2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the Chevrolet Equinox’s rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer comfort guides on its rear seat belts.

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Chevrolet Equinox has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Equinox and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Equinox the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 157 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Evoque has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Equinox 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Evoque. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Evoque ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 17 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Equinox’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Equinox first among compact SUVs in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The Range Rover Evoque isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 45 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fourth in reliability, above the industry average. With 106 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

The Equinox’s optional 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. produces 15 more horsepower (252 vs. 237) and 9 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 251) than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Chevrolet Equinox 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (base engine):

Equinox

Range Rover Evoque

Zero to 60 MPH

6.6 sec

8.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

17.1 sec

23.2 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

7 sec

9.3 sec

Quarter Mile

15.1 sec

16.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

94 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Equinox AWD with its standard engine gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its standard engine (25 city/30 hwy vs. 22 city/29 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Equinox uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. engine for maximum performance). The Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

The Equinox stops much shorter than the Range Rover Evoque:

Equinox

Range Rover Evoque

70 to 0 MPH

161 feet

176 feet

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Tires and Wheels

The Equinox has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Equinox’s wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (107.3 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

The Equinox’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (56% to 44%) than the Range Rover Evoque’s (58% to 42%). This gives the Equinox more stable handling and braking.

The Equinox Premier AWD handles at .86 G’s, while the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis

The Chevrolet Equinox may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 to 800 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

The Equinox is 5.4 inches narrower on average than the Range Rover Evoque, making the Equinox easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The front grille of the Equinox uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Equinox uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Equinox’s rear seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The Equinox has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat up (29.9 vs. 20.3 cubic feet). The Equinox has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat folded (63.9 vs. 51 cubic feet).

The Equinox’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in almost every dimension:

Equinox

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

34.9”/67.4”

31.3”/62.2”

Max Width

53.7”

43.5”

Min Width

40.7”

39.2”

Height

31”

34.3”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Equinox LT/Premier’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

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 Range Rover Evoque does not have an oil pressure gauge.

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 Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its InControl can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Equinox has a standard rear wiper. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Consumer Reports rated the Equinox’s headlight performance “Good” to “Very Good” (depending on model and options), a higher rating than the Range Rover Evoque’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Equinox has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Equinox (except L/LS) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

The Equinox is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Equinox first among compact SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Range Rover Evoque isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Chevrolet Equinox outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by almost 34 to one during 2018.

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