Compare 2018 Hyundai Tucson vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

Specs at a Glance

2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Hyundai Tucson

Cargo Space

  31.0 cu. ft.

Front Leg Room

  41.5 in.


2018 Chevy Equinox

2018 Chevy Equinox

Cargo Space

  29.9 cu. ft.

Front Leg Room

  40.9 in.

2018 Hyundai Tucson vs 2018 Chevy Equinox

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You want a crossover that is technically advanced, safe, and at a cost that helps you maintain your budget. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson gives you that and so much more! In addition, the Tucson gives you exceptional performance, style and near perfection in technology. At the same time, the 2018 Chevy Equinox has been able to carve out reasonable comparative features that likens it to the Tucson. As the two vehicles are compared, you can see why the Tucson has become one of Hyundai's most popular selling vehicles.

Technology

The newest addition to the technology of the 2018 Tucson is the 7-inch center display for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the SEL trim level. It's more enjoyable to stay connected and listen to your favorite music. The interface technology is voice-activated and also has a touchscreen, which allows for a safer way to access your music, messages, and APPS. Additionally, the Tucson has Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. When digital music is produced, it can sometimes lose its quality level; therefore, the system was designed to bring more clarity. The exclusive technology is not available with the Equinox. However, the Equinox does match the comparative features of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Tucson also has a remote package through the use of an APP that allows you to remote-start the crossover, the ability to remotely lock and unlock the doors, as well as locate the vehicle in places such as a parking lot. The Equinox has MyLink, as standard equipment on all of its vehicles, and performs basic safety tasks. However, MyLink does vary in functionality with different options, depending on the trim level.

Engine Performance and Fuel-Efficiency

The base model Tuscon comes with a 2.0-liter engine with 164 horsepower and 151 pounds of torque. The estimated EPA-rating for the 2.0-liter engine is 23 city mpg and 30 highway mpg. The optional 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 engine provides you with 175 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque. The Tuscon limited was tested by Motor Trend and was able to reach 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. The Equinox does match the turbocharged engine with its 1.5-liter engine but falls short with only 170 horsepower. The 1.6-liter diesel engine appears to be the only reasonable way to far-exceed the exceptional EPA-rating of Tuscon's base engine.

Safety

When testing was completed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2018 Tucson received the highest rating of five stars, for overall safety. In addition, the Tucson received the 2018 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Tucson was specifically chosen for six crash tests, which gave it a good rating. A superior rating was given when it was tested for front crash prevention. IIHS found that the Tuscon was superior during a 12 to 25 mph front collision because of its optional automatic emergency braking system. When it comes to the Equinox, the safety features are reasonable. Although Chevy has been manufacturing vehicles for numerous decades, the safety of the Equinox would be expected to rank as high as the level of the Tuscon, by NHTSA and IIHS. The Tuscon also has blind-spot monitoring that includes rear-cross traffic alerts, as added safety features. You're also able to stay safe with the Blue Link Connected Car package, which provides automatic collision notification, emergency assistance, as well as producing a monthly vehicle condition report.

You can discover more about the 2018 Tucson and take a test drive, by visiting Suburban Hyundai of Troy. Your car-buying experience at our dealership will be informative and helpful, for making a well-balanced choice. We're proud of a 65-year commitment to the community and assisting in any way possible to reach a level of continued customer service excellence.