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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Chevrolet Equinox LTZ   
Difference: $11,795

Lowest Total Invoice

Chevrolet Equinox LTZ   
Difference: $11,684

The configured Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV has a 301-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.. The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.. In addition, the Array 62 and the Array 85 were configured with the following features: .

Even when the Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Explorer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The differences among the models and trims are shown in the Trim Comparison table. Some of these trims also include additional features. You can see the feature differences in the Features table. (Additional notes) The Platinum trim has a Array, Array, and Array. It is outfitted with Array and . The base sticker price of this trim is . The features would cost an additional . Including the destination charge of , the total price of this trim is .

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. In this case, the Platinum-B has -B worth of additional features and the Platinum-C has -C worth of additional features. The feature adjusted price of these trims is -A for Platinum-A, -B for Platinum-B, and -C for Platinum-C. Based on this adjustment, the Array-trim appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201620162016
ModelEquinoxExplorerExplorer
TrimLTZSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $29,940 $43,500 $52,970
Base Invoice $28,443 $41,543 $50,587
Enhanced Convenience Package 950    
Driver Confidence Package 495    
3.6L V6 1,500    
Technology Package 890    
Driver Confidence Package II 395    
Class II trailer hitch 365    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 395    
All-weather floor mats 200 75 75
Roof rack crossbars 195 140 140
Sunroof 995    
AWD 1,750    
Package 401A   4,300  
Panoramic sunroof   1,595  
Cargo cover   130 130
Rear bumper protector   75 75
Enhanced Convenience Package 864    
Driver Confidence Package 450    
3.6L V6 1,365    
Technology Package 810    
Driver Confidence Package II 359    
Class II trailer hitch 332    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 359    
All-weather floor mats 182 71 71
Roof rack crossbars 177 133 133
Sunroof 905    
AWD 1,662    
Package 401A   4,085  
Panoramic sunroof   1,515  
Cargo cover   124 124
Rear bumper protector   71 71
Options (show) (change) 8,130 6,315 420
Options (show) (change) 7,465 5,999 399
Destination 895 945 945
Total Price $38,965 $50,760 $54,335
Total Invoice $36,803 $48,487 $51,931

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 5,965
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 6,139
Model Year201620162016
ModelEquinoxExplorerExplorer
TrimLTZSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine301hp V6365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionT6T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG16/22 MPG16/22 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers250, 8390, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-18255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price38,96550,76054,335
Adjustments for Features0-5,355-9,405
Feature-Adjusted Total Price38,96545,40544,930
Cost Above Minimum04750
Total Invoice36,80348,48751,931
Adjustments for Features0-5,115-8,989
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice36,80343,37242,942
Cost Above Minimum04300

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year201620162016
ModelEquinoxExplorerExplorer
TrimLTZSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100$100
Active noise reduction  $0
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Cruise control$250$250 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Keyless entry keypad $50$50
Parking guidance system - active  $500
Power-adjustable pedals $125$125
Proximity key $250$250
Remote app$25  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25$25
Curve control $50$50
Forward collision warning$200 $200
Hill descent control $250$250
Inflatable rear seatbelts $200$200
Knee airbag, passenger $100$100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200
Lane departure warning system$200 $200
Obstacle detection, front $200$200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100
Safety key $5$5
Side curtain airbags$350  
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500$500
Trailer sway control $25$25
Wide-view front camera $150$150
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40  
Class II trailer hitch$200  
Class III trailer hitch $250$250
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125  
Trailering equipment (7 wire) $150$150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50  
App support$100  
Aux input$50  
CD player $125$125
Dual-zone climate control $125$125
HD radio $50$50
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Navigation, turn-by-turn $25$25
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents with manual controls $150$150
Rear HVAC unit $400$400
Siri Eyes Free support$0  
Surround sound $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325  
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Voice control for audio system$25  
Voice control for nav and audio $100$100
Wi-Fi hotspot$50  
Wi-Fi hotspot capability $0$0
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0 
Black grille (optional) $0 
Laminated front side windows$200  
Panoramic sunroof $1200$1200
Sunroof$900  
Tow hook(s), front $40$40
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75$75
Auto-dimming headlights  $200
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250$250
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750
Power-folding mirrors $50$50
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300$300
Floor mats, second row (optional)$0  
Heated second row seats  $200
Leather door panel trim  $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75  
Massage, driver seat  $100
Massage, passenger seat  $100
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000$1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50$50
Upholstered instrument panel, leather  $1000
Wood trim  $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel  $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Performance steering system (optional) $0 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0$0
Terrain selector $200$200
Touring suspension (upgrade)$0  
Total Value of Features$6,890$12,245$16,295
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$5,355$9,405
Value of Feature Adjustments0-5,115-8,989

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20162016
ModelEquinoxExplorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.5 in112.6 in
Length187.8 in198.3 in
Width72.5 in78.9 in
Height66.3 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,112 lb.4,890 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.8 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.9 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.8 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.6 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.2 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.3 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.1 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom39.9 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
31.5 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
31.543.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
63.7 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

Enhanced Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power liftgate350Yes
Total Requested850100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested600100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
SD Card slot25Yes
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested62564%
Total Not Requested35036%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Sport

Package 401A
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Power liftgate350Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Power-adjustable pedals125No
AC power outlet100No
Voice control for nav and audio75No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Inflatable rear seatbelts200No
Total Requested170055%
Total Not Requested137545%

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