2016 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2016 Mazda CX-5


2016 Chevrolet Equinox

2016 Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5

If you’re shopping for a crossover SUV in the Cincinnati area and you’ve put performance, features, and comfort at the top of your list, then the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox is a must see. On sale now at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY, the new Chevy Equinox is an excellent choice in a versatile family automobile. Recent years have brought more competition in the form of models like the 2016 Mazda CX-5. Take a closer look, though, and you’ll see how the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox excels above this small crossover competitor.


Both of these vehicles come with a base and upgraded engine options, but the 2016 Chevy Equinox offers noticeably more power in both categories:

  • 2016 Chevy Equinox Specs: The base engine on this model is a 2.4L four-cylinder that comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and delivers 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque to a front-wheel drive of available all-wheel drive system. If that’s not enough power for you, then you may want to opt for the available 3.6L V6 engine which boosts output to a robust 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2016 Mazda CX-5 Specs: While the Mazda CX-5 also offers available all-wheel drive, that 2.0L four-cylinder base engine only makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque and comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The upgraded 2.5L four-cylinder engine comes with a six-speed automatic and comes up short of the Equinox’s V6 power, delivering only 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.

Standard Features

Both the 2016 Chevy Equinox and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 prove to meet modern standards with standard features like Bluetooth handsfree calling, power windows and door locks, and cruise control. However, only the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox comes standard with an advanced telematics system. Chevy’s OnStar system is offered as standard, which means that every Chevy Equinox gets emergency roadside assistance, an advanced navigation system, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

None of these features come standard on the 2016 Mazda CX-5, and even the most advanced versions of this model aren’t available with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The Chevy Equinox also comes with a standard power driver seat, something only available on higher trim levels with the 2016 Chevy Equinox.

Find Your Way Into a New 2016 Chevrolet Equinox

When you shop for the 2016 Chevy Equinox at Tom Gill Chevrolet, you’re sure to find great deals on the trim level and color of your choice. Our dealership is only a short drive from Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY, and you can contact our sales team or stop in and see us during our regular sales hours, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.