2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Chevy Equinox

2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Chevy Equinox

SUVs have been around for years, and often Chevy acts like they invented the segment with the Equinox, but the Equinox falls short in many key metric areas especially when you compare it to the Mazda CX-5. See what we mean as we specifically compare the 2020 Mazda CX-5 vs 2020 Chevy Equinox. We will look at performance, features, capacity, and more. But first, how about that style? Looking at the 2020 Mazda CX-5, it’s obvious this is a stylish machine, and the Equinox is relatively bland and boring by comparison.

If that’s already enough to convince you that the Mazda CX-5 is the right SUV for you and you are shopping in the Bloomington, IN area, then check out our inventory at Royal South Mazda by clicking the link below. You can also keep reading to learn how these two SUV models compare.

2020 Mazda CX-5


2020 Chevy Equinox

187 Horsepower Base Horsepower 170 Horsepower
Standard LED headlights Available
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
104 Cubic-Feet/30.9 Cubic-Feet Passenger Volume/Cargo Room 100 Cubic-Feet/29.9 Cubic-Feet

Which SUV is better: Mazda CX-5 or Equinox?

Chevy tries to make you believe that they cater to your desires for power, but it’s the 2020 Mazda CX-5 that has more power by 17 horsepower. Even with that horsepower difference, the Mazda CX-5 and the Chevy Equinox end up with the same combined fuel economy rating of 28 mpg. Not to mention, the 2020 Mazda CX-5 is available with a 2.5-liter turbo engine that can pump out up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.

Not only does the 2020 Mazda CX-5 include LED headlights standard, but it also has adaptive cruise control standard too. Adaptive cruise control is a relatively new feature in the automotive world. It makes it so that your car automatically adjusts your speed to the speed of traffic when your cruise control is set. If the traffic clears up or speeds up, then your car will try to speed right back up to your desired speed setting.

Mazda has fully embraced this feature by adding it to many vehicles in its lineup as a standard feature including the Mazda CX-5. On the Equinox, this feature is only just available even at the highest Equinox trim level, you will still have to pay more if you want to add this feature.