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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Chevrolet Traverse

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model Equinox Equinox Equinox Equinox Traverse Traverse Traverse
Trim LS LT 2LT LTZ LS LT LTZ
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
       
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
281 hp@6300
266 lb-ft@3400
         
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
288 hp@6300
270 lb-ft@3400
           
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD
Tires (show)  
225/65R17 tires      
235/55R18 tires        
235/55R19 tires            
245/70R17 tires          
255/65R18 tires          
255/55HR20 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 80W, 6 speakers          
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Unbranded, 6 speakers          
Bose, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)          
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.          
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
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.    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
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.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.            
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbagPrevents driver and front seat passenger from colliding if the vehicle is hit from the side.        
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.      
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
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.      
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.            
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.      
Side curtain airbags, three rowsAirbags contained just above the window level. Cover all three rows.        
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.
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.      
Class III trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 5,000 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.        
Console with shifter
Roof rackIncludes side rails and crossbars.        
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.        
Roof railsNo crossbars.          
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.        
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
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.          
DVD-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing DVDs on a front-row screen. Inoperative when the vehicle is moving. No value because of incomplete data.          
Entertainment system with dual headrest screensA DVD player and two front headrest-mounted screens.            
Entertainment system, ceiling-mountedA DVD player and ceiling-mounted screen. Often includes a pair of wireless headphones.          
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.        
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.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.      
Rear air vents with manual controlsFan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.        
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.        
Rear seat audio controlsAudio controls for rear seat passengers, usually to control output through headphone jacks.          
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.        
Surround sound          
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 informationInformation about traffic conditions. 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.      
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.            
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  
Glass roof panel(s)One or more glass panels in the roof that cannot be opened or removed.          
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 red    
Paint, special white    
Rear bumper protector      
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Running boards        
Sunroof    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.          
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 in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.            
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.      
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.  
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors          
Powertrain (show)  
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row buckets          
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench  
Third-row 2-section 3-person split bench        
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats            
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.        
Heated front seats      
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 height adjuster, driver seat              
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.              
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 lumbar adjuster, passenger 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.      
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.        
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.          
Touring suspension (upgrade)Less firm than a sport suspension. Only listed if an option or not standard on all trims.            
Variable assist steering (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          

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Option Package Contents

Chrome Package

Features
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)
Chrome-clad alloy wheels
235/55R18 tires

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 Package

Features
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)
Chrome-clad alloy wheels
235/55R18 tires

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
Power liftgate

Safety Package

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

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
SD Card slot

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
SD Card slot

Power driver seat

Features
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat

All-Star Edition

Features
Machined alloy wheels
255/55HR20 tires

Entertainment system, ceiling mounted

Features
AC power outlet
Surround sound
DVD-compatible player
A/V input jacks
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
A/V input jacks
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
Automatic climate control, front
Bose, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

2LT Equipment Group

Features
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Power liftgate
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Dual-zone climate control
Rear seat audio controls
Automatic climate control, front
Heated front seats

MyLink / Intellilink

Features
App support
Voice control for audio system
Voice control for external devices
Bluetooth audio streaming

Leather seating surfaces

Features
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Leather seating surfaces
Power height adjuster, driver seat

Entertainment system, ceiling mounted

Features
AC power outlet
Surround sound
DVD-compatible player
A/V input jacks
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
A/V input jacks
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
Automatic climate control, front
Bose, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)

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2014 Chevrolet Equinox Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 182-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The backup camera is a novelty, not useful at all. Too wide angle.
 

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