This gives it a lower center of gravity, increased balance, and exceptional handling.


Compare 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox Safety Features

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox: Safety

Subaru is dedicated to your safety, and it shows. The 2019 Subaru Forester earned the 2019 Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, while the 2019 Chevy Equinox failed to earn any IIHS awards. One of the things that makes the Subaru Forester impressively safe? Its standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which provides excellent traction on off-road surfaces and slick streets alike. AWD is available in the Chevy Equinox, but you'll have to pay extra.


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2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Chevrolet Equinox: Driver Assist Technology

Subaru EyeSight® is a suite of driver assist tech features that have been shown to reduce rear-end collisions with injuries by up to 85%--and it comes standard on every new 2019 Subaru Forester! Some of the features included in EyeSight®, such as lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and pre-collision braking, can be found on the Chevy Equinox, too. However, they're certainly not standard features like they are in the Subaru Forester. They're not available at all in the entry-level trim . . . or the one above that. You'll have to upgrade two trim levels above the entry just to get the option of adding these advanced safety features in the Chevrolet Equinox.

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Discover the Carter Advantage at Carter Subaru Ballard

When you purchase or lease a new Subaru, you can trust that it will serve you well for years to come--and Carter Subaru Ballard is here for you, too. Since 1960, Carter has offered a hassle-free buying experience. This means that we don't use pushy sales tactics or tricks to try to get you to buy; we let you lead the way, because we value you and your needs. This hassle-free attitude has been recognized with the 2019 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award, and it's one of the things that sets us apart--but it's far from the only one.

Carter Subaru Ballard cares about the environment and about our local community. We're part of the Subaru Eco-Friendly Retailer Program, and we're also On the Road to Carbon Neutral. When you take a test drive at Carter Subaru Ballard, we'll plant a tree in your name in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. For every car we sell, we plant three more trees. We've planted over 190,000 trees since 2008, and are still going strong!

The quality of Subaru and the care you'll experience from Carter Subaru Ballard go hand-in-hand. We invite you to take a look through our extensive inventory or check out our model information pages to find the Subaru that's just right for you. When you're ready for a test drive, use our convenient online form, give us a call, or just stop by the dealership. We serve Bellevue, Kirkland, and beyond from our convenient location at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.