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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Chevy Equinox in Elkhart, IN

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Chevy Equinox in Elkhart, IN

The stakes are high when it comes to a compact crossover purchase – you want a vehicle that can handle your busy lifestyle with a versatile interior and offer sport performance to enhance the daily commute. Here at Heart City Toyota, we think we have found the ideal option with the 2017 RAV4. Take a look as we compare it to the 2017 Equinox, just to prove how well it stands up against the competition. If you have questions, our friendly staff are ready to chat when you call 574-522-6600!

We’ll start with space, since the last thing you want is to start packing in your gear, only to realize that you may be forced to leave a few things behind. Both of our contenders feature two rows of seating and 5-passenger capacity, but you’ll see a vast difference when it comes to cargo room. At first glance, the Equinox seems to do a solid job with 31.5 cubic ft. of trunk space1 and 63.7 cubic ft. of room1 when you fold the rear seat flat. However, these numbers pale in comparison to the RAV4’s generous 38.4 cubic ft. behind the second row1 and a whopping 73.4 cubic ft. of maximum stow-away room1. Plus, you’ll truly be able to make the most of the trunk area and keep your belongings organized with the RAV4’s exclusive cargo net hammock. Whether it’s picking the kids up from soccer practice or taking your kayak to the St. Joseph River, it’s clear which crossover is better prepared to take you there!

If you are looking for comfort without breaking your budget, the RAV4 is prepared to treat you with plenty of features at the lower trim levels, whereas the Equinox leaves the amenities to its top trim. For example, if you are consistently traveling with a front passenger, you don’t want to be forced to compromise on cabin temperature. In the RAV4, you’ll find the convenience of an automatic dual-zone climate standard on the second trim level but in the Equinox, this feature isn’t offered at all until you get to the LT trim and it only comes standard on the top Premier trim. The second trim level in the RAV4 also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, which once again, is only offered as standard on the Equinox Premier.

But what about safety? Peace of mind is essential when your loved ones are on board, so don’t settle for anything less than you need. Toyota engineers took the traditional backup assistance feature to the next level with the optional Bird’s Eye View Camera2. Not only will you have a 360-degree view of what’s around you, but you’ll also be able to split the image on the screen and see a curb view. The Equinox only offers a basic rear vision camera3. With the RAV4, you’ll have standard protection with the Star Safety System™, which includes six different features. Unfortunately, Equinox doesn’t include this kind of comprehensive safety suite as a standard feature.

We hope that this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Chevy Equinox in Elkhart, IN, comparison has gotten you excited for all that the RAV4 can accomplish. Now it’s time to visit Heart City Toyota and experience it for yourself with a test drive!

 

      

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Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Toyota Rav4 SUV AWD

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Front Crash Overall
Front Crash Driver
Front Crash Passenger
Side Crash Overall
Side Barrier Overall
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Side Barrier Driver
Side Barrier Passenger
Side Pole Driver
Side Combined Front
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Side Combined Rear
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Testimonials

Noah Pawlak
GOOGLE
October 21, 2017

Had a torque converter change. They pushed back the deadline for me 4 times on the date it would be finished. It irritated me but they made an exception for me and it was completely covered under this hidden extended warranty they brought to my attention. Great customer service too tho

Jess Koscher
FACEBOOK
October 21, 2017

What a great team. Scott Raglin just sold me a new 2018 Camry. He was kind, patient and showed me all of the bells and whistles (and there are many). Financing was a breeze. The team is professional and friendly. I also enjoyed meeting the dealership’s owner. It was a super experience. This is my first Toyota purchase. I’m glad I picked Heart City. Thank you.

Thomas Heerschop
GOOGLE
October 19, 2017

Good service and work ...longer wait tha normal with scheduled appointment.

Ben Hanlon
GOOGLE
October 18, 2017

Bought a certified used highlander a few months ago and have had nothing but positive, helpful experiences. From the sales guys to the service guys to the ladies on the phones and in the office. Top notch customer service!

linda delgado
GOOGLE
October 9, 2017

Fabulous service in and out they get you.

Mirna Mej�a
GOOGLE
October 2, 2017

Muy buen servicio r�pido y buen precio

CARGURUS
September 23, 2017

Brett Keyser great guy worked hard to get me the necessary documents

Brian Tucker
GOOGLE
September 21, 2017

Nice job of getting problem solved and getting me out the door quickly!

Cathy Sue Ciesialka
GOOGLE
September 15, 2017
Juanita myers
GOOGLE
September 13, 2017

great service friendly

" Couldn't have been easier!"

DEALERRATER
September 13, 2017

Super easy dealership to work with. Eric was fantastic to work with and exceeded our expectations. We got the car we wanted at a great price. Worth the drive! Very speedy process!

