2017 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2017 Hyundai Tucson

2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Chevrolet Equinox

2017 Hyundai Tucson

2017 Hyundai Tucson

Which is the better crossover for drivers in Cincinnati and Florence—the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox or the 2017 Hyundai Tucson? Both have a lot to offer, but a comparison reveals that the Equinox is the better buy overall. Read about it below, and then check it out in person at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence.


If you’re considering a crossover SUV, then you probably want a vehicle that offers more power than a sedan. The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox delivers more of what you’re looking for in this regard. The base engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that puts out 182 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to a 3.6L V6 that boosts power ratings to 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque and can tow 3,500 pounds.

Meanwhile, a 2.0L four-cylinder powers the 2017 Hyundai Tucson base trim and puts out just 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. A turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder is available on higher trims, but it only raises the power ratings to 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque and can tow just 1,500 pounds.

Cargo Space

A big part of the crossover appeal is their carrying capacity. The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox gives you more room to work with thanks to a dedicated cargo space that can hold 31.5 cubic feet, and the rear seats fold down to increase that space to 63.7 cubic feet. In the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, you are limited 31.0 cubic feet of dedicated storage capacity and 61.9 cubic feet overall.


The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox comes with high-tech safety features to help protect both you and your vehicle. All trims come standard with the OnStar telematics system, which automatically notifies emergency responders following a collision, connects you with roadside assistance providers, allows you to unlock your doors if you lose your key, and helps you track a stolen vehicle. Hyundai offers a similar feature on the 2017 Tucson, but it is only available on the most expensive trim.


Despite the similar cost of these two vehicles, the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox offers more of the features you will want to have at your disposal on your daily drive.

  • Equinox: The base trim comes with automatic headlights that instantly turn on when natural light levels decrease below safe levels. The driver’s seat is partially power adjustable and offers lumbar support. You can increase legroom or cargo space thanks to rear seats that slide. And a 7-inch touchscreen capably handles infotainment while extending a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection throughout the cabin.
  • Tucson: Features on the 2017 Hyundai Tucson base trim include manual headlights, a height-adjustable-only driver’s seat, a backseat that does not slide, and a 5-inch touchscreen without an Internet connection.

Tour and Test Drive the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Come to Tom Gill Chevrolet at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY to learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox. To reach us from Cincinnati, simply take I-71 south to Exit 181. If you need more information, please contact us.