Shingle Springs Subaru Side-by-Side Comparisons: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

2019 Subaru Outback vs Chevy Equinox Comparison Information in Shingle Springs, CA

The 2019 Chevy Equinox is one of the best-selling vehicles in America right now -- but is it the best value in America right now? After all, the 2019 Subaru Outback offers comparable performance and superior features all at a competitive price! In fact, when we took a close look at these two models side-by-side, we quickly discovered some key differences that show how, when you want the most bang for your buck, the 2019 Subaru Outback is an even better two-row SUV. Let us prove it to you below!

The experts at Shingle Springs Subaru have compared the new Subaru Outback against the 2019 Chevy Equinox in five key areas below. Read on to find out why the best value in this segment is the 2019 Subaru Outback at Shingle Springs Subaru!

This 2019 Subaru Outback is fully loaded for another adventure.

Best Two-Row SUV Interior: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

The 2019 Subaru Outback gives you the roomy cabin you're looking for with space enough for you, your family and all your stuff. It's got much more space for cargo than the comparatively cramped 2019 Chevy Equinox.

Inside the 2019 Subaru Outback, you'll find 108.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. From the 2019 Chevy Equinox, you'll only get 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and only 63.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. That makes the Subaru Outback the best two-row SUV when you want the most possible space for stashing goods from the hardware store or overstock warehouse.


A close-up view of the touchscreen of a 2019 Subaru Outback, showing various apps.

Best SUV Infotainment: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

Terrestrial radio is so 20th century. That's why the 2019 Subaru Outback comes standard with STARLINK™ Multimedia Plus, powered by a handsome touchscreen display and standard Android™ Auto and Apple CarPlay™. It even features an HD radio receiver and standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with a free trial subscription.

Inside the base model 2019 Chevy Equinox, you won't find an HD radio receiver or SiriusXM® capability. To get those same features, you'll spend more for a trim level upgrade.


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A 2019 Subaru Outback ascends a steep slope with confidence thanks to X-MODE technology.

Best AWD SUV Capability: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

The 2019 Subaru Outback offers two different engines to choose from, and the 2019 Chevy Equinox offers three. At the entry level, the Subaru Outback offers greater power for even less fuel! With the standard engine, the 2019 Subaru Outback gives you 175 horsepower while earning up to 32 MPG with standard all-wheel drive. The base 2019 Chevy Equinox makes just 170 horsepower and just 30 MPG when optioned with all-wheel drive. Looking for more power? The 2019 Chevy Equinox offers an available turbocharged four-cylinder engine upgrade making 252 horsepower, but even that engine isn't enough to best the Subaru Outback. With its available six-cylinder engine upgrade, the 2019 Outback will make 256 horsepower!

No matter which engine you choose, you're getting 8.7" of ground clearance and X-MODE® technology to improve control and performance on loose, low-friction surfaces. Your off-road options are more limited in the 2019 Chevy Equinox. All-wheel drive is a costly option, you'll only get 8.0" of ground clearance and nothing quite like X-MODE® technology can be had on the Chevrolet Equinox at all.


A 2019 Subaru Outback driving on a trail in the fog, with advanced headlight technology demonstrated.

Best AWD SUV Safety: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

Both these cars got class-leading crash test scores, including perfect marks across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We're happy to say both of these cars offer impressive resiliency in an accident. However, the IIHS takes an even closer look, evaluating the child seat anchors, headlights and autonomous driving aids as well. The IIHS gave the 2019 Subaru Outback their highest safety accolade: 2019 Top Safety Pick+! By contrast, the 2019 Chevy Equinox earned no safety honors from the IIHS.


In this illustration, blue lines show how Subaru EyeSight monitors traffic around you.

Best Family Wagon Driver Assistance: 2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Chevy Equinox

Subaru EyeSight® is a cutting-edge suite of driver assist features like pre-collision automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lake departure warning and more! On the 2019 Subaru Outback, EyeSight® now comes completely standard. No matter what trim level fits your budget best, you'll be getting the most advanced safety technology on the road today.

Similar tech can be had on the 2019 Chevy Equinox, but only on the top trim levels and with the addition of a costly options package. When you choose Subaru, you don't have to spend more on the latest safety features!

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Why Central California Loves To Buy Subaru At Shingle Springs Subaru Near Placerville and El Dorado Hills

No matter what you need your next vehicle to do for you, a Subaru is up to the challenge. Advanced safety and capability technologies like Subaru EyeSight® driver assistance, X-MODE® off-road optimization and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive make a Subaru one of the most capable cars on the road anywhere. And a brand-new Subaru is the ultimate way to transport the whole family in style and comfort, even when the road ahead gets rough!

Come find yours at Shingle Springs Subaru. We're conveniently located right next to Highway 50 at Exit 37 just West of Placerville and East of Cameron Park. We invite you to take a test drive today -- it's the best way to experience Subaru performance, capability and quality for yourself.

2019 Subaru Outback2019 Chevrolet Equinox
$26,345Starting MSRP*$23,800
32 Highway / 25 CityStandard Fuel Economy (MPG)32 Highway / 26 City
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
108.5 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume103.5 Cubic Feet
73.3 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Volume63.5 Cubic Feet
8.7"Ground Clearance7.9"
2,700 lbsStandard Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
AvailableLeather SeatsNot Available
AvailableSix Cylinder EngineNot Available
2019 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety AwardsNone

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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