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2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 near Merrillville, IN

Are you having trouble zeroing in on the right compact SUV to motivate your carpools and commutes to the office. We at Christenson Chevrolet are here to steer you in the right direction when you take a look at our 2018 Chevrolet Equinox sitting in our showroom. In fact, we have pitted this driving option in a head-to-head battle with the 2018 Toyota RAV4 to give you better insight as to how it stacks up against similar vehicles in its class. Once you decide that this is the ride for you, give us a quick phone call at 219-924-3344 to schedule a time slot to stop by!

Performance

Picking the right vehicle for you means finding something that exudes some serious power upon pressing down on the accelerator. The 2018 Equinox achieves that with ease thanks to the available 2.0L Turbo engine. This powerhouse will give you that pep in your step that you crave while you make your way down I-90 as it punches out a vivacious 252 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Unfortunately, the 2018 RAV4 won’t give you quite as much power, because the most you will be able to get out of this vehicle is 176 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque with the 2.5L 4-cylinder driving option. Even with the base model in the Equinox, you will enjoy top-notch efficiency with 32 MPG hwy1, while the RAV4 can only muster up 30 MPG hwy2 which will result in frequent stops at the pump. 

Technology

Picking the right vehicle for you means finding something that is packed with the latest technology features to keep you and your crew occupied during those long road trips. In the center console of the 2018 Equinox, you will find a 7-inch touchscreen that houses all of your favorite applications and playlists. When you choose the 2018 RAV4, you will have to settle for a 6.1-inch touchscreen that simply doesn’t deliver in terms of size. The Equinox also comes standard with Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™4, so you will be able to connect your smartphone and stay in touch with your loved ones while listening to your music library. Your entire crew will also enjoy the fact that they won’t be inflating their phone bill because the Equinox comes with 4G LTE Wi-Fi®5, which is something you won’t find in the RAV4.

Comfort

Technology and power are important, but when it comes to picking the right compact SUV, you need something that exudes sheer relaxation. Everyone in the back will be able to decompress after those long days at practice with the help of 39.7 inches of rear leg room. Unfortunately, when it comes to the 2018 RAV4, your passengers might feel a little bit cramped as it comes with 37.2 inches of rear leg space. You won’t have to hear people in the back arguing over each other's space either because the Equinox edges the RAV4 out in terms of shoulder room with 55.5 inches. Even though the RAV4 just misses the mark with 55.4 inches, that extra space in the Equinox definitely makes the difference. 

When it comes to this matchup between the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 near Merrillville, IN, the vehicle from Chevy steals the show! Come check it out for yourself when you stop by Christenson Chevrolet to take it out for a test drive. We are located at 9700 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, IN.

 

2018 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 near Merrillville, IN

2018 Chevrolet Equinox Wireless Charging

Top Photo: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with optional equipment. 

Contact Information


Sales Hours

(219) 924-3344
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
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6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
5
1
5
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Center Console

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV FWD Later Release

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Awards

Award
10 Best Engines - Nominee (2018 Model)
- Wards Auto

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10 Best Interiors (2018 Model)
- Wards Auto

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Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Highest Ranked in Segment (2018 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

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Best Two-Row SUVs for Families (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Compact SUVs (2018 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Drivers Choice: Best New Economy Car - Nominee (2018 Model)
- The Car Connection

Award
Drivers Choice: Best New Family Car - Nominee (2018 Model)
- The Car Connection

Award
Green SUV of the Year: Finalist (2018 Model)
- Green Car Journal

Award
SUV of the Year: Contender (2018 Model)
- Motor Trend

Additional Vehicle Information

Special Offers

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Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Interior

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Check rear seat reminder
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Steel body panels
Camera system rearview
Programmable safety key

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote, theft-deterrent system
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding
Side mirrors heated

Technology

Mechanical

Exterior

Comfort

Interior

Specs

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Testimonials

Great Customer Service

Cherelle
IN
11-13-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great customer service! Improved my day after trying to go to work then discovering a flat tire. The service rep Marty was really nice and helpful, which that's not always the case in my experience in other service depots. Keep up the great work!

We got hooked up!

Toscha Byars
Indiana
1-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Kyle hooked me and my family up. We definitely will be going back when we decide to get our other car. Do not go to anybody else because they're not going to treat you like Kyle. "TRUST ME"! I was getting ready to leave because of the cold demeanor that the other salesmen had and then I met Kyle and it was like going from "car hell" to "car heaven"! Really!

Enjoyable Experience

Tierra Ellis
IN
3-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Christenson Chevrolet Body Shop is the best! Jose and his team were great! They were able to get me in right away and fix my car's bumper! The body of it looks great, they even took care of the inside of my car for me! Thank you so much for making my experience enjoyable!

Best Service!

Valerie Buchanan
Highland
4-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The young lady who assisted with scheduling my appointment was courteous and informative. On the day of my appointment from the moment I drove into service center I was greeted and Jim the representative who interacted me was thorough in explaining what to expect. He also checked if there were any other maintenance needs needed for my vehicle. I never felt pressured but was given options. Jim went above and beyond my expectations. I would definitely seek him out for my next service visit.

Barb is amazing!

Lizzie A
Indiana
5-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Barb is amazing! She makes you feel comfortable with your final decision and if you don’t understand something she will explain it in the easiest way. Barb is extremely knowledgeable I left with a brand new Equinox and NOT feeling like I got ripped off. She worked with me and never once tried to push me out of my budget Thank you Barb my family will be going to you from now on!!

