The SUV Standoff: 2015 Chevy Equinox vs. 2015 Hyundai Tucson

2015 Chevy Equinox
When it comes to the highly competitive SUV segment, the 2015 Chevy Equinox and 2015 Hyundai Tucson are at the top of their game. Both vehicles are packed with plenty of space, amenities, and safety features. But when it comes to quality, which SUV should you choose? We compared the base models, 2015 Chevy Equinox LS and 2015 Hyundai Tucson GLS, to find the overall victor. Read on to see how they stack up!

Safety

Both vehicles include safety features for the whole family, like child safety locks. However, the Equinox goes above and beyond to ensure convenience and security. The Equinox features rear safety belts with child comfort guides, while the Tucson does not. The Equinox also has Daytime Running Lights, which the Tucson lacks completely. Further, both vehicles were subjected to the NHTSA’s front crash tests. The Equinox scored a perfect 5 star rating for driver safety, while the Tucson only scored 4 stars.

Performance

2015 Chevy Equinox front view
The 2015 Chevy Equinox delivers impressive and versatile performance. The Equinox is equipped with a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, while the Tucson carries a smaller 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. This mechanical edge gives the Equinox 18 more horsepower and 21 lb-ft more of torque. This power doesn’t compromise fuel economy. The Equinox generates 32 mpg on the highway compared to 29 mpg for the Tucson (for 2WD models). On top of all that, the Equinox has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. The Tucson maxes out at 2,000 lbs.

Warranty

Chevy is well known for generous warranties. When you purchase the Equinox, you will enjoy 2 years and 24,000 miles of scheduled maintenance for free. That can lead to hundreds of dollars of savings every year. Hyundai doesn’t pay for any scheduled maintenance. Chevy dealers are also 7 times more numerous than Hyundai dealers, so taking advantage of that generous warranty is easy.

Ergonomics

2015 Chevy Equinox side view
Both SUVs feature a number of high-tech features, but Chevrolet really broke the mold with the exceptional Equinox. Higher trim levels of the Equinox feature the remote vehicle starting system, which also includes a climate system. The Tucson does not offer this. While both cars include power windows, only the Equinox includes a locking feature for greater control. Equinox owners can also roll down their windows from outside the vehicle with Chevy’s innovative key, while Tucson owners must start the entire vehicle to do so. The Equinox also includes a standard automatic headlight on/off feature, while the Tucson only includes this amenity for an added charge.

Test Drive the Winning Vehicle

2015 Chevy Equinox interior
With its blend of safety, performance, and ergonomics, the 2015 Chevy Equinox was the clear winner over the 2015 Hyundai Tucson. Test drive this SUV superstar at Biggers Chevy today. You will be amazed by its premium quality. Visit Biggers Chevy at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin or preview our Equinox inventory online right now.