2019 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2019 Buick Envision

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Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Equinox are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Envision doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Low Speed Automatic Braking optional in the Equinox as “Superior.” The Envision scores at most only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Both the Equinox and the Envision have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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There are over 46 percent more Chevrolet dealers than there are Buick dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Equinox’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Buick vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 13 more problems per 100 vehicles, Buick is ranked 16th, below the industry average.

Engine

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The Equinox’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (203 vs. 192) than the Envision’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

The Equinox’s 1.6 turbo diesel produces 48 lbs.-ft. more torque (240 vs. 192) than the Envision’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Equinox diesel gets better fuel mileage than the Envision:

 

 

Equinox

Envision

 

FWD

1.6 turbo 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

28 city/39 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

1.6 turbo 4 cyl./6-spd. Auto

28 city/38 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

On the EPA test cycle the Equinox AWD with its standard turbo 4 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the Envision Premium 4x4 turbo 4 cyl. (25 city/30 hwy vs. 20 city/25 hwy).

The Equinox has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Envision doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Equinox stops shorter than the Envision:

 

Equinox

Envision

 

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

141 feet

153 feet

Consumer Reports

Suspension and Handling

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The Equinox Premier handles at .83 G’s, while the Envision Premium pulls only .81 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Chassis

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The Chevrolet Equinox may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 500 pounds less than the Buick Envision.

Passenger Space

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The Equinox has 2.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Envision (103.2 vs. 100.6).

The Equinox has .2 inches more front shoulder room and 2.2 inches more rear legroom than the Envision.

Cargo Capacity

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The Equinox has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Envision with its rear seat up (29.9 vs. 26.9 cubic feet). The Equinox has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Envision with its rear seat folded (63.5 vs. 57.3 cubic feet).

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Buick Envision is limited to 1500 pounds. The Equinox offers up to a 3500 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Equinox’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Envision does not have an oil pressure gauge.

On a hot day the Equinox’s driver can lower all the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Envision can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Equinox LS/LT/Premier’s available exterior keypad. The Envision doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its OnStar® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Equinox owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Equinox will cost $630 to $2230 less than the Envision over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Equinox is less expensive to operate than the Envision because typical repairs cost much less on the Equinox than the Envision, including $605 less for front struts and $301 less for a power steering pump.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Chevrolet Equinox will be $9064 to $13514 less than for the Buick Envision.

Recommendations

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The Chevrolet Equinox outsold the Buick Envision by over seven to one during 2017.

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