"Friendly respectful service"

DEALERRATER
September 12, 2017

We had a great experience buying our Prius from Heart City. Eric was informative, quoted a fair price and did not push extras we didn't want. He even got everything ready for us while we traveled overseas so that the car was ready to pick up when we got home.

"Customer focused and patient. "

DEALERRATER
September 9, 2017

Kendall Berg and Heart City are amazing to work with. Never once getting pushy, and always focused on me, the customer. He answered every question we had, and made sure all information was available to us.

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Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
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.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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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 ( LEV-II ULEV ?
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.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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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

Vehicles shown above are the 2017 RAV4 Platinum in Blizzard Pearl and the SE Hybrid in Electric Storm Blue. 

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Awards

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Best Cars for Small Families (2017 Model)
- Cars.com

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Best Crossovers (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

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Best Resale Value: Brand (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Value in America: SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans Brand (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

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Best Vehicles By Class: Compact SUVs (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Best-Performing Cars: Safety (2017 Model)
- The Car Connection

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SUV of the Year: Contender (2017 Model)
- Motor Trend

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Top Safety Pick+ - Small SUVs (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Sales Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Service Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Parts Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Finance Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Body Shop Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Office Hours

(574) 522-6600
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Special Offers

$750 - TFS College Grad Program Calculate

Toyota Financial in conjunction with Toyota Motors offer recent College Graduates $750 rebate towards purchase or lease of select vehicles. Must Finance Through Toyota Financial Services The $750 rebate will continue to be applied towards either the Amount Due at Lease Signing or the Capitalized Cost Reduction on Lease Agreements or towards the down payment for retail contracts. Qualifying Criteria: Recent Graduates (within two years), or those about to graduate (within 6 months) of the following programs: Four Year Degree from accredited College or University or Registered Nursing Degree or Those currently enrolled in Graduate Degree Program or within two years of receiving Graduate Degree. or Those graduated (within last two years) with an accredited two year degree, this includes any NATEF Accredited two year post secondary Automotive Program including Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN). or Those who have completed (within the last two years) an electrician apprenticeship/certification program through IBEW or NJATC. The above qualifiers must either have a job or a commitment to a job within 120 days of start date of purchase contract with a salary amount sufficient to cover vehicle and living expenses. Minor Credit Lapses Allowed: Obligations paid 60 days or less of due date are acceptable and cannot have charge-offs totaling more than $1000 in the past 24 months. N/A Military Program, iFi Program, Lease-End Refi Program
- * On Approved Credit - Expires:01-02-2018

$500 - TFS Military Program - $500 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:01-02-2018

* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

Available Incentives

$3000 - Toyota Cash Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:10-31-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 1+ & 1 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:10-31-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 2 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:10-31-2017
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$500 - TFS Special Reduced APR - Chicago - Tier 3 Calculate

- * On Approved Credit - Expires:10-31-2017

* While we check with car manufacturers and other sources to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in this chart, we make no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the data in this report. Although we make every attempt to keep this chart up to date, all incentive information is subject to change without notice.

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Features

Features

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

Comfort

Comfort Features

Dash trim leatherette
Center console trim leatherette
Shift knob trim leather
Steering wheel trim leather
Armrests rear folding
Armrests rear center with cupholders
Floor material carpet
Door trim leatherette

Convenience Features

Cupholders front
Memorized settings 2 driver
Steering wheel tilt and telescopic
Cruise control adaptive
One-touch windows 1
Reading lights front
Power steering variable/speed-proportional
Power outlet(s) 12V rear
Multi-function remote illuminated entry
Cargo area light
Retained accessory power
Multi-function remote panic alarm
Power windows lockout button
Overhead console front
Steering wheel mounted controls audio
Memorized settings driver seat
Push-button start
Vanity mirrors dual illuminating
Power outlet(s) two 12V front
Reading lights rear
Assist handle rear
Center console front console with armrest and storage
Dimming rearview mirror auto
Steering wheel mounted controls phone
Steering wheel mounted controls multi-function
Universal remote transmitter Homelink - garage door opener
Storage front seatback
Storage grocery bag holder
Assist handle front
Storage cargo tie-down anchors and hooks
Storage sunglasses holder
Storage door pockets
Multi-function remote proximity entry system
Cupholders rear
Steering wheel mounted controls voice control
Storage accessory hook
Multi-function remote trunk release

Air Conditioning

Front air conditioning automatic climate control
Front air conditioning zones dual
Rear vents second row
Air filtration

Mechanical

Exterior

Safety

Technology

Interior

Specs

Warranty

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While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this data, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with a dealership sales representative. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by CarFax. Pricing may include current manufacturer promotions and incentives, and/or bonus cash from Toyota Financial Services. Other rebates may be available for further discount. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Advertised price excludes state sales tax and $179 documentation fee.

1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution

2 The Bird's-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

3 Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle owner’s manual for more important safety information.