2018 Chevy Equinox vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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  • 2018 Chevy Equinox

    2018 Chevy Equinox

    Starting at

    $23,580

    2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    Starting at

    $24,950

    39Highway MPG27
    252Horsepower185
    3,500 lbsTowing Capacity3,500 lbs

    When you’re looking for a new compact SUV for your family a number of criteria come to mind – fuel economy, safety, cargo room, and performance, among others. We’ll take a look at two top of the line vehicles: the 2018 Chevy Equinox vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, to see which vehicle is the best new family SUV on the market.

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a new compact SUV that takes safety seriously – with an abundant number of safety features, you’ll enter this vehicle confident that you and your family are in the safest SUV on the road. In addition, with a sophisticated interior, exterior, performance capabilities, and connectivity features, this is a hard SUV to beat.

    The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a classic and sophisticated exterior design that car buyers are sure to be excited about. With a number of safety options, four different models to choose from, and a high tech interior, this is going to be a tough competition. But when it comes down to the specs and features, we think that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has the edge over the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

  • Performance

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    With the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, there are three different engines you can choose from: 1.6L Turbo-Diesel Engine, 1.5L Turbo Engine, and 2.0L Turbo Engine. The 2L Engine is great for buyers looking for a little more power and has 252 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque, and can haul 3500 lbs for any of your trailering needs. The performance on this vehicle is impressive and there is an available tow/haul mode, switchable all-wheel drive and front wheel drive options, as well as a nine-speed transmission that saves on fuel economy. With this vehicle, you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth with its impressive power and capability features.

    2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox have fairly similar specs when it comes to performance. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes equipped with three engine options: the Sport engine, the Sport 2.0T Engine, and the Sport 2.0T Ultimate Engine. The Sport 2.0T Ultimate Engine has the best performance specs with 240 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque, and a towing capacity of 3500 lbs. The Hyundai Sport also comes equipped with front-wheel drive and optional four-wheel drive, and a 6-speed transmission.
    With a slightly lower fuel economy, and lower horsepower, we think as far as numbers go, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has this SUV beat. With the safety features, sophisticated interior and exterior design, and it’s impressive specs, when it comes to the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs. the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport competition, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the superior vehicle to spend your money on.

  • Safety

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    One of the elements we like most about the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is the number of safety features the vehicle comes equipped with. The SUV has a staggering number of safety features including forward collision alert – which alerts you to slowing vehicles in your path, lane keep assist with lane departure warning – which gently alerts you and steers you back into your lane if your vehicle has drifted, low speed forward automatic braking – which applies the brakes if a forward collision seems imminent.
    As far as rear safety features, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox includes the rear vision camera – which displays a large image of the area behind you on your 8-inch MyLink screen, rear cross traffic alert – which alerts you to vehicles passing behind you, rear park assist – which guides you into your parking space utilizing the rear camera and warns you if a stationary object gets too close, the side blind zone alert – which alerts you if a vehicle is in your blind spot, and finally the lane change alert – which provides side mirror alerts if a fast-moving vehicle is approaching behind you during a lane change. With the myriad of safety features available with this vehicle, you will feel supremely confident that you and your family are safe from damage, accidents, and collisions.

    2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport also has a number of safety options that will keep you and your family safe and secure. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is equipped with blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist, rear view camera and rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection – which works by using radar sensors to detect moving objects in front of you, and a vehicle stability management system to maintain optimal balance and utility while trailering any large cargo.
    With a similar number of safety options, and with engineers who know that safety is a priority for those looking for a family vehicle, we think that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are on pretty equal footing when it comes to safety and security features.

  • Design

    2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    The interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is luxurious and stylish with dual toned colors – black and camel – comprising the seats and dashboard. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a spacious interior, with 62.4 cubic feet of cargo room, and comfortably seats five adults with plenty of legroom.
    With a sophisticated and tech-dominated command center, the interior of this vehicle is modern and trendy. For those who enjoy connectivity within their vehicle, they’ll be happy to know that the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox comes equipped with a Chevrolet MyLink 8-inch touchscreen display, which you can connect with your smart device, use for a rear and front camera, and for any of your navigation needs. In addition, if you’re ever in an area without service, you won’t have to worry again in this vehicle, which has a built-in WiFi hotspot so you’ll always be connected.
    For the exterior, drivers can choose from eight unique colors when upgrading to the LS trim or twelve colors with the LT trim. These include the head-turning Cajun Red Tintcoat and the Orange Burst Metallic, or the classic Silver Ice Metallic which comes as the standard exterior color on the L trim.

    2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

    With a number of material options for the seating, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport lets you choose from black, beige, or gray leather seating. The command center within the vehicle is minimal and futuristic, and set up in a sophisticated fashion and includes an 8-inch touchscreen display that includes GPS and Apple CarPlay. With a little less space, and without the WiFi capabilities of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the new Chevrolet model has the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport beat in the interior department.
    On the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, ten exterior colors are available with the starting trim level and up, including the fun Canyon Copper and Serrano Red or the more subtle Mineral Gray and Twilight Black.

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