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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Nissan Murano

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2014
Model Equinox Equinox Equinox Murano
Trim LS LT 2LT CrossCabriolet
Engines (show)  
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
182 hp@6700
172 lb-ft@4900
 
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
301 hp@6500
272 lb-ft@4800
   
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
265 hp@6000
248 lb-ft@4400
     
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  
CVT      
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD  
AWD
Tires (show)  
225/65R17 tires  
235/55R18 tires    
235/55R20 tires      
235/65R18 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 80W, 6 speakers    
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Bose, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)      
Accessories (show)  
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.  
Cruise control
Heated steering wheel      
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.      
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.      
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.    
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.      
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power      
Universal garage door openerHomelink.    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Auto-raising roll bars / headrestsIn some convertibles. Automatically raise when a rollover is sensed.      
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.      
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.      
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.  
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.      
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.  
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.  
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover    
Cargo mat  
Cargo net    
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.  
Console with shifter
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.    
Roof railsNo crossbars.    
Second-row low consoleSecond-row center console that does not rise above the level of the seat cushions.      
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.  
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
4G LTE connectivityHigher speed Internet connection. Monthly fee after trial period.  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.      
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.    
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.  
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Media drive, largeDrive with over 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.      
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.      
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.    
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.    
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.    
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.  
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.      
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.  
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.  
Voice control for audio system    
Voice control for external devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.    
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Weatherband radioIncludes frequencies for weather channels. Only listed when pricing a single model because incomplete data for all model.  
Wi-Fi hotspotProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.  
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.  
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)Chrome or aluminum mirrors. Only listed if optional or not standard on the base trim.    
Deep-tinted rear windows  
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.  
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Paint, special black    
Paint, special green    
Paint, special red    
Paint, special white    
Power convertible top      
Rear bumper protector  
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.  
Sunroof    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.    
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.  
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.    
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.  
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.  
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.      
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.      
Powertrain (show)  
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.  
Lockable center differentialThe center differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low speeds on loose surfaces. Engaging low range (where available) usually locks the center differential automatically.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-person bench      
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench  
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.  
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row  
Door sill trim plates      
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.  
Heated front seats    
Leather door panel trim      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.  
Manual recliner, second row seats  
Memory system, driver seat      
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat      
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat      
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.
Power recliner, driver seat  
Power recliner, passenger seat      
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.      
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.      
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels    
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.    

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Option Package Contents

Pioneer audio system

Features
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Remote start

Chrome and Convenience Package

Features
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)
Chrome-clad alloy wheels

Power Convenience Package

Features
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Universal garage door opener
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat

Safety Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Lane departure warning system
Forward collision alert

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
SD Card slot

Chrome and Convenience Package

Features
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)
Chrome-clad alloy wheels

Navigation Package

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Media drive, large
Traffic + travel information
SD Card slot
Bluetooth audio streaming

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