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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,970

Chevrolet Equinox Premier   
Difference: $9,395

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,902

Chevrolet Equinox Premier   
Difference: $9,370

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelEquinoxExplorerExplorer
TrimPremierSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $30,040 $45,205 $53,235
Base Invoice $28,538 $43,171 $50,839
Technology Package 890    
Enhanced Convenience Package 950    
Driver Confidence Package 495    
3.6L V6 1,500    
Driver Confidence Package II 295    
Class II trailer hitch 365    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 395    
All-weather floor mats 200 120 120
Roof rack crossbars 195 140 140
AWD 1,750    
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg.   650  
Rear bumper protector   75 75
Cargo mat   100 100
Cargo cover   130 130
Technology Package 810    
Enhanced Convenience Package 864    
Driver Confidence Package 450    
3.6L V6 1,365    
Driver Confidence Package II 268    
Class II trailer hitch 332    
Illuminated door sill trim plates 359    
All-weather floor mats 182 114 114
Roof rack crossbars 177 133 133
AWD 1,662    
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg.   619  
Rear bumper protector   71 71
Cargo mat   95 95
Cargo cover   124 124
Options (change) 7,035 1,215 565
Options (change) 6,469 1,156 537
Destination 895 945 945
Total Price $37,970 $47,365 $54,745
Total Invoice $35,902 $45,272 $52,321

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.

Even when the Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Explorer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Equinox Premier trim is $30,040. The features would cost an additional $7,035. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $37,970.

The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Sport trim is $45,205. The features would cost an additional $1,215. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $47,365.

The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $565. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $54,745.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Equinox trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Explorer Sport 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.

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.

Even when the Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Explorer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Chevrolet Equinox Premier trim is $28,538. The features would cost an additional $6,469. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $35,902.

The invoice of the Ford Explorer Sport trim is $43,171. The features would cost an additional $1,156. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $45,272.

The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $537. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $52,321.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Equinox trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Explorer Sport 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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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Equinox Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,475
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,623
Model Year201720172017
ModelEquinoxExplorerExplorer
TrimPremierSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine301hp V6365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionT6T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG16/22 MPG16/22 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)250, 8390, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-18255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$37,970$47,365$54,745
Adjustments for Features0-3,920-10,460
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,970$43,445$44,285
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$840
Total Invoice$35,902$45,272$52,321
Adjustments for Features0-3,747-9,997
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,902$41,525$42,324
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$799

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year201720172017
ModelEquinoxExplorerExplorer
TrimPremierSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet  $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
Proximity key $250$250
Remote app$25  
Remote window/roof operation  $15
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power  $350
Universal garage door opener$100 $100
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 seat belts $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
Cargo Management 
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  
Android Auto support $0$0
Apple CarPlay support $0$0
CD player $125$125
Dual-zone climate control $125$125
HD radio $50$50
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents with manual controls $150$150
Rear HVAC unit $400$400
SD Card slot$25  
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  
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0 
Black grille (optional) $0 
Laminated front side windows$200  
Panoramic sunroof  $1200
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
Interior ambient lighting$150 $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250$250
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750
Power-folding mirrors  $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
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
Memory system, driver seat$200 $200
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$6,275$10,195$16,735
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,920$10,460
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,747-9,997

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20172017
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 Premier

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
SD Card slot25No
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested60062%
Total Not Requested37538%
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%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Sport

BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Inflatable rear seat belts200No
Total Requested30052%
Total Not Requested27548%

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