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2018 Chevy Equinox vs. GMC Terrain

The Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain are often compared because of their similarities in the Compact SUV category. Both have also been redesigned for 2018, which means new specs, new features, and a fresh new look. So before you get the car keys, make sure to get all the facts about both of these vehicles.

Coming in four trim levels with prices starting at $23,500 going up to $31,000, the Equinox is more affordable than the Terrain, which starts at $25,000. The highest level trim on the Terrain starts at $37,500, well above the Equinox number. So let’s find out how much bang for your buck you can really get by comparing the GMC Terrain vs. Chevy Equinox.

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an overhead view of the all-new 2018 Chevy Equinox

THE EXTERIOR

The Equinox has a stylish, aggressive look. Its swept front profile gives it a dynamic modern engineered appearance. The suspension provides a smooth ride under a range of a full host of conditions, and the cabin remains quiet even at high speeds.

The Terrain suffers from an overly boxy appearance, with a front hood and engine compartment that looks oversized compared to the rest of the vehicle, leading to an ungainly front-loaded appearance. If you look past the design, however, you can find a smooth ride with the GMC Terrain.

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THE INTERIOR

The Chevy Equinox interior has undergone a substantial upgrade for 2018, and it shows. The look of all trim levels is rich, even for the less expensive models that feature more hard surfaces. Higher trim levels opt for more soft surfaces for a luxurious feel.

The Terrain has a nice interior, though you may find yourself too distracted by the relatively high cabin noise to fully enjoy it. High-quality material is used, but expect to see that reflected in the higher price point.

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THE TECHNOLOGY

The Equinox comes equipped with an information and entertainment system with many standard features including Android Auto, Apple Carplay and 4G LTE OnStar, which also works as a Wi-Fi hotspot, all accessed through a generous 7-inch touchscreen.

The GMC Terrain features the same system, making them evenly matched. But with the Chevy Equinox, you are getting the same technology features as standard but at a lower price point overall.

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SAFETY FIRST

The Chevy Equinox offers more precise steering than the Terrain, and is surer in handling corners, with little sense of body roll leading to a feeling you are in safe hands.

The Terrain is not far behind but is somewhat unwieldy when it comes to handling. Both share common safety features like a rearview camera and the Teen Driver system. Beyond this, optional safety features are available on both vehicles.

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a side view of the shiny new 2018 Chevy Equinox

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TEST DRIVE ONE TODAY

The best way to find out if picking which compact SUV is the right choice is to visit your local Valley Chevy dealer where you can get behind the wheel of an Equinox. Before you buy a GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox experience the smooth, quiet ride that the Chevrolet offers so you can make an informed decision on your next ride.

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CHOOSE EQUINOX

Though both the 2018 Chevy Equinox and the GMC Terrain seem quite similar regarding quite a few of their specs, there are differences between the two that point in a clear direction. With better styling, a quieter ride and common technology features all available at a lower price point, the Equinox is the clear winner in the battle of these two compact SUVs.

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