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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Chevy Equinox

Crossover SUVs must meet a lengthy set of stringent requirements to even have a chance of being successful in this highly competitive segment of the automotive industry. A comparison between the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Chevy Equinox will show future buyers just how closely matched some of the strongest models in the class are, and how the Honda crossover SUV has a bit more to offer than other platforms. Our manufacturing partner has produced the 2021 CR-V in five trim grades, LX, Special Edition, EX, EX-L and Touring. Each of them will produce more horsepower and make more interior cargo volume available than its competitor from Chevrolet. Independent reviews were eager to point out that the 2021 CR-V offered quick acceleration, strong fuel economy* scores and a comfortable interior. Meridian Honda customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Honda CR-V today by calling, 601-693-4651.

The secret to the strong performance scores offered by the 2021 Honda CR-V comes from the crossover SUV’s athletic and efficient engine. All five trim grades employ a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. Owners can expect the 2021 CR-V to produce up to 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, Meridian Honda customers with a 2021 CR-V in the driveway can anticipate the vehicle to produce up to 28 miles per gallon* in the city and 34 miles per gallon* on the highway with front-wheel-drive. Buyers choosing all-wheel-drive will see 27 mpg* in the city and 32 mpg* on the highway. Hybrid versions of the CR-V will get higher efficiency scores*. All 2022 Equinox models use a similar turbocharged engine platform that will max out at 170 horsepower. Chevrolet has not released the Equinox’s fuel economy scores yet.


2021 CR-V LX, 2WD


2022 Chevy Equinox

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 170/203
75.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 63.9 cu.-ft.
28/34* Fuel Economy N/A


Cargo Volume and Seating Capacity

Both the 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2022 Chevy Equinox are two-row crossover SUVs that can hold five passengers. However, this is where the two crossover SUVs start to part company. All five passengers in the 2021 CR-V will have more legroom to use than their counterparts riding in a 2021 Equinox. The driver and front passenger in the current Honda CR-V will be able to use up to 41.3 inches, compared to just 40.9 inches in the Equinox. The advantage held by the CR-V continues for those sitting in the back. Rear passengers in the CR-V will be able to use 40.4 inches of legroom. A rear Equinox passenger will have just 39.9 inches to use.

Honda has built the 2021 CR-V to make up to 75.8 cubic-feet to be available in the rear of the vehicle. This will represent quite the glaring difference when the current CR-V is compared to the 2022 Chevy Equinox, which can make just 63.9 cubic-feet of maximum cargo volume available.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.



A photo of the dashboard and driver's cockpit in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen used by the 2021 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the lower console and wireless phone charging tray in the 2021 Honda CR-V.