Customer Testimonial

6-2-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

AWESOME-SAUCE! Where to start? Aaron Shaps should be known as Christenson Chevrolet's Salesman of the Year for selling us two brand new vehicles within less than 2 months! He certainly deserves an award! He is trustworthy. I didn't fee pressured during any portion of my purchase of a 2018 Chevy Silverado. He made everything quick & painless and actually pretty easy. His communications were quick & clear. He played no games. Everyone in the dealership was professional and polite and attentive to my needs. Aaron went above & beyond to locate my new truck. He even stayed after hours to help with the delivery. I would go no where else to buy a new vehicle and would highly recommend this establishment. THANK YOU, AARON & THE CHRISTENSON TEAM!

Customer Testimonial

Diane Hugon Smith
3-1-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thanks to Justin Nooner, and the Christensen Chevrolet team, I now have a beautiful new 2018 Traverse High Country! Justin found exactly what I was looking for and I couldn’t be more pleased. It has been ten years since I have had a new car, so I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all the “bells and whistles” on this car, but Justin has given me a few “training” sessions... plus answers my questions via phone and text as well. You rock, Justin... thanks for your patience while sharing your expertise!

Customer Testimonial

Mdiaz1989
3-2-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Jim Gruber was excellent, very helpful and wonderful customer service. Will be coming back for sure! Definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for great customer service!

Customer Testimonial

3-22-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

My salesman, Aaron Shaps was outstanding. He answered every question and made sure that we understood his answers. If it weren't for him, I feel confident to say that I would not have purchased my car from Christensen Chevrolet.

Customer Testimonial

2-23-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

After wrecking my vehicle on I-65 during a snowstorm, Sunday, February 4th, my husband and I found ourselves in the market for a new one. I researched what type of vehicles I wanted and decided on a Traverse, but had some "must have" criteria. I looked at dealerships across Northwest Indiana and found what I was looking for at Christenson. Having had purchased my very 1st car from them back in 2003, I was confident they would be able to work with us. While the original person I was supposed to meet with was unable to on the day my husband and I went it, Justin Nooner stepped-up to the plate and our purchasing experience was awesome! We came home with a brand new 2018 AWD Traverse on Monday, February 12 and we couldn't be happier. Thank you Justin and the rest of the Christenson Team for everything you've done and will do in the future. Definitely will buy from them again when we're ready for another new vehicle.

Customer Testimonial

12-28-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Thanks so much to Marty for all of his help today!!!! Thankfully my car was in good shape and not damaged from the pot holes!! I feel so much better. Plus my car was washed looking so clean I almost didn't recognize it! Thanks again! :-)

Customer Testimonial

12-18-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

By far the best looking showroom for Chevrolet in the area. The body shop has done excellent work for me on many occasions. They do outstanding work. One time I had to give them a car to re- work the bodywork another shop had done and fixed it with no problem. The next time I am looking.for a new Chevy I will definitely be going back to give them my consideration.

Customer Testimonial

1-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just bought a new vehical and the price ,the sales person, and the service was excellent.

Customer Testimonial

1-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Love this place best service ever and had amazing treatment when buying my first car thank you Justin Nooner

Customer Testmonial

1-6-2018
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Had a surprise car issue this morning and I appreciate Chevy squeezing me in, providing a courtesy vehicle and having it ready for pick up by the time I got off work! Jim in service was a very nice guy! Thanks!

Customer Testimonial

Lora S
7-7-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

-I can't say enough great things about Christianson Chevrolet! They truly go above and beyond. Had to share another great experience...We were heading out of town for a long trip and lost one of our keys - they had a new one made within hours. Thank you Dean for your personal attention!

Customer Testimonail

Kelly Jordan
7-14-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Chuck and Randy in the Service Dept were very helpful, honest, and patient! Christensen Superstore in Highland, IN offers beautiful cars and excellent service. I highly recommend Christensen If you're looking to purchase a new vehicle or in need of quality auto repairs.

Customer Testimonial

7-28-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Da Juan Hunter a week ago-Customer service here is ALWAYS amazing!!!! Randy in service and Dave in parts are the absolute best! I have to add to this review. I had recently been having some issues with my traction control light coming on and going off. I took it to several dealerships in NYC and every place said the car was fine. I was finally able to bring my car back to Indiana and of course brought it to Christenson Chevrolet. Working with Anthony, and the amazing technicians they found the problem. As it turns out, it was my transmission control module. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that they wouldn’t be able to find my issue. These guys are truly my heros! Thank you so much!!!

Customer Testimonial

Kenny D
6-28-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Just bought my second truck from Christenson a 2017 silverado midnight edition. My salesman Justin was great. He took the time to make sure I was completely satisfied and he even stayed over 3 1/2 hours after his shift was over to make sure I was taken great care of. This dealership really knows how to treat their customers. Thanks guys.

Customer Testimonial

John
6-28-2017
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bill was the best sales man I have ever worked with . I have bought 6 car from Christensen Chevy and have had a great time with every buy.

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Current Inventory

There are currently no New 2018 Chevrolet Equinox L 4dr SUV in inventory

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1. EPA-estimated to offer 32 MPG highway for 1.5L turbo engine. 

2. 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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